Malaysia’s Renewed Health Crisis Raises Economic Toll  

KUALA LUMPUR – Alex Chong, whose company, MBA Crew, owns nine restaurants in Malaysia was having trouble last Friday luring customers in for lunch, a sign of the economic pain facing the country because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

There was not a lot of foot traffic at the MyTown Shopping Centre, a destination mall in a commercial area, and Chong, MBA Crew’s managing director, was standing in front of one of the company’s restaurants, Leleh, specializing in Malaysian food.

“Just a couple of weeks ago, we would have had a lot more foot traffic in the mall at this time,” he told VOA.

It has been this way across Malaysia for the past week. The country has seen a surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Source: Voice of America