KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Razak asked if it would be better for the government to implement extremely strict Movement Control Order (MCO) on the construction and manufacturing sectors for a period of two to four weeks to give the greatest impact on curbing the spread of Covid-19.
With that, the people would not need to face the continuous Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) and the risk of MCO 3.0 in the future.
Najib raised the question after the Ministry of Health said that the MCO which will end on 4 February will not be extended. On the contrary, the government will implement CMCO after the end of MCO due to economic factors.
The former Prime Minister further question why would the government repeat a failed action when the government only target to immunise 70 percent of Malaysians against Covid-19 by the end of 2021.
“Many other sectors, other than the construction and manufacturing such as tourism, private education, private transport (such as school bus), sports, expo, retail involving millions of citizens will not be affected if the CMCO is being implemented continuously?
“Is the 3,000 daily new cases level a number acceptable by the people?” he questioned.
He further emphasized that short-term pain, long-term gain is better than continuous sufferings. –MalaysiaGazette.