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Is Malaysia ready for opening up to “live with Covid”?

I have been receiving expert advice on the Covid-19 pandemic by medical specialists.

The following is one of the expert advice which I have received on the latest Covid-19 pandemic and posing the question whether Malaysia is ready for opening up to “live with Covid”.
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Khairy’s ten challenges in the Covid-19 pandemic on Budget 2022 Day in Parliament on Oct. 29

Yesterday, Malaysia sets two new dubious records in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Firstly, we “improved” our world ranking to No. 20 among nations with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases with 13,899 daily new Covid-19 cases and secondly, we passed the 25,000-mark for Covid-19 deaths, as we have a cumulative total of 25,159 deaths after yesterday’s daily 228 Covid-19 deaths.
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Why has Malaysia’s daily new Covid-19 cases increased from 3.5 times to 5.7 times that of Indonesia in the 26 days Khairy Jamaluddin had been the new Health Minister?

Yesterday, Malaysia recorded 14,554 new daily Covid-19 cases and 250 daily Covid-19 deaths, while Indonesia recorded 2,227 new daily Covid-19 cases and 144 Covid-19 deaths.

This is the 37th consecutive day that Malaysia had more daily new Covid-19 cases than Indonesia since August 18, 2021, and except for two days since Sept. 6, 2021, Malaysia had more Covid-19 daily deaths than Indonesia for 16 days. For the last seven days, daily Covid-19 deaths in Indonesia have been below 200 cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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Congrats Khairy, for bringing down daily new Covid-19 cases to below 14,000 cases yesterday – first time since two months ago – and now to surmount the next hurdle to bring down daily new Covid-19 cases to below 4,000 cases as four months ago and supposed to be one of the three thresholds for transiting from Phase One of National Recovery Plan

Congratulations to Khairy Jamaluddin, the Health Minister, for bringing down daily new Covid-19 cases to below 14,000 cases yesterday – the first time since two months ago – and now to surmount the next hurdle to bring down daily new Covid-19 cases to below 4,000 cases as four months ago and which was supposed to be one of the three thresholds for transiting from Phase One of the National Recovery Plan announced by the former Prime Minister on 15th June 2021.

There is also the good news of daily Covid-19 deaths plunging from 487 deaths (including 161 Brought-in-Dead BID deaths) on Tuesday to 116 Covid-19 deaths (with only 29 BID deaths) yesterday.
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DAP will go all out to co-operate to ensure that Malaysia wins the war against Covid-19 pandemic but we will be unsparing in our criticisms when things go wrong

(Versi BM)

The primary reason for the confidence-supply-reform (CSR) memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by the Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri and Pakatan Harapan leaders is the worsening Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the Worldometer website, we have beaten all the major nations in the world whether China, India, Russia, Japan, United States, United Kingdom, Indonesia or Australia in the category “Deaths in the last seven days per 1 million population” and the only states worse than Malaysia are some of the mini-states and small island nations having population of less than three million people. Read the rest of this entry »

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Khairy should explain why Malaysia has got the worst Covid-19 death figures as well as the worst BID Covid-19 death figures yesterday since he was sworn in as the new Health Minister 24 days ago on August 30?

(Versi BM)

Khairy Jamaluddin should explain why Malaysia has got the worst Covid-19 death figures as well as the worst Brought-in-Dead (BID) Covid-19 death figures yesterday since he was sworn in as the new Health Minister 24 days ago on August 30?

Yesterday, Malaysia reported 487 Covid-19 deaths including 161 Brought-in-Dead (BID) Covid-19 deaths, the highest-ever registered for both categories which Khairy was sworn in the new Health Minister – bringing the total death toll from Covid-19 to 24,565 deaths, including 4,809 BID Covid-19 deaths.
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Great reservations that Muhyiddin, the person responsible for the losing war against the Covid-19 pandemic and millions of Covid-19 cases and tens of thousands of Covid-19 deaths is Chairman of National Recovery Council

(Versi BM)

I have grave reservations that Muhyiddin Yassin, the person responsible for the losing war against the Covid-19 pandemic and the millions of Covid-19 cases and tens of thousands of Coivid-19 deaths is Chairman of the National Recovery Council.

Muhyiddin said yesterday that he has been given the same amount of authority as when he was Prime Minster to make decisions for the National Recovery Plan (NRP) except when it involves money. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Indonesia can reduce its daily new Covid-19 cases by over 96% in two months from 56,757 cases on 15th July to 1,932 cases yesterday, but Malaysia cannot do the same?

(Versi BM)

This is one of the many questions which the new Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, should answer- Why Indonesia can reduce its daily new Covid-19 cases by over 96% in two months, from 56,757 cases on 15th July to 1,932 cases yesterday, Malaysia cannot do the same?

On 15th July, Malaysia’s daily new Covid-19 cases was registered as 13,215 cases. For the last two months, far from reducing the daily new Covid-19 caseload by over 96% – which means Malaysia returning to triple-digit numbers of less than 528 daily new Covid-19 cases – daily new Covid-19 cases had never gone below 14,000 cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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The 14,954 daily new cases yesterday is the first Covid-19 good news under Ismail Sabri premiership but one swallow does not make a summer

(Versi BM)

The 14,954 daily new cases yesterday is the first Covid-19 good news under the Ismail Sabri premiership since his appointment as the ninth Prime Minister exactly a month ago by the Yang d Pertuan Agong.

It is the lowest in some two months since July 26, when Malaysia recorded 14,516 daily new Covid-19 cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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Queries and doubts about new Covid-19 deaths including increasing BID cases which await clarification from Khairy Jamaluddin

I have this morning received an email from a scholar tracking Covid-19 data, reinforcing doubts and queries about the recent data about Covid-19 deaths which must be clarified by the new Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin.

In fact, I would suggest that Khairy should make a Ministerial statement on the issue in Parliament tomorrow.

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When will Malaysia start losing instead of overtaking other nations in cumulative total of Covid-19 cases as Malaysia will overtake three nations in Khairy Jamaluddin’s first month as Health Minister and be ranked No. 20 among nations in the world by next Friday?

When will Malaysia start losing instead of overtaking other nations in cumulative total of Covid-19 cases as Malaysia will overtake three nations in Khairy Jamaluddin’s first month as Health Minister and be ranked No. 20 among nations in the world by next Friday?

When Khairy was sworn in as the new Health Minister on August 30, Malaysia was ranked No. 23 among nations in the world with the most cumulative total of Covid-18 cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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DAP and PH will do their utmost to make the CSR MOU signed between Ismail Sabri and Pakatan Harapan work although there is no guarantee that it will successfully usher Malaysia into a new political landscape

(Versi BM)

There is no guarantee that the confidence-supply-reform (CSR) memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri and Pakatan Harapan (PH) parties will successfully usher Malaysia into a new political landscape.

The CSR MOU has evoked a whole spectrum of reactions, from a G25 spokesman and a former Treasury secretary-general in the early nineties who said there was now hope that the country will progress towards a smooth pandemic recovery as he was more confident about the country moving ahead compared to just a few days ago and saw light at the end of the tunnel to the other extreme that saw the CSR MOU as giving a life-line to those who wanted Malaysia to continue in the trajectory towards a kleptocracy, kakistocracy and a failed state. Read the rest of this entry »

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Memorandum of Understanding on confidence-supply-reform (CSR) between Ismail Sabri and Pakatan Harapan the most important political document in the nation’s history since the drafting of Malaysian Constitution and Rukun Negara

(Versi BM)

The memorandum of understanding on confidence-supply-reform (CSR) between the ninth Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri and Pakatan Harapan is the most important political document in the nation’s history since the drafting of the Malaysian Constitution and Rukun Negara.

One pertinent question is why such a memorandum of understanding had not been drawn up earlier in the nation’s history. Read the rest of this entry »

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Khairy should explain why after two weeks, Malaysia is still world’s Top 7th in daily new Covid-19 cases and world’s Top Three in daily Covid-19 deaths, and when Malaysia will get out of the World’s Top 20 in both categories

(Versi BM)

The new Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin should explain why after two weeks in office, Malaysia is still world’s No. 7 in daily new Covid-19 cases and the world’s Top 3rd nation in daily Covid-19 deaths, and when Malaysia will get out of the world’s Top 20 nations in both categories.

Yesterday, Malaysia recorded 15,669 new Covid-19 cases, ranking as the world’s Top 7th in daily new Covid-19 cases, after United States (117,433 cases), Turkey (27,802 cases), India (27,4290), UK (26,628), Iran (22,329), Philippines (18,056). Read the rest of this entry »

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Lets co-operate to end the longest Covid-19 wave in the world causing two million Covid-19 cases and some 22,000 Covid-19 deaths in Malaysia instead of spending the next 10 to 18 month on political intrigues, plots and counterplots, though any new 10th Prime Minister in such circumstances will not be Anwar Ibrahim

(Versi BM)

Pakatan Harapan has signed a Memorandum of Undertstanding on Transformation and Political Stability with the ninth Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri.

Lets co-operate to end the longest Covid-19 wave in the world causing two million Covid-19 cases and some 22,000 Covid-19 deaths in Malaysia instead of spending the next 10 to 18 months on political intrigues, plots and counterplots though any new 10th Prime Minister in such circumstances will not be Anwar Ibrahim. Read the rest of this entry »

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The 21-month Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia is equivalent to seven “911 tragedies” in the United States in human lives lost – when will the pandemic in Malaysia end?

(Versi BM)

America is marking the 20th anniversary of the terrible “911” Tragedy.

For Malaysia, the 21-month Covid-19 pandemic is equivalent to seven “911” tragedies in the United States in human lives lost – and Malaysians have a right to ask: When will the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia end? Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysia’s Sept. 11 tragedy – we have beaten USA not only in “daily Covid-19 cases per million population” but also in “daily Covid-19 deaths per million population”

Yesterday, America marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy – but unnoticed, Malaysia was having its own Sept. 11 tragedy yesterday.

This was Malaysia catastrophic handling of the 21-month war against the Covid-19 pandemic to the extent that yesterday, we beat the USA not only in “daily Covid-19 cases per million population”, we also beat USA in “daily Covid-19 deaths per million population”. Read the rest of this entry »

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With a shocking 592 Covid-19 deaths yesterday, Malaysia is now in a worse stage than the United States in its worst period during the Covid-19 pandemic when it registered a peak of 4,489 Covid-19 daily deaths in the last week of the Trump presidency on January 12, 2021

Now I can understand the long delay in posting yesterday’s Covid-19 data on the Worldometer website, which would give among other things, the day’s latest Covid-19 death figures by about 7 pm daily but it was not available yesterday even after some three hours later.

I woke up this morning, like all Malaysians, to utter shock to find that the daily Covid-19 death figure for Malaysia yesterday was an unbelievable figure of 592 deaths, which placed Malaysia as the world’s Top No. 4th country in daily Covid-19 deaths yesterday – after Russia (796 Covid-19 deaths), Mexico (699 deaths) and Brazil (635), beating United States, India and United Kingdom, the world’s top three countries with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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Premature for Khairy to talk about Covid-19 becoming endemic in October when Covid-19 death rates are still high

It is premature for the new Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, to talk about Covid-19 becoming endemic in Malaysia at the end of October when Covid-19 death rates are still high despite a high vaccination rate.

While Malaysia should move away from the “Zero Covid” policy to ”Live with Covid” policy, we must strike a proper balancing act to ensure that while there is not a total end to Covid-19, there is also a resumption of normal, pre-pandemic economic and social life. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is a historic breakthrough of a confidence-supply-reform agreement between the government and opposition in Parliament for the nation to single-mindedly focus on winning the war against the Covid-19 pandemic until the next general election an impossible goal?

(Versi BM)

Former Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin said that 2022 is the year of recovery for Malaysia.

This is like many of his statements and pronouncements when he was the eighth Prime Minister which had remained empty statements which had marked his disastrous premiership.

Take his 2021 New Year Message on Dec. 31, 2020 on five priorities for an integrated Covid recovery. Read the rest of this entry »

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