Reduce Prison Population as Covid-19 Mitigation Strategy

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) welcomes the Prison Department of Malaysia’s initiative to reduce congestion in prison facilities as a key step to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 among prisoners and call for further steps and actions to be developed to minimize and prevent further outbreak of Covid-19 in other facilities.

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Large-Scale Raid Unreasonable and Risk Outbreak

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is shocked by the justification provided by the Inspector General of Police, Abdul Hamid Bador for the large-scale raid at an enhanced movement control order (MCO) location. The raid was described as a measure to contain migrant workers who may be potentially infected with the Covid-19 virus from leaving the identified areas and risk the further spread of the virus.

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WHAT ROLES ARE PRIVATE HOSPITALS PLAYING IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser, 24 March 2020

While it is clear that public sector hospital professionals and their support staff are heroically working on the front line to save the lives of patients afflicted with COVID19, and other selfless Malaysians are contributing to alleviate the suffering of out-of-work families, one does not hear what roles private hospitals are playing in this crisis. They are surely in a position to help out the public sector hospitals for the benefit of Malaysians in need.

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