A Ticking Time Bomb: Unemployment and Underemployment Among Malaysian Youth

Universities and colleges in Malaysia are producing more than 200,000 local graduates with diploma and degree qualification every year. However, those entering the job market will be appalled at the very low wage offered in the market for fresh graduates. Nonetheless, they have no option but to accept the offer lest they would stay unemployed. …

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Pengangguran & Bekerja di Bawah Potensi dalam Kalangan Graduan Muda di Malaysia: Satu Bom Jangka

Universiti dan kolej di Malaysia menghasilkan lebih daripada 200,000 graduan tempatan dengan kelayakan diploma dan ijazah sarjana muda setiap tahun. Namun, mereka yang memasuki pasaran pekerjaan akan ditawarkan dengan gaji yang sangat rendah. Walau bagaimanapun, mereka tidak mempunyai pilihan selain menerima tawaran tersebut supaya mereka tidak akan menganggur. Untuk baca lanjut, sila muat turun laporan …

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Affordable housing, public transport big parts of urban design

Access to decent housing is recognised as a basic human right, as outlined in the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) . The UN outlined that decent housing does not only mean a place to stay, but it must be affordable, secure, in good location, habitable and accessible. Bank Negara states that providing adequate …

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We’re unaware that air pollution is a silent killer

Over the past decade, Malaysia has experienced industrial growth and urbanisation, and it aims to become a developed nation by next year. This process benefited the economy. However, as a consequence, human activities emit particulates and gasses that pollute the air. To make things worse, the polluted air has been proven to correlate with human …

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Open letter to the housing minister – easy credit will only inflate property prices

I read your tweet thanking Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) for fulfilling your ministry’s request to increase the threshold for the Fund for Affordable Home created by the central bank. On August 21, the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (Cache) released a report entitled Tackling the housing crisis: Is supply the answer? Besides debating on …

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Relocation of Ramadan Bazaar from Lorong TAR to Jalan Raja: An Evaluation

Rumours had spread since end of 2018 about the relocation of Ramadan Bazaar from Lorong TAR to Jalan Raja. However, there were huge objections to the proposed relocation. In this paper, we seek to investigate the situation and evaluate the decision to relocate based on its impact to the traders and visitors. To read further, …

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Undi 18 dan pendidikan politik

Umum mengetahui, susulan Pindaan Perlembagaan baru-baru ini, Pilihanraya Umum ke-15 (PRU-15) akan datang bakal menyaksikan pertambahan 50% daripada 14.9 juta pengundi pada PRU-14 yang lalu. Dalam kata lain, jumlah pengundi pada PRU-15 diunjurkan akan mencecah 22.5 juta orang setelah diambilkira pertambahan pengundi 18 tahun dan pendaftaran automatik. Sesungguhnya pertambahan golongan muda sebagai pengundi ini harus …

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