Rising cases scupper hopes of Malaysia-Indonesia travel bubble
A friend’s FaceTime session with his father last week began with a surprise query: “Is Malaysia now open to Indonesians?” He told my friend of his plan to spend the December holiday in Kuala Lumpur (and perhaps also to see his stranded son). Though surprising, it reflected ...
Pushed to the margins: The unequal impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on marginalised Malaysian workers
Key takeaways Women, youth, and lower-educated workers have borne the brunt of the immediate negative employment impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, while mostly being left out of the partial recovery that followed. Despite women only making up 39 percent of all employed workers in M...
East Asian Summit matters to Asean
The 15th anniversary of the East Asian Summit (EAS) received scant attention amid the many statements, declarations, plan-of-actions and other such announcements from the recently concluded 37th ASEAN Summit. Much of the post-Summit coverage and analyses were focused on the organ...
Budget funds for automation, digitalisation could attract startups, says analyst
Juita Mohamad was quoted in Fee Malaysia Today article. By Nicholas Chung, 23 November 2020 PETALING JAYA: The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and an economist have welcomed initiatives in the 2021 budget geared towards encouraging investments, with the latter saying...
Rising cases scupper hopes of Malaysia-Indonesia travel bubble
A friend’s FaceTime session with his father last week began with a surprise query: “Is Malaysia now open to Indonesians?” He told my friend of his plan to spend the December holiday in Kuala Lumpur (and perhaps also to see his stranded son). Though surprising, it reflected ...
Pushed to the margins: The unequal impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on marginalised Malaysian workers
Key takeaways Women, youth, and lower-educated workers have borne the brunt of the immediate negative employment impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, while mostly being left out of the partial recovery that followed. Despite women only making up 39 percent of all employed workers in M...
East Asian Summit matters to Asean
The 15th anniversary of the East Asian Summit (EAS) received scant attention amid the many statements, declarations, plan-of-actions and other such announcements from the recently concluded 37th ASEAN Summit. Much of the post-Summit coverage and analyses were focused on the organ...
Budget funds for automation, digitalisation could attract startups, says analyst
Juita Mohamad was quoted in Fee Malaysia Today article. By Nicholas Chung, 23 November 2020 PETALING JAYA: The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and an economist have welcomed initiatives in the 2021 budget geared towards encouraging investments, with the latter saying...
Announcement: YBhg Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa completed his tenure as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia on 8 January 2019. ISIS Malaysia’s Board of Directors and staff convey their sincere appreciation to YBhg Tan Sri Rastam for his able stewardship of ISIS Malaysia and wish him well in all his future endeavours.
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Safeguarding Malaysians workers and households: impacts and avenues for Malaysia’s social protection in COVID-19 and beyond

This webinar aims to focus on the distributional impacts of the crisis, and how it has affected social protection. What are the gaps in the exisiting Prihatin/Penjana economic response packages and what else is needed?