An overview on COVID-19 and its impact on migration in Malaysia

Borhan Abdullah and Rosli Sareya and Andi Tamsang Andi Kele and Rostika P. Boroh and Shafinaz Naim (2021) An overview on COVID-19 and its impact on migration in Malaysia. Journal of International Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship, 6. pp. 66-73.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected countries all over the world. Many countries have imposed restrictive measures, such as lockdowns, shelter-in-place, and stay-at-home orders, as an attempt to control the pandemic at a local level. However, these measures also hit the economy hard. This paper predicts the impact of COVID-19 on migration in Malaysia based on the experience during the Asian Financial Crisis. Migrant workers contribute a large portion of the labour market in Malaysia. Thousands of migrant workers are affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides, the implementation and re-imposition of multiple phases of Movement Control Order (MCO) which worsened the economy. Therefore, there is a need to review the possible effect of COVID-19 on migration as it would greatly affect the labour market and the economy as a whole.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: COVID-19, Migration, Malaysia’s economy, Financial crisis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic history and conditions > HC10-1085 Economic history and conditions > HC94-1085 By region or country
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2024 11:05
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2024 11:05

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