Join a conversation with UNM’s Assistant Professor at the School of Media, Languages and Cultures, Gayathry Venkiteswaran, on how COVID-19 has affected the media environment in Malaysia and broader Southeast Asia. Special attention centres on rights, the financial impact on media and recommendations on how to access accurate information in
Factionalism in Bersatu is shaping national politics in the same way UMNO?s factionalism did decades earlier, writes our guest. But how did the relatively small and new Bersatu came to have such an impact on the stability of the current government? Melisa Idris and Sharaad Kuttan speak to Bridget Welsh,
Join a discussion of Sarawak’s response to COVID-19 and the unique challenges the state faces with Dr. Sim Kui-Hian. From addressing the rural-urban divide to managing vulnerabilities and Sarawak’s long border with neighbors, Dr. Sim lays out the approaches the state has taken. He highlights the role of technology and cooperation with the local community.
What imprint will Covid-19 have on Southeast Asia? In the first few months of the pandemic attention has focused on health, and the socio-economic spillovers. These will continue to evolve and deepen as the crisis unfolds.