Clarissa Ai Ling Lee

Dr Clarissa Ai Ling Lee was Visiting Fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Clarissa Ai Ling Lee (3)

Automating Dissent with Hashtags: from #Kitajagakita to #Benderahitam

Clarissa Ai Ling Lee

In Malaysia, even an innocuous hashtag can be sidelined and overwhelmed by other octothorps. In the case of #kitajagakita, it played a part in the falling from grace of the country’s eighth premier.

Malaysia’s #Kitajagakita Invigorates Political Activism and Tackles Apathy

Clarissa Ai Ling Lee

A new political movement driven by the grassroots is gaining momentum in Malaysia. Centred on the hashtag #kitajagakita, it embodies ordinary citizens’ responses to crises without political interference and red tape.

Najib Razak: Bestriding Social Media Like a ‘Bossku’

Clarissa Ai Ling Lee|Amirul Adli Rosli

The former Malaysian prime minister has become a social media juggernaut. Yet, he has also become the butt of jokes and memes online.