Remembering the departed
The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed over 22,000 lives to date, but the restrictions on social gatherings have disrupted grieving rituals for many Malaysians. A group of volunteers has initiated an online memorial as a way to remember the departed, which began with a tweet by journalist Aidila Razak. We speak to two volunteers behind the Covid-19 Memorial Malaysia on the project's aims, as well as the challenges of reporting on loss during the pandemic.
Volunteers launch COVID-19 memorial website to remember those lost during pandemic
A group of Malaysians have put together their time and skills to launch an online memorial dedicated to honouring the memories of those killed by the COVID-19 virus. The site began taking submissions on 30 August and when it launched on Malaysia Day, it already had hundreds of memorials.
Malaysians create online memorial for those who died of COVID-19
More than a dozen volunteers created an online memorial to honor those who lost their lives to COVID-19 in Malaysia. There were 349 individuals named in the virtual memorial and more will be added later. The website went live on Malaysia Day yesterday and compared itself to the National Monument in Kuala Lumpur honoring the lives of those lost in battle.
Malaysians unite to create Covid-19 memorial website
PETALING JAYA: When Malaysia reached the grim mark of 10,000 deaths due to Covid-19, journalist Aidila Razak felt she needed to do something about it. “Having to process information on these deaths daily made me realise the details shared, which included the age of the person, where they had passed away or whether they had comorbidities, felt rather impersonal.
Memorial dalam talian dilancar bagi mengenang korban Covid-19
Setakat ini sudah lebih 22,000 kematian akibat pandemik Covid-19 telah dilaporkan dan ia dijangka terus meningkat pada masa akan datang. Bagi mengenang setiap mangsa yang terkorban akibat wabak yang berbahaya ini, sekumpulan sukarelawan melancarkan memorial dalam talian dengan ...