Pandemic Poser – How Malaysians can be free of a government held to ransom by six MPs who are facing corruption charges in the courts

Although the Covid-19 pandemic is in its sixth month, the global transmission shows no sign of slowing. While all over the world, countries are preparing for a second wave, the first wave is still strong, swelling up into a tsunami.

Two days ago, 141,973 new cases were confirmed worldwide – the highest daily increase in the coronavirus transmissions since the pandemic began.

There have been great global changes since Malaysia imposed the movement control order (MCO) on March 18.

Four of the world’s top 10 countries in terms of cumulative total of Covid-19 confirmed cases – China, France, South Korea and Switzerland – have dropped out of the list, to be replaced by Brazil, Russia, India and Peru.

China, which was top No. 1 country in the world with 80,907 Covid-19 confirmed cases have now dropped to No. 19 and South Korea with 8,560 cases from No. 8 position to No. 56.

The top ten countries with Covid-19 cases are now:

1. USA – 2,142.224

2. Brazil – 850,796

3. Russia – 520,129

4. India – 321,626

5. UK – 294,375

6. Spain – ` 290,685

7. Italy – 236,651

8. Peru – 220,749

9. Germany – 187,423

10. Iran – 184,955

Brazil, which had less Covid-19 confirmed cases than Malaysia on March 18, has shot up to become the second-highest country in the world both in terms of 850,796 Covid-19 confirmed cases and coronavirus death toll with 42,791 fatalities.

Experts say the true number of cases could be 10 or 15 times higher in Brazil, the largest country in Latin America with a population of 212 million.

The United States has by far the highest death toll of 117,527 fatalities and highest caseload of 2.14 million in the world.

By current trends, it has been estimated that Brazil will overtake the United States in per-capita deaths by mid-July and by total number of fatalities by end-July.

In comparison, despite facing a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysia has done comparatively well by world standards in bringing the pandemic under control, as we have fallen from Top No. 18th country in terms of Covie-19 confirmed cases on March 18 to the No. 66th position – with fewer Covid-19 infections than in Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines when we were the leading nation in South East Asia in terms of coronavirus infections on March 18.

Malaysia’s greatest poser in the post-Covid pandemic era is how Malaysians can be free of a government held to ransom by six MPs who are facing corruption charges in the courts, as this will greatly impact on the success or failure of the national exit plan strategy and blueprint to prevent a resurgence of the Covid-19 outbreak and ensure the quickest national economic and social recovery devastated by the pandemic.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang on Sunday, 14th June 2020)

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 14 June 2020 - 5:16 pm

    Akramshyah Sanusi is only partly correct that Reformasi does not depend on Anwar being PM. True Reformasi MUST not depend on Mahathir being PM. Reformasi depend on transition to the next generation of leaders who are not tainted and corrupt which is widespread in ALL Malay parties even in PAS. Those leaders are in PKR and DAP, not Bersatu, UMNO-PAS or Azmin Ali..

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 14 June 2020 - 9:51 pm

    It feels very strange different Malay party saying arguing all sort of things that are simply not true/valid/besides the issue/does not solve the long term problem. Only reason is to argue for their continue power, mostly those from Bersatu and ex-Bersatu Mahathir faction.

    Both sides of Bersatu argue not base on change or result but rather either to ransom/bribe their partner or to hide the hard truth.

    It feels very strange and temporary meaning much worst is yet to come.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Monday, 15 June 2020 - 8:21 am

    The issue really is not Anwar or Mahathir to be PM but how to get the next generation of leaders that are not corrupt and abuse of power. You look at the second generation of Malay leaders, those talented even, many are corrupt, self absorbed and abusive of power too and talented some may be, they have not enough political talent to fix the system.

    Truth be told, the only ones sincere enough to want to change things are in PKR and Amanah and maybe a few wrong headed ones in Bersatu Mahathir.

    The system is corrupt and Tunku has the last laugh and cry on Mahathir. But frankly hopes lies not in Anwar or Mahathir and certainly none in PN. The fact most Malays support PN, just say they really need help not opinion.

  4. #4 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 16 June 2020 - 4:07 pm

    Everyone agrees with Daim that Harapan was toppled for personal gains BUT the real problem is that it worked and looks like will still keep working because what Mahathir designed and built..

    Like it or not, they do not care, they are corrupt and Mahathir did it.

  5. #5 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 - 10:29 pm

    How is it possible anyone in Anwar camp think that DAP and Amanah does not provide enough support to Anwar when it was DAP-Amanah insistent that Mahathir hand over power to Anwar that caused Azmin to execute the Sheraton Move?

    When will the over-entitlement ever end with young Malays politicking like this? Its corruption, they do not see it..

  6. #6 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 - 10:32 pm

    Mahathir is wrong. Muhiyiddin is not going to destroy the Malays. He, Mahathir already did a while back, Najib and Muhiyiddin just putting the final nails on the coffin…

  7. #7 by winstony on Saturday, 20 June 2020 - 9:59 am

    Seeking third term as PM, Dr Mahathir says he can show the way for Anwar

    Friday, 19 Jun 2020 10:09 PM MYT


    Well, well, well.
    Show IA the way?
    The way to what?
    The way how to betray the trust that was shown him by the PH?
    Not once but twice!!!
    As the saying goes, “Once bitten twice shy, twice bitten, never try”!
    This saying is a very old saying and is universally known, especially to those who are senior citizens now!!
    Hasn’t this erstwhile doctor heard about this?
    Or did he think that Malaysians are so stupid and complacent that he thinks that he can have a third bite of the apple?
    This old fart is long past his use-by date!!!
    Never ever touch him with even a 100-foot pole!!!
    Or you will live to regret it for generations to come!

  8. #8 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 20 June 2020 - 2:17 pm

    Mahathir says presence (he meant leading) of “Malay party” (he meant ALL Malay) party crucial to win Malay support. This is as good as admitting the Malay are racist, they rather destroy everything than let other races have some significant leadership.

    I do not support Anwar stance of not trusting Mahathir but can DAP and Amanah explain, even if Mahathir were to lead Harapan again, how do Anwar and PKR take over when he is not PKR is not an ALL Malay party?

    Malaysia is broken, lets admit it, – that is why Najib and UMNO-PAS are so smug..

  9. #9 by Bigjoe on Monday, 22 June 2020 - 8:37 am

    Harapan only hope is to send an army to every corner of Sarawak. If Abang Jo block the airports, send them to Sabah and overland into Sarawak. It starts now..

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