Experts say leadership failure led to failed emergency

Ragananthini Vethasalam

The emergency not only failed in Covid-19 control, but also didn’t ensure political stability, and triggered a constitutional crisis, former deputy health minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Irwan Majid, August 2, 2021.

THE government’s mishandling of the emergency, as well as its failure to listen to outside experts, are among the reasons for the continuing hike in Covid-10 cases and deaths, health and political experts said.

They said that the hijacking of the emergency for political purposes resulted in the failure of the emergency to address its main objective – to control and manage the pandemic.

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