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Khairy should make a Ministerial statement on the first day of the 2022 Budget meeting of Parliament on Monday why Malaysia has more Covid-19 deaths than any other ASEAN country since he became Health Minister 51 days ago

(Versi BM)

I have made numerous calls on Khairy Jamaluddin since he was sworn in as the new Health Minister on August 30 to explain the high Covid-19 fatality rate in Malaysia but he has failed to do so.

I am again calling on Khairy to make a Ministerial statement on the first day of the 2022 Budget meeting of Parliament on Monday, 25th October as to why Malaysia has more Covid-19 deaths than any other ASEAN nation since he became Health Minister 51 days ago.
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Malaysia passed two grim milestones in Covid-19 pandemic yesterday – cumulative totals of 2.4 million Covid-19 cases and 28,000 Covid-19 deaths

(Versi BM)

Malaysia passed two grim milestones in Covid-19 pandemic yesterday – cumulative totals of 2.4 million Covid-19 cases and 28,000 Covid-19 deaths yesterday when we recorded daily 5,745 new Covid-19 cases and 69 Covid-19 deaths.

The cumulative totals for Covid-19 cases and deaths in Malaysia are now 2,401,866 cases and 28,062 deaths respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

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The “agony and ecstasy” in daily tracking Malaysia’s longest Covid-19 wave in the world since September last year

In daily tracking Malaysia’s longest Covid-19 wave in the world since September last year, one suffers from both “agony and ecstasy”.

For instance, there is “ecstasy” when Malaysia recorded a daily drop of the thousand numeral in daily new Covid-19 cases and Covid-19 deaths in the last three days, as 7,509 new Covid-19 cases and 89 Covid-19 deaths on Oct. 16, 6,145 new Covid-19 cases and 63 Covid-19 deaths on Oct. 17 and 5,434 new Covid-19 cases and 72 Covid-19 deaths on Oct. 18.
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Malaysia has moved from the world’s Top Three to Top 12 countries in daily Covid-19 deaths on the first 50 Days of Khairy as Health Minister and he must improve further in the first Hundred Days on Dec. 7

Yesterday, Malaysia recorded 6,145 new Covid-19 cases and 63 Covid-19 deaths – bringing the respective cumulative total of 2,390,687 Covid-19 cases and 27,921 Covid-19 deaths.

The number of fresh infections and Covid-19 deaths were the lowest in 106 days since July 4.
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A word of caution on full re-opening during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri has announced that from tomorrow all states will now be in Phase 3 and beyond of the National Recovery Plan (NRP).

This was not to be under the original NRP announce by the then Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin on June 15, 2021 and which defined the following criteria for transition from one phase to another:
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Khairy has succeeded in reducing the upsurge of Covid-19 cases and deaths, but at too slow a rate as compared to Indonesia, leaving Malaysia still wrestling with the longest Covid-19 wave in the world since September last year

Monday, October 18, 2021, will be the half-way mark of the first hundred days of the new Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin.

On that day, we could have exceeded or be very near to a cumulative total of 2.4 million Covid-19 cases and 28,000 Covid-19 deaths.
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Time Malaysian Parliament keep abreast of international parliamentary developments and hold regular public hearings to keep the government in check

(Versi BM)

In Parliament last year, the Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun proposed the setting up of nine select committees, namely those on liberty and constitutional rights; finance and economy; security; agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department; agriculture and domestic trade; infrastructure development; education; women and children affairs and social development; and health, science and innovation.

There is now to be an additional select committee on international affairs.

But none of these have been able to function effectively – not only because of the eight-month unconstitutional suspension of Parliament but because of outmoded, obsolete and antiquarian Dewan Rakyat Standing Orders which does not allow the parliamentary select committees to play a more meaningful and significant role to keep the government in check. Read the rest of this entry »

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The first item of business of Dewan Rakyat when it reconvenes on Oct. 25 is to amend the Standing Orders to allow the parliamentary special select committee on health, science and innovation to hold weekly public hearings on the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic

(Versi BM)

The first item of business of Dewan Rakyat when it reconvenes on Oct. 25 for the 2022 Budget session is to amend the Dewan Rakyat Standing Orders to allow the parliamentary special select committee on health, science and innovation to hold weekly public hearings on the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic

The Australian Parliament has a Select Committee on Covid-19 pandemic since April 2020 which had held over fifty public hearings in the last 18 months on the Australian government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and this is a parliamentary best practice which should be adopted by the Malaysian Parliament.

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Parliamentary Select Committee on Health, Science and Innovation should conduct public hearings on the Covid-19 lessons to be learnt in Malaysia

(Versi BM)

The United Kingdom Parliamentary science and technology as well as the health and social care Select Committees have come out with a joint report stating that Britain’s early handling of the coronavirus pandemic was one of the worst public health failures in UK history.

It is time that the Malaysian Parliamentary Select Committees, in particular the Parliamentary Select Committee on Health, Science and Innovation should conduct public hearings on the Covid-19 lessons to be learnt in Malaysia, if we are to be prepared for the next pandemic which medical experts have warned could come soon and be deadlier.
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6,709 Covid-19 cases yesterday fuels relief and anticipation that we can finally get a grip on the over-a-year long third Covid-19 wave but it pales into insignificance when Indonesia had been having triple-digit new Covid-19 cases for the last two days

(Versi BM)

Yesterday’s 6,709 new Covid-19 cases fuels relief and anticipation that we can finally get a grip on the over-a-year long third Covid-19 wave since the Sabah state general election last September.

If we can go below a thousand numeral a day in daily new Covid-19 cases, then we can expect to reach triple-digit numbers by Sunday on 17th October 2021.

This is subject to two caveats: firstly, the daily new Covid-19 cases can drop by a thousand numeral a day, i.e. in five thousand figures today and four thousand figures tomorrow, etc; and secondly, it still pales into insignificance when we consider that Indonesia has been having triple-digit new Covid-19 cases for the last two days, i.e. 895 new daily Covid-19 cases on Sunday and 620 cases yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysia has resumed the march to make the light at the end of the tunnel of the Covid-19 pandemic brighter but it is still a long way to return to pre-Emergency days before January 11 or to the period when we had double-digit daily cases and single-digit daily deaths

(Versi BM)

Malaysians shared with the Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin the relief and anticipation that the country has resumed the march to make the light at the end of the tunnel of the Covid-19 pandemic brighter but it is still a long way to return to the pre-Emergency days before January 11 or to the period when we had double-digit daily cases and single-digit daily deaths.

When emergency was declared on January 11, 2021 to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, we had 2,232 daily new Covid-19 cases, a cumulative total of 138,224 cases, four daily Covid-19 deaths and a cumulative total of 555 deaths as compared to the present 7,373 daily new cases, cumulative total 2,339,594 cases, daily 64 Covid-19 deaths and cumulative total of 27,329 Covid-19 deaths. Read the rest of this entry »

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Khairy should not miss the opportunity to make a full and frank Ministerial statement in Parliament on the high Covid-19 death situation before Dewan Rakyat adjourns

The Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin should not miss the opportunity to make a full and frank Ministerial statement in Parliament on the high Covid-19 death situation before Dewan Rakyat adjourns this week until the 2022 Budget meeting at the end of the month.

Although the daily reported Covid-19 death numbers have come down to a quarter from 295 deaths (including 53 Brought-in-Dead) on August 30 (the date Khairy took his oath of office as Health Minister) to 74 Covid-19 deaths (including 27 BID), the fatality rate and BID numbers are still unacceptably high and the Health Minister still owes the people of Malaysia a full and frank statement of the high Covid-19 death situation, including the clearing of the backlog of Covid-19 deaths.
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Khairy likely to fail in one of his Hundred Day Tests as Health Minister – keeping the cumulative total of Covid-19 cases below 2.5 million cases

The new Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, seems likely to fail in one of the his Hundred Day Tests on Dec. 7, 2021, i.e. keeping the cumulative total of Covid-19 cases below 2.5 million cases.

At the present rate of infection, we are likely to pass the 2.5 million-mark for cumulative total of Covid-19 cases by the end of this month.
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Ismail Sabri is not taking sufficient seriousness about the high Covid-19 death rate which has to date killed 138 times more people than during the May 13 racial riots of 1969

The Prime Minister Ismail Sabri is not taking sufficient seriousness about the high Covid-19 death rate which has to date killed 138 times more people than during the May 13 racial riots of 1969.

The National Operations Council (NOC) reported that the 196 people died in the May 13 riots in 1969, comprising 143 Chinese, 25 Malays, 13 Indians and 15 others. Read the rest of this entry »

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Light at the end of the tunnel of the over-a-year Covid-19 pandemic getting brighter with 8,075 daily new Covid-19 cases yesterday and 76 (including 15 BID) Covid-19 deaths

(Versi BM)

The light at the end of the tunnel of the over-a-year Covid-19 pandemic is getting brighter with 8,075 daily new Covid-19 cases yesterday with 76 (including 15 Brought-in-Dead) Covid-19 deaths, although Indonesia reduced its daily new Covid-19 cases to double-digit figures yesterday.

We have had the longest Covid-19 wave in the world since the Sabah state general election last September. Read the rest of this entry »

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The best news in Covid-19 pandemic in nearly three months and Khairy’s Hundred Day Challenge

(Versi BM)

We are now again seeing light at the end of the tunnel in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Yesterday’s 9,066 daily new Covid-19 cases is the best news in the Covid-19 pandemic in nearly three months since July 8 when Malaysia had 8,868 daily new Covid-19 cases.
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Khairy should convene a national conference on Covid-19 pandemic involving public and private health sectors and health NGOs and NGIs on how to bring daily new Covid-19 cases down to double-digit numbers and daily Covid-19 deaths to single-digit numbers

Yesterday, Malaysia recorded 10,915 daily new Covid-19 cases, lowest in 76 days since July 18.

Daily Covid-19 deaths were 109 deaths including 33 Brought-in-Dead (BID) cases – lowest daily Covid-19 death count in 69 days since July 25, while the BID numbers were the lowest in 41 days since August 9. Read the rest of this entry »

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Painful to track Malaysia’s poor performance in ASEAN in Covid-19 pandemic particularly in losing out to Indonesia in both daily Covid-19 caseload and daily Covid-19 deaths in the past month

It is painful to track Malaysia’s poor performance in ASEAN in Covid-19 pandemic particularly in losing out to Indonesia, a nation with eight times the population of Malaysia, in both daily Covid-19 caseload and daily Covid-19 deaths in the past month.

For the last 18 days, Malaysia had been losing out to Indonesia in both categories. Read the rest of this entry »

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Khairy ended his first full month as Health Minister beating the world’s top 18 countries having the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases in “Cases in the last 7 days/1 million population” and all the world’s top 19 countries in “Deaths in the last 7 days/1 million population”

(Versi BM)

Khairy Jamaluddin ended his first full month as Health Minister the beating the world’s top 18 countries having the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases in “Cases the last 7 days/1 million population” and all the world’s top 19 countries in “Deaths in the last 7 days/1 million population” (as Malaysia is ranked world’s No. 20) as illustrated by the following:

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September 2021 is Malaysia’s deadliest month in Covid-19 pandemic with nearly 10,000 deaths – Khairy should not delay any longer and should explain Malaysia’s horrible Covid-19 death situation and what is being done to slow it down

(Versi BM)

September 2021 has proved to be Malaysia’s deadliest month in the Covid-19 pandemic with close to 10,000 deaths.

The Health Minister for a month, Khairy Jamaluddin, should not delay any longer and should explain Malaysia’s horrible Covid-19 death situation.
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