Sub Focus Areas: Social Wellbeing
28 Jul 2021
By Mohd Noor Musa, Research Analyst (Social), Institut Masa Depan Malaysia 2030 is less than a decade away. There is certainly much progress that Malaysia has made in recent years that the country should be proud of, upholding the principle of "leaving no one behind" and making sure that the Shared Prosperity Vision (SPV) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are more relevant and known to the rakyat.
29 Jun 2021
By Muhammad ‘Aamil Azhar, Research Analyst, Institut Masa Depan Malaysia (Institut MASA) The COVID-19 pandemic which started back in March 2020 has crippled our country’s economy, leading to disruptions across various industries. Due to the nationwide lockdowns, we’ve seen a cessation in a huge swath of our economic sectors, some closed temporarily whilst others permanently.
17 May 2021
By Amirul Hamza Abdullah, Research Analyst, Institut Masa Depan Malaysia The shortage of affordable housing is one of the typical issues haunting Malaysians. The availability of better-paying jobs and various business opportunities in the urban areas has caused rural to urban migration to ever-expanding cities in Malaysia. As the urban population continuously grows, land scarcity has caused property prices to rise, making housing less affordable for most urban dwellers, especially for below 40% (B40) households.
10 May 2021
By Muhammad ‘Aamil Azhar, Research Analyst, Institut Masa Depan Malaysia Recently, increasingly conscious Malaysians were shocked with new data showing a significant downward trend in the wage of new graduates in 2020, compared to the previous year. The data, released by the Department of Statistics Malaysia, showed a RM1000 drop in graduates starting wages from the year from the period year 2019 to 2020.
3 Mar 2021
By Amirul Hamza bin Abdullah, Research Analyst Institut Masa Depan Malaysia Malaysia will start its inoculation process from the end of February 2021 until February 2022. The vaccination will be a tool to rein in a spike in infections and reactive economy to optimize resources that recorded its worst slump in over two decades last year. Malaysian government targets to vaccinate at least 80% of the total population by February next year.
11 Feb 2021
By Muhammad ‘Aamil Azhar, Research Analyst, Institut Masa Depan Malaysia Malaysia’s vaccination rollout is planned to start as early as the end of February, the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said in his special address on 4th February, 2021. Vaccines will be administered for free of charge starting with frontline healthcare workers and then the vulnerable.