While the world is celebrating the success of vaccine, Malaysia was relatively quiet in sharing the positive development over the pandemic, compare to other countries.
Over the period of 16th October to 17th November, the issues of vaccine were going around in the media, however, the communication is rather quiet.
When compare the top influencer over vaccine in relative country, the United States (US) ministers and officials have been the main source of information when communicating about the virus, and we see both Donald Trump and Joe Biden have been actively riding on the vaccine tide.
On another hand, the voice of vaccine development in Malaysia was led by Khairy Jamaluddin, the minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, follow by Zafrul Aziz. The Prime Minister was not prominent in communicating the development.
Other than The United State, the same situation happened in Indonesia, their President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo is the main person that talks about the vaccines.
When compare side by side, we see Joko Widodo is the most active individual in communicating the development of vaccine. Besides, all communication of vaccine was narrated by Indonesian politician, while we see media is taking in influencer from oversea in Malaysia.