Institutional Reform

Mampukah Malaysia keluar daripada krisis kepimpinan?

The country is in a leadership crisis. How far will MCO 2.0 and the Emergency declaration flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases? The government must consult and engage widely during this critical period - particularly for the upcoming National Pandemic Management Strategic Plan. It is essential that Parliament continues to function and the Greek and UK parliaments illustrate effective legislating during a pandemic. Article in Malay.

Membuang imej ‘rubber stamp’ Dewan Negara

The Dewan Negara is going through an evolutionary phase. This momentum should form the foundational efforts to ditch its decades-long "rubber stamp" image. The Dewan Negara should be seen as an institution that emphasises Co-governing principles. This new dynamic must continue building upon closer cooperation of the government and opposition for a better post-COVID19 country. Article in Malay.

REFSA Reflections: Episode 3 – The GLC Dilemma

The Director's Commentary - REFSA proudly launches a new podcast series on the economy, delving deeper and going behind the scenes into our ideas, publications, and positions. Listen to our third episode focusing on GLCs and how they fit into the fabric of our society on Apple podcast and Spotify.

Apa Yang Akan Berlaku Pada 26 November, Hari Penggulungan Belanjawan 2021 Ini?

A strong majority is important for approving the 2021 Budget in Parliament. For this to happen, a transparent, middle ground approach of amendments to proposed improvements is necessary. It is crucial in this pandemic that the Budget's content is one that is able to both ensure health and catalyse economic well-being, rather than one that fulfills political agendas. Article in Malay.

Should the 2021 Budget be rejected?

A strong majority is important for approving the 2021 Budget in Parliament. For this to happen, a transparent, middle ground approach of amendments to proposed improvements is necessary. It is crucial in this pandemic that the Budget's content is one that is able to both ensure health and catalyse economic well-being, rather than one that fulfills political agendas.

Why select committees need to analyse Budget 2021

An effective way for the government to manage the concerns and shortcomings of the 2021 Budget is through the scrutiny and review of a parliamentary select committee. This article details why and how this can be done through the new Finance and Economic Select Committee.

Belanjawan 2021: Mengembalikan Dana and Kuasa Besar Kepada Perdana Menteri

Belanjawan 2021 telah memberikan dana yang besar kepada Jabatan Perdana Menteri (JPM), mengembalikan semula penusatan kuasa Perdana Menteri seperti pentadbiran BN. Artikel ini memberi gambaran awal mengenai analisis terhadap peruntukan JPM yang perlu dikaji dan dikurangkan agar ia dapat dijana kepada sektor yang lebih penting dan memperkukuh demokrasi negara.
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