According to the PM, more Malaysians are slipping into poverty because of the pandemic.
BFM looks into what this means by first understanding the statistics and what needs to be done. Then, it expands on reports that suggest women are returning to abusive partners because of financial pressures. Finally, it asks, do we need to be worried about structural unemployment?
Sharing their views are Dr Shankaran Nambiar, head of research at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research; Charlene Murray, service director at the Women’s Aid Organisation; and Dr Carmelo Ferlito, CEO of the Center for Market Education.
Produced by: Adeline Choong, Loo Juosie, Azlyna Mohd Noor and Alia Zefri Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn and Sharmilla Ganesan
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