Urgent need for cash handouts for households, says expert

Published on 23 Jun 2021 7:07:12 PM

Asia School of Business (ASB) assistant professor of economics Dr Melati Nungsari said there is an urgent need for cash handouts to households affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

She noted that, “Critics may say that this is expensive and it will be, but I believe that it would actually be more expensive not to do this in the long run".

Dr Melati said this during a panel discussion – “Saving Lives, Protecting Livelihoods”, in conjunction with the launch of the World Bank's Malaysia Economic Monitor report entitled “Weathering the Surge" held virtually on Wednesday (June 23).

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