MMA has received information that many of our doctors who supported the Code Black and Black Monday campaign organised by the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) have been investigated by police officers. Pending further information, we feel this is unnecessary, and can be seen as a form of harassment towards a simple solidarity campaign.
Although MMA is aware that the PDRM is allowed to conduct investigations, we strongly condemn the nature of this exercise targeting doctors who have supported our campaign, which champions the rights of health care workers in the country.
The involved doctors carried out their duties diligently while displaying their solidarity for health care workers. Medical officers, like any other Malaysian, have the right to stand up, at the very least by the show of colour.
The involved doctors have been traumatised by the incident and have reported the details of the incident to us through our representatives.
MMA has many times reiterated that the CodeBlack and Black Monday campaigns have nothing to do with other similarly colour-coded campaigns.
We have also briefed the Ministry of Health regarding our campaign and its demands during our last meeting.
MMA is in the midst of engaging independent legal advice, and will alert the legal authorities with regards to this problem, and to provide the support and assistance needed in addressing it.
We are in the midst of reaching out to the chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Bar for help, and we will inform members of the outcome accordingly.
We urge all other doctors with similar experiences to immediately inform Section Concerning House Officers, Medical Officers, and Specialists (SCHOMOS) representatives whose contacts are available on our official website, or email us at [email protected] . We can also be contacted at 03-40411375.
In light of this matter, MMA aims to collaborate with the relevant parties to organise a virtual event to disseminate information regarding their rights and the legal perspectives of the issues faced by government doctors.
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