Kamal Amzan

Kamal Amzan

Dr Kamal Amzan is the CEO of a private hospital with a background in Public Health. On Twitter @drkamalamzan and facebook.com/DrKamalAmzan.

Recent Opinions

  • 1 month ago

    Drawing the line between faith and justice

  • 11 months ago

    To survive, evolve

  • 1 year ago

    Covid-19, beyond numbers

  • 2 years ago

    Education is the engine for growth and change

More from Kamal Amzan

  • 3 years ago

    Best for your kid, best for the country

    DECEMBER 17 — I spoke to a parent whose child was admitted for measles recently and we discussed the potential places he could have contracted the infection from. But given that...

  • 3 years ago

    HIV isn't a crime, its discrimination is

    DECEMBER 4 ― I remembered a patient of mine ― Mr A. A seasoned drug user with HIV who came in and out of the hospital for various lung and brain infections. He would also...

  • 3 years ago

    Peace isn’t the absence of chaos

    DECEMBER 1 — Abraham Maslow said, “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you will treat everything as if they were nails.” How apt.  Especially when the Malaysian...

  • 3 years ago

    Real leaders say 'Let's go!'

    NOVEMBER 20 ― I recently attended an Outward Bound programme in Lumut. It was meant to take you away from modern distractions, comfort, so you can focus on their strengths....

  • 4 years ago

    Getting our priorities right

    FEBRUARY 6 — I think it’s cute that Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) thinks that all it takes to get people to cycle... is to paint a lane blue.  The lane cuts through the...

  • 4 years ago

    Racism isn’t patriotism

    JANUARY 24 — I wonder at what age most Malaysians are taught about tolerance. About race and religion.  For me, it was at school and I was a slow learner at that — not...

  • 4 years ago

    Calories can’t tell the time

    JANUARY 11 — A United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation report revealed that Malaysians consume an average of 2,910 calories daily. And our neighbours? Indonesians...

  • 4 years ago

    Is courtesy extinct?

    JANUARY 4 — You don’t go around calling people fat. Unsightly. Ugly.  Even if they are all that. Neither do you brag about the trip you’ve taken to Europe or the...

  • 4 years ago

    The difference between sensitivity and intolerance

    DECEMBER 27 — Let’s get this right. There’s a difference between being sensitive and being intolerant. The former goes with respect, manners and forms the building blocks of...

  • 4 years ago

    The sanctity of life on Malaysian roads

    DECEMBER 18 — I was in an accident a few months back.  I was driving to Ipoh when a big black bag appeared in front of me. Perhaps it was my medical background, or more...

  • 5 years ago

    An independent nation that is truly Merdeka

    AUGUST 23 ― There are places in Sabah where children wake up at 3.30am to go to school. And start walking there at 4.30am. They are not your average students who are picked up...

  • 5 years ago

    Lessons of Ramadan

    JULY 4 — It has been an interesting Ramadan for me.  I’ve lost weight. Got to finish a lot of work without being distracted by chips, peanuts, biscuits. Office is...

  • 5 years ago

    Vaccinations work... do it now!

    JUNE 29 ― Christopher Columbus introduced among others smallpox, measles, whooping cough, chicken pox, typhus to the Americas in 1492. That exposure, according to the Journal of...

  • 5 years ago

    Mothers and their children should not be separated

    MAY 19 ― Unless the mother is physically, psychologically and emotionally unfit to be around her child, we should do all we can to preserve that union. Neither religion nor...

  • 6 years ago

    Time to take care of our doctors

    MAY 11 ― You don’t need to be very smart to be someone important in Malaysia, do you? Expensive tolls? Use non-tolled roads. Expensive chicken? Eat fish. Grow...