KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced the RM15 billion Malaysian Economic and Rakyat’s Protection Assistance Package (PERMAI), comprising 22 initiatives to combat COVID-19.

The PERMAI Assistance Package is anchored on three goals, namely battling COVID-19, preserving the welfare of the people and supporting the continuity of business.

“In general, the PERMAI Assistance Package improves existing initiatives that are still ongoing and also accelerates the implementation of related initiatives,” the Prime Minister said when delivering a special address on the PERMAI Assistance Package which was telecast live on television stations here today.

Muhyiddin said since the outbreak of COVID-19 early last year, the government has implemented four economic stimulus packages worth RM305 billion, or more than 20 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), to help the people and businesses, as well as protect the economy.

He said these economic stimulus packages involved RM55 billion in fiscal injections by the government.


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