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Generasi Berhutang, Bahagian 2
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.

By Ooi Kok Hin, Khairil Ahmad & Nell Omar

15 September 2021

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Research Public Goods

A Year of Living Under COVID-19

Part 4: What Are the Most Significant Drivers of Mental Health During this Global Pandemic?

Age, gender, and marital status emerge as greatest predictors of negative mental health in our study.

30 May 2021
Research Safety Nets

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
Editorial Societal Contracts

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

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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

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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Editorial Safety Nets

Hartal Doktor Kontrak And The Government Contract Worker Issue

Code Black and the Hartal Doktor Kontrak campaigns are a powerful illustration of the contract worker problem. Understand the issue here.

24 July 2021

Code Black and the Hartal Doktor Kontrak campaigns are a powerful illustration of the contract worker problem. Understand the issue here.


Editorial Societal Contracts

Managing Online Hate Speech In Malaysia Requires Detecting It

Managing online hate effectively and efficiently requires both technology and human moderators. We explore the issues and introduce our new hate speech project for Malaysia.

16 July 2021

Managing online hate effectively and efficiently requires both technology and human moderators. We explore the issues and introduce our new hate speech project for Malaysia.


Penularan COVID-19 dalam Penjara yang Sesak dan Peranan Undang-Undang Dadah di Malaysia

Akibat daripada respons sistem perundangan negara terhadap kesalahan kecil berkaitan dadah

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2 July 2021

Akibat daripada respons sistem perundangan negara terhadap kesalahan kecil berkaitan dadah

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Malaysia’s Migrant Worker Recruitment Process

How are migrant workers recruited in Malaysia and why has the recruitment model come under heavy criticism in recent years? We present an overview of the process, together with a brief discussion of known issues and problems.

22 June 2021

How are migrant workers recruited in Malaysia and why has the recruitment model come under heavy criticism in recent years? We present an overview of the process, together with a brief discussion of known issues and problems.


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