While some like former minister Rafidah Aziz have been quick to criticise the government's Covid-19 recovery plan, others appreciate it as a practical and timely framework for moving on.
While other Israeli leaders have made their strong relationship with Washington a cornerstone in their politics, Netanyahu’s political style was essentially American from the start.
The Malaysian government has been condemning xenophobia at international fora and should do the same in the country.
Bad experiences with government institutions are a dime a dozen but the men and women behind the national Covid-19 vaccination programme provide a glimpse of what the country could be.
The better way is for government to simply work together UNHCR, civil societies and grassroot organisations in order to facilitate the vaccination process.