This is the third and final set of building blocks for a pandemic exit strategy—a series of publications initiated on 17 June, 2021 suggesting specific goals, strategies and tactics to complement recently announced steps by the government towards national recovery, whereby it aims to "exit" the Covid-19 pandemic in four phases. In Part 1 of the exit strategy building blocks released on 17 June 2021, we also reiterated, using fundamental principles of economic theory, that the current pandemic-induced crisis is fundamentally different from past crises , which require a comprehensive strategic approach towards a gradual reopening of the economy. Positioning its strategy in the uniqueness of the current pandemic-induced crisis, EMIR Research has suggested the following strategy based on 3 + 1 main strategic thrusts , which are: 1. Protecting lives and livelihoods 2. Education emergency response 3. National reconciliation 4. National economic recovery ... » Learn More about Exit Strategy Building Blocks for Malaysia – Part 3
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One of the most annoying finds that can happen during your trip is to lose your credit card, or worst, have someone steal it and your money. This type of situation can be avoided if you take some measures to protect your cards and avoid unauthorised charges. We guide you step by step in how to protect your card, what to do if you are a fraud victim and how to dispute charges so you can get your money back. 1. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOUR CREDIT CARD BEFORE YOUR TRIP GET AN RFID BLOCKED WALLET To avoid having your credit card details falling into the hands of thieves, get an RFID blocked wallet. This will prevent you from having your cards scanned or read unintentionally. CHOOSE ONLY ONE CREDIT CARD TO TAKE WITH YOU You don't need a multitude of cards, especially if you are travelling for a short period. Take just one credit card with you and pick the one that rewards you with miles or points for overseas transactions. RECORD YOUR CREDIT CARD DETAILS In case ... » Learn More about What to do if you experience credit card fraud while travelling?
Andrea Ngombet remembers the moment he saw the internet go dark from afar. It was March 2016, and presidential elections in the Republic of the Congo were underway. Ngombet, an outspoken Congolese human rights advocate who lives abroad, was monitoring the situation from his home base in France, checking in regularly with democracy activists on the ground. Then, suddenly, his contacts’ internet and mobile connections went dead and their communication came to a halt. He knew their tenuous virtual connection had flickered out. After the digital blackout, Ngombet held his breath for updates — to make sure “everyone was ok, not arrested, or, worse, killed.” When he finally heard back from everyone, he felt a rush of relief. “It was a blur,” he recalls of their time in the digital dark. Five years later, Ngombet has similar concerns about the vulnerability of the country’s internet and mobile networks as it heads into another presidential election. Non-military voters ... » Learn More about Digital rights activists fear internet blackouts as voting kicks off in the Republic of the Congo