Zainal Sapari on COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill

April 2020

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Zainal Sapari on COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill

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MP Zainal Sapari said he hopes the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill will prevent service buyers from acting in a “high-handed” or unreasonable manner if providers fall short of standards in this difficult time, for instance, because many rely on workers from Malaysia. He cited cases where buyers tried to slash fees, knowing that providers would be getting wage subsidies; or told providers to stop work during the "circuit breaker" period with no notice or payment. He urged the Government to look into such issues.