MCO 3.0: ABIM URGES THE GOVERNMENT TO RESTORE THE MORATORIUM AND WAGE SUBSIDIES, AND GUARANTEE THE AVAILABILITY OF LAPTOP COMPUTERS FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS.
Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) refers to the implementation of the
Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0 which is effective from 12 May to 7 June 2021.
ABIM is concerned about the impact of the MCO on the lives and economy of
Malaysians. Therefore, ABIM calls for the following:
1) An automatic moratorium especially for car and house purchase loans to allay
This automatic moratorium is important to improve and re-stabilize financial
situations which have been increasingly difficult since last year and are likely to
deteriorate further following the latest MCO announcement.
The moratorium is only temporary and borrowers will start repaying loans when
economic activity returns to normal.
2) Wage subsidies to be given to employers, especially those who have stopped
economic activities. These wage subsidies are important for employers as well as
small traders to meet monthly salary commitments to their employees.
3) The provision of laptops among students to overcome gaps in the process of
teaching and learning at home (PdPR), to be distributed immediately, especially to
This commitment is important to avoid digital poverty situations that can affect
access to quality education, especially given that the Digital Education Policy was
announced by the Prime Minister in March.
Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz,
President, Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM).