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

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

September 2020 EDITORIAL
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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...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: