It has never been such a prominent failure demonstrated by leadership and management in the Health Ministry of Malaysia. Actions, directions, and enforcement came very late while public education and prevention were not in priority. Situation worsen... after more than 2400 confirmed infection and 40+ death cases... the threat continues to haunt the general public. And the ministry is yet to formally declared all-out-effort to demonstrate their commitment to combat the epidemic.
Firstly, the Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai was not from a medical backround and can be ignorant, but having a team of well paid medical experts on the payroll who can form an advisory board, it is blatantly incompetent and irresponsible for a leader to betray the trust of citizen. May be, a politician who has no technical background ought not helm such a critical position. As the worst Health Minister in Malaysian history, he should be accountable to resign in shame or be fired.
And the Director General of the Health Ministry, Ismail Merican, equally demonstrated his incompetency. Public can only see him show face in press conference with the minister to announce the number of cases. Couldn't this be done by a press secretary? He, too, should be responsible for the failure to resign or be fired immediately.