592 Covid-19 Deaths Placed Malaysia As World’s No. 4 Country In Daily Deaths
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As of yesterday (12 September), a total of 592 deaths in Malaysia placed the country 4th across the world in daily Covid-19 deaths. Our country ranks below Russia at 796 deaths, Mexico at 699 deaths, and Brazil at 635 deaths. Sadly, we overtook countries like the U.S., India, and the UK which have the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases.
DAP leader, Lim Kit Siang mentioned that Malaysia is now in a worse state than the U.S. during the end of the Trump presidency in January 2021. “For Malaysians who still have doubts, this is a fresh reminder that the Covid-19 pandemic poses an existential threat to Malaysia and Malaysians must place a moratorium on all differences and think of the country more than anything else and to unite and single-mindedly win the losing war against the 21-month Covid-19 pandemic.”
The Iskandar Puteri MP said the newly appointed Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, will need to summon a top-level meeting of Malaysians, including experts in the public and private health sectors to re-strategise how Malaysia can work through its worst Covid-19 stage. “We must give Malaysians hope and confidence that Malaysians can subordinate their differences in the next 12 to 18 months to win the losing war against the Covid-19 pandemic and reset the institutional and parliamentary structures for Malaysia to set out again to be a world-class great nation,” he said.
“When Parliament convenes on Monday, we would be ranked the world’s No. 21 among nations with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases as we would have joined 20 other countries with more than two million cumulative total of Covid-19 cases, and neared the 21,000-mark for Covid-19 deaths,” he added.