Can “The New Normal” be “The New Age”?

loading Ooi Kee Beng.

AS EXAMPLES INCREASE of countries getting new spikes in Covid-19 cases, and as some sustained green zones in Malaysia, like Penang, start turning yellow, it is understandable that the public begins to worry, and to take the SOPs more seriously again. Takeaways from restaurants seem to have become more common, and traffic outside of the shortened rush hours in the morning and afternoon is evidently improving. Understandable behaviour. Overall, we do not really know what to expect. Domestic tourism is being encouraged while SOPs are being strongly enforced. The former puts pressure on the latter in many cases, especially on weekends. Penang definitely benefits ...

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