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Crisps of the Week (8-14 Mar)

Crisps of the Week (8-14 Mar)

This debilitating election fever – the heat is on in the latest REFSA Rojak.

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#Infographic: How to untangle the mess of 68 ministers & deputies

#Infographic: How to untangle the mess of 68 ministers & deputies

How the Cabinet can be trimmed down to a svelte 16 ministers and 18 ministries.

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REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (1 – 7 March)

REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (1 – 7 March)

High car taxes, BN’s American propaganda ring, and loopholes in Sabah’s defence.

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Why our bloated Cabinet needs CPR: An Infographic

Why our bloated Cabinet needs CPR: An Infographic

To aid digestion of REFSA’s in-depth focus papers on Cabinet & Parliamentary Rebalancing.

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Cabinet & Parliamentary Rebalancing (Part 3): A weightier Parliament and a slimmer Cabinet

Cabinet & Parliamentary Rebalancing (Part 3): A weightier Parliament and a slimmer Cabinet

A focus paper on how to restore a balance of powers between our Parliament and Cabinet.

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Crisps of the Week (22-28 Feb)

Crisps of the Week (22-28 Feb)

The Lahad Datu debacle, chronicles of Bala and Deepak, and political thingymajigs.

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REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (15-21 Feb)

REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (15-21 Feb)

Of Xenophon, Lahad Datu, Sabah, ‘Sapu Malaysia’ and legitimate vote-buying.

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Cabinet & Parliamentary Rebalancing (Part 2): The tangled mass

Cabinet & Parliamentary Rebalancing (Part 2): The tangled mass

How our bloated Cabinet can be trimmed down to a svelte 16 ministries and 18 ministers.

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REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (8-14 Feb)

REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (8-14 Feb)

Federal government flouting the law, court deciding legality of AES, and ‘bribes’ for votes.

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REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (1-7 Feb)

REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (1-7 Feb)

Our Defence Minister’s myriad excuses, Syabas leaks, gloom for migrant workers, and Psy for CNY.

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REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (25-31 Jan)

REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (25-31 Jan)

On ballooning deficits, press freedom and the contentious Education Blueprint.

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Cabinet & Parliamentary Rebalancing (Part 1): Why Our Government Needs CPR

Cabinet & Parliamentary Rebalancing (Part 1): Why Our Government Needs CPR

The first part of REFSA’s all-new Focus Paper series examines the inefficiencies of a bloated Cabinet.

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REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (18 – 24 Jan)

REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (18 – 24 Jan)

Murky findings: Sabah RCI, dubious doctorates, hidden crime statistics & pre-election manoeuvres.

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[#Infographic] Tackling the Trouble of Public Transportation

[#Infographic] Tackling the Trouble of Public Transportation

Is there hope for the Malaysian public in this tangled web of inefficiency?

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Crisps of the Week (11-17 Jan)

Crisps of the Week (11-17 Jan)

REFSA : A View to Kill, Universities are not the place for opinions

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[#Infographic] Aid to entrepreneurs no remedy for ailments in biz culture

[#Infographic] Aid to entrepreneurs no remedy for ailments in biz culture

Suitable medicine, or akin to handing out crutches to cure cancer?

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[#Infographic] Will the race to raise household incomes uplift the poor?

[#Infographic] Will the race to raise household incomes uplift the poor?

Both coalitions’ proposals, pitched against each other to explore their feasibility.

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REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (4-10 Jan)

REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (4-10 Jan)

Overview of the week: elections, handouts, and – of course! – the People’s Uprising Rally.

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[#Infographic] The PTPTN Dilemma – To Pay or Not To Pay?

[#Infographic] The PTPTN Dilemma – To Pay or Not To Pay?

BN says yes, PR says no. Who is right, who is wrong, or are they both missing the point?

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[#Infographic] Formula to Failure: Our plunging Maths and Science standards

[#Infographic] Formula to Failure: Our plunging Maths and Science standards

Dumbfounding numbers! As revealed by an international study.

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