Research and advocacy of progressive and pragmatic policy ideas.

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In-depth Explorations

Research Societal Contracts

Beyond Boom And Bust, Part 3

A Long-Term Policy Approach Towards Migrant Labour

In this final instalment of our research series, we propose key pillars of a much-needed reform in the way we plan for, recruit and manage migrant workers in Malaysia.

8 January 2022

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

Beyond Boom And Bust, Part 1

Pitfalls of Short-Termist Migrant Worker Policies

The differing stances on migrant worker COVID-19 vaccination is just one more example of issues with Malaysia’s migrant worker policies. In Part 1 of this research series, we outline where we are today.

22 June 2021

Bahagian 2: Sokongan Terhadap Hukuman Mati di Kalangan Rakyat Malaysia – Bila dan Untuk Apa?

Bagaimanakah sokongan rakyat Malaysia terhadap hukuman mati berubah dengan jenayah dan situasi yang berbeza? Kami menjawab persoalan ini melalui kajian persepsi atas hukuman mati di Malaysia.

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30 March 2021

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Our Positions

What Comes After the Mandatory Death Penalty in Post-GE15 Malaysia?

Despite recent positive developments, more needs to be done to ensure an effective sentencing reform agenda.

27 October 2022

Bilakah Penggunaan Hukuman Mati akan Diubah di Malaysia?

Kami bincangkan persoalan reformasi penghukuman yang telah lama tertangguh di negara ini.

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26 April 2022

“Kaki Dadah”: The Need to Reform Public Perception Towards People Who Use Drugs in Malaysia

Despite recent shifts in the government’s attitude towards drug issues, public sentiments remain largely negative. We explore the possible reasons behind this and call for a more constructive messaging approach.

25 March 2022

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.

Baca Versi BM
27 October 2021

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Factual Overviews

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

Perihal Ucapan Kebencian di Malaysia Hari Ini

Pengenalan terhadap ucapan kebencian dan peruntukan undang-undang yang berkaitan.

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14 November 2019

How We Deal With Hate Speech Today

An introduction to hate speech and current laws that address it.

Baca Versi BM
10 November 2019

Hukuman Mati di Malaysia

Tahun lalu, kerajaan telah mengumumkan cadangan untuk memansuhkan hukuman mati mandatori. Ketahui latar belakang pelaksanaan hukuman mati di Malaysia dan perkembangan terkini.

17 September 2019

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