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Malaysia offers financial support to tourism’s most vulnerable operators

2 Apr 2020 Travel Weekly Asia

The Malaysian government is making a one-off payment of RM600 (US$139) to registered taxi drivers, tour bus drivers, trishaw operators and tour guides.

Hotels in KL partially closed for business

31 Mar 2020 New Straits Times Online

Several hotels in Kuala Lumpur said their occupancy is currently below 10 per cent and their business is partially closed.

Slow recovery

31 Mar 2020 The Sun

Key players from industries most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic believe it could take much longer than the six months estimated by the government for the economy to recover.

Hoteliers staring at RM1b losses

30 Mar 2020 The Malaysian Reserve

Even before MCO, hotel industry is suffering from cancellations and loss of businesses. MAH says the industry is under threat and people’s livelihood are at stake

Hoteliers staring at RMlb losses

29 Mar 2020 The Malaysian Reserve

Even before MCO, hotel industry is suffering from cancellations and loss of businesses. MAH says the industry is under threat and people's livelihood are at stake.

Don’t forget SMEs in tourism sector

29 Mar 2020 The Star Online

The second economic stimulus package does not address the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the tourism industry, says the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA).

Don`t forget SMEs in tourism sector

29 Mar 2020 Sunday Star

The second economic stimulus package does not address the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the tourism industry, says the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA).

Second stimulus package: Satta also disappointed

28 Mar 2020 Borneo Post (KK)

Sabah Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Satta) has concurred with the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) president Datuk Tan Kok Liang's disappointment on the second economic stimulus package.

MATTA is disappointed with the stimulus package

28 Mar 2020 Daily Express

MATTA is disappointed with the much anticipated RM250bil Economic Stimulus Package announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

RM250b stimulus: Industries ask where is the aid to keep jobs?

28 Mar 2020 Malay Mail Online

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA), the majority of them small businesses, said the package “failed” to help with employment retention.

MATTA expresses disappointment over Economic Stimulus Package

28 Mar 2020 Business Today

MATTA says the package had failed to address the key issue of protecting jobs which is equally as important as the temporary relief measures outlined.

MATTA: Second stimulus package fails to protect tourism SMEs

28 Mar 2020 The Star Online

The second economic stimulus package announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has failed to address the key issue of protecting jobs and helping tourism SMEs, says Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA).

MATTA: Leasing companies should use BNM directive

28 Mar 2020 Borneo Post Online

"The automatic moratorium for loan installments is for the period of 6 months but these leasing companies offer a mere 2 months to the land transporter tour operators,” said MATTA president Datuk Tan Kok Liang in a statement.

Follow BNM, leasing companies told

28 Mar 2020 New Sarawak Tribune

MATTA claimed to have received numerous complaints from its members that leasing companies have created their own set of moratorium on repayment of loans instead of using the one issued by Bank Negara Malaysia on Mar 24.

MATTA: Tourism sector`s dilemma not solved

28 Mar 2020 Sin Chew Daily

Many businesses especially SMEs may have no choice but to start retrenching employees - a move that will have a long-lasting ripple effect on many other industries.

MATTA: Difficulties for tourism sector not resolve

28 Mar 2020 Sin Chew Daily (Northern)

"However, the package has failed to meet the needs of tourism enterprises particularly SMEs and does not address the problem of staff retention" - MATTA President Datuk Tan Kok Liang

MATTA is disappointed with the stimulus package

28 Mar 2020 Daily Express

MATTA is disappointed with the much anticipated RM250bil Economic Stimulus Package announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Follow BNM, leasing companies told

28 Mar 2020 New Sarawak Tribune

MATTA claimed to have received numerous complaints from its members that leasing companies have created their own set of moratorium on repayment of loans instead of using the one issued by Bank Negara Malaysia on Mar 24.

Second stimulus package disappointing - MATTA

28 Mar 2020 Borneo Post (KK)

MATTA is disappointed with the much-anticipated Economic Stimulus Package announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin which fails to address the key issue of protecting jobs

MATTA: Leasing companies should use BNM directive

28 Mar 2020 Borneo Post (Kuching)

MATTA had received numerous complaints from its members that leasing companies have created their own set of moratorium on repayment of loans instead of using the one issued by Bank Negara Malaysia on March 24,2020.

MATTA: Leasing companies should use BNM directive

28 Mar 2020 Borneo Post (KK)

MATTA had received numerous complaints from its members that leasing companies have created their own set of moratorium on repayment of loans instead of using the one issued by Bank Negara Malaysia on March 24,2020.

Hoteliers, tourism players want a bigger cushion

28 Mar 2020 The Star

Tourism and hotel operators fear more employees in these industries will lose their jobs, saying the stimulus package was not sufficient in addressing their dire financial straits.

MATTA: Leasing companies should use BNM’s directive on moratorium

27 Mar 2020 Business Today

MATTA received many complaints from its members that leasing companies have set their own moratorium on repayment of loans offering only two months to the land transporter tour operators.

Mixed reactions over stimulus package

27 Mar 2020 New Straits Times Online

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) voiced their disappointment over the package which it claimed to have failed to meet the needs of tourism enterprises, particularly the small-medium businesses (SME).

Allow private sector to stop mandatory EPF contributions, calls MATTA

27 Mar 2020 New Sabah Times

MATTA has called on the government to allow private sector to stop mandatory contributions to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and other levies.

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