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FMM PRESS STATEMENT: Industry Welcomes and Supports The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Towards Rejuvenating the Economy

Kuala Lumpur, February 16, 2021 – The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) applauds the Government for the detailed explanation on national immunisation programme policy which was launched by YAB Prime Minister earlier today. FMM has called on all members of the industry to give their fullest support and cooperation to the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme once it is rolled out according to the phases to ensure its effectiveness.

We thank the Government for the comprehensive policy and programme which would enable most of the population to get vaccinated as soon as possible to ensure that herd immunity can be formed in the community in order to break the chain of the Covid-19 infections and end the Covid-19 pandemic. We look forward to the effective and expeditious roll-out of the programme so that as a nation, we are able to speed up full economic recovery. FMM also appreciates the Government for taking heed of our call made in our press statement dated February 5, 2021 to include non-Malaysians in the national vaccination programme as in addition to the importance of vaccinating all segments of the population to effectively break the Covid-19 chain, non-Malaysians also play an equally important role in supporting our economic activities and growth. Hence, we commend the decision of the Government to include them in the free national vaccination programme. We also note that steps would be taken to tackle the undocumented foreign workers in the country given that this group is a big Covid-19 threat and risk to the nation and would impact the effectiveness of the immunisation programme if not addressed.

The industry will continue to play its part in this fight against Covid-19, and each and every one of us have the collective responsibility to support the Government’s continued efforts in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, in particular to have 80% of the population inoculated, towards ensuring the wellbeing of the rakyat and rejuvenating the nation’s economy.

Tan Sri Dato’ Soh Thian Lai
President, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers

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