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What is unusual and abnormal about Muhyidddin’s anniversary telecast is his failure to act on the Yang di Pertuan Agong’s advice that an emergency does not preclude the convening of Parliament

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What is unusual and abnormal about the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s anniversary telecast is his failure to act on the Yang di Pertuan Agong’s advice that an emergency does not preclude the convening of Parliament.

On Feb. 25, the Yang di Pertuan Agong said the Parliament sitting can convene during the emergency.

This is enshrined in subparagraph 14(1)(b) of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 which states that Parliament should be called, prorogued and dissolved on a date as deemed appropriate by His Majesty on the advice of the prime minister. Read the rest of this entry »

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The 19-member independent committee should advise the Yang di Pertuan Agong that the Emergency Proclamation does not preclude the convening of a Special session of Parliament on Covid-19 pandemic to give effect to Article 43(3) of the Constitution that “The Cabinet shall be collectively responsible to Parliament”

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The 19-member independent committee headed by former Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria should advise the Yang di Pertuan Agong that the Emergency Proclamation of 11th January 2021 does not preclude the convening of a Special Parliament on Covid-19 pandemic to give effect to Article 43(3) of the Constitution that “The Cabinet should be collectively responsible to Parliament”.

This is fortified by six grounds:

Firstly, although the Clause 14(1)(a) Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 provides that “For so long as the emergency is in force, (a) the provisions relating to the summoning, proroguing and dissolution of Parliament in the Federal Constitution shall not have effect”, it also provides in Clause 14(1)(b) that “the Parliament shall be summoned, prorogued and dissolved on a date as the Yang di Pertuan Agong thinks appropriate”. Read the rest of this entry »

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What are the actual figures for new Covid-19 infections and deaths for the past three days minus the backlog cases?

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Malaysians are shocked that the data of the last three days for new daily Covid-19 infections and deaths are not accurate as the surge of cases was due to a backlog.

What then are the actual figures for the new Covid-19 infections and deaths for the past three days minus the backlog cases? Read the rest of this entry »

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Most distressing that grim forecasts of Covid-19 pandemic proved right

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On November 18, 2020, I warned that if Malaysia continued to surge with four-digit daily increases (and it was in the less than 2,000 category), by the end of the year in 2020, Malaysia will overtake China as a country with more Covid-19 infections!

At that time, China was placed No. 64th country with 86,361 Covid-19 cases and Malaysia was placed No. 85 with 49,730 Covid-19 cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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Special Parliament on the Covid-19 pandemic to work out a strategy for Malaysia to get out of the slippery slope to a failed state in a post-Covid world

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In his live New Year message, the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin listed five priorities for the year 2021 in an integrated national recovery strategy post Covid-19.

The Fourth Priority is to “Uphold the country’s sovereignty and strengthen Malaysia’s position on the world stage”.

If we are serious about this priority, then Parliament must be convened in a Special Session on the Covid-19 pandemic to work out a strategy to get Malaysia out of the slippery slope to a failed state in a post-Covid world. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysia must go on a war footing in the war against the Covid-19 pandemic – not against any Malaysian or group but against the coronavirus as the country is heading towards a Covid catastrophe

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Malaysia must go on a war footing in the war against the Covid-19 pandemic, not against any Malaysian or group but against the coronavirus as the country is heading towards a Covid catastrophe for three reasons:

Firstly, the surge of coronavirus cases is not being controlled, as the increase of 3,631 new cases yesterday was the ninth day the daily increase of Covid-19 cases exceeded the 3,000-mark (crossing the 4,000-mark for two days in Jan 16 and 20). Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysia must devise an “all-of-government” and “whole-of-society” strategy and approach in the war against Covid-19 pandemic that will enable Malaysians to live with the coronavirus for one to two years as well as to save lives and livelihoods and prepare for a quick post-Covid recovery

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In everyone’s perception, the United States of America, with 25 million Covid-19 cases and over 415,000 fatalities, is not only the top country in the world with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases, but the country which is the worst performer on the world stage in war against the Covid-19 pandemic.

No Malaysian would believe or could accept that Malaysia is a worse performer than the United States of America in the war against the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why has Malaysia become the worst performer Asia in the last two months in the Covid-19 Pandemic — even worse than India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Japan, China and South Korea?

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Why has Malaysia become the worst performer in Asia in the last two months in the Covid-19 Pandemic — even worse than India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Japan, China and South Korea?

On November 18, 2020, we were ranked No. 85 among countries in the world with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases, having 49,730 Covid-19 cases, but yesterday, we have jumped 25 places to be ranked No. 60 with 165,371 Covid-19 cases and 619 fatalities.

No other Asian country have recorded such a 25-rank jump in the last two months as shown by the following table: Read the rest of this entry »

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Support for the Yang di Pertuan Agong convening a Special Parliament on Covid-19 pandemic

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Tomorrow is the US Inauguration Day – the first day of Joe Biden as the 46th US President and the final day of Donald Trump as the 45th US President with a disastrous legacy of 410,000 deaths, 25 million Covid-19 cases and 30,000 falsehoods and lies.

More Americans have died in the last year of Trump’s four-year presidency than the eight years of the Vietnam war where some 58,000 Americans perished, or even the four years when the United States joined the Second World War where some 400,000 Americans perished. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysia has been the worst performer in the Covid-19 pandemic on the world stage, jumping 22 rankings among countries with most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases from No. 83 to No. 61 since December 1 – even worse than US, Brazil, UK, France, Turkey, Italy and Spain

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On 1st December, 2020, I asked: “Will Malaysia overtake China with more cumulative total of Covid-19 cases before or after the end of the present Parliament meeting?”

Unfortunately, Malaysia overtook China before the end of the Parliament meeting on December 16, 2020, with Malaysia positioned as No. 79 with 87,913 cases while China was ranked No. 80 with 86,770 cases (worldometers.info), when China with 1.4 billion population has 40 times the population of Malaysia.

On December 1, Malaysia was ranked No. 83 in the world with 65,697 Covid-19 cases but we have deteriorated by leaps and bounds and today, we are ranked No. 61 with 158,434 Covid-19 cases and 601 fatalities. Read the rest of this entry »

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Prime Minister should convene a Special Parliament immediately to authorise the convening of a National Conference on “all-of-Government” and “whole-of-society” Strategy and Approach under the auspices of Parliament in the war against Covid-19 pandemic

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The proclamation of emergency last Tuesday is no bar for the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, to convene a Special Parliament immediately to authorise the convening of a National Conference on an “all-of-government” and “whole-of- society” strategy and approach under the auspices of Parliament in the war against Covid-19 pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Muhyiddin should allow Parliament to reconvene on March 8 as scheduled as Parliament had continued to function for 35 years through four Prime Ministers from 1977 to 2012 although there were simultaneously four Proclamations of Emergency during the period

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Yesterday, I said that the five priorities which the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin listed in his New Year Message as the basis for an integrated national recovery strategy post-Covid do not stand up to public scrutiny by the first fortnight of the new year.

I referred to Priority Three “to ensure political stability with strong emphasis on good governance as a foundation for sustainable economic recovery” and Priority Four “to uphold the country’s sovereignty and strengthen Malaysia’s position on the world stage”.

Today I will examine the other three Priorities to demonstrate that they also do not stand up to public scrutiny. Read the rest of this entry »

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Can Muhyiddin explain why Parliaments in other countries can function in a state of emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic but not in Malaysia?

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In his New Year Message, the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin listed five priorities for the year 2021 in an integrated national recovery strategy post Covid-19.

But in less than two weeks, these five priorities cannot stand public scrutiny, in particular Priority Three to “ensure political stability with strong emphasis on good governance as a foundation for sustainable economic recovery” and Priority Four to “uphold the country’s sovereignty and strengthen Malaysia’s position on the world stage”. Read the rest of this entry »

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End the “cloak-and-dagger” politics and let all political parties meet and reach a new national consensus that the country’s biggest threat is the Covid-19 pandemic and that there would be no 15GE until the threat is overcome

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End the “cloak-and-dagger” politics and let all political parties meet and reach a new national consensus that the country’s biggest threat is the Covid-19 pandemic and that there would be no 15th General Election until the threat is overcome.

The proclamation of an emergency yesterday is the product of such “cloak-and-dagger” politics for it came as a total surprise to the nation apart from the Cabinet Ministers, especially after the Monday address by the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin on the re-imposition of movement control order (MCO) on eight states and territories and conditional MCO on six other states, and the continuation of the recovery MCO on the two remaining states. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are all political parties in the country prepared to meet to save Malaysia from the two great problems of 2021 – the Covid-19 epidemic and corruption?

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The refusal of the Muhyiddin Cabinet to summon a Special Parliament to address Malaysia’s losing control of the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic is the height of irresponsibility of a kakistocracy.

It is accompanied by the failure of the government for the last ten months to launch an “all-of-government” and “whole-of-society” strategy and approach to save lives and livelihoods in the pandemic.and to plan for a quick and sustainable post-pandemic economic and national recovery for the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cabinet tomorrow should reconsider the summoning of a special Parliament to address the worsening Covid-19 pandemic as the cumulative total of Covid-19 cases could reach 200,000 – 250,000 cases by the time Parliament is re-opened on March 8

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Yesterday Malaysia reported another 1,741 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 120,818 cases. The death toll from the pandemic has also crossed the 500 mark to 501.

The Heath Director-General Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the Health Ministry is mulling to allow Covid-19 patients who are asymptomatic to be quarantined at home as its bed capacity at government facilities is reaching the limit of 23,000.

Currently, there are 22,089 active Covid-19 cases, with the country witnessing a high number of cases daily.
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Its time to have more young Malaysians in leadership positions as they have most at stake about the future

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The Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has survived the confidence test with the passage of the 2021 Budget, a most ordinary budget in extraordinary times created by the “one-in-a-century” Covid-19 pandemic, but he has not demonstrated that he was won the confidence of Members of Parliament, Malaysians and the world as illustrated by the Fitch Ratings downgrade on Malaysia’s sovereign credit rating, Malaysia’s overtaking of China today in total cumulative Covid-19 cases and the joint press conference by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and Tengku Razaleigh on Monday evening.

This is one of the abnormal situations where Muhyiddin had survived the confidence test but not regained public confidence in his government. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysians must bestir themselves and demand an “all-of-government” and “whole-of-society” strategy against Covid-19 pandemic as Malaysia will overtake China in having more cumulative total of Covid-19 cases either today or tomorrow

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Malaysians must bestir themselves and demand an “all-of-government” and “whole-of-society” strategy against Covid-19 pandemic as Malaysia will overtake China in having more cumulative total of Covid-19 cases either today or tomorrow.

Malaysia reported 1,371 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, and we are on the verge of overtaking China with more cumulative total of Covid-19 cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysia will overtake China with more cumulative total of Covid-19 cases when Dewan Rakyat adjourns on Thursday, if not sooner in two days’ time by Wednesday

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If the trajectory of the daily increase of new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia is maintained, Malaysia will overtake China with more cumulative total of Covid-19 cases when Dewan Rakyat adjourns on Thursday – if not sooner in two days’ time by Wednesday.

This is not something for Malaysia to be proud, because China has over 40 times the population of Malaysia, with China 1.4 billion population compared to Malaysia’s 32 million population. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysia may overtake China with more cumulative total of Covid-19 cases before Dewan Rakyat adjourns on Thursday, December 17

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On December 1, I asked whether Malaysia will overtake China with more cumulative total of Covid-19 cases before or after the end of the present Parliament meeting – Dewan Rakyat on Dec. 17 and Dewan Negara on Dec. 29, 2020.

Yesterday, Malaysia had a daily increase of 1,937 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 82,246 cases.
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