The trip to Cambodia started off rather early in the morning with me waking up early and double-checking everything that I suppose bring along for the long work assignment overseas. The kids were deeply asleep but just before I left the house, they were awake to say goodbye.
They say the show must go on and so it is when it comes to work – this time is the work overseas assignment in Cambodia which is also known as the Kingdom of Wonders. This would be probably my 10th trip to the country. The Royal Palace in Cambodia, Phnom Penh – image source: All Free Photos… [Click to read the rest] “Kingdom of Cambodia 2020: Part 1, Hurdling Tough And Strict Red Tapes”
Considering the number of infection has gone down at the start of July 2020 (now we are seeing single-digit new infections), the Government announced a more relaxed lockdown known as Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).
As at yesterday, Malaysia only has 408 active cases (compared to Singapore with 8,735 active cases) and the number of recoveries continues to beat the number of new infections with an impressive 93.80% recovery rate.… [Click to read the rest] “Lockdown in Malaysia 2020: Day 94 – A Sense of False Security On The Horizon”
Ever since the lock down (MCO) was announced by the Government on 18th March 2020, I have been working from home. Image source: Victor He on Unsplash
We were only allowed to venture out to buy the essential items or for medical needs. Then on 1st May 2020, the Government announced a more relaxed lockdown called CMCO – conditional movement control order.… [Click to read the rest] “Lock Down in Malaysia 2020: Day 81 – Going Back to Work And A New Normal”
Despite the fact that a strict lockdown in place due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Government on 4th May 2020 announced a relaxed lockdown with specific SOP aka Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in place so that businesses that have been badly infected by this Covid-19 pandemic can get back on their feet.… [Click to read the rest] “Outbreak 2020: Covid-19 Big Data Projections Till Year 2022”
Mind you there is a big difference between “I had a haircut” and “I had cut my hair” – it is something I learned to distinguish thanks to my lecturer when I was still in the law school. The last thing I want to do is to be a hero and try to be a barber myself – Mr Bean armed with scissors probably could do better.… [Click to read the rest] “Lockdown in Malaysia 2020: Day 44 – Should Wait for Hair Cut or Just Cut Hair?”
Despite a lockdown in place, you have to admit that it is quite impossible to just remain at home and rely on online purchases, especially for groceries. Sooner or later, one has to brace oneself to go out shopping and that is what I had to do yesterday morning.
The problem was I completely forgotten the start date of Ramadan so I was surprised to see a very long line at Tesco hypermarket even though I was there quite early.… [Click to read the rest] “Lockdown in Malaysia 2020: Day 38 – MCO Extended & Drastic Lifestyle Changes”
From crisis management readiness started way back in December 2019, Malaysia have done a rather effective management of the crisis with strict lock down & continuos testing – the number of active cases has continued to reduce from a peak 2596 on 5th April 2020 to 2,103 as at 19th April 2020.… [Click to read the rest] “Lock Down In Malaysia 2020: Day 34 – The Ugly Side of Double Standards”
Lock down success in China – seeing the numbers involved is really impressive: Wuhan lockdown – 14 million people involved, Hubei lockdown – 59 million people involved, other cities lock down – 159 million people involved. Information & image source: Zoomax
Many thanks to the strict lock down in place (now in 3rd phase yet almost 15,000 lock down violators caught todate), the number of testing done and people doing less stupid things, the number of active cases has indeed continued to reduce.… [Click to read the rest] “Lock Down in Malaysia 2020: Day 31 – It is All About Sustaining the Momentum”
Today starts the 2nd phase of the nationwide lock down which will see a stricter enforcement of the order in many ways. This 2nd phase was unavoidable considering that ever since the lock down started on18th March 2020, there are a large number of people still out of touch with reality of things.… [Click to read the rest] “Lock Down in Malaysia 2020: Day 15 & I Thought I Was First at Tesco”