Top Policy Priorities in the Wake of the Crisis

By Ooi Kee Beng

February 2021 EDITORIAL
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AS COVID-19 steadily dismantles the Old Normal, our uncertainties get more and more focused on basics. No longer do we worry as much about that continually postponed overseas trip as much as we do about whether we are allowed to exercise in the neighbourhood park. No longer do we worry about whether the federal government is legitimate or not as much as we do about the stability of our daily food supply.But even as our daily behavioural patterns are being...

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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: