As the Phase 1 (previously known as the FMCO) extends, business owners who do not have permits were unable to operate their business. It had reach a point where business owners had lose confidence in the economy and choose to shut their business to stop their losses.
Yesterday (28 June), a Facebook page, 生意出顶 Malaysia Business For Sale shared pictures of the current situation at Jalan Alor and Changkat, Bukit Bintang. Along the streets, we can see banners being hung up to rent or sell the said shop lots.
They wrote in the caption “Jalan Alor + Changkat Bukit Bintang. Sad to see a lot of businesses here (especially restaurant and bars) closing after so many years of operation. These places have given us so many memorable memories. Government pls keep extending mco until all the business close down.”
As we failed to achieve the benchmark as prescribed under the National Recovery Plan, the Phase 1 extends indefinitely and there is no definite answer when would Malaysia move on to Phase 2.
Businesses under this condition were unable to make enough to cover their costs will just decide to shut down. It is not logical to keep paying rent and salary when they can’t operate.
Jalan Alor and Changkat is one of the most famous streets in Kuala Lumpur for food. Unfortunately, many were unable to make it to the end of the Phase 1, or even for the pandemic to end in Malaysia.
Nonetheless, if you are aware of any small business owners who are working to make ends meet, please support them if you are in a position to do so. A simple purchase from them will help them put food on their table.
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