Business Economy

MCO 3.0 : Business Owners urged to go digital – Dr. Wan Junaidi

KUCHING 12 May 2021- After having gone through several round of lockdown, entrepreneurs should realise by now that going digital is vital to ensure their operations is able to withstand challenges in today’s post Covid-19 era. Those who resist digitalisation would suffer as more and more consumers now prefers to shop online.

According to the Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative (MEDAC), Dato Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar in a statement today, based on a recent survey conducted by MEDAC, 57.74 per cent of consumers prefers to shop online after MCO 2.0, from only 19.24 per cent previously. He said the consumer survey was conducted from February 24 February to 5 March this year, involving 2,888 respondents.

“It is important for businesses to repackage their entire products and services so that it can be marketed online. Not only that, they need also to look into ways on how they can enhance their online presence so that customers can easily find them on the internet.

At MEDAC, through our agencies, we provide a holistic, hand holding assistance for entrepreneurs from micro financing, training, coaching, management skills as well as business networking. We understand the difficulties faced by the small businesses and are prepared to assist to digitalise their business,” he said.

On Monday, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the enforcement of the third Movement Control Order (MCO 3.0) nationwide, effective May 12 until June 7 to battle the rising case of Covid-19. Therefore, Dr Wan Junaidi called on Malaysian to do their part to help curb the spread of the pandemic by strictly adhering to safety SOPs and to quickly register for the national immunisation programme for COVID-19. He said, based on latest information obtained from My Sejahtera, he said only 10 million Malaysians have registered for the programme, and in many states in the country, the average rate is still lower than 50 per cent of the population.

“Your safety is your responsibility. We need everyone’s cooperation to fight COVID-19. Until we are able to vaccinate 80 per cent of the population, I worry that we will not be able to fully execute our recovery plans and the economy and the people will suffer,” said Dr. Wan Junaidi.

Meanwhile, Dr Wan Junaidi, who is also Santubong Member of Parliament, had earlier presented RM 63,400 worth donations to 327 recipients from the Asnaf group living in Tanjong Dato, Pantai Damai and Demak Laut.

In the spirit of sharing and caring, he hopes the assistance, contribution from Bank Rakyat, would more or least bring cheer to these families hari and making sure they also feel the excitement of celebrating Syawal.