Recovery plan crucial for people’s wellbeing

Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi

KUCHING: The National Recovery Plan announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Tuesday (June 15) is crucial for the wellbeing of the people.

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said it is important for the nation to be restored to pre-pandemic times.

“I welcome the announcement of the four phases of the National Recovery Plan which was announced by the prime minister.

“This recovery plan is very important to ensure the wellbeing of the people and that the country can be restored.

“Protecting the health and lives of all Malaysians is a priority for the government at this time,” he said in a Facebook post today (June 16).

The Kapit MP said at the same time, it is pertinent for an economic recovery plan to be implemented to ensure that life can continue as usual.

“The prime minister has also given an assurance that the parliamentary session is expected to be opened in September or October.

“I am confident that, with the support of all parties, each phase of this recovery plan will be successful,” he said.

On Tuesday (June 15), Muhyiddin, in a televised address, unveiled the National Recovery Plan comprising four phases of exit strategy to help Malaysia bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Each phase of the recovery plan will be based on three main threshold indicators for the country to move from one phase to the next.

The four-phase exit plan will see each phase lasting about two months. Phase 3 of the plan sees social sectors, including schools, reopening beginning September.

In the final phase, Muhyiddin said on top of reopening all economic sectors, more social sectors will also be allowed to operate and interstate travel will also be permitted.

This also includes the reopening of domestic tourism, and it is subject to strict standard operating procedures.