Fighting Covid-19 Helps Penang Take Charge of its Digital Future

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

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THE PENANG STATE Government has adopted “Next Normal” as the working term to denote the immediate post-Covid-19 era. This is exciting in that it proposes that normalcy in the coming years should be perceived as dynamic – and therefore continuously transitional – rather than static. The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the global infrastructure of trade, travel and strategy and revealed it to be more fragile than we had thought. The disruptions it has caused will play out differently at the...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His latest book is Signals in the Noise: Notes on Penang, Malaysia and the World (Singapore: Faction Press) Homepage: