Research Division

Publications, including research papers and infographic summaries of current socioeconomic landscapes, produced by the Research & Analytics division are made available here for the benefit of Malaysian students and the public to whom we serve.

Guideline

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MSGA Research Guidelines
(Jan 2021)
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Department of Analytics
81 pages
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January 15, 2021
This Guideline describes the current recommended and standard procedures and practices to be adopted by all departments in the Malaysian Students’ Global Alliance(MSGA) in carrying out any research effort for the Alliance. As a representative for Malaysian students and our esteemed Member Councils worldwide, it is our duty to protect and uphold our brand as that will reflect on our stakeholders. Our standard brand and procedures ensure we have a consistent look and feel to our advocacy efforts, where professionalism is imperative and so is our responsibility to our students.

Publications

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The Legality of Marital Rape

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Koh Hui Hong, Nurul Hamizah Binti Afandi, Sofiah Hanim Binti Shuhaizan, Arijey Sura
33 pages
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April 11, 2021

The legal issue of marital rape is in essence a legislative undermining of consent. Section 375 of the Malaysian Penal Code clearly states what consent is and situations that disqualify consent i.e. a lack of sobriety, deceit and manipulation, duress, positions of authority and when the person in...

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Paternity Leave: A Father's Right

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Tay Yi Thong, Reshna Reem Ganesan, Lok Mei Xuan and Syabil Azri bin Arian Syahwira
4 pages
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March 5, 2021

Paternity leave in Malaysia should be given due consideration. Fathers play a major role in the development of the family unit, community and the economy. This article discusses the current situation of paternity leave in Malaysia, its significance, challenges in policy implementation and...

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Malaysia’s Pathway To The Decriminalisation Of Suicides: Students’ Opinion And Discussions

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Faris Durrani, Amirah Wan Usamah, Tay Yi Thong, Matthew Ooi
44 pages
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December 27, 2020

Section 309 of the Penal Code Malaysia criminalises the attempt of suicide with imprisonment of up to one year, fines, or both regardless of the reasons behind the suicide attempt. This law continues to be practised today alongside Sections 305 and 306 regarding the abetment of suicide. There...

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Women Empowerment In Malaysian Student Organisations

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Faris Durrani, Chan Hock Leong (Julian), Tay Yi Thong, Amirah Wan Usamah
31 pages
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December 27, 2020

Women empowerment remains a challenge for organisations to overcome in the effort to promote women in leadership positions. They are ambitious in their goals and strive to have their opinions heard yet there exists certain collective factors embedded in certain organisations’ cultures that...

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Route to Employment (English)

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Tay Yi Thong
10 pages
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December 14, 2020

Youth unemployment has always been a pressing issue in Malaysia. The global pandemic has only aggravated the problem as youths are disproportionately vulnerable in the job market. Research suggests that young workers are more likely to be furloughed, while vacancies for entry-level jobs have been...

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Haluan Kerjaya (Bahasa Melayu)

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Tay Yi Thong
11 pages
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December 14, 2020

Isu pengangguran dalam kalangan belia merupakan isu yang kritikal di Malaysia. Pandemik Covid-19 memberi kesan yang amat buruk terutamanya kepada golongan belia kerana kedudukan belia menjadi tidak seimbang di dalam pasaran kerja. Kajian menunjukkan bahawa pekerja muda ataupun novis menghadapi...