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We must draw the line with cyberbullying

A CRITICAL implication of Covid-19 is the development of cyberbullying that has... Read More

Prioritising mental well-being in the time of Covid-19

As lockdowns in various parts of the world continue, it seems that... Read More

Health Insecurity and Its Impact on Refugees in Malaysia

Refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia have always struggled with a lack... Read More

Put refugees in national database

CONCERNS surrounding undocumented refugees and asylum seekers have surfaced as Malaysia attempts... Read More

Creativity, a priority in national agenda

A KEY ingredient that constitutes a strong nation lies in the hands... Read More

Specialised drug court?

DRUG abuse is a global problem which has serious socioeconomic and public... Read More

Reducing Stigma for Addicts

An article published last month revealed that the number of students who... Read More

It’s not Enough to Say no to Drugs

MALAYSIA’S National Drug Policy has seen encouraging results in the last decade... Read More

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Tengku Ilisha Ameera Tengku Abdullah

Ilisha Ameera is a new researcher for Social Policy and National Integration at ISIS Malaysia. She was previously an intern in 2018. She holds a BA (Hons.) in English and Journalism from Falmouth University. Her research interests include education, inequality and the environment. Outside ISIS she sits in the board of directors for Sultan Ahmad Shah Environmental Trust and Pahang Rangers futsal team.

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We must draw the line with cyberbullying

05 June 2020
A CRITICAL implication of Covid-19 is the development of cyberbullying that has taken the form of online harassment, Internet trolling and sexual cyberbullying that is severely detrimental to mental health. As it gives rise to a variety of negative emotional responses, namely anxiety, depression, fear, stigma, social isolation, humiliation and suicide, its prevention is needed…

Prioritising mental well-being in the time of Covid-19

19 April 2020
As lockdowns in various parts of the world continue, it seems that mental health is emerging as a global issue with reports of increasing trends in depression, anxiety, insomnia and suicide. Undoubtedly, the mixture of isolation, stress, health anxiety and financial woes will have devastating consequences. What is more, it seems that Malaysia’s movement control…

Health Insecurity and Its Impact on Refugees in Malaysia

10 April 2020
Refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia have always struggled with a lack of identification and healthcare. How have these issues impacted the Government’s response to COVID-19? What are some of the challenges that will still need to be addressed beyond the MCO? By Tengku Ilisha Ameera and Puteri Nor Ariane Yasmin In the face of…

Put refugees in national database

02 April 2020
CONCERNS surrounding undocumented refugees and asylum seekers have surfaced as Malaysia attempts to grapple with the spike in coronavirus cases. In such dire circumstances, the health-security question is one that needs grave attention, given the risks and consequences Malaysia faces today. It had 2,626 coronavirus cases with 37 reported deaths up to March 30. Of…

Creativity, a priority in national agenda

14 March 2019
A KEY ingredient that constitutes a strong nation lies in the hands of its well-informed citizens. This implies that a populace is knowledgeable, well-developed and rounded individuals. However, one could argue that our education system has not adequately met the standards needed to harness the full potential of our citizens — it stops short at…

Specialised drug court?

23 April 2018
DRUG abuse is a global problem which has serious socioeconomic and public health impact. Countries differ in tackling the problem, but the United States and Australia offer a model that others may want to emulate. They have what is called drug courts, which are specialised courts used to channel drug users into treatment as opposed…

Reducing Stigma for Addicts

27 March 2018
An article published last month revealed that the number of students who tested positive for substance abuse is on the rise, with school children as young as nine years old caught experimenting with drugs in Kelantan. The number of students using drugs and not attending school have also increased. Paralleling this trend is the increase…
It’s not Enough to Say no to Drugs

It’s not Enough to Say no to Drugs

29 March 2017
MALAYSIA’S National Drug Policy has seen encouraging results in the last decade due to the introduction of harm reduction programmes. These programmes consist of needle and syringe exchanges,and methadone maintenance therapy to reduce the risk of infections such as HIV and hepatitis. However, harm reduction alone is not enough to end drug abuse in Malaysia.…
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