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.
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”
Last Wednesday, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the country will be placed in total lock down for the next 21 days as his government takes step to halt the spread of coronavirus. It did not take long for the Indian police and the military to enforce this lock down order.… [Click to read the rest] “Lock Down in Malaysia 2020: Day 9: Deterioration & Painful Extension”
The icon of clumsiness, major screw-up and government running blind in the country – the Health Minister telling incorrectly that hot water & acid in stomach can kill the coronavirus. Still wonder why the number of infected cases has shot up after Pakatan Harapan lost power? Image source: SAYS… [Click to read the rest] “Lock Down in Malaysia 2020: Lessons from Italy, China, South Korea & Russia Part 1”
As at yesterday and with a nationwide lockdown, the country still saw a surge of coronavirus cases to 790 confirmed infections with 2 deaths and only 60 recovered.
The moronic part of the surge in the number of infection is this – 513 of the 790 confirmed cases (almost 65%) were due to the irresponsible religious gathering – an event where the participants, organisers and their supporters are still in denial mode and missing by the thousands.… [Click to read the rest] “Lockdown in Malaysia 2020: Day 1: Excited to Work From Home”
You know the situation is very serious when a 4D gambling premise that will not close for flood, sun or rain and even Chinese New Year is in the end forced to close in a lock down. Image source: Facebook
Although partial lock down still allows some freedom for citizens to buy essential items, it is a restriction nonetheless.… [Click to read the rest] “Lock Down in Malaysia 2020: Why Malaysia in Partial Lock Down?”