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Time to do away with ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential’ labels for industries
Time to do away with ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential’ labels for industries in lockdown, coalition tells govt

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 — All businesses are “essential” in making up a complete and diverse economy and unnecessary labels do not help improve businesses’ survivability, according to a trade group coalition.

In a virtual press conference today, Industries Unite co-founder Datuk David Gurupatham said it was time to discard the “essential” and “non-essential” labels placed on businesses and instead to employ targeted measures to reopen as many businesses as possible.

“Every industry is essential as it employs people and creates jobs.

“To truly recover and inject life into the economy, the Covid-19 battle must be targeted, locality by locality, building by building, district by district, state by state,” he said.

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