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The impact of COVID-19 on the Youth in Malaysia – a survey report

Based on a survey carried out at the height of the COVID-19 crisis in May 2020, this report highlights the impact of COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdowns on Malaysian youth. It is found that the youth are more vulnerable, with different age groups of youth experiencing different difficulties. Read the full report to find out more.

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REFSA Fact Sheet #1/2021: Mission Oriented Strategies

In various reports and briefs, REFSA has been advocating for the nation to adopt a mission-oriented approach to tackle the challenges of our current times, be it the current economic crisis, climate change or the recent COVID pandemic. Created as a short introduction to this concept, here is the first of our Fact Sheet series that seeks to explain what exactly are mission-oriented strategies, why we need them and how they can be managed to achieve the most effective outcomes.

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PEMERKASA: More of the Same?

Does the Pemerkasa package mitigate short term socio-economic effects of the pandemic while contribute to guiding long term economic growth of the nation?

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What digital economy do we want?

By revisiting and aligning adjacent policies like competition, data privacy and social protection, we can develop a dynamic and innovative economy that uses digital technologies to the fullest, for the greater good of everyone.

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[Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy x REFSA Forum] Vaksin COVID-19: Antara Keraguan, Tahyul dan Fakta

Despite the Ministry of Health’s survey indicating that at least 2/3 of respondents are willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, there is a significant proportion that remain hesitant, even opposed. This may even include healthcare professionals, members of parliament and learned members of society. This discussion is an opportunity for queries to be raised and addressed by those concerned. Webinar in Malay.

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