Archive for category COVID-19

#kerajaangagal188 – Cabinet tomorrow should extend by another two days the five-day Parliament special meeting beginning on Monday to allow the Education Minister and Higher Education Minister to make their Ministerial statements

The Cabinet meeting tomorrow should extend by another two days the five-day Parliament special meeting beginning on Monday to allow the Education Minister Radzi Jidin and the Higher Education Minister Noraini Ahmad to make their Ministerial statements about the future of education and higher education under the Covid-19 pandemic.

To leave out education and higher education ministers responsible for the core issues in the Covid-19 pandemic from making Ministerial statements followed by debates by Members of Parliament is a major mistake and omission, for it shows that the Cabinet is not aware of the importance of education and higher education for the future of Malaysia! Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal187 –Malaysia should establish a Covid-19 pandemic study centre to learn from the successes and mistakes of other nations and to keep abreast with new thinking on the coronavirus

I reiterate my proposal 17 months ago that Malaysia should establish a Covid-19 Study Centre to learn from the successes and mistakes of other nations and to keep abreast with new thinking on the subject.

Seventeen months ago, all countries of the world were pursuing the “Zero Covid” policy but now, more and more countries are open to the “Live with Covid” policy. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal186 – Most regrettable that Azhar had used most unSpeaker-like language in his reply to the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council

It is most regrettable that the Parliament Speaker, Azhar Azizan Harun had used the most unSpeaker-like language in his reply to the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council – a language which had never been used by any Speaker in the last 64 years of the nation’s history.

The unSpeaker-like language made me check back the PH Presidential Council statement and although I agree that very strong language had been used,, it does not excuse Azhar using the unSpeaker-like language.

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#kerajaangagal184 – Muhyiddin’s target of fully vaccinating 100% of adult population by October highly commendable but is it achievable?

The new target announced by the Prime Minister Muhyiddih Yassin to vaccinate all adults by October to stem the recent surge in Covid-19 cases is highly commendable but is it achievable?

This would mean the fast-track approach in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) including the boosting of the capacity for vaccination rate to 500,000 doses per day, to tackle the emergence of new variants of the virus which are more vicious. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal181 – The PSC for Health, Science and Innovation meeting next Friday should be entrusted the task of drafting a new policy in the war against Covid-19 pandemic to replace the National Recovery Plan for Malaysia to make the transition from “Zero Covid” to “Live with Covid” perspective

Malaysia is setting many dubious new records in the Covid-19 pandemic and setting a new record almost every day, sometimes even multiple new records a day!

Yesterday, for instance, with 12,528 new Covid-19 cases and 138 Covid-19 deaths, Malaysia set four new records in the Covid-19 pandemic, viz: Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal179 – From the National Recovery Council to the Battle of Stanlingrad

The important Cabinet meeting on Wednesday 14th July 2021 where Malaysians hoped the Cabinet will rise up to the challenge and draft a new policy to replace the failed strategy and approach against Covid-19 pandemic came and went without any news except for a statement about unanimous support for Muhyiddin Yassin as Prime Minister.

The Cabinet seemed to be more worried about the existential threat to the Prime Minister posed by decision of the UMNO Supreme Council than the existential threat posed to the Malaysian people by Covid-19 pandemic.
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#kerajaangagal178 – If yesterday’s 13,215 new Covid-19 cases is the rolling average for the next ten days, Malaysia is likely to reach a million Covid-19 cases and to be ranked No. 30 among countries in the world with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases when Parliament meets on July 26

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The Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin needs a dose of truth vaccine to realise that Malaysia is one of the world’s top worst-performing nations in the Covid-19 pandemic especially in the last six months under an emergency.

By any measure, macro and micro, Malaysia has joined the dubious club of the world’s worst-performing nations in the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal176 – The Muhyiddin Cabinet should not paint a false and dishonest picture of the Covid-19 pandemic or claim that the government strategy, including the six-month emergency, was not a dismal failure in the war against Covid-19 pandemic

Deputy Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob dropped a bombshell yesterday when he said the entire country is expected to move into Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan in early August based on the performance of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Program (NIP) where individuals who completed two doses of vaccine exceeded the 10 percent threshold set for the country.

Under the National Recovery Plan announced by the Prime Minister on June 15, the transition from Phase 1 to Phase 2 is after the threshold values for the following three main indicators are met, viz: Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal175 – Is there any Minister who dare to deny that Malaysia is likely to pass the million mark for cumulative total of Covid-19 cases by the end of this month and what is the government doing about a new strategy to prepare Malaysians to live with the coronavirus?

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In the first week of May, the Indonesian Health Ministry advised Indonesians to stay home and tighten their 3M health protocols against Covid-19 infection (masks, hand washing and maintaining social distancing) ahead of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays warning them to learn from India and Malaysia: “Learn from India and Malaysia for surely we don’t want Indonesia to face the same problem”.

Two months later, Indonesia had overtaken Malaysia and India as a worst-performing nation in the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal174 – Yesterday, Malaysia became the world’s top 13th country for daily new Covid-19 cases and world’s top 10th country for daily Covid-19 deaths

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Yesterday, Malaysia became the world’s top 13th country for daily new Covid-19 cases and world’s top 10th country for daily Covid-19 deaths.

Health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah expects Covid-19 cases to continue increasing over the next fortnight before stabilising, because of variants of concern, such as the Delta strain, which he said had been wreaking havoc in the Klang Valley. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal173 – Cabinet today should follow TMJ’s advice of no politicking and focus on health and economic crisis by inviting all leaders of political parties to a Roundtable Conference on the Covid-19 pandemic

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The Cabinet today should follow the advice of the Johore Crown Prince,
Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim of no politicking and focus on health and economic crisis by inviting all leaders of political parties to a Roundtable Conference on the
Covid-19 pandemic.

In breaking into the five-figure daily Covid-19 caseload yesterday , Malaysia became the top 13th country in the world in terms of daily new Covid-19 cases – a measure of the enormity of the failure of the government’s emergency measures to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, when two months before the emergency on January 11, 2021, Malaysia was ranked No. 85 in cumulative total of Covid-19 cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal172 – Malaysia is facing an emergency, not from Covid-19 virus but from a kakistocracy which is indifferent whether Malaysia hurtles down the trajectory towards a failed state

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Malaysia is facing an emergency, not from Covid-19 virus, but from a kakistocracy which is indifferent whether Malaysia hurtles down the trajectory towards a failed state.

The report that there were 11,079 new Covid-19 cases today, the highest daily count ever, should put to rest once and for all the far-fetched claims of those who professed that the emergency proclaimed on January 11, 2021 was Malaysia’s salvation from the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal171 – When will Malaysia have more than half its population fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which is the first step to win the war against the Covid-19 pandemic

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More than a year ago on 24th April 2020, I suggested the establishment of a Covid-19 Pandemic Study Centre to learn from the successes and mistakes of other nations so that we can be effective and efficient in our war against the Covid-19 pandemic.

But like the many constructive suggestions that I had made last year how best to fight to Covid-19 pandemic, it fell on deaf ears. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal170: A full plate for the Cabinet – four things it should decide tomorrow

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Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Mohd Rashid Hasnon has confirmed that while a Prime Minister’s Office statement dated 5th July 2021 said that the government has agreed that Parliament would meet for five days from July 26 and the Dewan Negara for three days from August 3, Members of Parliament have not yet received notice from Parliament for such a Parliamentary meeting.

Rashid said that a formal notice from the Cabinet was still pending and that MPs would be informed of the Parliamentary meeting once there is notice from the Cabinet. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal169 – Time to draft a new strategy in the war against Covid-19 pandemic to replace the National Recovery Plan and present it for endorsement by Parliament

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Members of Parliament have not yet received any notice for the parliamentary meeting which is to meet for five days beginning on July 26 as announced by a Prime Minister’s Office statement on July 5, 2021.

As the former Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and the MP for Sepang, Hanipa Maidin, has rightly pointed out, this is most improper especially as the five-day special meeting seems to exclude a question-and-answer session for the five days as well as excluding a Royal Address for the official opening of Parliament for the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal168 – Alwi Jantan’s lament is the lament of all Malaysians!

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I waited for the government’s response to the great journalism of Annabelle Lee in Malaysiakini, “Frontliners’ dystopian accounts of Klang Valley hospitals ravaged by Covid-19” but there was none, either on Saturday or Sunday.

How to deny the truth?

The cries of the frontliners in the Klang Valley hospitals whether at Tengku Ampuan Rahiman Hospital in Klang, Ampang Hospital, Selayang Hospital and a Teaching Hospital must haunt all Malaysians, particularly the Muhyiddin government.
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#kerajaangagal167 – Will India’s oxygen crisis come to Malaysia?

This is the hallmark of an incompetent, inefficient and kakistocratic administration.

On Monday on 5th July, 2021, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement saying that the government has agreed to advise the Yang di Pertuan Agong that a special meeting of the Third Session of the 14th Parliament would be held for five days from 26th July to 2nd August for the Dewan Rakyat and three days from 3rd to 5th August 2021 for the Senate.
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#kerajaangagal166 –Call for a “Malaysia Reset” Roundtable of political and civil society on the occasion of the anniversaries of 64th National Day/58th Malaysia Day on August 31/Sept. 15 to save Malaysia from the fate of a failed state

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An international media two days ago carried an article entitled: “Malaysia is staggering down the road to failed statehood”.

I agree. Malaysia is not yet a failed state but it is on the trajectory of a failed state, and Malaysians, regardless of race, religion, region or politics, must unite to save Malaysia from the fate of a failed state.
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#kerajaangagal165 –Malaysia is not yet a failed state but in the trajectory to a failed state

The Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhtyddin Yassin’s two recent initiatives have proved to be major flops.

On the eve of the Conference of Rulers special meeting on June 16, he announced the National Recovery Plan for the Covid-19 pandemic but it proved to be a big failure. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal164 – Are we in the midst of a fifth wave?

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Malaysia has overtaken Japan two weeks before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics to be ranked No. 33 among nations in the world with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases.

By the present rate of Covid-19 infection, by the middle of the month, Malaysia will go another step down the slippery slope of a worst-performing nation in the Covid-19 pandemic and overtake Israel to be ranked No. 32.
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