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Under the movement control order, the government has imposed roadblocks and closures, deployed drones and arrested people for not complying. BFM speaks to Melissa Sasidaran, director at Lawyers For Liberty, about what is happening on the ground.

Produced by Sim Wie Boon

Presented by Roshan Kanesan, Noelle Lim and Khoo Hsu Chuang

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Gursharan Singh
Gursharan Singh
2 Apr 2020 12.04pm

Million-dollar wire transfers to strangers. Rumors of hidden supplies in forgotten warehouses. Wheeler-dealers trying to talk regulators and customs officials into letting that one precious shipment through. Global desperation to protect front-line medical workers battling the coronavirus epidemic has spurred a mad international scramble for masks and other protective gear. Governments, hospital chains, clinics and entrepreneurs are scouring the world for personal protective equipment they can buy or sell — and a new type of trader has sprung up to make that happen…[Full article in NY Times 1.4.20]
COMMENTS:Profits from the misery of others who are the most vulnerablle – GREEDY VULTURES – ARE POLITICAL LEADERS INVOLVED VIA COLLUSION?