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Ong Kian Ming offers 'pro bono' business consultation services

KUALA LUMPUR (June 16): Bangi Member of Parliament Dr Ong Kian Ming has offered “pro bono” business and consulting advice to businesses that are affected by the current Covid-19 pandemic.

The former Boston Consulting consultant noted in a statement that he is "available on a pro bono basis to share more views and to give consultation" on three specific business action steps for the sectors yet to be opened, will need some time to open or may run out of money by the time they are allowed to open.

The action steps Ong suggested are listed out below:

1) Propose as detailed an SOP (standard operating procedures) as possible to allow for a safe and secure way of opening with limited capacity and then growing that capacity as the number of cases reduces. He believes, for example, that cinemas already have a very strict SOP, which actually can be implemented even now, to allow for limited seating capacity and ample social distancing.

2) Propose ideas for your company and your sector to be part and parcel of the national vaccination programme, so that you can play a part in increasing the percentage of vaccination. For example, offer incentives or discounts for people who have been vaccinated for your services.

3) Propose methods and means to ensure some sort of revenue stream for your company/sector which requires changes/flexibility in government regulations to cover for the time before your sector is allowed to open fully. For example, he just visited a hotel/resort yesterday, which is planning to convert itself temporarily into a PPV (vaccination centre) as well as a Covid-19 quarantine centre in order to cover some of its operating costs.

Those who want to take up Ong's offer above can email him at [email protected]. The MP of Bangi has promised to respond to each one personally within 48 hours.

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