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Urgent need for cash handouts for households, says expert

The Star
The Star
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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