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Heigh ho, heigh ho, to work from home we go!

The gomen’s deemed it necessary to order over a million workers to begin working from home tomorrow. While good intentioned, no doubt, the sudden sweeping command has given businesses little time to plan.

In other news, we’re still floundering in the over-800-Covid-cases-a-day zone; Umno and PAS ‘ave left little stepbrother Bersatu out of the sandbox; and, the Selangor Sultan’s told politicians to stop being idiots, but can they help it, though?

What’s up with our water?

Taps run dry once again in the Klang Valley and residents are, rightly, pissed as hell. But could sabotage be behind the latest water cut?

Elsewhere, Selangor complains its efforts against Covid-19 are being hampered by the federal government, Malaysia registered over 800 new coronavirus cases for the third straight day, and two anticipated political meetings get called off.

Flattening that bloody curve, it’s now or never

Malaysia’s Covid-19 records continue to be shattered and our Health Ministry’s so concerned by the surge, it’s calling on the National Security Council (NSC) to tighten existing restrictions on activities.

Elsewhere in today’s newsletter, political leaders continue to plot and scheme as the country burns by coronavirus, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka gets cheekier with their pantuns, and a Sarawakian icon is honoured by Google.

Good news, bad news

Some good news to end the week – Our daily Covid-19 numbers took a slight dip yesterday, and we recorded our highest ever daily recovery rate!

But on the other hand, another federal territory’s been placed under Conditional MCO (CMCO), the numbers of Klang Valley cases go up and up and the power struggle initiated by Anwar Ibrahim continues as Umno plays both sides (allegedly allegedly).

CMCO screws with Anwar’s plans

The King’s postponed his meetings with party leaders due to Covid-19, so it looks like Anwar Ibrahim must put his plans to move into Seri Perdana on hold for a little bit longer. Meanwhile, what role does Umno, and more specifically Ku Li, play in all this?

In other news, we’ve bizarrely matched Tuesday’s record of new Covid infections and deaths, while the Macau scam crackdown is playing out like a TV drama, what with big-name arrests and even a daring escape attempt.

The fine art of politicking

It was supposed to be a day of answers but in the end, we were left with more questions. Despite big pressers by Anwar Ibrahim, even a rare one by PM Muhyiddin Yassin, not a whole lot was actually said.

In other news, it’s another record-breaking day of Covid-19 infections (are you as tired of reading that as we are of writing it?), some clarity was finally served up about the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), and something’s going down with AirAsia.

For our own good?

It’s hoped Malaysia will be on course for a full recovery as more than a third of the country’s population will be under a Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) come Wednesday. And like before, this has been sprung on us with very little warning and clarity.

In other news, Malaysia shoots past 5,000 active Covid-19 cases, the crapfest in Sabah get crappier, PM Moo launches a massive cybersecurity initiative for Malaysia, and Anwar Ibrahim has a date with the King … and the cops!

Hang in there, it ain’t pretty

More than 1,000 new Covid-19 infections and a slew of deaths were recorded in the past three days. Sabah hospitals struggle to cope, while hundreds of schools begin closing.

Meanwhile, politicians are falling over themselves to deny allegiance to everyone’s favourite potential prime minister Anwar Ibrahim in his Putrajaya f̶a̶n̶t̶a̶s̶y̶ takeover bid.

But before we get into the nitty-gritty of it all, we’d like to welcome our new subscribers. Welcome to the family folks!

There’s no stopping the wheels of politics

So much for that call for a political ceasefire. Our politicos are on the warpath once more and Anwar Ibrahim is forging on with his Putrajaya takeover bid as he looks set to meet the King.

Meanwhile, our daily infection numbers dipped nominally for the second day in a row, but that’s about the only good news as far as Covid-19 is concerned; and Malaysia Airlines looks to be continuing inexorably towards its fate of death by a thousand cuts.

Leave politics at the door

There’s an ever so slight dip in the number of new Covid-19 cases in the country yesterday. Still, the number of active cases being treated are at an all-time high.

Recent surge in numbers has led to calls for the Batu Sapi state election to be postponed or left uncontested; while our young politicians want a political ceasefire (meaning no coups or elections!) – least til the health crisis is over. Ambitious? Or just plain nuts?

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