Naomi K L Wang

About Naomi K L Wang

Naomi is a History graduate from the University of Oxford. She is a correspondent for the OWP writing on current events, international relations and humanitarianism. Themes of international development and migration are of particular interest to her. She is also an advocate for the application of history to international affairs analysis.

COVID-19 And The Crisis Of Education

As COVID-19 deaths worldwide pass the 200,000 mark, the global community is rightly focused on channeling its resources and efforts into strengthening healthcare systems and developing medical treatments. A pandemic of this scale and severity, however, brings numerous critical consequences beyond immediate medical needs, thereby warranting unparalleled global attention.  One […]

Malaysia’s Movement Control Order: Malaysian Commuters Hard Pressed Between Home And Work

On Monday 16 March 2020, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced the enforcement of a movement control order from 18 March 2020 until the end of the month in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 across the nation. It entails bans on religious, sports, social and cultural gatherings, […]

Covid-19 In The West: Pride Or Health?

Just weeks ago, the global community observed the Wuhan virus from a distance, watching as Chinese authorities locked down entire cities, and as neighbouring areas and countries enforced travel restrictions and encouraged social distancing. On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO), declared the virus a public health emergency […]

Mahathir Out, Muhyiddin In: The Recent Chaos In Malaysian Politics

On 1 March 2020, Muhyiddin Yassin was sworn in as Malaysia’s 8th Prime Minister, having defected from his 2018 election-winning alliance Pakatan Harapan (PH) with Mahathir Mohammad and Anwar Ibrahim’s parties, and instead backed by members of his old party, United Malays National Organization (UMNO). UMNO is also the party […]

Language Barriers In Cameroon: Anglophone And Francophone Forces Continue To Clash 1

On Friday 13 February 2020, a violent incident in Ntumbo, the north-west Anglophone region of Cameroon, claimed 22 lives. The victims included 14 children and one pregnant woman. Though separatist opposition groups have pointed fingers at the army, a military official has told the AFP that such allegations are “false”, […]

Death Of Whistleblowing Doctor Li Wenliang: The Future Of Freedom Of Speech In China

Early on 7 February 2020 at Wuhan Central Hospital, Dr. Li Wenliang, aged 34, lost his battle to the novel coronavirus he had warned of just over a month before. On 30 December 2019, Li, an ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital, notified medical school classmates on a private WeChat group, […]

Living in Fear: Militia Attacks Claim More Lives In The DRC

On 31 January 2020, Nyatura Domi rebels plundered a village in North Kivu’s Walikale territory and claimed five civilian lives. A day earlier, seven independent incidents across North and South Kivu took 20 civilian lives. For inhabitants of eastern DRC, these events do not come as a surprise. With over […]