KUCHING: The federal government will give proper emphasis to e-commerce platforms post Covid-19.
On this, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said it was an example of Putrajaya’s commitment to not leaving anyone behind.
In his Facebook post late Friday (June 5), he said this included providing business opportunities for small-medium enterprises (SMEs) and individuals.
Earlier on Friday, he met with e-commerce platform representatives to obtain views on their businesses. Among those present were representatives from Zalora, Lazada, Shopee, Mudah and Lelong.
“The discussion has been fruitful as I have been able to hear for myself the challenges faced by these platforms and their customers as well as their suggestions on how the government can help overcome the challenges,” he said.
Nanta also welcomed the federal government’s Penjana Economic Recovery Plan (ERP) announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Friday.
“This ERP solidifies the government’s commitment to stimulating the economy through e-commerce. This was stated in a RM70 million allocation given to e-commerce platforms to fund digital discount vouchers,” he said.
He also welcomed the prime minister’s announcement to launch the ‘Buy Malaysian’ campaign in the near future.
“I can assure that this will not be the last roundtable meeting with industry players. The ministry will look into the challenges and suggestions brought forward to us today,” Nanta added.