Caring for the Ill and the Dying from A Distance


IN 2012 my sister passed away from breast cancer. Days before she passed, my uncle flew back from Perth while my twin sister, who was working in KL at the time, crossed state borders to be by her deathbed. Were her passing to have been in the time of Covid-19, all that would not be possible. Many have had to suffer that fate recently. “I can only FaceTime with my father while he’s dying at home in Penang. I know he has just a matter of days left, but I’m unable to be by his side, holding his hand or to touch ...

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