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'PRIHATIN' is a comprehensive package by the government - FOMCA

'PRIHATIN' is a comprehensive package by the government - FOMCA
Dr Marimuthu said the assistance was timely as many people are using the e-hailing services during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period. - Photo FOMCA
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Association (FOMCA) described the announcement of the People's Economic Stimulus Package (PRIHATIN) as a 'comprehensive' package that covers all walks of life.

Its president, Datuk Dr Marimuthu Nadason said the government's initiative through the announcement of the package reflected the government's effort to help the lower income group in particular.
"As the PM (Prime Minister) said 'no one will be left behind', the words have been translated through the various assistance for the target groups ... many incentives given to the low-income earners. It shows the government does help those in need," he said when contacted by Bernama.

Commenting on the assistance for e-hailing drivers and free internet facilities, he said the assistance was timely as many people are using the e-hailing services during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.
"As with the telecommunications sector, which is very important during this MCO period, the free internet facility will benefit more consumers," he said, adding that FOMCA remains committed in helping the government monitor prices of goods increases and issues involving consumers.

Yesterday, in announcing the RM250 billion people-centric economic stimulus package for the benefit of the people, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said no group would be left out.

-- BERNAMA