Dr M’s tirade will not result in Najib’s downfall, say analysts

The Edge Online 20 August 2014 Despite Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s stinging criticism of Datuk Seri Najib Razak, there is little chance of any revolt against the prime minister from his Umno comrades, say political analysts. And this, they told The Malaysian Insider, is because there is no one in the Malay party who is [...]

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Pakatan shelve differences to avoid damaging split

The Malay Mail Online 20 August 2014 Malaysia’s three-party opposition alliance has averted a damaging split by agreeing to support the wife of opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the next mentri besar of Selangor, an industrial hub that is the country’s richest state. But while the parties shelved their differences, a weeks-long crisis [...]

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CALL FOR PAPERS: IDEAS’ Giving Voice to the Poor: Malaysian Education and Low Income Households

The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) is a Malaysian think tank dedicated to promoting market-based solutions to public policy challenges. We publish research papers to shape the opinions of policy makers, parliament members, relevant government officials and public in general. IDEAS is inviting submissions for papers from academics, think tanks, researchers, postgraduate students interested [...]

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Dropping out of school in Malaysia: What we know and what needs to be done

In 2013, IDEAS conducted a survey on education, also known as Giving Voice to the Poor, to uncover the needs and aspirations of parents from low-income households around Malaysia. The survey covered over 1,200 respondents of which 150 respondents had at least one child who had dropped out of school. This paper takes a closer [...]

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