Federalism and the COVID-19 Crisis: State-Federal Tensions Arise in Malaysia

As the world copes with COVID-19, federations are no exception. In a new series, practitioners and experts from around the world will share perspectives on how federalism has shaped their country’s pandemic response. The authors will also examine possible future implications of the crisis on the governance system.

In our twentieth paper, Tricia Yeoh lays our how Malaysia used the pandemic response to weigh a more centralized approach and how that played out.