Social activist calls for assistance to be given to all, especially lower income groups in light of pandemic crisis

Datuk Seri Ang Lai Soon (File Photo).

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KUCHING, Jan 31: Assistance must be given to all, especially those in lower income groups in light of the pandemic crisis, said social activist Datuk Seri Ang Lai Soon.

Describing the pandemic as the de facto third world war, Ang stressed that the enemy is not human beings, but a crafty and invisible virus which attacks without the conventional firearms.

He said the entire human race is fighting back with the endless vaccines being rolled out by the same countries, which normally supply firearms and ammunition of all descriptions to nations caught in political, ethnic and religious conflicts.

“These deals are in trillions of dollars, and now these very countries are selling the vaccines to all the countries globally, if they can afford them.

“As long as the human race has to live in fear with stringent measures, and to lead the life of a face-covered “highway man”, human existence becomes less meaningful. So, what can we do?

“We must all make some sacrifices for the long-term benefits, or we will have to carry on living the way we do now since the pandemic,” he said in a statement today.

Ang pointed out that financial institutions are making enormous profits must not act like money-making machines, not taking into consideration the plight and sufferings of the majority of people.

He opined any form of profiteering should not be allowed at all in this trying time as it is considered immoral.

“Our new year resolution ideally should be to be united to fight a common enemy.

“Together we can end this so called new normal, so we can lead a normal meaningful life of freedom, within the framework of the law, and hopefully happiness, when all can rebuild the almost ruined life and economy,” he said. — DayakDaily