By Lim Guan Eng
Muhyiddin Yassin is the worst Prime Minister in history by implementing the Hotspot Identification for Dynamic Engagement (Hide) system last night, ordering all locations listed under Hide to close immediately for three days.
This is an irresponsible government that issues a last-minute directive, without any consideration for the heavy financial losses that would be incurred by businesses, especially SMEs.
There is also double standard, in that public transport stations and terminals flagged by the HIDE system will remain open whilst shops on the transport stations have to close. The government better makes up its mind whether shops in the transport stations are the source of infections or it is the transport stations themselves?
Further, the HIDE system appears to punish good behaviour by targeting those establishments that provide data obediently but lets off those that fail to comply and hence are not on the databank.
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