Officials from various Malaysian agencies conduct a screening in Kuala Lumpur. Effective national measures against Covid-19 are an indispensable foundation for a potent regional response to the pandemic. Photo: DPA
Glenn Ong
Opinion

Opinion

Glenn Ong

Covid-19 pandemic is a call to arms for Asean to do more, not a death knell of regional unity

  • The spike of coronavirus cases is a failure of some governments rather than a dereliction of duty by Asean
  • Southeast Asia’s interconnectedness demands a coordinated regional response, and Asean must develop strategies for future outbreaks
Officials from various Malaysian agencies conduct a screening in Kuala Lumpur. Effective national measures against Covid-19 are an indispensable foundation for a potent regional response to the pandemic. Photo: DPA
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