On 26 August 2022, REFSA, IRDP and IDEAS co-hosted a roundtable on youth employment. Titled “Reshaping Malaysia’s Future of Work – Gearing Up Social Mobility”, the event brought together over 20 local thought leaders from diverse backgrounds, including academicians, public policy researchers and students. Taking the form of an open discussion, the 2.5-hour roundtable focused on the current trends of the Malaysian labour market, the key challenges that employers and jobseekers face and policy recommendations to address these issues.
Malaysia's fresh graduates are having trouble finding full time employment despite an overall increase in employment rates in our country, relying on gig economy or entry level jobs they're overqualified for. Our Comms Director Iskandar Fareez weighs in on the factors of this phenomenon.
Pemerkasa Plus is like extending a rope that is too short to reach the drowning victim. REFSA explains why.
How can the nation tackle the immediate challenges we face right here, right now? Here, we introduce 10 strategies on how to save jobs and revive the economy. Stay tuned as we release the policies in the coming weeks.
Does the Pemerkasa package mitigate short term socio-economic effects of the pandemic while contribute to guiding long term economic growth of the nation?
There are three fundamental questions that we need to consider when it comes to government-linked corporations (GLCs) and government-linked investment corporations (GLICs). First, should the State get involved in the economy? Second, should the GLCs/GLICs, which are essentially agents of the Malaysian State, act as if they were private actors Third, what purpose should GLCs/GLICs serve in the new era of stakeholder capitalism? Article in Malay.