ISIS Focus


Voices From the Region

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The Race Against a Raging Virus

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The Crisis of our Time

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Policy Briefs


Malaysia’s Infodemic and Policy Response

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COVID-19 in Malaysia: Economic Impacts & Fiscal Responses

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Insights

1. The need for gender-inclusive policies in a post-pandemic world
COVID-19

2. More must be done to address Covid-19 infodemic
COVID-19, Disinformation, Fake news, Misinformation, Technology and Security

3. COVID-19: The Real Wedding Crasher
COVID-19, Economy, Indonesia, Malaysia, Socio-Culture, Southeast Asia, Weddings

4. Onus on businesses to not depend fully on Penjana
COVID-19, Economy, Malaysia, Pandemic

5. We must draw the line with cyberbullying
Cyberbullying, Mental health, COVID-19, Gender based violence, Suicide

6. Building resilience, adaptability vital
COVID-19, Development, Globalisation, Institutions, Malaysia, Resilience, Sustainable Development

7. COVID-19 highlights the plight of Malaysia’s refugees
Asylum Seekers, COVID-19, Forced Migration, Malaysia, MCO, Non-Refoulement, Refugees, Rohingya, Southeast Asia

8. We’re already in a global recession: here’s what we can do
COVID-19, Fiscal Policy, Global Economy, Malaysian Economy

9. Digital surveillance: Privacy, data ecosystem and effectiveness
Contact Tracing, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Digital, Legal, Privacy, Public Health, Surveillance, Technology and Security

10. Effective Middle Powers in Asia Pacific
ASEAN, China, COVID-19, International Security, Middle Powers, Multilateralism, Regionalism, US

11. Malaysia’s slick politics of oil
COVID-19, Fiscal Policy, Malaysian Economy

12. State defiance lacks legal basis
Conditional MCO, Coronavirus, COVID-19

13. Dealing with COVID-19 Pandemic in Malaysia: Lessons from Negeri Jiran
COVID-19, Malaysia, Indonesia

14. Looking beyond digital trade boon
Coronavirus, COVID-19

15. No easy roads to take even for e-commerce amid Covid-19
Coronavirus, COVID-19

16. Malaysia shouldn’t use coronavirus as an excuse to reject Rohingya refugees
ASEAN, COVID-19, Cox Bazaar, Forced Migration, Malaysia, MCO, Non-Refoulement, Rakhine State, Refugees, Rohingya, Southeast Asia

17. Points for policymakers when tackling a crisis
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Democracy, Governance, National Integration

18. Covid-19: Is Indonesia a time bomb?
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Economic, Foreign Workers, Indonesia, Malaysia, Malaysia-Indonesia relations, politics, Social

19. Has the Pandemic Accelerated the Growth of Technology?
Coronavirus, COVID-19

20. Managing inbound Rohingya: Malaysia’s longstanding refugee situation takes on added urgency during the pandemic
ASEAN, COVID-19, Cox Bazaar, Forced Migration, Malaysia, MCO, Non-Refoulement, Rakhine State, Refugees, Rohingya, Southeast Asia

21. Prioritising mental well-being in the time of Covid-19
Anxiety, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mental Health Awareness, Mental Illness, Mental Resilience, Public Health, Stigma

22. On the Unemployed Frontline: Malaysia’s Youth and Covid-19
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Industrial Development, Malaysian Economy, Unemployment, Youth

23. Digital Trade: A Boon During the MCO and Beyond
Coronavirus, COVID-19

24. Expanding the Military’s Role?
Coronavirus, COVID-19

25. A Healthy Frame of Mind for National Security
Coronavirus, COVID-19

26. Media freedom and fake news during the time of COVID-19
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disinformation, Fake news, Free Speech, Media Freedom, Misinformation, Public Health

27. A Post-MCO Mental Health Landscape for Malaysia
Anxiety, COVID-19, Mental Health Awareness, Mental Illness, Mental Resilience, Public Health, Stigma

28. Health Insecurity and Its Impact on Refugees in Malaysia
Asylum Seekers, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Public Health, Refugees

29. Compliance: Too difficult of a pill to swallow?
Coronavirus, COVID-19

30. 2020: ASEAN’s Annus Horribilis
Coronavirus, COVID-19

31. Crisis Proofing Malaysia
Coronavirus, COVID-19

32. The economics of a coronavirus pandemic
Coronavirus, COVID-19

33. Making the invisible visible: Faces of poverty in Malaysia
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Movement Control Order

34. Evaluating the BPN/BSH cash transfers in the ​Prihatin​ stimulus package
COVID-19, Fiscal Policy, Malaysian Economy, Poverty

35. Put refugees in national database
Asylum Seekers, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Public Health, Refugees

36. Malaysia’s Infodemic and Policy Response
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disinformation, Fake news, Misinformation, Public Health, Technology and Security

37. Logistics – the other front in the war on COVID-19
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Critical Industries, Food, Logistics, MCO, Military

38. Potential threats of technology amid the Covid-19 crisis
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disinformation, Fake news, Misinformation, Public Health, Surveillance, Technology and Security

39. Locked Down and Locked Up: Domestic Violence during the Pandemic
Coronavirus, COVID-19, MCO, Movement Control Order, Pandemic, Stay At Home

40. Preparing for a New Normal
Coronavirus, COVID-19

41. Covid-19 is a reminder of our relationship with Nature
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Environment

42. COVID-19 in Malaysia: Economic Impacts & Fiscal Responses
COVID-19, Fiscal Policy, Malaysian Economy

43. Pandemic rules and the law
Coronavirus, COVID-19, MCO, Movement Control Order, Pandemic, Stay At Home

44. The other victims of the Coronavirus: Multilateralism and regional cooperation
ASEAN, Coronavirus, COVID-19, European Union, International Cooperation, International Security, Multilateralism, Regionalism

45. Curing the COVID-19 Information Disorder
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disinformation, Fake news, Misinformation, Public Health, Technology and Security

Quotes

Infographics


Steps Towards Easing of MCO

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Movement Control Order: An Analysis

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COVID-19: Malaysia’s Movement Control Order

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COVID-19: VIRUS and VIRAL

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Videos

“Malaysia and the Politics of Global Health during Covid-19” with Dr Khor Swee Kheng

“Implications of COVID-19 for Sustainable Development in Malaysia” with Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram

“Tectonics, Tremors and Tempers: Southeast Asia Politics and the Evolving COVID-19 ‘Normal’” with Dr Bridget Welsh

“The Politics of Indonesia’s Response to Covid-19” with Aaron Connelly