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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.

22 November 2021

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


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

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


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

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?


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

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.


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.


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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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.


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

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


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