Singapore introduces COVID 19 electronic bracelets. And media freedom in Malaysia
August 11, 2020
One in four Victorians supposed to be self-isolating for COVID-19 were found to be not at home. Starting today Singapore will allow some new arrivals to wear an electronic bracelet, instead of quarantining in a state-run facility. Could this be a more effective way to monitor those who should be staying at home?.
And in Kuala Lumpur, the offices of Al Jazeera were raided by the police because the government objected to the Australian journalist’s negative report on the treatment of undocumented foreign workers. It’s just the latest in a series of government responses to criticism that have many concerned for media freedom in Malaysia.