Gig economy jobs like food delivery now attractive thanks to pandemic
Published on: Monday, May 18, 2020
By: David Thien
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A food delivery gig worker covering his face with a makeshift mask.
Kota Kinabalu: The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed previously unattractive gig economy jobs, like delivering food, into lucrative ventures that can earn RM1,000 or more per week. 

They are not unimportant lowly workers but usefully serving society when many people could not travel or want to risk contracting the disease.

At least the current lower fuel cost is of help to them, but this is not due to the Government’s action. It’s due to the global market situation of lower petroleum prices. 

Ambank Research Head economist Dr Anthony Dass opined that “inflation is projected to stay weak in 2020 due to lack of overall pressure from cost-push and demand-pull inflation.


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