Calm heads and cool tongues; let’s fight this COVID-19 pandemic together

By Yeap Ming Liong

 

PLEASE be reminded that the COVID-19 pandemic is nowhere near over. We are still recording high positive cases daily.

Lives and livelihoods have been impacted and yet I still read and watch viral videos over people squabbling over petty things.

Please practise moderation in these trying times. Be mindful of your speech and actions. Do not hurt others with evil and cruel words. It simply brings no positive outcome.

An Associate Professor recently went viral for allegedly wishing ill upon another road user in an incident caught on camera.

No one deserves to be on the receiving end of such words. We are all equals and worthy in our own capacity.

The Associate Professor has since apologised, and in the spirit of true Malaysian unity let us all forgive everyone involved in the incident.

The biggest takeaway we can learn from the incident is that no one was physically hurt.

Issues on the road are common and it happens on a daily basis. I would like to urge all road users to refrain from reacting violently or in a rude manner. 

Do the right thing. Do not squabble or raise tempers on the road. Put ego aside. Your altercation might be a hazard to other road users.

The key point here is that the safety of everyone must be prioritised.

If one is to be involved in such incidents. Be that bigger man or woman. Put out a slight wave and go along your way. If the matter gets out of hand please drive to the nearest police station.

We have all been affected in our own ways with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, but be calm and composed and this will help us get through the battle together as a brotherhood of men. – Feb 4, 2021

 

Yeap Ming Liong is from Subang Jaya, Selangor.

The views expressed are solely of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Focus Malaysia.

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