COMMENT | Recommendations to PM on actions against Covid-19

Lim Kit Siang & Dr Mohamed Rafick Khan


COMMENT | We refer to the National Security Council (NSC) daily press conference conducted by Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Jan 8, 2021, regarding the special announcement by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin that is scheduled for Monday, Jan 11, 2021, regarding the government's action in controlling the spread of Covid-19.

Allow us to bring the voice of the citizens, to express our worries and to put forward suggestions that we have collected for your attention to be considered by the government.

1. MOH's ability to handle Covid-19

The Ministry of Health's (MOH) daily announcement described the strategy in our war against Covid-19 as being fully borne by the MOH, and it almost failed. It is reported that the country's health system is almost paralysed. The fact is that this paralysis is caused by a weak strategy, less dynamic and more towards a reactive response to the problems that arise.

This war requires the involvement of all citizens, various government agencies, all state governments and political parties in the country. We, therefore, call on the government to take an open and inclusive attitude and include all stakeholders in the country regardless of political background as well as experts in the field of strategy and science...

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