Kevin S.Y. Tan

Dr Kevin S.Y. Tan was a Visiting Senior Fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Kevin S.Y. Tan (5)

Sandboxes Amidst a Rising Tide

Kevin S.Y. Tan|Kevin Zhang

Thailand’s so-called “sandbox” schemes to jumpstart the country’s tourism sector is laudable. But they might be achieved at a cost.

Pandemics and Festivals: Will Covid-19 Transform Our Cultural Events in Future?

Steve K.L. Chan|Kevin S.Y. Tan

In Southeast Asia, mass participation at important cultural festivals amidst a pandemic has contributed to the tragic loss of life. The question is whether and how we can preserve such deeply cherished events without jeopardising precious lives.

Malaysia Needs More Than a “Hammer” to Successfully Combat the Covid-19 Pandemic

Kevin Zhang|Kevin S.Y. Tan

Achieving herd immunity from Covid-19 is likely to remain a distant goal for Malaysia. Other measures beyond strict lockdowns are needed to deal with the pandemic.

Demography and Democratisation

Kevin S.Y. Tan

Thailand’s current political demonstrations suggest that demography matters for democracy.

Populations and Politics: The Demography of Thai Student Protests

Kevin S.Y. Tan

Demographic factors are driving Thailand’s current political protests. They will be hard to quell without major political reforms.