A supporter of the People's Justice Party wears a Malaysian flag face mask outside the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur. The recent high-profile resignations have caused political instability in the country as it handles the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
Swee Kheng Khor
Opinion

Opinion

Swee Kheng Khor

How will Malaysia fight the coronavirus with no health minister amid political turmoil?

  • Interim Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad currently has no cabinet but Malaysia’s health system is resilient enough to excel despite the upheaval
  • The stability and skill within its Ministry of Health is one factor, as well as a tightly knit professional core that remains relatively independent of politics
A supporter of the People's Justice Party wears a Malaysian flag face mask outside the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur. The recent high-profile resignations have caused political instability in the country as it handles the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
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