No complete lockdown but more WFH, fewer business hours

KUALA LUMPUR: Additional restrictions for Malaysia’s ongoing Movement Control Order (MCO) will include mandating more employees work from home and limiting operating hours for businesses in a revised order of the third so-called total lockdown. Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Saturday (May 22) in a joint press conference with Health Ministry director-general Noor Hisham … Read more

Will COVID19 bring an end to globalisation?

The outbreak of the deadly COVID19 virus is threatening globalisation.Flights are not taking off. We are living in challenging times. We are in lockdown. Countries are closing borders and limiting entry to foreigners. Locals can’t leave their countries. Bilateral cooperation is also weakening with the collapse of intra-trade.While we do expect things to take a … Read more

China’s brutal, forceful lockdown worked!

China stunned the world after shutting down Wuhan, the centre of the coronavirus outbreak. It was to prevent further spread of the disease, officials say. Wuhan population of 11 million, and tens of millions more people in nearby cities were under lockdown. Many countries did not believe Beijing’s approach was effective. A brutal quarantine never … Read more