The opening of the border was important to revive the country's economy, especially the business and tourism sectors, says Muhyiddin.
Proposal To Reopen Country's Border Agreed By MPN Members – Muhyiddin
The country is expected to spend some RM72.7 billion or 5% of its gross domestic product (GDP) on healthcare this year, the finance minister revealed, dismissing claims the government had set aside far less.
Tengku Zafrul Aziz also said the data cited by M Kula Segaran (DAP – Ipoh Barat) was dated.
He said that according to the Malaysia national health accounts’ health expenditure report (1997 – 2019) spending on healthcare, both in the public and private sector, increased from 2016 to 2019.
source - the straits times
“Please PM (prime minister), it’s a proposal by MPN and not my own. In the meeting, the Health Minister was there and when asked whether there would be compulsory quarantine, he said no need.
“Asked when can the border be opened, he said it can be opened on March 1,” Muhyiddin said this in his speech at the Perikatan Nasional (PN) Chinese New Year reception here last night.
Also present were Gerakan president Senator Datuk Dominic Lau Hoe Chai and Senior International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, who is also PN Information chief.
In early February, the MPN recommended that the government fully open the country's borders as early as March 1, but the cabinet had yet to discuss the proposal.
Source – Bernama