In a closed-door roundtable held on 21st July 2022, REFSA brought together a collective of policymakers, architects, urban planners, elected representatives and finance professionals to drive the exploration of this topic further.
Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican recently announced ‘Karnival Jom Beli Rumah 2022’, in which 10 000 affordable homes nationwide will be offered, priced at RM 300k and below. But is this a good initiative? And what should constitute affordable housing in the first place? We’re joined by Iskandar Fareez of the Think Tank, REFSA.
Our reflections on Think City's Public Housing Liveability Conference.
Urgently, government, policymakers, financial institutions, developers, and related stakeholders must have a clear and purpose-driven strategy that is focused on the outcome of ensuring secure housing for all.
Darshan Joshi, REFSA Lead Researcher spoke to BFM on how would carbon tax on emission look like in a Malaysian context.
Covid-19 and climate change are both quintessential collective action problems, where inaction on the part of any one nation can create adverse consequences around the world.
Covid-19 crisis has alerted the government to embrace a truly diverse, modern agricultural sector, one that can ensure long-term resiliency in Malaysia’s food security.
Covid-19 a national security concern, calls for whole-of-society approach
The government should treat Covid-19 as a national security issue, and to show leadership by adopting a whole-of-society approach to combat the virus as a nation.