Conflicting HIDE statements by Khairy, Ismail Sabri wreak havoc among retail outlets

KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): Conflicting statements by Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on the Covid-19-driven Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) system appear to have wreaked havoc among retailers across Malaysia after outlet operators claimed the industry was not consulted on the implementation of the HIDE system under which premises listed under HIDE as potential pandemic risk locations have been ordered to be closed for three days effective today.

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High demand for bungalows and semidees

Landed homes have always been the darling of investors, but with uncertainties resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, one would have expected slower take-ups of the more pricey bungalows and semi-detached homes.

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