ANWAR URGES RAKYAT TO DEMAND FOR A CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT
6 June 2021
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: The Perikatan Nasional (PN)-led government has received strong backlashes by Opposition leader Datuk Anwar Ibrahim for mishandling the national situation of Covid-19.
Due to this, Anwar who is also the president of PKR has urged the rakyat to take a unanimous stand in demanding for a change of government.
He reckoned that such urgency must be made considering the worsening situation and that there have been conflicts among the cabinet ministers regarding the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) or total lockdown.
Even those who tried to speak up in criticism of the government would be detained, he added.
“The emergency was declared not to run the country well, but it is used to torment the rakyat.
“Covid-19 fatalities and number of patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) are increasing. Positive cases are also increasing, but Covid-19 testing is low,” he said in his special live-streamed on Facebook today.
He added the government should not be blaming those who are anti-vaxxers for the low vaccination rate.
“During elections, the government was able to meet and transport the handicapped community or the Orang Asli so they could cast their votes.
“So why can’t they transport them to the vaccination centres?” he questioned, also condemning the government for its promise to carry out some 75,000 vaccinations in a day.
The reality is that only 25,000 to 40,000 individuals are vaccinated in one day, said Anwar, questioning why the government did not open more vaccination channels to achieve the promised number.
According to him, Malaysia should have the right strategy to handle the raging number of positive cases like India did, where a Covid-19 war room was set up with integrated technology platforms.
In India, real-time street mapping is done to detect Covid-19 cases in each street, he said.
He said those wealthy businesspeople should purchase their own vaccines for their family and workers so that the government could ease controls on vaccination.