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REFSA Quarterly Issue 1, 2016: Public Transport Matters

One of the major urban issues in Malaysia is the poor public transport system which has plagued the nation for decades. The root causes are multifaceted but can be categorized into constitutional glitches and policy preference. The centralization of transport … Continue reading

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Prime Ministers give speeches, mayors solve problems, as someone once said. Perhaps this is too simplistic, but the fact is a mayor or rather local authority is the level of government most proximate to the people. It has to deal … Continue reading

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REFSA Quarterly July 2013-The Government Issue

Dear Readers, May 5, possibly the most anticipated date among Malaysians in recent years, turned out to be an anti-climax for many. The deafening calls of ubah  to the federal government could not lever BN from their perch in Putrajaya. … Continue reading

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REFSA Quarterly Jan 2013-The Budget 2013 Issue

Dear Readers, Whenever the National Budget is announced, an adage comes to mind, “If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.” Like the previous year, Prime Minister Dato Sri Najib Razak untied his sack of goodies on … Continue reading

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Click to read report: A Comparative Study of Cabinet Structures and Parliamentary Oversight across Australia, India, the UK and Malaysia. This report compares the current state of cabinet and parliamentary affairs in Australia, India, the UK and Malaysia, paying attention to cabinet … Continue reading

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Forum: A Rising Economic Tide That Lifts All Boats

… or cross-currents cancelling each other out? Is Pakatan Rakyat a cohesive coalition or a dubious marriage-of-convenience? Spend just 2 hours on Sept 17 – it’s public holiday! – and decide for yourself.  Have a languid lunch at , and … Continue reading

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REFSA Quarterly Jan 2012

Dear Reader, In 2010, a group of forward-thinking Malaysians pooled resources and funds to re-invent Research for Social Advancement (REFSA), with the aim that our country’s future would be led by discourse based on solid facts and reliable analysis rather … Continue reading

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REFSA Quarterly Aug 2012-The ETP Issue

Dear reader, “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito.” This African nugget of wisdom has been the driving force behind REFSA. In January this year, our modest independent … Continue reading

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[Infographic] A Critique of the ETP 3

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[Infographic] A Critique of the ETP 2

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