Faulty Ventilators A Sign Of Gross Incompetency

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Press Statement By Michael Kong:

Only after the exposé by Irene Chang concerning the faulty ventilators received in Sarawak did the Ministry of Health come out to admit the matter. This is utterly disappointing considering that Sarawak desperately needs these ventilators especially when the number of Covid-19 cases is high on a daily basis.

Even Annuar Rapaee saw this as an insult to the people of Sarawak. The truth is that for the past year, the Minister of Health and his fellow deputy ministers have been an embarrassment to Malaysian. They have been unable to lead this country in the battle against Covid-19 and have to solely depend on the Director-General of Health, Noor Hisham Abdullah and his hardworking team.

What is even more insulting from this entire debacle is that Aaron Ago Dagang from GPS is currently the Deputy Minister of Health. Over the past year, we have yet to see him do anything other than collecting his monthly pay as a Deputy Minister. The fact that he cannot even help out in making sure that proper equipment in working order is safely delivered to Sarawak is only telling on his abilities to perform.

Under the PN government, we have an over-bloated cabinet which does not know how to do their job. Instead of focusing their attention on the Covid-19 and also the economy, they are only interested in politicking and trying to shore up support for their own political agenda. This has led to hashtags such as #MuhyiddinOut, #TamatDarurat and #KerajaanGagal to trend on social media particularly Twitter.

Even the people’s frustrations are felt by the Monarch when the hashtag #DengkiKe went viral a few days ago. This trending hashtag even led to the Queen deactivating her Instagram account temporarily. Malaysians are generally very loyal to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and therefore it was surprising to see that they vented all their frustrations on social media.

The trending hashtags are a manifestation of Malaysians’ frustrations towards the PN government. The current state of emergency must be lifted and parliament must be allowed to sit again so that we can hold the present government accountable for their actions.

Michael Kong Feng Nian
Special Assistant to YB Chong Chieng Jen