Month: May 2020

Politics
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Malaysia’s fight to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Seven weeks ago, the Malaysian government imposed a lockdown, known locally as the Movement Control Order (MCO). This came after the country experienced a spike in Covid-19 cases in early March. The government was swift in imposing the lockdown and the the public took the MCO very seriously. The result has been impressive. Unfortunately the…

Politics
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Institutions and Change and the case of Malaysia

It is almost impossible to discuss present institutions prevalent in Malaysia‚Äôs political economy without mentioning the New Economic Policy (NEP). It is an institution that has consumed the mental make up of most Malaysians and created a fair amount of discourses amongst observers. For the critics, especially neo liberals, the NEP is seen as costly…