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THE best traits of Malaysians continue to support frontliners in the fight against Covid-19, with diverse individuals and groups working together. These groups source different types of personal protective equipment, distribute foodstuff that provides nutrition and immunity for medical and security staff, and coordinate deliveries to ensure a maximum number of people can be reached with fewer journeys.
ONE school I keep returning to is SMK Tunku Besar Burhanuddin, partly due to its connection with the family – Tunku Besar Burhanuddin ibni Yamtuan Antah is my great-grandfather – and partly because it is located next door to Istana Besar Seri Menanti in Negri Sembilan.
MALAYSIA’S performance in the recently-released Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 2019 is our best ever, ranking 43rd out of 167 countries and territories, and scoring 7.16 points out of 10, with individual scores of 9.17 for Electoral Process and Pluralism, 7.86 for Functioning of Government, 6.67 for Political Participation, 6.25 for Political Culture, and 5.88 for Civil Liberties.