Anwar Fazal: Seeing New Possibilities for Social Activism Post-Pandemic [PART ONE]

By Ooi Kee Beng

April 2021 PENANG PROFILE
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A HEALTH PANDEMIC lays bare the bones of human society. So, if Covid-19 has not riled up your interest in how the world works, in how that world will now change, and in what your place in it will be in the future, then nothing will. Penang is world-famous for its social activism, and indeed, quite a few of its NGO personalities, its authors and its academicians have been global trendsetters in raising issues and getting young people involved in...

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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: wikibeng.com