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If we learn the right lessons from history, perhaps we can demonstrate that strong institutions are essential to achieve the desired economic growth and prosperity.  TWO anniversaries of profound Ma...
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PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan government has been urged to steer the narrative towards the longer-term strategy to further strengthen the nation’s socio-economic development.
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THE government’s inquiry into the possibility of buying out all landowners in Kampung Baru is a way forward to redevelop the enclave of Malay reserve land in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
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LETTER | The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) congratulates the Pakatan Harapan government for completing its one-year term in office today.
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MAY 9 — It’s a year. The knives remain out, or garlands ready for anniversary parade?
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GEORGE TOWN (May 3): The Penang Government is seeking decentralisation of Federal powers, the State Assembly was told today.
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PETALING JAYA: A civil society group and a think tank have highlighted the troubling state of reforms concerning government-linked companies (GLCs) and procurement methods, a year on after Pakatan Har...
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The Belt Road Initiative (BRI), also known as the One Belt One Road (Obor) project, could well emerge as the “obor” (flame in Malay or Indonesian) that will blaze the trail in the evolution of a n...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) backs the idea of hiring refugees legally to work here, adding that it can reduce the country’s dependency on foreign workers.
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank has mooted a review of the Federal Constitution and the restoration of local council elections as ways that the Pakatan Harapan (PH)-led government can honour its manifesto...
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank says the economy and government revenue will receive a boost if refugees in the country are allowed to work here.
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Lee, whose full name will be kept confidential, is a highly skilled professional and earns a decent earning providing services in the repairs and maintenance industry.
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SERI KEMBANGAN (April 23): If you want to buy a home in today’s market, you must be ready to make sacrifices, said National House Buyers' Association (HBA) honorary-secretary general Datuk Chan...
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LETTER | The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) has been in Indonesia as international observers for the Indonesian General Elections 2019 (Pemilu).
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APRIL 19 — The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) has been in Indonesia as international observers for the Indonesian General Elections 2019 (Pemilu).
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PETALING JAYA: Capital controls should only be imposed as a last resort in the event the country faces existential economic threats, said an economist.
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PETALING JAYA: Continue with bold reforms, change weak policies and do not forget promises made, no matter how small.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): As the Pakatan Harapan government comes close to concluding its first year in office, a study by a think tank found that almost a third of 192 economic promises made by the ne...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — The Pakatan Harapan government has yet to outline a clear plan to free and pull out government-linked companies (GLCs) from key markets, casting doubt over its commitment to ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — The Pakatan Harapan government has realised or put on track nearly a third of its election pledges for the economy but others are proving difficult to reach, the IDEAS think ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): As the Pakatan Harapan government comes close to concluding its first year in office, a study by a think tank found that almost a third of 192 economic promises made by the new...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan Government, which swept into power in May last year, has fulfilled nearly a third of its economic promises, the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) says.
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PETALING JAYA: The Council of Eminent Persons backs the release of its report to the public, although chairman Daim Zainuddin admits he does not have the final say on the matter.
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank today voiced concern over the government’s announcement that the report by the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) will remain under the Official Secrets Act (OSA). The Inst...
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank has cautioned against introducing a “windfall” tax, saying putting such a tax on profits could be bad for the business environment.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) today presented several suggestions on combatting corruption, one of which is having a Freedom of Information Act (FOI). Aira Azh...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): The government should consider lowering the threshold for open tenders, said a think tank.
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Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) is being investigated by the anti-corruption agency over claims that it received RM90 million (S$30 million) from former ruling party Umno to cooperate in last year's gene...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 ― The Malaysia Medical association (MMA) has warned the federal government today against working with groups that are stealthily being funded by tobacco companies.
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ENTITLED “The Future of Freedom”, the ninth anniversary celebration of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) and the commemoration of the birthday of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al...
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PETALING JAYA: Stakeholders and experts have suggested a number of measures for the government’s new Economic Action Council to help combat the rising cost of living.
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PETALING JAYA: An expert in corporate Malaysia has urged Putrajaya to divest itself from government-linked companies (GLCs) which are involved in the construction and property sectors.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) today praised the government for admitting that political interference is a major cause of corruption.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Following criticism that it had received funding from the tobacco industry, think tank IDEAS said today it has decided against accepting funds from that industry in future.
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PETALING JAYA: A foreign report on the Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) which sta­ted that tobacco industry funding clouded its stand on tobacco controls is “incorrect and misleading”, according to its chief executive officer.
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PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpur-based Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) has been named as one of over 100 think tanks around the world which took money from tobacco companies and argued...
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PETALING JAYA: A group of NGOs and think tanks have criticised Pakatan Harapan (PH) for failing to abide by its manifesto promise not to appoint politicians to government-linked companies (GLCs). At a...
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PETALING JAYA: The Guardian report which stated that funding from the tobacco industry clouded Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs's (Ideas) stand on tobacco controls is incorrect and misleading, says its chief executive officer, Ali Salman.
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SUBANG JAYA (Jan 23): One often overlooked issue hindering homeownership is the lack of financial literacy among Malaysians.
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SUBANG JAYA (Jan 23): One often overlooked issue hindering homeownership is the lack of financial literacy among Malaysians.
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I REFER to the report “IDEAS concerned over govt’s one million affordable homes plan” (The StarOnline, Jan 11).
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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 15): Malaysia is unlikely to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) within the first half of 2019 due the significant number of laws the governmen...
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank today raised concerns over potential government-led market distortions in the housing market following the government’s plan to build a million affordable homes over the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 11): A central plan by the government to address the issue of affordable housing could lead to losses that may "fall on taxpayers' shoulders", warned the Institute of Democracy and E...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 11): A central plan by the government to address the issue of affordable housing could lead to losses that may "fall on taxpayers' shoulders", warned the Institute of Democracy and E...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) is concerned over the government's ambitious plan to build one million affordable homes in 10 years.
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank has urged the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) to explain the RM1 million contribution to the Kedah Zakat Board, voicing concerns over the perception of c...