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Sat, 4 Apr 2020, 6:41 PM
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Extraordinary time requires extraordinary economic actions — Liew Chin Tong
APRIL 4 — Much as I opposed the political coup that brought in the current regime, I want to be as bipartisan as possible to ensure the government would make the right call in this time of Covid-19 ...
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Shifting businesses from offline to online — Nurafifah Mohammad Suhaimi
APRIL 4 — 2020 is a challenging year for business due to the coronavirus disease outbreak.
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Covid-19: Govt should introduce free mass testing post-MCO — Lim Kit Siang
APRIL 4 — Malaysia must from learn from the best practices of other countries like South Korea, Singapore and China in the invisible war against the Covid-19 pandemic so as not to repeat the nightma...
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Govt needs to look into welfare of taxi drivers, companies during MCO — Gabungan Persatuan dan Syarikat Teksi Semenanjung Malaysia
APRIL 4 — Gabungan Persatuan dan Syarikat Syarikat Teksi Semenanjung Malaysia (GPST), which represents over 100 taxi companies, today appealed to the Government to look into the further wellbeing of...
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Covid-19 just the latest problem for Malaysian private universities — Murray Hunter
APRIL 4 — An imminent disaster is pending within Malaysia’s private higher education sector that could potentially permanently close the doors of up to half of the country’s private institutions...
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My organisation assists victims of war. I’m terrified of what Covid-19 means for them — Peter Maurer
APRIL 3 — If the first casualty in war is truth, as the saying goes, the second may very well be something the entire world values highly right now: quality health care.
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Cash cannot revive economy — Ali Salman
APRIL 3 — Real economies are far more complex than a two-agent model which any textbook describes.
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Covid-19: To mask or not to mask? — Dr Amar-Singh HSS
APRIL 3 — As we enter the second phase of our movement control order (MCO) and start to plan for the future, there are many issues that need to be thought through and one of them is whether we shoul...
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Govt should explore possibility of holding emergency ‘virtual’ Parliament — Lim Kit Siang
APRIL 3 — The Malaysian Parliament should explore the possibility of holding an emergency 'virtual' Parliament as it is imperative that Malaysia adopts a “whatever it takes” strategy not only to...
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This pandemic has exposed our society for what it really is — fragile and unfair — Rashaad Ali
APRIL 3 — Malaysia is now into its third week of the movement control order and although early signs suggest our efforts are beginning to pay off, there is still a long road ahead.
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Covid-19 and MCO: Tax relief proposals for SMEs — S. Saravana Kumar and Yap Wen Hui
APRIL 3 — The movement control order (“MCO”) has affected all of us, something which we all accept as necessary to curb the spread of Covid-19. The restricted movement during this period undoubt...
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Viability of synthetic palm oil vs natural palm oil — Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali and Kalyana Sundram
APRIL 3 — For several decades now, and ever since the early 1980s, palm oil has been called out as a problem for a number of different reasons.
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Shifting from T-shirts to face masks — Mohamad Faizul Yahya and Dr Khor Swee Kheng
APRIL 3 — We are a textile technologies scientist and public health physician, writing in response to the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPEs) during the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak...
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War-Time Production That Underpins the Future — Liew Chin Tong
APRIL 2 — I was one of the earliest in Malaysia to use the war analogy to describe our fight against the spread of Covid-19. This provocative perspective has now become a popularly accepted one.
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Make Covid-19 an occupational disease under law for social protection — 51 groups
APRIL 2 — We, the 51 undersigned groups, organisations and trade unions, in response to the advent of Covid-19, an infectious disease that can easily be transmitted to other human persons, including...
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We are in it together
APRIL 2 — When this is over, I’m going to find a large field and lie down on it and let the sun hurt my eyes.
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Of women, professionalism and Doraemon in the time of Covid-19 — Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
APRIL 2 — Malaysia is in the throes of waging war against the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Doraemon slip-up: Casting the first stone — Suryani Mohammad
APRIL 2 — Although not a Christian, one of my favourite verses from the Bible is “ You hypocrite!
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Building resiliency into Malaysia’s long-term food security — Darshan Joshi
APRIL 2 — Last week it was reported that hundreds of tonnes of vegetables grown in Cameron Highlands were dumped by producers who, due to the ongoing movement control order (MCO), had no way of gett...
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MCO violators are defaulters not criminals — Proham
APRIL 2 — The Society for the Promotion of Human Rights (Proham) praises the Police Diraja Malaysia and the Royal Malaysian Armed Forces for their work and assistance in the current pandemic to ensu...
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Situation analysis of Covid-19 in Malaysia — Kelvin Kiew
APRIL 2 — There has been quite a significant amount of speculations, viral circulation of information about the Covid-19 in Malaysia.
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Covid-19: How the pandemic may disproportionately affect families in PPRs
APRIL 1 — The second phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO)is expected to put further pressure on the already financially distressed urban poor– those with the lowest paying jobs and the fewest...
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Should the public wear a face mask during the Covid-19 pandemic? — Moy Foong Ming
APRIL 1 — This is the key question during this Covid-19 pandemic.
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Ramadan bazaars and congregational tarawih prayers should not be held this year — Galen Centre
APRIL 1 — Considering where we are in the MCO and the fact that we haven't seen or properly projected the peak of the outbreak in Malaysia, it would be premature at this point to make any preparatio...
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People and companies in Malaysia teetering on the edge — Shelina Razaly Wahi
APRIL 1 — The movement control order (MCO) imposed by the government, which requires us all to “stay at home” between March 18, 2020 and April 14, 2020, is unprecedented.
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Eminent activist Martin Khor Kok Peng passes away — CAP
APRIL 1 — Malaysia has lost one of its best activist who was also an intellectual of international standing who had worked tirelessly for the downtrodden and the disadvantaged South.
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Coronavirus diaries: Misplaced priorities, missing essentials
APRIL 1 — These are strange times we are living in and many people I know are keeping journals.
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Time for all healthcare workers to wear personal protective equipment — Nirmala Bhoo Pathy and Sanjay Rampal
APRIL 1 — Go to any hospital in Malaysia, and it is still common to see healthcare workers walking around without appropriate facemasks inside the facilities, including in the outpatient clinics and...
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PM should announce economic rescue for SMEs, others missed earlier — Lim Kit Siang
APRIL 1 — We begin today the two-week extension of the movement control order (MCO) till April 14.
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Checklist for the 'new normal' after April 14 — Liew Chin Tong
APRIL 1 — The second phase of movement control rrder (MCO) begins today and ends on April 14.
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On Covid-19 and life lessons from golf
APRIL 1 — This is not the time to be selfish.
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Unintended consequences of movement control order — John Teo
APRIL 1 — For many people, the movement control order (MCO) may be a time to rest at home, try on new cooking resipi or watch TV to pass time.
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How Parliaments function in time of crisis — Fakhrurrazi Rashid
MARCH 31 — Three days after becoming the Prime Minister of Britain, Winston Churchill attended a parliament session in order to get the House’s support for his coalition government as the nation f...
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Please allow us to deliver food at all times — Food Delivery Services Voice
MARCH 31 — The business of food deliveries in the age of the coronavirus has been devastating for the industry.
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Perpetuating gender stereotypes in a time of crisis does more harm — EMPOWER
MARCH 31 — Responding to social media graphics produced by the Ministry of Women and Family Affairs, EMPOWER Malaysia is shocked at the lack of gender sensitivity and knowledge of women’s rights b...
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Getting the last mile right to prevent moral hazard
(March 31): Stop all the clocks.
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Approve an interim protocol for government to work with NGOs — Altaf Deviyati, Tricia Yeoh
MARCH 31 — As the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to spread in an unpredictable manner it presents a growing risk to all stakeholders involved in food assistance, particularly in the area of ...
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Positive impact of Covid-19 for digital content industry — Surina Shukri
MARCH 31 — As Malaysians get used to the idea of working from home, there are bound to be distractions that will get in the way.
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There's hope Malaysia can avoid JP Morgan's Covid-19 peak projection — Lim Kit Siang
MARCH 31 — Before March, the question oft-asked in the invisible global war against Covid-19 pandemic was: Which country has imposed a lockdown?
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Honesty, transparency needed in distribution of RM250b stimulus package — TI-M
MARCH 31 — Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) welcomes the new Perikatan Nasional Government's intentions to help ease the burden of the rakyat during this Covid-19 pandemic.
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Health Ministry has to care about mental illness, while combatting Covid-19 — Yeo Yan Yin
MARCH 30 — When knowing that Mr. Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany's Hesse state committed suicide due to the worry of the economic fallout from the coronavirus last night, I was real...
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Unintended consequences of MCO stage 2 policies may hasten the spread of Covid-19 — Kabinet Rakyat
MARCH 30 — The set of rules for the second phase of the MCO announced by the Defence Minister raises a number of very serious questions.
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How many Covid-19 deaths are the Malaysian govt expecting, then? — Lim Kit Siang
MARCH 30 — I was shocked when I read a report of the national medical director of National Health Service (NHS) England, Prof Stephen Powis saying that every citizen in the United Kingdom must play ...
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Top tips for divorced or separated parents during the MCO — Goh Siu Lin & Denise Lim
MARCH 30 — Since the 2-week long Movement Control Order (“MCO”) came in force on 18th of March, 2020, the daily routines of many have been drastically impacted as schools and businesses have bee...
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