Federal-state friction amid Malaysia’s dual political and pandemic plight


Tricia Yeoh, YB Datuk Darell Leiking, Ross Tapsell


Virtual event


Thursday, 27 August, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00

When the PH government fell in February 2020, many states also fell, which also affected the downward distribution of institutional and fiscal resources. Then came the COVID-19 crisis, which crucially tested the boundaries of federal-state relations. A longstanding dispute over autonomy in the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak has also created opportunities for new political alignments, as well as reignited the debate over oil rights.

How have the twin shocks of political crisis and the pandemic affected federal-state relations? How have federal-state relations in turn impacted government responses to the pandemic and national political dynamics?

The ANU Malaysia Institute in collaboration with the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) is hosting a webinar to discuss the dynamics of federal-state relations.

The webinar, Federal-state friction amid Malaysia’s dual political and pandemic plight, will be held on 27 August 2020 at 1:00 pm (AEST) or 11:00 am (Malaysia Time) via Zoom.

Speaker - Tricia Yeoh, CEO, IDEAS
Discussant - YB Datuk Darell Leiking, MP of Penampang
Co-Host - Ross Tapsell, Director, Malaysia Institute, Australian National University 

The webinar will include a 30-minute Q&A segment.

Register for this virtual event online.

We hope you can join us for this interesting discussion. 





Amir Ridzuan Jamaludin

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