KUALA LUMPUR, June 16  — Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) hopes the nation will be able to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic to a reasonable level of normality by year-end, revive the economy and place the country on a new growth trajectory through the recent National Recovery Plan. 

Managing director and group chief executive officer Imri Mokhtar said TM as an essential services provider continues to ensure Malaysians remain connected safely in their homes and all customer support services remain in operation throughout each phase of the recovery plan.

“We welcome the clarity provided by the government on the plan and it is indeed a necessary response to the serious economic and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic,” he said in a statement today.

The plan, which was announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday, is a strategy to transition out of the COVID-19 crisis over four phases.

Each phase will be based on the data from three threshold indicators to move from one phase to the next.

The national connectivity and digital infrastructure provider said it has been taking proactive measures in its operations to ensure homes and businesses stay connected, strictly adhering to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines set by the National Security Council.

Besides that, TM said it also runs its own internal vaccination drive and thus far, 65 per cent of the staff has registered.

To date, it said, more than RM8 million has been channelled for nation building initiatives in terms of medical and non-medical humanitarian aid for communities in need during the pandemic.


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