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PM Muhyiddin announces major digitisation, e-commerce push under Penjana recovery plan

KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 — The federal government is introducing multiple initiatives to encourage businesses to shift online as part of the Short-term Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) announced today.

The move is likely motivated by the success of e-commerce in softening the blow the movement control order (MCO) dealt to local companies that were forced to cease operations for months in an attempt to contain the spread of Covid-19 in Malaysia.

Among these is RM140 million in matching grants under the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) for technological training, seller subsidies and sales assistance.

“The government along with the private section will also conduct a ‘Shop Malaysia Online’ campaign to encourage Malaysians to shop online, with promotional codes and discount vouchers that will be given out on various e-commerce platforms,” Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced today.

Read more at Malay Mail