covid-19

  • Sharing is not ALWAYS caring

    The Covid-19 virus evidently reached Malaysia in January 2020. As time passed by, the pandemic was getting serious, forcing the government to implement the Movement Control Order (MCO) on 18 March  2020. Since then, everything has been  different. Our movements are  restricted and we are forced to  practise new...
  • The raya dilemma: How COVID-19 has robbed Eidul Fitri off its’ lustre

    As Ramadan moves into its last ten days, Muslims around the world have stepped up the gear in making preparations to celebrate Eidul Fitri or Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Unlike in previous years, however, the mood to celebrate raya seems rather sombre, no thanks to COVID-19. The lacklustre atmosphere perhaps...
  • Some useful tips for avoiding farcical situation while working from home  

    Three years ago, an American academician, Professor Robert Kelly became internet sensation as a video clip showing him interrupted by his two little children during a live video interview on British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) went viral.  During the incident, Professor Kelly was being interviewed from his home, discussing a...
  • Teaching and Learning during MCO Period: Challenges and Opportunities

    As the first Movement Control Order (MCO) coincided with the school holiday, to many of the school students, it was the most unexpected but most welcomed news as it was going to be a long school holiday. The original one week holiday had then turned into a so-called ‘prolonged’...
  • Entering the CMCO: How the public could function as monitoring agent  

    May 4, 2020 marked the beginning of Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). Under the CMCO, several business sectors are allowed to resume. Sports enthusiasts can also feel huge relief as they can restart doing activities such as jogging and cycling as well as taking parts in team sports activities...
  • The enemy within: attitude as the deciding factor in COVID-19 war

    During his televised speech in conjunction with the Workers’ Day, Prime Minister Tan Sri Dato’ Hj Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin announced that the government has decided to relax some restrictions stipulated in the Movement Control Order (MCO) beginning 4 May 2020. Many business activities will be allowed to start operation...
  • The effects of MCO on human lifestyles: A comical look

    When the Coronavirus infection case was first detected, nobody expected it to become a pandemic that would affect the whole world. Most of us thought it was just a problem in China, hitting only the Chinese in Wuhan or cities in the Hubei Province.  Then, suddenly the virus spread...
  • COVID-19: Current Challenges and Future Sustainability Opportunities

    The Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services 2019, reported that one-third of the world’s top topsoil degraded, more than 85 percent of the wetlands have been lost, 32 percent of the world’s forest have been destroyed, at least 55% of the ocean area covered by industrial fishing, 33...
  • Earth needs a break: Give it a rest

    The main engine of climate change is greenhouse effect. After the greenhouse gases sent to the atmosphere and entrapped more radiated solar heat from the Earth’s surface, raised the world temperature, and altered global climate patterns. Until recent, very much of heat and carbon dioxide have been absorbed by...