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2021, A Wet Beginning

Dated 2021G Jan 11 Mon 27 J-Awal 1442H

2021. The first day of new year was the first day of Q16 of the re-MCO for the capital states and certain areas in other states. Initially it was intended to Jan 14 Thu only, but perhaps seeing the positives still in the thousands daily, the re-MCO was announced to be extended direct to Mar 31 Wed. Done were the R-Q15, Q14, Q13, R-Q12, R-Q11, R-Q10, R-Q9, R-Q8, R-Q7, R-Q6, R-Q5, R-Q4, R-Q3, R-Q2, and R-Q1 since 2020 Jun 10 Wed.

Jan 1 Fri 17 J-Awal 1442H was Malaysia new year break, but the state like TRG, Fri is already the weekend. DRVTGG with NA in TAV, bye-ing the 3-beradik CB-SB-ASRI, and ALYA et al who would return-drive to JB tonight after ca a week at home. KL was quiet when we setoff apart from the constipation at usual places. But at Gombak toll it was a heavy traffic, apparently the cars were moving eastwards for the break day. It was very cloudy through out LPT1. And intermittently rainy in LPT2 making the road wet. It was MID MONSOON in TRG. Apparently in PAHANG and JOHOR too, and to some extent in KELANTAN. Cloudy, weaving rain, windy, and wet all over. Luckily sans flood, but some parts of the EAST-WEST route of LPT were sunken the days after we passed through. The home in W-Tengah has the landscape changing very fast. Our sweethome was no longer a characteristic.

While in TRG, DRV-JERTEH twice. First Jan 7 Thu 23 J-Awal 1442H for the burial of Abg Murad's son Hafiz who sudden-passed away on Wed wee-hr in his home in Puchong. Hussein was present during the solat at mid-night since Abg Murad was his long time carrier-buddy. Because of the late night arrival, we put up in OYO NUSANTARA. And another Jan 10 Sun, for the third night tahlil. During both occasions the orchards were just peeked. It was wet days, and thus nothing could be done other than seeing the plants making their natural lives. Also a peek in Jerteh Food Bazaar, which was a rare chance since NA left RYP in 2018 May.

Jan 11 Mon 27 J-Awal 1442H, after several days rumoured, it was announced that the MCO 2.0 was to be imposed, Jan 13 Wed. MCO for the capital states where inter-district movement was restricted. In other states it was C-MCO, in others it was R-MCO. In all, inter-state movement was restricted. Police with the help of the greens put up the road black again. With that we have to make the move back to Sg Merab. And fast. Darurat was declared the next day to last to Aug 1. The harbian, with the strong support of the khadams, started barking the move as a personal political agenda.



MCO v2.0, C-MCO, R-MCO

Dated 2020G Jan 21 Thu 8 J-Akhir 1442H

The quantum of Q16 recovery did not finish to the set date of Jan 14. Done were the R-Q15, Q14, Q13, R-Q12, R-Q11, R-Q10, R-Q9, R-Q8, R-Q7, R-Q6, R-Q5, R-Q4, R-Q3, R-Q2, and R-Q1 since 2020 Jun 10 Wed. From Jan 13 Wed MCO 2.0 was imposed in the capital states to Jan 21 Thu. C-MCO were imposed on other states. And R-MCO for Sarawak and Perlis. In all, interstate movement was restricted. At the same time DARURAT was declared to Aug 1.

Statistically, MCO 2.0 along the initial days was very discouraging. Many personnels, many were very well known, were mentioned and made headline in the media. The normal return seemed a distant away. Many in fact had conceded to re-seeing.

Jan 12 Tue 28 J-Awal 1442H, DRVKUL in TAV with NA. A late afternoon setoff, after NA finished off her h-works including servicing TAV, and a swift visit by CHE et al, for their first time in W-Tengah. The weather in LPT2 was not that bad, cloudy, occasional drizzling, but the road was wet all along. The road was dried again only after Maran. Temerloh RR where we stopped for a break and refuelling was dry. LPT-wise, it didn't appear like people were rushing to get settled down before MCO take effect at mid-night. KL was dry. A long congestion from MELAWATI, but alas, was due to just a small accident in Cheras junction complex, after which the road was clear in the early night, including in BTS and Sg Besi. Arrived in Sg Merab just before ten.

With the pandemic stalking very close, much of the time was spent around the house of Sg Merab. Both children and non-rainy weather were very helpful.



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