Muslim Professionals Forum takes a particular interest in the ongoing social media exchange concerning one of our Board of Directors, Dato’ Dr Musa Mohd Nordin.

His recent tweet on Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin’s large scale sanitisation operations has garnered much attention and unwarranted attacks.

Here is his tweet in full

OMG! This is both silly and irresponsible. Depriving our last line of defense screening and live-saving #COVID19 patients in ICU. Best she #StayHome and not make a fool of herself!

Dr Musa has been at the forefront of not only medical matters in this country, but also humanitarian relief work here and the world over.

As Chairman of the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) Advisory Council, he has expertise in this field and his views are highly sought after and adhered to.

As an expert, he understands the seriousness of the situation and the need to stay ahead of the curve. To do this, we must live by clearly laid out guidelines by not only Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH) but worldwide bodies.

Dr Musa’s comments were clearly consistent with MOH guidelines and it’s Director General’s various statements on this outbreak.

Calling out the irresponsible act of a large gathering of people when there is an existing Movement Control Order (MCO) was the right thing to do. So was the utilization of so many PPE’s (Personal Protective Equipment) at a time when the frontliners are facing a dire shortage.

The world is battling a pandemic unheard of in recent times. In mitigating it, the MCO has been in place since 17th March and it is imperative that everyone complies. Ministers included.

Board of Directors
Muslim Professionals Forum
1 April 2020