Environmental Reforms for Malaysia Baru

Malaysia has accumulated all kinds of environmental damages following decades of rapid industrialisation. Take water for example, five states are currently considered water deficit, while 377 rivers are getting narrower, shallower and lled with mud from…

Riding Out the Commodities Storm

LESSENING VULNERABILITY: Broader economic reforms necessary to deal with commodities boom-and-bust cycles THE era of oil shocks is far from over. In the past two years, oil prices have been in a free-fall, tumbling from…

The Future is Rural, Too

It is convenient to think we now live in the age of urban triumph. In 2018, about 55 percent of the people on Earth resided in urban areas. As economic powerhouses and a nucleus of…