Media Statement: School autonomy is what is missing from 1BestariNet

Kuala Lumpur, 24 November 2014 – The latest Auditor General’s Report revealed that the 1BestariNet project developed by YTL Communications has failed to deliver e-learning services to all 10,000 schools by the end of 2013 as promised. For a project with the price tag of approximately RM 4 billion this seems to be an inefficient and [...]

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Media Statement: IDEAS announces Razeen Sally as Chair of Political Economy and Governance, to campaign for greater liberalisation

Kuala Lumpur, 24 November 2014 – The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) announces today the appointment of Dr. Razeen Sally as the first holder of IDEAS Chair of Political Economy and Governance Programme. Dr. Sally is a globally renowned expert on international trade policy.  He is Director and Co-founder of the European Centre for [...]

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School choice and school vouchers programmes: Why do they succeed and why do they fail – lessons for Malaysia?

This paper offers an exploration of the benefit of school choice and how school voucher programmes are a core feature of successfully bringing education choice to all segments of society. School vouchers are flexible arrangements for education funding, where the funding follows the student. By looking at three different school voucher programmes, the Milwaukee Parental [...]

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Morality and the Rule of Law: Inspirations from Raja Aziz Addruse

Inspirations from Raja Aziz Addruse: Morality and the Rule of Law’ was a lecture by Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz delivered at the 3rd Raja Aziz Addruse Memorial Lecture, a lecture series organized by the Malaysian Bar Council. In this lecture, Tunku ‘Abidin relays a personal account of Raja Aziz Addruse, a prominent and influential advocate who [...]

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