Putrajaya has not learned from its mistakes

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KUCHING: The federal government has not learnt from its mistakes in their handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, viewed Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii.

He said after more than one year in the pandemic, it has struggled to steer the nation out of the health and economic crisis.

“There is no clear exit strategy and National Roadmap for Recovery when businesses and the common people are suffering,” he said in a Facebook post today (July 3).

Dr Yii said the endless lockdowns and half-baked movement control orders (MCOs) has not significantly reduced the number of Covid-19 cases.

“Recently, Malaysia has fallen significantly from 16th to 51st and is near the bottom of the heap in the ‘2021 Bloomberg Covid Resilience Ranking’ for the month of June — out of 53 economies measured in economy size,” he said.

He said Malaysia also dropped 18 ranks, from 101 in 2020 to 119 in 2021 out of 180, the furthest of all countries in the recently released World Press Freedom Index.

The MP said this decline came after all the improvements made in terms of press freedom in 2019 and 2020 under the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.

“These are just few examples of international markers displaying the incompetence of the current government,” he said.

Dr Yii said the pandemic had been wreaking its devastation on the lives of the people, the economy and society particularly in the last six months of the emergency.

“This had not only failed to bring the Covid-19 pandemic under control, but seen Malaysia catapulting to be one of the world’s worst-performing nations in handling the pandemic,” he said.