Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia consisting of peninsular Malaysia and east Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia is located to the south of Thailand while the states of Sabah and Sarawak are on the Island of Borneo, which is located across the South China Sea. They share borders with the small country of Brunei and the Indonesian province of Kalimantan.
Malaysia is made up of thirteen states with three federal territories and each state has its own written constitution law, legislative assembly, and executive council, which reports to the the legislative body of a country or state and is led by a chief minister. The 3 federal territories are Kuala Lumpur’s capital city region, Putrajaya’s administrative capital, and the island of Labuan. The heads of state of Melaka, Penang, Sarawak, and Sabah are known as Yang di-Pertuan Negeri, meaning the state rulers. The state ruler acts on the recommendation of the state government and the constitution calls for federal parliamentary elections and state legislature elections to be held at least every five years. Hereditary rulers dominate the majority of the peninsular states. Sultans reign in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Selangor, and Terengganu, while Rajas rule in Perlis and the Yang di-Pertuan Besar rule in Negeri Sembilan.
The state of Selangor is often mentioned in news, especially on twitter due to the low supply of vaccines provided by the state. The number of supply and demand does not match evenly as the state of Selangor currently has more people living inside of and thus, many of the people cannot get their vaccine appointment as early as they want even though the dangerous wave of the pandemic has swept through the country with the 3rd wave. As of now, the situation is getting much better with more vaccines given to the people through various incentives such as, through walk-in appointments. Thus, one cannot help but think of the places used to give the vaccines needs some adjustable wall panel to separate each and every person for the vaccines to be given. With the Selangor Operable Wall System, the places can be divided much easier to accommodate the upcoming vaccine appointment.
A proper access to safe and effective vaccines is vital to eliminating the COVID-19 pandemic, so seeing so many vaccines in testing and development is quite encouraging. WHO is collaborating with multiple partners to develop, manufacture, and distribute safe and effective vaccinations so that is why there are vaccines such as Astrazaneca, Pfizer and others. Being vaccinated is not the reason for not exercising caution and putting ourselves and others at risk, especially as research is still ongoing into how well vaccines protect not just against diseases but also with infection and ongoing transmission. Although vaccines are a game-changer, for the time being, people must continue to wear masks, wash their hands, ensure proper ventilation indoors, and physically distance themselves and avoid the crowds. With that in mind, immunisation at the end will put an end to the epidemic and not the vaccine. Nonetheless, people must be assured of a fair and equitable access to vaccines, as well as that every country obtains them and can use them to safeguard its citizens.