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Alifah Zainuddin

Alifah Zainuddin

Alifah Zainuddin is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur covering Southeast Asian affairs.

Alifah Zainuddin is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur covering Southeast Asian affairs. She currently works for the health news site CodeBlue. Follow her on Twitter at @alifahzndn.

Posts by Alifah Zainuddin
December 24, 2021

Frustration Grows in Malaysia Over Government’s Slow Flood Response

By Alifah Zainuddin
As politicians play the blame game, citizens and migrants alike have proven once again that they only have themselves to rely on.

December 22, 2021

‘Sarawak First’ Triumphs as GPS Dominates in Malaysian State Polls

By Alifah Zainuddin
While Sarawakians want more autonomy to govern, they are willing to live with Putrajaya for now.
December 16, 2021

Can MUDA Capture Malaysia’s Youth Vote?

By Alifah Zainuddin
If all young people gravitate towards MUDA, the youth-based party will instantly become a major political party. But that is unlikely to be the case.

December 09, 2021

PM Ismail’s First 100 Days: Beating Expectations Is Not Enough

By Alifah Zainuddin
Ismail Sabri’s leadership has offered much-needed stability, but Malaysians deserve more than just the status quo.

November 26, 2021

Malaysia: Is Barisan Nasional Growing in Strength?

By Alifah Zainuddin
The six-decade-old grand old coalition, led by UMNO, remains in a much weaker state, but it will inevitably be looking to build on its winning momentum.

November 16, 2021

Across Southeast Asia, Countries Reopen Borders In Time For Holidays

By Alifah Zainuddin
Southeast Asian countries are taking a cautious approach to restart tourism.
November 10, 2021

‘Battle Royale’ Begins for Melaka State Voters

By Alifah Zainuddin
The outcomes of the state polls will allow political parties to chart a clearer course ahead of the 15th General Election, including forming new alliances.

November 03, 2021

Malaysia’s Record Spending Bill Seeks to Fuel Recovery Ahead of Elections

By Alifah Zainuddin
The country keeps spending in preparation for a post-pandemic economy, but there are big risks ahead.

October 27, 2021

Malaysia Plans to Avoid Another COVID-19 Disaster During State Polls

By Alifah Zainuddin
Local authorities must figure out the safest way to cast a ballot to avoid another virus outbreak.

October 19, 2021

Can the COVID-19 Playbook Prepare Nations For the Next Pandemic?

By Alifah Zainuddin
The fight against the coronavirus pandemic is often likened to a war, and every war needs a plan.

October 11, 2021

Malaysia Lifts Ban On Interstate, Overseas Travel In Transition To Endemic Phase

By Alifah Zainuddin
The next few weeks will reveal if the country is prepared for a COVID-19 endemic phase, or if it will experience another wave of hospitalizations.
October 05, 2021

What Happened To China’s BRI Projects in Malaysia?

By Alifah Zainuddin
Of the slew of BRI megaproject deals signed over the first five years of the initiative, most have either been canceled or come to a standstill.

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