Ahead of the curve


Opened borders: A health worker administering a test at a Covid-19 screening centre at KLIA2. Malaysia began to allow quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated travellers from April 1. – Bloomberg

LET’S hope that the mandatory on-arrival antigen rapid test (RTK) at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) will be short-lived.

The issue is not the option of having to take the compulsory RTK tests at the airports or in health facilities within 48 hours, but its need in the first place.

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Wong  Chun Wai

Wong Chun Wai

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.

   

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