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Malaysian Women in Workforce:
Charting a Path to Inclusive Employment

This policy brief presents the key findings of our research project and offers policy recommendations based on a quantitative study involving 400 Malaysian women from different backgrounds with university degrees.


Heatwave Unpreparedness:  A Critical Analysis of Malaysia's Disaster Management Gap

Malaysia is grappling with severe heatwaves, highlighting a critical gap in the country's disaster manag We aim to shed light on the disparities in attention and resources allocated to each disaster type.


Securing Malaysia’s Digital Future: Cyber Threats and Opportunities

As cyber-attackers become ever more sophisticat ed in their operations and cyber-criminals ever more ambitious, policymakers are responding with increasing agility and innovation.


How can we improve Malaysia's election process?

Since the last general election in 2018, Malaysia has undergone a further three elections all occurring at the state level. The elections of Sabah, Melaka and Johor all had different factors and trigger points, but all occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the first election in Sabah causing another outbreak that eventually resulted in Malaysia’s second nationwide lockdown.

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Minimum Wage: Understanding the issues

All over the world, there have been many calls to increase minimum wages. To help Malaysian workers cope with the challenges of the pandemic, the government is expected to implement a minimum wage of around RM 1,500 a month by the end of 2022.

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This article will discuss the short-term effects of these closures, and then take it a step further to predict the long-term effects on our existing socioeconomic gaps.

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Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint

It is a key part of the government's plan to "transform Malaysia into a digitally-driven, high income nation and a regional leader in digital economy." Through this plan, by 2025, the digital economy is expected to contribute 22.6% to the country's GDP. 


Unlocking Blockchain

While blockchain technology is still in its infancy, there have been several applications, especially in financial services and public sector which evidences that blockchain technology is revolutionary. Undeniably, with developments in the digital sector, adoption of this technology has become necessary for Malaysia to grow as an accountable and transparent digital economy.

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Digital Upskilling: Dissecting the Challenges and Opportunities Malaysia Faces in Embracing Digital Disruption

As the country works to protect lives and livelihoods, the digital world and related connectivity become all the more urgent and relevant, particularly in relation to providing skills  development opportunities and social protection.

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Starlink and Democratizing Connectivity

Starlink, a company operated by SpaceX, is a high-speed, low-latency satellite internet provider, coordinating a large constellation of operating satellites to deliver connectivity to disconnected and remote areas globally. 


State Government Without 
Opposition in Terengganu

This scenario materialises when a single political party holds sway over both the legislative and executive branches of a state. While this setup offers certain advantages, such as expedited decision-making procedures, it also brings about certain drawbacks that could potentially impact the democratic health of the state.


How Can Malaysia Implement Digital Technology in Election

In the course of doing so we will look at existing electronic voting technologies, analysing how different countries implement e-voting and its potential adoption in Malaysia.

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Flash Flood in Baling: More Questions than Answers

In the past year, at least eight states in Malaysia have experienced severe flash floods. These occurrences are warning signs of the extreme changes the climate is experiencing, requiring swift and immediate action. Recently, the flooding in Baling, Kedah was reported to be its “worst ever” flood, killing gumtree individuals and causing many others to be displaced. 


Flood Management for Selangor

Urban flooding is unforeseen and has broad impacts, from the disturbance of everyday life to the spread of waterborne diseases. As it is commonly associated with climate change, the poor are hurt the most by urban flooding, for their capacity to prepare and rebound from damages is significantly weaker than other classes.

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Contact Tracing: Issues and Shortcomings in Global Efforts

In public health, contact tracing is the process of identifying persons who have come into contact with an infected person, and the subsequent collection of information about these contacts (places visited, additional contacts).

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Cybersecurity: Protecting Privacy, Identity & Property

The digital age has made technology a critical tool for Malaysia’s economic, social, and political development. However, utilisation of technology pervades the lives of individuals, businesses, and governments in both positive and negative manners. 


Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint

It is a key part of the government's plan to "transform Malaysia into a digitally-driven, high income nation and a regional leader in digital economy." Through this plan, by 2025, the digital economy is expected to contribute 22.6% to the country's GDP. 


Unequal Mobility in Kuala Lumpur

30 October 2023

The city attained a commendable result on Public Transit Sub-Index which assesses how well cities manage their public transport systems and how many commuters use them. It is measured based on the speed of public transit, distance from one station to another, the integration of different transportation modes (i.e., walking, riding public transport, cycling, etc.), and how many people utilize public transport. The report also indicates that Kuala Lumpur has benefited from public transport services such as Bus Rapid and Rapid Rails, driven by autonomous technology. 

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