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New government, new health leadership: resetting the war against Covid-19
With the resignation of the Muhyiddin government, the new prime minister and his or her new government must put war against Covid-19 on the top of their list. The survival…
Refugee protection essential in Malaysia’s combat against Covid-19
The Malaysian Advisory Group on Myanmar expresses its deep concern over recent statements by Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin and the Director-General of Immigration Dato' Indera Khairul Dzaimee Daud towards refugees which we believe endangers Malaysians and will impede our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vaccine passport between Malaysia and Singapore a major priority
The flow of people at the Malaysia-Singapore border is the most important factor to the Johor economy. Prior to the border closure, many Johoreans and Malaysians from other states travel to work in Singapore. Businesses in the Johor Bahru area are also highly dependent on Singaporean visitors.
Rethinking GLCs/GLICs in a time of stakeholder capitalism
This article was originally published on REFSA website on 14 Feb 2021 There are three fundamental questions that we need to consider when it comes to government-linked corporations (GLCs) and…
Malaysia could have avoided MCO2.0 if had ramped up testing and tracing in April 2020
MCO 2.0 could actually have been avoided if Malaysia’s testing capacity was ramped up in April 2020 and massive testing were constantly conducted throughout the whole period since 18 March 2020.
How political mismanagement has fuelled Malaysia’s coronavirus surge
Dr Adham Baba, the new health minister, made a disastrous first television appearance on March 19 in which he told the public to drink warm water to “flush” the virus down to the stomach. The doctor, who used to run several small-town private clinics, was roundly panned on social media and instructed by Muhyiddin’s media operatives to disappear from public view.
A bipartisan approach towards the federal Emergency
DAP Johor urges the Johor State Government and Menteri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad to emulate the Selangor and Penang Governments in announcing a significant sum of financial aid package for the people of Johor, particularly small businesses.
Mind-set Shift Needed to Effectively Deal with Covid-19
Insanity is doing more of the same yet expecting a different result. As far as Covid-19 is concerned, Malaysia needs to do things differently, urgently!
Lockdown should now be last resort, not first response
Unfortunately, eleven months after the first lockdown on 18 March 2020, lockdown should now be the last resort, no longer the first response. The nation must be mentally prepared to live with Covid-19 for at least another nine months until vaccination reaches a huge number of our population.