Malaysia: State and Society Measures in Safety and Security Against COVID-19

  • Atika Shafinaz Nazri Institute of Ethnic Studies, National University of Malaysia (UKM)
  • Kartini Aboo Talib @ Khalid Institute of Ethnic Studies, National University of Malaysia (UKM)
  • Zaliha Harun Faculty of Fisheries and Food Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Ahmad Nidzammuddin Sulaiman Faculty of Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Keywords: COVID-19, economic, government, Malaysia, MCO

Abstract

COVID-19 pandemic is now a global crisis, with the number of known cases climbing daily and millions of people stranded at home. As countries toil to preserve the lives of their people, economies are grinding to a halt. At that dismal time, Malaysia is going through a vast political crisis with a new leader, and several states have new governments. In this vein, the present study aims at shedding how Malaysian responses to the COVID-19 pandemic? This study adopted a qualitative approach by using the secondary data collected from the journal, the official website of the government sector, NGOs, authorized bodies, and newspapers. Our finding shows although Malaysia had COVID-19 during the political crisis, a new ruling party is competent to manage the issue accordingly with the Ministry of Health and the National Security Council plays a vital role in the management of the pandemic. The government has taken various kinds of measures to ensure the pandemic to be reduced, and economic recession could be minimizing that benefit Malaysian and non-citizenship notably to vulnerable with the amalgamate by numerous NGOs.

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Published
2021-01-06
How to Cite
Nazri, A., Aboo Talib @ Khalid, K., Harun, Z. and Sulaiman, A. N. (2021) “Malaysia: State and Society Measures in Safety and Security Against COVID-19”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 6(1), pp. 187 - 194. doi: https://doi.org/10.47405/mjssh.v6i1.620.
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