Kit Siang: What is the use of the bloated Cabinet meeting? #en

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By Lim Kit Siang

What is the use of the bloated Cabinet meeting every Wednesday when it does not have the political will or courage to take critical decisions affecting good governance and upholding the rule of law?

The Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong has said that he will present the report on the collision between two Light Rail Transit (LRT) trains on May 24 at the cabinet meeting today.

Wee said he is satisfied with the report prepared by a nine-member investigation committee, headed by Transport Ministry secretary-general Isham Ishak.

He said: “It was indeed professionally done, comprehensive in its details, and completed within the 14-day period given to them.”

The more important question is whether the report and its recommendations will be made public after the Cabinet meeting.

What is the use of the bloated Cabinet meeting every Wednesday when it does not have the political will or courage to take critical decisions affecting good governance and upholding the rule of law, as in making public the report on the worst collision of two LRT trains on the underground stretch between the KLCC and Kg Baru stations on May 24, 2021, leaving 166 passengers with minor injuries and 47 others needing hospital treatment?

In fact, the Cabinet had never been so irrelevant and inconsequential in the history of Malaysia than in the last five months of the emergency.

If Cabinet still play an important role in Malaysia , it must deal courageously with at least ten important issues:

1. Make public the report on the collision between two LRT trains on May 24, 2021;

2. Explain why Malaysia has become one of the worst performing nations in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic to the extent that the Japanese government had included Malaysia as one of the 10 countries which it wanted the Olympics Games organising committee to consider denying entry for its participants because of a surge in Covid-19 cases.

3. Reiterate topmost priority should be given to the Covid-19 pandemic and the national vaccination rollout to achieve herd immunity against Covid-19 in Malaysia and overrule the Home Minister, Hamzah Zainuddin who wanted to launch raids and arrests of undocumented migrant which will drive them into hiding and refuse to co-operate with the national vaccination rollout.

4. Announce an amnesty for all undocumented migrants to secure their trust and confidence to co-operate with the national vaccination rollout to achieve herd immunity against Covid-19 in Malaysia.

5. End the Covid-19 SOP flip-flops, U-turns, double-standards and frequent Ministerial dogfights whether Ismail-Amin or Hamzah-Khairy which have continued to undermine public trust and confidence in the government handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

6. Announce the time-line for each state to achieve herd immunity against Covid-19 and to accelerate and complete the national vaccination roll-out by Malaysia Day on September 16, 2021.

7. Instruct the Home Affairs Minister to hold a public inquiry into every custodial death whether in police or prison custody, especially the cases of lorry-driver Umar Faruq Abdullah @ Hermananthan, security guard S. Sivabalan, A. Ganapathy and Surendran Shanker who died after being held at the Simpang Rengam prison.

8. Respond positively to the call by the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ), Gerakan Media Merdeka (Geramm) and National Union of Journalists (NUJM) alarmed by the frequent use of harassment tactics by the government towards the media.

9. End the emergency declared on January 11, 2021 to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, as the emergency is not the solution to the Covid-19 pandemic but an aggravating factor in worsening the deficit in public trust and confidence in the government handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

10. Convene Parliament immediately to firstly restore public trust and confidence in the government handling of the war against the Covid-19 pandemic and secondly, to spearhead a national mobilisation of Malaysians through a genuine “whole-of-society” strategy and approach in the war against the Covid-19 pandemic and to accelerate the national vaccination rollout.

How many of these 10 items would the Cabinet dare to commit today?

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, 9th June 2021)

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美盈问凯里:为何疫苗接种数据组无法提取乐龄人士和优先接种群体的名单 #zh

引自 杨美盈


疫苗接种特工队 (CITF) 需要加强数据管理能力,以实现“全国冠病免疫计划”第二阶段目标

最近,MySejahtera 增添了几项新功能,其中一个是60岁以上已经注册但还未获得预约的乐龄人士人。这表示,耗资 7000 万令吉的 “全国冠病免疫计划” 数据整合及预约系统甚至不具备基本的数据管理能力。

实际上,从疫苗登记的数据库和疫苗接种进度的追踪系统中,MySejahtera 应该可以从用户在注册疫苗中所填写的年龄和地址,追踪那些60岁以上但仍未接种疫苗的人和他们的地址。这甚至可以用 Microsoft Excel 中简单的过滤、排序和逻辑功能来完成,为什么耗费7000 万令吉的数据系统做不到?

此外,在疫苗注册过程中,人们被要求回答几个问题,包括他们是否是残疾人或有任何合并症(如果是,请勾选哪种合并症)。 这些都是第二阶段“全国冠病免疫计划”的目标人士,他们理应通过数据整合及预约系统的演算获得预约。 为什么没有完成? 相反的,许多优先接种人士需要人手安排疫苗接种。

让我举一个简单的实地例子。我们的办公室得知麻坡县(涵盖3个国会选区— 巴莪、麻坡和峇吉里)的疫苗接种中心在2021年5月30日已经为1957年或更早出生的乐龄人士接种疫苗。于是,我们向麻坡县的居民发出通知,让那些人士向我们办公室登记以便找出落空的老年人,并准备一份备用名单让疫苗接种中心工作人员联系他们。从那时起,我们接到了 500 多个来电。甚至有80多岁患有合并症的老年人没获得疫苗接种预约。 虽然我们可以在地方层面通过替疫苗接种中心提供备用名单来解决这些问题,但这种情况也说明,花费7000万令吉的数据整合及预约系统存在严重缺陷。

据此,我想请全国新冠疫苗接种计划协调部长凯里回答,为何疫苗接种特工队的数据组无法从数据库中提取乐龄人士和优先接种群体的名单,并为他们安排相应的预约?疫苗接种特工队需要加强数据管理能力,以确保“全国冠病免疫计划”第二阶段的目标尽快实现。此外,凯里应该公开耗费7000 万令吉建立这系统的背后团队的资格和能力,因为他们处理数据的能力正受到严重怀疑。




LaLiga’s week review

What has been going on in LaLiga this past week? Here’s all you need to know from around Spanish football this week, from Ancelotti’s shock return at Real Madrid to Barcelona’s flurry of new signings. 

Girona and Rayo Vallecano will fight it out for the final LaLiga Santander spot 

The final of the LaLiga SmartBank promotion playoffs is set, with Girona and Rayo Vallecano set to do battle over two legs for the final spot in the top flight next season. Both sides were relegated from LaLiga Santander in 2018/19 and now have the opportunity to come back up: the first leg in Vallecas will take place on June 13th and the second leg in Girona will be on June 20th.    

Koeman is staying on at Barcelona 

Barcelona have confirmed that their coach for 2021/22 will be Ronald Koeman, with club president Joan Laporta announcing this past week that the Dutchman is staying on for another season. In his first year in the Camp Nou dugout, Koeman led the team to the Copa del Rey title.  

Real Madrid’s coach Carlo Ancelotti looks on before their King’s Cup final soccer match against Barcelona at Mestalla stadium in Valencia April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN – Tags: SPORT SOCCER)CODE: X00213

Ancelotti returns to Real Madrid 

Over in the Spanish capital, Real Madrid have hired their new coach: Carlo Ancelotti has returned to the club that he coached between 2013 and 2015. The Italian replaces Zinedine Zidane and has signed a three-year deal at the Bernabéu. Having won the league in Italy, England, France and Germany, he’ll now target his first LaLiga Santander title.  

Barcelona bring in three new signings 

Barcelona have completed three new signings this week. First up was Sergio Agüero on Monday, followed by the return of centre-back Eric Garcia on Tuesday. The following day, Barça revealed they’d acquired the full rights for Real Betis right-back Emerson Royal, activating a pre-existing purchase option. Definitely an exciting week for blaugrana fans.  

Jan Oblak, LaLiga Santander Player of the Month for May 

The final month of LaLiga Santander was packed full of drama and action, with Atlético de Madrid ultimately winning the title. Their goalkeeper Jan Oblak was deservedly named as the Player of the Month for May, collecting more votes than Borja Iglesias, Carlos Soler, Casemiro, Gerard Moreno, Joselu and Santi Mina.  

Miranda’s Real Betis story continues 

After spending last season on loan at Real Betis from Barcelona, left-back Juan Miranda is staying on at the Benito Villamarín. He has joined Real Betis on a permanent transfer, after an agreement was reached between the two clubs, thus returning to his hometown club.  

Miñambres stays on at RC Celta 

RC Celta and sporting director Felipe Miñambres have reached an agreement which will see him stay on at the Galician club for another season. Miñambres has put together a strong squad at Balaídos, with Celta recovering from an uneven start to finish a very creditable eighth last season. European qualification is definitely the target for this Celta side next season.  

LaLiga and PUMA launch the 2021/22 ball 

Thoughts now turn to the 2021/22 season, with LaLiga and PUMA presenting the ball that will be used in the upcoming campaign. The design of the new ACCELERATE football pays tribute to the energy present in fire. Many of the PUMA athletes present in LaLiga Santander took part in a campaign for the new ball’s launch, including 2020/21 champions Jan Oblak and Luis Suárez.  

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LaLiga 2020-21 Stats

This season’s LaLiga Santander campaign threw up drama until the final second. Here’s a look at the top statistical performers who made this season so memorable. 

Top scorers: 

FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi’s 30 goals were enough to see him top the LaLiga goalscoring standings for the eighth time in his career. He was followed by Villarreal CF’s Gerard Moreno – who picked up his second Zarra award for the top-scoring Spanish player in the division – and Karim Benzema of Real Madrid, both with 23. 

Most passes: 

Barcelona lived up to their passing tradition once again this season, with the Frenkie de Jong (2,785) and Sergio Busquets (2,682) leading the way across LaLiga Santander. de Jong has quickly established himself as the heartbeat of the blaugrana midfield since joining from Ajax in 2019, with many considering him to be the heir of former passing maestros Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta at the Camp Nou. Third place went to Villarreal’s Dani Parejo (2,668), who impressed in his first season at the Estadio de la Ceramica.  

Most assists: 

RC Celta’s Iago Aspas put together another very strong season, leading his side to an impressive eighth place finish after a slow start. Aspas was one of just two players to register double digits for goals and assists in LaLiga Santander along with Marcos Llorente, providing 13 assists for his teammates. Atletico de Madrid’s Marcos Llorente followed in second with 11, with Toni Kroos of Germany in third with 10.  

Most interceptions: 

Real Madrid’s title charge was driven from the midfield, with Casemiro, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos proving influential in both defence and attack in the final stretch. Casemiro has for many years been among the best defensive midfielders in LaLiga Santander, and this season was no different. The Brazilian registered the most interceptions in the league (70), followed by SD Eibar’s Anaitz Arbilla (69) and Real Betis’ Guido Rodriguez (68).  

Most take-ons: 

Attacking marvel Lionel Messi topped the dribbling rankings once again, registering 159 across the season. His tally was far ahead of the rest of the pack; SD Huesca full-back Javi Galan came in second with 121, and Real Betis midfielder Nabil Fekir in third with 85. 

Most saves: 

The 2020/21 season saw some phenomenal performances between the sticks, nowhere more so than in the Spanish capital where the form of Jan Oblak was crucial in Atletico de Madrid’s title win. The Slovenian keeper made 103 saves across the campaign, ahead of Elche CF’s Edgar Badia (95) – whose saves helped his side stay up on the final day of the season –, Valencia CF’s Jaume Domenech (90) and Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois (90).  

Most minutes played: 

This category is often dominated by goalkeepers and this season was no exception. Three keepers were ever present through the campaign, playing every minute of every game (3,420 minutes): Alex Remiro (Real Sociedad), Jan Oblak (Atletico de Madrid) and Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid).  

Most clearances: 

CA Osasuna’s hometown centre-back David Garcia led the league in clearances this season (170), anchoring a top ten defence in terms of goals conceded. D. Alaves’ French centre-back Florian Lejeune ranked in second with 145, followed by Villarreal’s experienced defensive leader Raul Albiol (139).  

Most free-kick goals: 

Another ranking topped by Lionel Messi. The Argentine continued to be deadly from set-pieces, netting three times to take his total in LaLiga to an incredible 39. He also led the way in free-kicks on target, with 12 – three times more than his closest challenger. D. Alaves’ Joselu ranked in second with two, with a host of other stars, including Dani Parejo (Villarreal), Luis Suarez (Atletico de Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Nabil Fekir (Real Betis) and Iago Aspas (RC Celta) with one.  

Most duels won: 

The aforementioned Joselu had a great season in the blue and white of Alaves and was a key factor up front in their late run to survival under coach Javi Calleja. His 378 duels won led the league, ahead of Eibar’s Kike Garcia (337) and Huesca’s Javi Galan (321).  

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