In Malaysia, the issue of water pollution poses a grave concern, exerting adverse effects on the endurance of water reservoirs, writes academician Dr Rulia Akhtar.
The Malaysian government’s measures to enhance women’s labour-force participation have been laudable, with it improving over time. Better policies and initiatives will enable women to realise their full potential and talents, contributing to the nation’s economic and social success, writes Dr Rulia Akhtar.
Malaysia’s high youth unemployment rate is primarily due to a persistent mismatch between the trained talent produced by local training institutions and the real skills in demand by the market. Dr Rulia Akhtar provides six ways to address the problem.
As Malaysia’s ageing population is set to rise, the government and civil societies must ensure our elders have financial stability, a long-term care system, social wellbeing, and accessible accommodation and transportation, writes research fellow, Dr Rulia Akhtar.
Achieving United Nation’s zero poverty goal in Malaysia, and many other parts of the world, is still a long way off, and the aspiration of achieving it by 2030 is unrealistic. However, efforts to reduce poverty must be maintained and expanded, so that the poor can escape the poverty trap, writes Dr Rulia Akhtar.