Kevin Zhang

Kevin Zhang is a Research Officer at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Kevin Zhang (19)

The Covid-19 Recession: Rough Times for Young Malaysians

Lee Hwok-Aun|Kevin Zhang

The COVID-19 recession has compounded employment and income difficulties for Malaysia’s young workers. They experience higher unemployment and are more adversely impacted than other age groups in terms of wage decrease and under-employment. This has contributed to greater political restiveness among Malaysia’s youth.

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.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 Response: Pressed to Be (in the) Present

Lee Hwok-Aun|Kevin Zhang

Pressed by short-term exigencies caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysia is planning to raise Malaysia’s debt ceiling to 65 per cent of GDP. Another round of stimulus package might be on the cards.

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.

DAP Johor Party Elections: A “Fourpeat” for State Chief Liew Chin Tong

Kevin Zhang|Francis E. Hutchinson

Liew Chin Tong’s win in the Johor state party elections is a win for Lim Kit Siang in the coming DAP national party elections.