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Research and advocacy of progressive and pragmatic policy ideas.


Indebted Generation, Part 3
Research Safety Nets

Indebted Generation, Part 3

From Student Debt to Individual Educational Accounts

How can we reduce the reliance on student debt? We argue for a significant shift towards a funding approach grounded in continual education.

By Ooi Kok Hin, Khairil Ahmad and Nelleita Omar

22 November 2021

Research Public Goods

Setahun Bersama COVID-19

Bahagian 1: Bagaimana Pandemik Memberi Kesan kepada Kesejahteraan Mental dan Fizikal Rakyat Malaysia

Setahun yang lalu, kami telah meninjau kesan PKP 1.0 terhadap kesihatan mental rakyat Malaysia. Setahun kemudian, adakah pandangan masyarakat tentang kesejahteraan mereka telah berubah?

4 November 2021
Research Safety Nets

The Case for A Fair Work Act, Part 4

Ensuring ‘fair contracts’

In this instalment, we delve deeper into Fair Work and explore the meaning of ‘fair contracts’, including the notion of tech consent.

17 November 2021
Editorial Societal Contracts

When Will Malaysia Reform Its Use Of The Death Penalty?

The recent case of Hairun Jalmani has reignited public debate about the death penalty in Malaysia. We ask questions on long overdue sentencing reform in the country.

27 October 2021

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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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Research Safety Nets

Global Trends in Gig Worker Policies And Its Lessons

Countries around the world are grappling with how to provide gig workers social protection. We analyse the trends and extract salient lessons for Malaysia.

14 October 2021

Countries around the world are grappling with how to provide gig workers social protection. We analyse the trends and extract salient lessons for Malaysia.


Editorial Societal Contracts

Who Decides What’s Unacceptably Hateful?

We discuss official inaction on ‘hate-preachers’ in this editorial and who, ideally, should decide on how hateful speech is dealt with.

4 October 2021

We discuss official inaction on ‘hate-preachers’ in this editorial and who, ideally, should decide on how hateful speech is dealt with.


Too Much? Not Enough? Drawing the Line When Monitoring Harmful Online Content

We share the challenges that we face in tracking online hate and call for more effective content regulation policies.

27 September 2021

We share the challenges that we face in tracking online hate and call for more effective content regulation policies.


Research Safety Nets

Generasi Berhutang, Bahagian 2

Perlukah kesemua peminjam membayar balik hutang mereka? Hal ini dan beberapa cabaran lain mengenai hutang pendidikan.

Masanya sudah tiba untuk kita menerima bahawa tidak semua pinjaman pendidikan dapat dilunaskan. Kami cadangkan pembahagian peminjam mengikut kemampuan serta beberapa dasar yang lain.

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15 September 2021

Masanya sudah tiba untuk kita menerima bahawa tidak semua pinjaman pendidikan dapat dilunaskan. Kami cadangkan pembahagian peminjam mengikut kemampuan serta beberapa dasar yang lain.

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Primer Public Goods

The Affordable Housing Issue in Malaysia

An overview of the housing affordability gap and its key drivers.

9 September 2021

An overview of the housing affordability gap and its key drivers.


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