The past two years have brought about enormous economic, social and political changes. But challenges also create opportunities to learn.
What did Covid-19 teach Malaysia between 2020 and 2021? ISIS Malaysia’s experts take a critical look at the nation’s experience of the pandemic to preserve the hard-earned knowledge from the last two years.
Pandemic Papers: Lessons from Covid-19 touches on economic growth and development; the impact on women; human capital and foreign relations; and how the pandemic shaped the national discourse. It also documents Covid-19 policies and their effects.
The articles provide context for specific government policies and include recommendations aimed at preparing us for the next crisis.
P03. Policy failures and lessons from Covid crisis
by Calvin Cheng & Harris Zainul
P25. Addressing mental health challenges in unison
by Puteri Nor Ariane Yasmin
P34. Women’s woes: Gendered impact of Covid-19
by Lee Min Hui
P40. Accelerating digitalisation, digital rights in Covid era
by Farlina Said
P47. Building a more robust and resilient information ecosystem
by Harris Zainul
P55. Climate change comes to forefront in Covid age
by Darshan Joshi & Ahmad Afandi Nor Azmi
P60. Civil-military relations during pandemic
by Izzah Ibrahim & Regina Wan Ahmad
P66. China’s ‘soft power’ on show in Southeast Asia
by Angeline Tan
P71. Room to grow the Putrajaya-New Delhi partnership
by Yanitha Meena Louis