PETALING JAYA: Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) and Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) have come out in full support of the National Recovery Plan announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
MRT Corp chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Zarif Hashim said the Prime Minister had outlined clear parameters by which Malaysia could return to normalcy after facing challenges resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
“As business leaders, we should now formulate strategies in our own organisations to meet those conditions and keep the economy going during the next five months, ” he said Wednesday (June 16).
Zarif added that there must be collective leadership in the business community to revive the economy and help the country achieve herd immunity.
“MRT Corp remains committed to assist the government to curb Covid-19 infections," he said.
BSN chief executive officer Jay Khairil, meanwhile, said the government had done its best to draft the plan.
“The four phases in the government’s plan will protect the livelihoods of Malaysians while helping the economy recover progressively, ” he said Wednesday.
On Tuesday (June 15), Muhyiddin announced the National Recovery Plan in a televised address.
The plan will see economic sectors opening up in stages and the transition between one phase of the plan to the next will depend on threshold indicators centred on a drop in infections and a rise in vaccination rates.
The plan is currently in Phase One with the current lockdown and the goal is to have all economic sectors operating by year end.
However, before transitioning to the last phase of the plan, average infection numbers must drop below 500 and about 60% of the population must be fully vaccinated.