STILL reeling from the controversy surrounding MySejahtera data protection for contact tracing mobile applications, there have even been calls to discard the system now. Of course, that’s easier said than done.
The Malaysian Medical Association has said it is time to consider relinquishing the use of MySejahtera as the country transitions into the endemic phase, adding that the app’s scanning features are no longer beneficial.
Wong Chun Wai began his career as a journalist in Penang, and has served The Star for over 35 years in various capacities and roles. He is now group editorial and corporate affairs adviser to the group, after having served as group managing director/chief executive officer. On The Beat made its debut on Feb 23 1997 and Chun Wai has penned the column weekly without a break, except for the occasional press holiday when the paper was not published. In May 2011, a compilation of selected articles of On The Beat was published as a book and launched in conjunction with his 50th birthday. Chun Wai also comments on current issues in The Star.