Noor Hisham ‘a toothless tiger’, says former health D-G

Raevathi Supramaniam

Former director-general of health Dr Mohamed Ismail Merican says during the SARS outbreak in 2003, he told politicians to shut up when they tried to interfere. – Prince Court Medical Centre handout pic, July 17, 2021.

DIRECTOR-GENERAL of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah is akin to a “toothless tiger” because no one is listening to him on how to handle the Covid-19 pandemic, said his predecessor, former director-general Dr Mohamed Ismail Merican.

According to Ismail, Noor Hisham should have put his foot down and not allowed any social gatherings to take place when the country was in crisis.

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  • SPOT ON.

    Posted 10 months ago by Thomas Samuel

  • Well said. Nobody is listening to Noor Hisham. All the politicians are only trying to keep their positions as ministers and never careless what's really going on in the country.

    Posted 10 months ago by James Ravi