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Worry about people first, economy later, says Khazanah economist
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PETALING JAYA: An economist has sounded the alarm over the fate of the people during the lockdown, particularly those whose incomes are being affected.

Speaking at a virtual forum hosted by Sunway Project for Asian and International Relations, Nicholas Khaw, the head of research at Khazanah Nasional, said the priority now should be the people, rather than the larger economy.

“We should not worry too much about the economy. We should be concerned more about the people,” he said at the forum titled “Pandenomics: Global Economic Sentiment to Covid-19”.

Khaw said the immediate focus was ensuring that people had food on the table and that their children could get an education.

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