BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  The Bigger Picture  >  Live & Learn  >  What Economic Stimulus Should Achieve and How Malaysia Should Look East To Tackle COVID-19

What Economic Stimulus Should Achieve and How Malaysia Should Look East To Tackle COVID-19

Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Emeritus Professor and Fellow, Academy of Sciences

18-Feb-21 15:00

What Economic Stimulus Should Achieve and How Malaysia Should Look East To Tackle COVID-19

Nearly a year after the first MCO, the government has rolled out five stimulus packages worth RM320 billion to help Malaysia’s economy recover from the impact of COVID-19 - and to help the people navigate socioeconomic challenges. But the rakyat and businesses remain concerned that more needs to be done, especially in light of the second MCO - and given the long term nature of the pandemic, even as a national vaccination drive looms on the horizon. We speak with Jomo Kwame Sundaram,  Emeritus Professor and Fellow at the Academy of Sciences, about whether the government should rethink its approach, and what lessons Malaysia can learn from other countries who are successfully navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Image source: Wikimedia Commons (World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilisations)

Produced by: Hezril Asyraaf

Presented by: Hezril Asyraaf


Download the BFM mobile app. Stay at home and stay up-to-date.

Tags:  The Bigger PictureLive & LearnCOVID-19economic stimuluseconomyrecoverystimulus packagefinanceforeign investmentasiapandemicFDIFinancial ServicesGovernment/Regulatory/Policy MakingOther personality interviewsEconomy, MarketsPolitics, News, Current Affairs

Life
Dan Lain-Lain

Share this podcast




Play / Pause

Listen now : Live & Learn: Roads To Our Heritage

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:05 AM

Market Watch

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

8:05 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Dato Lim Soo Huat, Asia File Corp Bhd

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

Ringgit & Sense

10:05 AM

Open For Business

EasyStore

11:05 AM

Tech Talk

ManageEngine

12:00 PM

Enterprise Biz Bytes

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Dato Lim Soo Huat, Asia File Corp Bhd

2:05 PM

The Daily Digest

3:05 PM

Live & Learn

Roads To Our Heritage

4:05 PM

Health & Living

How Do I Get My Kids To Sleep?

5:05 PM

The Evening Edition

7:30 PM

Popcorn Culture - Supercut

Sci-Fi

9:00 PM

I Love KL

10:00 PM

Take Five