Revised budget falls short on dealing with tough year

IDEAS CEO Wan Saiful Wan Jan says that more could have been cut from bureaucracy, especially from the Prime Minister’s Department. “If the government was cutting spending, it is not doing enough. The PM’s Department itself is so big,” he said. Read the full story as it appeared on The Malaysian Insider.  

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IDEAS Media Statement: Measures for growth or for closed economy?

For immediate release 20 January 2015 Measures for growth or for closed economy? Kuala Lumpur, 20 January 2015 – Certain measures introduced by the Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Razak, to address current economic development and government financial situation in his speech this morning are good, but others require some serious re-consideration. Revising Malaysia’s fiscal [...]

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Media statement: To help children with special needs from poor families, the government should simplify the rules around setting up care centres

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE To help children with special needs from poor families, the government should simplify the rules around setting up care centres To download the paper please click here KUALA LUMPUR, 11 December 2014 – The government, currently through the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, should simplify and incentivise the establishment of [...]

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Setting up special needs centres: A focus on early intervention centres for the underprivileged

This paper looks at the gap in provision of early childhood care, education and therapy services for those with special needs with a specific focus on our experiences with the IDEAS Autism Centre (IAC), a full day child care centre for children with autism which includes education and therapy as well. The need for early [...]

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