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The Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced a RM35 billion short-term economic recovery plan called Pelan Jana Semula Ekonomi Negara (PENJANA) on 5  June 2020, nearly 2 months after the announcement of the additional PRIHATIN package.  The recovery plan includes 40 initiatives that cover PENJANA 3 key thrusts – Empower People, Propel Businesses and Stimulate the Economy.

The initiatives include measures to:

  • Secure employments
  • Reduce business burdens
  • Relief SME’s cash-flow burdens
  • Accelerate Digitalisation
  • Stimulate Investments

The summaries below provide a good overview of the Economy Recovery Plan (PENJANA):

  1. PwC TaXavvy Issues 40-2020 | Short-term Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA) – Tax measures
  2. EY Take 5 for Business, Volume 8 Issues 8 | COVID-19: Short-term Economic Recovery Plan
  3. Deloitte | PENJANA – Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan (ERP)
  4. KPMG Tax Whiz | National Economic Recovery Plan

Full speech of the short-term economic recovery plan (PENJANA) is available here.

Booklet of Pelan Jana Semula Ekonomi Negara (PENJANA) is available here.

To-date, the Government has announced the stimulus packages below:

Stimulus Package

Date Announced


ESP 1 27 February 2020 RM 20 billion
ESP 2 27 March 2020 RM 250 billion
PRIHATIN SME+ 6 April 2020 RM 10 billion
PENJANA 5 June 2020 RM 35 billion


RM 315 billion

UPDATE 22 September 2020:

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has established a unit “Economic Stimulus Implementation & Coordination Unit Between National Agencies (Laksana)” to monitor the implementation of PRIHATIN and PENJANA packages. The LAKSANA report is released periodically and are available here.

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