THINK TANKS: Urgently Address Workplace Clusters to Avoid Klang Valley Catastrophe in Other States

*Picture Credit: Azneal Ishak Bait Al-Amanah and The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) call upon the incoming government to urgently and effectively address COVID-19 workplace clusters in tackling the ongoing pandemic. We need the incoming government to take action to prevent other states in Malaysia from experiencing the same catastrophe plaguing the Klang Valley. We call for proactive measures based on research and scientific data to prevent our public he

‘From Pandemic to Endemic: Path towards Normalisation’ Policy Paper

Bait Al Amanah published a new policy paper titled ‘From Pandemic to Endemic: Path towards Normalisation, authored by Abel Benjamin Lim, Fariq Sazuki (Economists of Bait Al Amanah) and Dr. Abdul Razak Ahmad (Founding Director of Bait Al Amanah). The main findings and recommendations of the paper are as follows: • The background to Malaysia’s slow recovery leads to the need for a recovery strategy towards endemic, a mode of preparation to live with in the long run • Visualisin

CME-BAA Macroeconomic Observatory (MEO): BANK NEGARA DECISION TO KEEP THE RATES UNCHANGED IS WELCOM

The CME-BAA Macroeconomic Observatory (MEO), a joint platform promoted by the Center for Market Education and Bait Al Amanah, welcomes Bank Negara’s decision to keep the reference rates unchanged. According to MEO, in the current scenario, the efficacy of monetary policy in relaunching investment activity would be very limited. “The experience from other parts of the world, such as Europe and Japan – explained Dr Carmelo Ferlito, CEO of the Center for Market Education – shows