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Room For Rent, Part 2
Research Public Goods

Room For Rent, Part 2

Where We Advocate 3 Pro-Rent Policy Approaches

Renting, the only viable housing option for many Malaysians, is plagued with a lack of transparency and protection. We take a look at global policy approaches that could make renting better for Malaysians.

By Fikri Fisal, Ooi Kok Hin & Nelleita Omar

14 June 2022

Research Public Goods

Room For Rent, Part 1

A Study of Housing Aspirations vs. Necessity

Malaysia’s housing policy and programs have historically been inclined towards encouraging home ownership, but is this still wise? What about policies for those who rent, whether out of choice or necessity?

15 March 2022
Research Safety Nets

Generasi Berhutang, Bahagian 4

Tinjauan Pandangan Peminjam Pinjaman Pendidikan Tinggi

Kami akhiri siri penyelidikan ini dengan dapatan kaji selidik yang menerangkan kesan pinjaman pendidikan terhadap peminjam dan pandangan mereka tentang pinjaman pendidikan di Malaysia.

2 June 2022
Editorial Societal Contracts

Bilakah Penggunaan Hukuman Mati akan Diubah di Malaysia?

Kami bincangkan persoalan reformasi penghukuman yang telah lama tertangguh di negara ini.

26 April 2022

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The Centre is a centrist think tank based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Our work is focused on understanding the gaps between top-down policy decisions and ground-level impact through primary research. We aim to bring data-driven yet accessible research to policymakers and to the public.

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Latest Publications

Primer Safety Nets

Thinking about reskilling? Here’s what you need to know

A primer on the Malaysian skills development system.

11 May 2022

Research Safety Nets

Stories from an Indebted Generation

In our four-part research series, we wrote about the burden borrowers carry from student loan debt. Now, we present, in their own words, the impact of student loans on their lives.

7 April 2022

Editorial Societal Contracts

“Kaki Dadah”: The Need to Reform Public Perception Towards People Who Use Drugs in Malaysia

Despite recent shifts in the government’s attitude towards drug issues, public sentiments remain largely negative. We explore the possible reasons behind this and call for a more constructive messaging approach.

25 March 2022

Editorial Safety Nets

#GE15MANIFESTO: What Election Promises Will Be Made On The Minimum Wage?

As Malaysia gears up for a possible General Election this year, we ask our political parties what changes to the minimum wage they can offer voters.

19 February 2022

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