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Global Trends in Gig Worker Policies And Its Lessons
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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.

By Edwin Goh & Nelleita Omar

14 October 2021

Primer Public Goods

The Affordable Housing Issue in Malaysia

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

9 September 2021
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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
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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

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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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Editorial Societal Contracts

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.


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The Case for a Fair Work Act, Part 3

Defining fair working conditions for all workers

Continuing our research series on fair work principles, we scratch the formidable surface of the huge topic of fair working conditions.

24 August 2021

Continuing our research series on fair work principles, we scratch the formidable surface of the huge topic of fair working conditions.


Perlukah Cubaan Bunuh Diri Terus Dijenayahkan di Malaysia?

Kami menyeru agar satu kerangka yang empatetik dan berasaskan rawatan diwujudkan bagi menangani isu bunuh diri di negara kita.

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18 August 2021

Kami menyeru agar satu kerangka yang empatetik dan berasaskan rawatan diwujudkan bagi menangani isu bunuh diri di negara kita.

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Beyond Boom And Bust, Part 2

Trade-Offs in Developing Better Migrant Worker Policies

How much are we willing to give up to reduce reliance and ensure welfare standards? In Part II of this research series we delve a little deeper to weigh the trade-offs of proposed solutions.

14 August 2021

How much are we willing to give up to reduce reliance and ensure welfare standards? In Part II of this research series we delve a little deeper to weigh the trade-offs of proposed solutions.


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Ke Arah Penggubalan Akta Kerja Adil, Bahagian 1

Memahami Lanskap Pekerjaan yang Kian Berubah di Malaysia

Dalam Bahagian 1 siri penyelidikan ini, kami menyeru agar takrifan ‘kerja gig’ dijelaskan dan undang-undang yang menerangkan maksud kerja yang adil bagi semua pekerja digubal di negara kita.

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5 August 2021

Dalam Bahagian 1 siri penyelidikan ini, kami menyeru agar takrifan ‘kerja gig’ dijelaskan dan undang-undang yang menerangkan maksud kerja yang adil bagi semua pekerja digubal di negara kita.

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