First Public Research Article Published with ISEAS Perspective, Singapore by Dr. Benjamin Loh



Dr. Benjamin Loh, Senior Lecturer from School of Media and Communication, Taylor's University published his first public research article of 2022 with ISEAS Perspective (Singapore) entitled “Social Media Discourse in Malaysia on the Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Rationales for Pro-Russia Sentiments”.


The article, co-written with international security practitioner Munira Mustaffa, explores and unpacks problematic pro-Russia sentiments that have become widespread since the invasion began. Using digital ethnography, the article presents four major sentiments amongst Malaysians who support the invasion which are the perceived Islamist solidarity, pervasive animosity towards Western hegemony, preference for neutrality and pacifism, and the delegitimization of Ukrainian President Zelenskyy.


The ISEAS Perspective link: https://www.iseas.edu.sg/articles-commentaries/iseas-perspective/2022-41-social-media-discourse-in-malaysia-on-the-russia-ukraine-conflict-rationales-for-pro-russia-sentiments-by-benjamin-y-h-loh-and-munira-mustaffa/