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What Indonesia Could Learn from Thailand during the COVID-19 Crisis: An Untold Success Story
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What Indonesia Could Learn from Thailand during the COVID-19 Crisis: An Untold Success Story

By Muhammad Maulana IberahimWhile South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam have been praised by many due to their governments’ responsive action in handling the spread of COVID-19 (Breen, 2020; Chau, Gregorio, & Nixon, 2020; Gan & Lendon, 2020), the mainstream media has paid relatively little attention to what the Thai government has done.In May 2020, South Korea, as one of the successful countries in dealing with this pandemic, has expressed appreciation toward Thailand through its Ambassador f the Thai government’s effectiveness in coping with the outbreak and flattening the curve (Wangsri, 2020).In Indonesia, in contrast, Achmad Yurianto, the spokesperson for COVID-19-related issues, has been awarded Public Relations of the Year by Indonesia Corporate Branding PR Aw...