A Good State is an Inclusive and Caring State

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

September 2022 EDITORIAL
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DEAR CITIZEN, who cares for you?Or more succinctly, who should care for you?When we talk about the Care Industry (as we are doing in this month’s magazine), we consider the “clients” in each case, be it in healthcare, childcare, eldercare and so on. But looking only at the Care Industry in separation from society at large provides us with too narrow a focus on human relations, and too constricted an understanding of what a caring society can be today.It seems...

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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: wikibeng.com.