Use reserves from nation's coffers, Petronas to cover Covid-19 aid not EPF, says Anwar
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Kuala Lampur, March 23 -- Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has urged Putrajaya today to reach deep into the country's coffers to help those who are financially incapacitated due to the Covid-19 pandemic's effects on the economy.
In a live video address on his Facebook page, the PKR president said the federal government can utilise the nation's reserves or increase contribution from state oil and gas Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) rather than Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) savings.
"Use the huge reserves that we already have. Whether the government's or Petronas', in order to save the people in the current situation," Anwar said.
Last week, analysts Kenanga Research said Putrajaya may again call on Petronas to increase its dividend payout t...
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