Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng wants the Perikatan Nasional (PN) to disclose if it is providing any financial assistance for Malaysians affected by the latest curbs under the third movement control order (MCO) since the pandemic began.
He noted that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had cited economic interests to justify the increased restrictions under MCO 3.0, adding that many people were affected even though many sectors were allowed to operate.
“If this is the case, then why has Muhyiddin not announced any financial measures to save jobs and businesses under MCO 3.0 that costs RM400 million a day?
“If Muhyiddin is placing greater priority to economic livelihood, then he should practise what he preached by offering financial aid to the rakyat, to counter the losses incurred under MCO 3.0,” said Lim in a statement today.
In March last year, Muhyiddin announced the PRIHATIN Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package amounting to RM250 billion.
The Opposition Pakatan Harapan (PH) however criticised this package, indicating that there was no viable fiscal plan.