Senior Lim: Commission reports on pandemic response, vaccination rollout

By Lim Kit Siang


PRIME Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin should commission two reports for consideration by the Cabinet next Wednesday — why Malaysia is having one of the longest waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in the world and how to make the national vaccination rollout not only a success but to accelerate and complete it by National Day/Malaysia Day period.

Yesterday, it was reported that the new COVID-19 cases have risen to 1,576 cases from the previous day of 1,213 cases — though it was the 14th day the daily increase of coronavirus cases had fallen below 2,000 cases.

What caused Malaysia having one of the longest waves of the pandemic in the world, as the third wave in Malaysia which started in September due to the Sabah state general election has yet to be fully controlled, as daily cases have not gone down to triple-digit and double-digit figures.

The report on why Malaysia is having one of the longest waves of the pandemic should also be made public so that the whole nation can understand it – as there are concerns about a fourth wave hitting us.

As for the report on how to make the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout a success, and accelerate it to complete the rollout by the National Day/Malaysia Day period, between Aug 31 to Sept 16, should also be made public.

According to available data, the vaccination statistics through MySejahtera app are as follows:

Special attention must be given to Sabah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Kedah and Perlis as registration for vaccination in these states have not even reached 20%. – March 20, 2021.


Lim Kit Siang is the MP for Iskandar Puteri

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

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