December 5, 2023

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COVID: Govt gives assurance on restoring people’s livelihood


MUAR, March 27 — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today gave his assurance that the government would strive to restore the livelihood of the people who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said the government would be mobilizing all its capabilities and efforts including finance to ensure the people continue to lead the way of life and livelihood before the COVID-19 pandemic began.

“This is a burden the government is shouldering but I would like to assure that so long as we have the capability, efforts, or financial ability…we will use them to help the people return to the lifestyle before the pandemic,” he said.

Muhyiddin was speaking at a  ‘Sembang Santai’ session with the people of Sungai Terap sub-district in Warung Taufik, Sungai Terap here today.


Also present were the Prime Minister’ s wife, Puan Sri Norainee Abdul Rahman, Bukit Pasir assemblyman Najib Lep and Bukit Kepong assemblyman Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal.

Muhyiddin said in the one year since COVID-19 hit the country, the government had spent a huge amount of allocation to assist the people with a portion channeled via the PRIHATIN Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package.

He said all these efforts proved that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government is concerned about the problems faced by the people.

“This is not being proud, arrogant, or being boastful. No. 

“What this means is that this government is a government which cares about the problems of the people. We know and are aware that there are poverty and other problems faced by the people regardless of whether they are Malays, Chinese, Indians, indigenous people and so on. We will help all so that they could return to as before,” he said.

During the programme, the Prime Minister also presented welfare contributions to four individuals with each receiving a wheelchair and disposable diapers.

Earlier before going to Warung Taufik, Muhyiddin and wife also spent time visiting and mingling with senior citizens at a Senior Citizen Activity Centre (PAWE) in Bukit Pasir and handed over hampers to 30 senior citizens.