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#kerajaangagal28 – Ban on outdoor exercise under MCO 3.0

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Yesterday, in my hashtag #kerajaangagal27 media statement, I said that Malaysia is suffering from having the worst Prime Minister and the worst government in its 63-year history!

As if keen to establish the truth of my statement, the Muhyiddin government banned outdoor exercises under MCO 3.0.
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#kerajaangagal24 – Reaching half-a-million mark for cumulative total of Covid-19 cases and delay in 3rd phase of National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme will be double whammy for Malaysia’s war against Covid-19 pandemic

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Malaysia has a cumulative total of 424,376 Covid-19 cases, overtaking Saudi Arabia which has 422,316 cases, and is now ranked No. 42 among nations in the world with most number of Covid-19 cases.

The country recorded 3,744 new cases yesterday. At this rate of increase, we will reach half a million mark for cumulative total of Covid-19 cases by the end of this month. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal23 – Allahabad High Court rules that death of Covid patients from non-supply of oxygen criminal act, not less than genocide

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Yesterday, I said one of the signs of kakistocracy and justification for the hashtag #kerajaangagal was the disastrous manner in which the government handled communication in the war against Covid-19 pandemic, with the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing.

This is again illustrated with the imposition of a movement control order (MCO) for six districts in Selangor for 12 days from May 6 to 17.

Although the DAP MP for Bangi and DAP Assistant Director of Political Education, Ong Kian Ming, had cautioned on 1st May that the authorities should not announce any MCO 3.0 in the Klang Valley at the last minute without confirming the SOPs, this blunder was again repeated, resulting in confusion and anxiety all-round. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal20 – Communication a disaster In the war against Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia

Malaysia is struggling between bringing the third Covid wave – the longest in the world – under control by reducing the daily increase of new Covid-19 cases to triple-digit and then double-digit figures and the full flaring of the fourth Covid wave.

Everybody is scared that Malaysia may go the way of India, where a second wave has created apocalyptic horrors, with grim scenes of people dying in hospital corridors, on roads and in their homes and where car parks have been turned into cremation grounds while desperate families scramble to find oxygen, medicines and hospital beds.
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#kerajaangagal18 – Is there a fourth Covid wave in Malaysia, which returned to the dangerous level of daily increase of 3,418 new Covid cases while the highly-infectious Indian double-mutant coronavirus is detected in the country?

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The national sigh of relief because the daily increase of new Covid-19 cases had fallen below the 3,000-mark after three straight days above 3,000 and 13 straight days above 2,000 lasted briefly for a day, when it sprung back to 3,418 cases.

Is Malaysia facing the fourth Covid wave before the third Covid wave – which is already the longest in the world lasting nine months as it started last September – could be fully brought under control by first reducing the daily increase of new Covid-19 cases down to triple-digit and then to double-digit figures? Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal16 – In failing to establish a RCI on IGP Hamid Bador’s serious allegations about corruption and interference with police independence and professionalism, is Muhyiddin a worse Prime Minister than Abdullah Badawi who set up a RCI on Lingam Tapes with regard to illegal fixing of judicial appointments?

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The Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Ahmad Hamid Bador is ending his tenure as the No. 1 Policeman in the country on Tuesday with more than a flourish as his farewell press conference on Friday outlined what prevented the Royal Police Force from being an independent, professional and world-class police force and what afflicted the Malaysian society, viz:

1. Political intervention in the police force.
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#kerajaangagal15 – Covid-19 pandemic: why are we looking at India which set a new world record of daily increase of 402,110 new Covid-19 cases yesterday instead of the successful nations like Thailand, Vietnam or even Singapore?

For the past four days, the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s speech in his constituency in Bukit Gambir had stuck in my throat.

Speaking at the Gambir State Assemby-level Tahlil ceremony and presentation of Ramadan Al-Mubarak contributions at Masjid Jamek Simpang Lima Darat, Muhyuiddin said he had watched video footage of the current Covid-19 situation in India, which was quite horrific due to the spread of the more aggressive variant, that has claimed more lives. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal13 – why are countries without emergency doing better than Malaysia despite a four-month-long emergency and suspension of Parliament?

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Malaysia reported 3,332 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday, the second day in a row that infections have exceeded the 3,000 mark, while for the previous 13 days, the daily increase of new Covid-19 cases were over 2,000 figures.

Many questions have to be asked, but the most important one is why Malaysia is performing worse than countries which have not declared a national emergency. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal12 – four reasons why the Muhyiddin government has failed in the war against Covid-19 pandemic despite the emergency and suspension of Parliament on January 12

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Four reasons why the Muhyiddin Government has failed in the war against Covid-19 pandemic are, viz:

1. The daily increase of new Covid-19 cases which breached the 3,000-mark yesterday, recording an increase of 3,142 cases – the third time new daily cases had reached the 3,000 mark since Feb. 24.
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#kerajaangagal11 – Call for public inquiry into the death of A. Ganapathy

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The mysterious death of A. Ganapathy warrants the establishment of a public inquiry to reveal its actual circumstances and cause.

I welcome the MIC proposal for an independent investigation into the death of A. Ganapathy, whose legs were amputated and later died after being detained by the police.
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The RM50,000 fine for the Kota Bharu burger seller, Wan Mohd Faisal Wan Kadir is evidence of the prevailing kakistocracy under the Muhyiddin government

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The RM50,000 fine for the Kota Bharu burger seller is evidence of the prevailing kakistocracy under the Muhyiddin government.

Wan Mohd Faisal Wan Kadir, 38, who operates a stall in front his house at Kampung Rambutan Rendang, Kota Bharu, was visited by the police at about 11.10 pm two nights ago when he was completing some orders and was slapped with a RM50,000 fine for operating out of permissible trading hours under the movement control order (MCO) in Kelantan.

Under the MCO rules in Kelantan, eateries can only operate until 10pm.

Wan Faisal said: “At the time, there were no customers at the stall. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal10 – Muhyiddin government should resign for incompetence, ineptitude and violation of Malaysian Constitution and Rukun Negara if it could not bring the third Covid wave under full control and daily increase surges to beyond 3,000 cases with the fourth Covid wave in full swing

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Yesterday was the 12th straight day where daily increase of new Covid-19 cases have logged more than 2,000 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 395,718 cases.

Malaysia is now at the crossroads of the Covid-19 pandemic, whether we are to beat down the twelve straight days of daily increases of over 2,000 cases to below the 2,000-mark or whether the daily increase of Covid-19 cases are to surge beyond the 3,000-mark to herald the full swing-arrival of the fourth Covid-19 wave in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal6 – US warns citizens against travel to fourth-tier Malaysia over “very high” Covid-19 risk while Vietnam, Thailand, China and Taiwan in first tier of “very low” risk as well as Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Cambodia in second tier of “moderate” risk

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My #kerajaangagal6 statement is on the United States warning against travel to Malaysia because in fourth tier of countries with “very high” Covid risk, while Vietnam, Thailand, China and Taiwan are in the first tier of “very low’ risk as well as Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Cambodia in the second tier of “moderate” risk.

Malaysia is in the United States’ fourth tier of “very high” ‘Covid risk – in the company of Indonesia and Philippines, not to mention United States and the European nations which took seven places of the 10 top nations in the world with most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases.
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#kerajaangagal5 — Seventh Day with over 2,000 Covid-19 cases

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Malaysia recorded 2,340 Covid-19 cases yesterday — the seventh straight day it has logged more than 2,000 cases, bringing the cumulative total tally to 381,813 cases.

We are ranked No. 44 among countries in the world with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases, and poised to overtake Bulgaria, which is ranked No. 43 with 392,913 cases and Saudi Arabia which is ranked No. 42 with 408,038 cases.

But only 1.4% of Malaysia’s population have been fully vaccinated, as compared to 55.2% in Israel, 33% in Bahrain, 29.2% in Russia, 26.4% in the United States, 16.1% in UK – and we are behind some 75 countries with regard to the percentage of the population who are fully vaccinated. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal4 — the 18-rung fall of Malaysia in Reporters without borders (RSF) annual press freedom index 2021

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In my first #kerajaangagal daily statement on Sunday, I called on the Health Minister, Adham Baba, to stop his game of semantics and focus on checking the rise in the daily increase of Covid-19 cases and bring the third Covid-19 wave down to double-digit figures before the advent of the fourth Covid wave or resign!

Since then, the mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic has featured in every one of my #kerajaangagal daily statements. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Malaysia now ranks as the world’s 44th country with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases when we were ranked No. 85 on Nov.11 — while China receded from No. 1 early last year to No. 95 today?

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With a daily increase of 2,078 new Covid-19 cases, Malaysia has for five consecutive days breached the 2,000-mark — Sunday’s 2,195 infections, Saturday’s 2,331, Friday’s 2,551 and Thursday’s 2,148.

Malaysia’s cumulative total of Covid-19 cases now stands at 377,132, beating Slovakia to be ranked No. 44 among countries in the world with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases.

In contrast, China which was the worst country in the world with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases early last year is now ranked No. 95 with a cumulative total of 90,510 cases.

Why is China, with 50 times our population, ranked No. 95 among countries with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases, but Malaysia is ranked No. 44, especially when we were ranked No. 85 on Nov. 11 last year? Read the rest of this entry »

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Second example of #kerajaangagal — Batu Pahat school segregating students for co-curricular activities based on race and gender

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Yesterday, I called on the Health Minister, Adham Baba, to stop his game of semantics and focus on checking the rise in the daily increase of Covid-19 cases and bring the third Covid-19 wave down to double-digit figures or resign!

Yesterday was the fourth day in a row where the daily increase of new Covid-19 breached the 2,000-mark, with 2,195 new Covid-19 cases, following daily increases of 2,148, 2,551 and 2,331 new cases the previous three days. The cumulative total of Covid-19 cases is 375,054.
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Adham should stop his game of semantics and focus on checking the rise in daily increase of new Covid-19 cases and bring it down to double-digit figures or resign!

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The Health Minister, Adham Baba, should stop his game of semantics and focus on checking the rise in the daily increase of Covid-19 cases and bring it down to double-digit figures or resign!

He said that the fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia will not happen unless cases involving domestic or local transmission record zero in the current third wave before the number of cases increase sharply the next day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysia is not only among the worst performing nations in the first year in the pre-vaccination phase of Covid-19 pandemic, but regarded as likely to be among the worst performing nations in the second year of the vaccination phase of the pandemic

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Malaysia is not only among the worst performing nations in the first year in the pre-vaccination phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, but regarded as likely to be among the worst performing nations in the second year of the vaccination phase of the pandemic.

Malaysia must pull ourselves up by the bootstraps so that we could be one of the better performing nations in the war against the Covid-19 pandemic in the year of the second vaccination phase.

We do not want the hashtag #KerajaanGagal, which trended on Twitter yesterday, reflecting Malaysians’ frustration over Perikatan Nasional (PN) government’s incompetence and kakistocracy ranging from the Covid-19 situation to the economy, to also become an international phenomenon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Parliament must be reconvened to debate on the best strategy to combat a fourth Covid-19 wave as we should not continue to bumble and bungle as a poor national performer against Covid-19 pandemic

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Parliament must be reconvened to debate on the best strategy to combat a fourth Covid-19 wave as we should not continue to bumble and bungle as a poor national performer against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The East Asia and Pacific region is one of the few global bright spots in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic unlike the disastrous performance of United States and the European nations, and such a success provides many lessons on containing infectious diseases at a low cost to the economy in an era of chronic pandemics. Read the rest of this entry »

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