There was a major protest on the extradition laws that Hong Kong legislation intends to pass which will make it possible to send suspects to mainland China for trial. It was eventually withdrawn after months-long of protests from the citizens. Image source: Australian Institute of International Affairs.… [Click to read the rest] “National Security 101: Extradition Of Criminals Internationally”
(The perfect lunch? Sambal with sizable prawns, fish, chicken, vegetables and yes, the good old kangkung and this is a buffet so we can go for another round)
After the self-isolation and getting down to work in Cambodia, we by now have established a routine when it comes to having our lunch at our workplace.… [Click to read the rest] “Kingdom of Cambodia 2020: Part 8 – A Great Delicious Malaysian Lunch At Café Malaya”
(The law is equal to all – in other words, there is no one above the law so the application of the law to anyone would need to be the same. But in reality, there seems to be some inequality when it comes to enforcing the law. Image source: Facebook)
The problem with some politicians in the country is that once they have broken a law, instead of accepting that they have knowingly or unknowingly broken the law and apologising and taking the punishment under the law, they lie and try to cover it up with dumb excuses.… [Click to read the rest] “Outbreak 2020: Stupidity When the Law Is Seriously Clear”
The situation of the outbreak in Malaysia as at 13th July 2020 is firmly under the control and yet we must continue our vigilant and keep the number of cases under close monitoring. Graph source: Stat News… [Click to read the rest] “Outbreak 2020: Darren Cronian – Thank You Malaysia!!”
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.… [Click to read the rest] “Kingdom of Cambodia 2020: Part 2 – Overweight Luggage And Short of Cash”
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”
Rohingya refugee crisis is a well known global crisis and other than Bangladesh who presently bears the majority of the refugees, others including Malaysia have taken them in and provided safe haven until the situation in Myanmar improves. The fact remains that these refugees must go back home in the end before they become a national threat to others.… [Click to read the rest] “National Security 2020: Pondering Why Rohingyas Are Hated In Myanmar – Part 1 of 4”
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”