Research and advocacy of progressive and pragmatic policy ideas.

Room for Rent, Part 3
Research Public Goods

Room for Rent, Part 3

Survey of renters’ experiences and preferences

What do renters want? What factors are likely to encourage long-term renting? We conclude our research series with a survey probing renting norms, insecurities that renters face, and their future housing aspirations.

By Fikri Fisal, Ooi Kok Hin & Nelleita Omar

14 September 2022

Research Public Goods

Mencari Ruang Sewa, Bahagian 1

Kajian Aspirasi dan Keperluan Perumahan

Dasar-dasar dan program-program perumahan Malaysia sudah lama condong kepada penggalakan pemilikan rumah, tetapi bagaimana pula dengan mereka yang memilih untuk menyewa, atas sebab kehendak mahupun keperluan terdesak?

7 July 2022
Editorial Safety Nets

Responses to delivery riders missing the bigger picture

Recent issues on delivery riders can be traced to one conundrum: the unclear employment classification for gig workers. To resolve this, we will need to establish a regulatory sandbox.

30 August 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

Who We Are

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

Editorial Safety Nets

Support job transition, facilitate career advancement

Rethinking Malaysia’s skills development approach

Pumping more investments on training programmes and facilities will not resolve accessibility barriers. We argue for a policy shift from purely supplying training to helping workers identify and realize opportunities that best fulfill their needs.

11 August 2022

Editorial Safety Nets

#GE15MANIFESTO: After EPF withdrawals, time to safeguard retirement for Malaysians

As General Election looms, we call upon those who will be vying for public office to offer proposals that will ensure a secure financial future for all Malaysians

25 July 2022

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.

14 June 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.

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2 June 2022

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

A primer on the Malaysian skills development system.

11 May 2022

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