MIER Policy Briefs

MIER Policy Brief No.1

25th March 2020

COVID-19 and The Disruption Of

….trade war and the current outbreak rests in the fact that both are affecting
the real economy. There is going to be a contraction to the real economy in Malaysia and this is going
to start with the export-oriented manufacturing sector. In the early wave of the Covid-19 outbreak…….

MIER Policy Brief No.2

20th  April 2020

The Covid Crisis: Markets In Turmoil and Fractured Trade Flows

The global economy has never faced an outbreak in recent times such as the Covid-19 and this will lead to repercussions on the economy of an unprecedented scale.

MIER Policy Brief No.3

22nd May 2020



Will Covid-19 Morph into a Global Financial Crisis?

That is the million dollars question to which no one can provide a definite answer. 

MIER Policy Brief No.4

3rd September 2020

Preserving Workers’ Jobs, Sidelining Their Voice? Tripartite Dysfunction Amidst Covid-19 Crisis

Tripartite discord has been brewing in Malaysia, surrounding the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, the state of jobs and wages, and the goverment’s responses.

MIER Policy Brief No.5

3rd December 2020

Unconventional Measures For
Extraordinary Times: No Excuse For More Abuse

Fiscal and monetary measures needed to fight the economic downturn, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and policy response measures, require greater government accountability and discipline to ensure success by minimising abuse besides improving contagion containment measures.

MIER Policy Brief No.6

14 December 2020

Vision 2020 Betrayed: Whither Malaysia?

In three weeks, the year 2020 will end. Incredibly, it has been a year largely devoid of any serious discussion of Vision 2020, its significance, and the lessons its achievements and failures offer for the future. The philosopher Santayana warned, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

MIER Policy Brief No.7

25th January 2021

RCEP and Intra-ASEAN Trade

Boosting the share of intra-ASEAN trade has long been an important part of ASEAN’s economic integration efforts. The ASEAN Economic Community established in 2015 is committed to increasing intra-ASEAN trade not only in terms of trade volumes but also as a proportion of total trade flows. 

MIER Policy Brief No.8

10th February 2021

Migrant Labour in Malaysia: Challenges Amplified by COVID-19

The term “migrant worker” is generally used to describe foreign workers who migrate from poorer countries (relative to the host country) to work in jobs categorized as either low or semi-skilled. In Malaysia, we have simply never known how many migrant workers reside within our borders.

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