Khairuddin’s image haunts Muhyiddin’s live telecast announcing the extension of RMCO as the single foremost question in the minds of Malaysians is the government’s double standards for breach of Covid-19 quarantine SOP

Malaysians following the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s live telecast tonight are interested in two things: firstly, whether the RMCO would be extended and the outcome of police investigations ten days after the DAP MP for Seputeh Teresa Kok revealed in Parliament about the flagrant breach of Covid-19 quarantine SOP by the Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Khairuddin Aman Razali on July 7.

It is no exaggeration to say that although the live image on the television screen was that of the Prime Minister, for the overwhelming majority of Malaysians, Khairuddin’s image haunts Muhyiddin’s live telecast.

But Malaysians are disappointed. There is only the hypocritical advice by the Prime Minister to Malaysians to be responsible and disciplined to follow the Covid-19 SOP, but such advice do not extend to his Cabinet Ministers.

There is no light with regard to the single foremost question in the minds of Malaysians – the government’s double standards for breach of Covid-19 quarantine SOP where there is one law for ordinary Malaysians while a different one for Ministers and VVIPs.

The Prime Minister is in such a weak political position that he dare not ask for Khairuddin’s resignation for his flagrant breach of the Covid-19 quarantine SOP.

Muhyiddin’s live telecast is also shocking over the slip-shod and unprofessional manner for its preparation.

Muhyiddin said that as of now, 22 million positive Covid-19 cases have been reported involving over 780,000 deaths.

These were outdated figures.

The World Heath Organisation is reporting a cumulative global total of 24,257,989 Covid-10 cases and 827,246 deaths; John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre has reported 24,490,692 Covid-19 cases and 832,410 deaths while the Coronavirus worldometer reports 24,663,727 Covid-19 cases and 836,366 deaths.

Where did Muhyiddin get his figures?

The global cumulative total for Covid-19 cases were in the 22 million-region in the five days from August 17 – 21.

Why is Muhyiddin one week behind time on his Covid-19 statistics?

(Media Comment by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, 28th August 2020)

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 29 August 2020 - 3:27 am

    PAS is actually a such a strong supporter of Muhiyiddin and Bersatu, UMNO is reluctant to trigger an election by themselves.

    Muhiyiddin really has only one card to play against UMNO and that is to sent top UMNO leaders to jail and hope UMNO will be taken over by more friendly voices and to do that, he need PAS standing by him.

  2. #2 by drngsc on Sunday, 30 August 2020 - 10:52 am

    Hi Kit, Please allow me to share the medical evidence based opinion on C19 situation so far. Globally, the cases have plateaued, despite much much more testing. That brings out all those who are younger and so are not at risk of dying or hospitalisation. Death rates globally have halved falling from CFR 7% in April to 3.36% presently. As for Malaysia, we had 125 deaths ( for last 1 month ) and death rates have remained 1.34% and falling ( depending on how many more new cases ). There is no serious outbreaks among the old folks home. This latest RMCO extension is purely political using C19 as a cover. Going forward, this SARS CoV 2 virus will remain endemic for years, like seasonal flu and typhoid and even dengue. The PM’s statement on 29th August was medically flawed. He mention that “……. the C19 situation is under control but RMCO needs to be extended in case there are clusters” There will always be clusters in future for a long time. We have to protect the vulnerable and also maintain healthcare facilities at all times. Good border control is vital. RMCO for 9 months will take a very heavy toll on Malaysians, Malaysians mental health, domestic violence, home child sex abuse, unemployment and economic recession, will worsen. Come September when loan moratorium ends, the business world will suffer even more. The PM, government, MOH is wrong is extending RMCO for their own political expediency. We are all suffering.

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