Behind The Scenes Of MCO

Updated: Apr 28

Photo by Department of Statistics, Malaysia

During this pandemic, there were a lot of companies and businesses that experienced difficulty, so they had to shut down. Some places even resort to pay cuts for their staff to survive. According to the Malaysian Reserve, The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers said some measures to prevent companies from going under is to implement unpaid leave, omit contractual allowances and benefits and take forced annual leave to name a few.

"The company can't afford to hire so many workers. Since I'm just a part-timer, they've started to cut off my working hours as there are rules stating that only two workers are needed in the shop at all times," said Weng Lee, an 18-year-old who chose to work part-time jobs instead of continuing her tertiary studies as she faced financial issues.