Staff on Kuala Lumpur’s light rail conduct temperature tests on passengers. Malaysia has been impacted by partial lockdown measures to curb the spread of coronavirus since March 18. Photo: Xinhua Staff on Kuala Lumpur’s light rail conduct temperature tests on passengers. Malaysia has been impacted by partial lockdown measures to curb the spread of coronavirus since March 18. Photo: Xinhua
Staff on Kuala Lumpur’s light rail conduct temperature tests on passengers. Malaysia has been impacted by partial lockdown measures to curb the spread of coronavirus since March 18. Photo: Xinhua

Malaysia posts slowest growth since 2009 of 0.7 per cent but beats forecast of Q1 contraction

  • Defying expectations of a sharp contraction due to lockdown curbs, Q1 GDP grew by 0.7 per cent though Q2 could be worse
  • Malaysia is expected to be hard hit in the event of a global recession with its March unemployment rate the highest in a decade

Topic |   Malaysia
Staff on Kuala Lumpur’s light rail conduct temperature tests on passengers. Malaysia has been impacted by partial lockdown measures to curb the spread of coronavirus since March 18. Photo: Xinhua Staff on Kuala Lumpur’s light rail conduct temperature tests on passengers. Malaysia has been impacted by partial lockdown measures to curb the spread of coronavirus since March 18. Photo: Xinhua
Staff on Kuala Lumpur’s light rail conduct temperature tests on passengers. Malaysia has been impacted by partial lockdown measures to curb the spread of coronavirus since March 18. Photo: Xinhua
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