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The Treatment of Non-Citizens during Covid-19
17 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Malaysia has been lauded as an example of a success story in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. While our public health authorities have received well-deserved praise for their handling of the crisis, there have also been concerns regarding the treatment of vulnerable communities such as refugees, undocumented migrants and foreign workers. The Al-Jazeera documentary controversy and the subsequent response by the Malaysian government exposed a dilemma governments face in times of Covid-19 – do we differentiate between citizens and non-citizens? How do we ensure inclusivity in our response to Covid-19 while also recognising that our public services are funded by Malaysian taxpayers?