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[Webinar] COVID-19 Pandemic: Dealing with Surging Cases and Deaths in Malaysia


[Webinar] COVID-19 Pandemic: Dealing with Surging Cases and Deaths in Malaysia

Webinar title: COVID-19 Pandemic: Dealing with Surging Cases and Deaths in Malaysia
Date: 25 September 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 2.00 PM MYT

Registration link: https://bit.ly/aeiumacwebinar


  1. Professor M Dato' Dr. Rishya Manikam (Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya)  
    - How are hospitals handling the surging COVID-19 cases and deaths.
  2. Dr. Khor Swee Kheng (United Nations University - International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH))
    - Prevailing SOPs, National Recovery Plan and Efforts to contain the spread of COVID19.
  3. Dato' Dr. Madeline Berma (Human Rights Commission Malaysia (SUHAKAM))
    - Socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 on the poor.

Moderator: Distinguished Professor Dato' Dr. Rajah Rasiah, Asia- Europe Institute (AEI)

Emcee: Alexander Lourdes Samy, Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya

Organizers: AEI and UMAC

About the speakers

  • Senior Consultant Trauma (UMSC), Head of Trauma Emergency & Acute Care (UMMC) - academic, research & clinical.
  • >20 Years experience in Healthcare. Played various Leadership roles incl. National Chairman of Conjoint Board Emergency Medicine.
  • Trained more than 1/3rd Trauma & Emergency Physician in Malaysia (local & international emergency physicians), Clinical Masters and Supervised various MsC & PHD candidates at Faculty of Medicine,UM.
  • Consulted & supported the setup of Trauma & Emergency in Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Sudan, Chaad and India.
  • Co-authored >80 research articles with 1178 citations in various scientific journal. (e.g. PLOS)
  • Founder of Live Savers Training & Consultancy with >5000 trained in Life Saving Courses, i.e. ACLS, ATLS, PALS, NRP, BLS, BOFA, Resus Scrub Nurse (RSN)
  • Medical Director for Transfame Oil & Gas (Shell Contractor) Offshore Medical Operations.

Dr Khor Swee Kheng specialises in health systems & policies and global health, with fellowships at Chatham House, the United Nations University (UNU-IIGH) and ISIS Malaysia. Previously, he held progressively senior practitioner roles in clinical medicine, refugee relief, clinical research and pharma anti-corruption. In these roles, he was based in Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Shanghai and Paris, covering >90 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He holds postgraduate degrees in internal medicine (Royal College of Physicians), public health (Berkeley) and public policy (Oxford), and has published >150 articles in international media, think-tanks and academic journals.

Madeline Berma received her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Hull, England; Masters of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison USA; and Bachelors of Economics (Honors) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She currently serves as the Commissioner, Human Rights Commission Malaysia (SUHAKAM) and the Commissioner, Malaysia Competition Commission (MYCC), Fellow of Academy of Sciences Malaysia and senior fellow of Institut Masa Depan Malaysia (MASA). She is an Honorary Professor at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (2021-2022), Adjunct Professor, Taylors University Malaysia (2021-2022). She is currently a member of the Sarawak Economic Action Council (SEAC) and Majlis Tindakan Kemakmuran Bersama (MTKB). Madeline is an expert on development studies. She leads research, and publishes academic papers on poverty, rural development and indigenous communities and women. Her research had contributed to policy making on poverty and socioeconomic development of rural communities in Malaysia. Madeline was appointed by the Government to serve as a member of 7 national-level consultative committees and was conferred several awards for her contribution.

Rajah Rasiah is Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Asia Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya. He obtained his doctorate in Economics from Cambridge University in 1992 and was a Rajawali fellow at Harvard University in 2014. Among his external positions include: Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, the Technology Management and Development Centre at Oxford University, the Centre for Rising Powers, Cambridge University, and UNITEN. He was also one of the principal authors of UNIDO’s 2009 flagship report, and one of the editors of the 2015 UNESCO Science Report. He is the 2014 recipient of the Celso Furtado prize from the World Academy of Sciences for advancing the frontiers of social science thought. In light of his scholastic contributions, Malaysia's Ministry of Higher Education conferred him the award of Distinguished Professor in Economics in 2017. He was awarded the Merdeka Prize for academic excellence in 2018, and conferred the title, Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Perak in 2019.

Last Updated: 09/09/2021