17 NOV 2020 10.50am
Two restaurant associations have called for the government to extend the Illegal Immigrant Recalibration Plan to the food and beverage sector.
“We appeal to the government to include the service industry, especially our F&B sector, in the recalibration plan as it forms a major part of the service industry,” said Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors’ General Association president Ho Su Mong.
“Our businesses have been badly hit by Covid-19, and if we are not included in the recalibration plan, our industry will be further burdened and left behind – and it will be difficult for us to revive our businesses and survive this pandemic,” he added.
Ho noted that most of the establishments in the F&B sector have seen revenue drop by more than 80% during the pandemic, and he hoped the sector’s inclusion in the recalibration plan would help reduce overhead costs like rental, loan repayments and licensing fees.