Prepare quickly to face post COVID-19 economy – Tengku Hassanal


THE Regent of Pahang Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah (picture) today said the state government must make prompt preparation to face the post COVID-19 economic scenario.

He said a ‘new normal’ was expected to occur in the aspect of the economy and social following the spread of the COVID-19 plague faced by the world and the forecast of dismal global economy which would also impact the nation.

For example, Tengku Hassanal said the state government could set up the Pahang State Economic Action Council to gather experts and to discuss with industry players including from the small and medium enterprises to get their views.

‘’It is hoped that the setting up of the council can help revive the economy of the state and the financial resources of the people which are affected by COVID-19. The state government must plan a more comprehensive initiative so that all quarters can be prepared and strive.

‘’This is in order to boost all business and investment activities and ensure the state government machinery functions more effectively and efficiently. I pray that this effort is blessed and made easier by Allah,’’ he said.