Even in times of crisis, criticisms matter

Syahredzan Johan

Modified 30 Mar 2020, 12:44 am

COMMENT | It was recently reported that the Ministry of Health is preparing for a "third wave" of Covid-19 cases. Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has described this potential third wave as a "tsunami".

According to him, he received information that a particular ministry had approved 8,000 of its staff to go on leave overseas for the school holidays, which began on March 14, 2020.

This would mean that throughout the movement control order (MCO) that started on March 18, 2020, there is the possibility that a significant number of Malaysians would be overseas and they would be returning to Malaysia.

I asked this very same question on Twitter a few days ago. And while many who responded were similarly concerned, there were a few who berated me for purportedly "politicising" the issue.

“Do not politicise this crisis...

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