Societal Contracts

What members of society owe to each other

Primers

Factual Overviews


Perihal Ucapan Kebencian di Malaysia Hari Ini

Pengenalan terhadap ucapan kebencian dan peruntukan undang-undang yang berkaitan.


How We Deal With Hate Speech Today

An introduction to hate speech and current laws that address it.


Hukuman Mati di Malaysia

Tahun lalu, kerajaan telah mengumumkan cadangan untuk memansuhkan hukuman mati mandatori. Ketahui latar belakang pelaksanaan hukuman mati di Malaysia dan perkembangan terkini.

Editorials

Our Positions


The Capitol Hill Riot And Its Lessons On Hate Speech

A terrible day in history and a reminder of the need to manage hateful speech.


What Charlie Hebdo Continues To Teach Us

About free speech and hate speech.


Why Suicide Should Not Be a Crime in Malaysia

On World Mental Health Day, we call for building an empathetic and care-based framework to deal with the problem of suicide.


Pengajaran dari Covid-19: Memikirkan Semula Piawaian Perumahan Bagi Pekerja Migran di Malaysia

Pekerja migran adalah antara komuniti yang paling terdedah semasa pandemik. Kami meninjau keadaan ruang hidup pekerja migran dan membincangkan implikasinya terhadap dasar pada masa kini.


Covid-19 Lessons: Rethinking Housing Standards For Migrant Workers In Malaysia

Migrant workers are among the most vulnerable in a pandemic. We look at current migrant workers living space standards and discuss implications for policy today.


Adakah Denda Sama Rata atau Penjara Wajar Sebagai Hukuman PKP?

Ke arah hukuman yang lebih adil dan saksama, kami menyarankan konsep penetapan denda berdasarkan pendapatan bagi kesalahan pelanggaran PKP.


Are Flat Fines and Jail Time Fair MCO Punishment?

Towards fairer and more proportionate penalties for MCO violations, we explore the concept of scaling fines based on income.

Research

In-depth Explorations


Hateful to Whom, and How?

A study of responses to Malaysian hate speech samples, towards a framework for hate speech categorisation and response.


Part 2: When Do Malaysians Support The Death Penalty?

How does support for the death penalty change, if at all, across different crimes and situations? We asked this question and more in an extensive survey undertaken pre-MCO.


Part 1: Do Malaysians Really Support The Death Penalty?

How strong is the support for the death penalty amongst Malaysians and what drives it? We asked this question and more in an extensive survey undertaken pre-MCO.


Laksana Virus: Wajah Ungkapan Benci di Malaysia Semasa Covid-19

Masa-masa krisis sering meningkatkan emosi dan ketegangan antara kaum. Dengan Twitter sebagai ukuran, kami meneliti ungkapan benci berbaur perkauman semasa penularan Covid-19 di Malaysia untuk melihat kesan wabak tersebut atas perpaduan masyarakat.


Like a Virus: How Racial Hate Speech Looks Like in Malaysia During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Times of crisis amplify emotion and tension between groups. With Twitter as a gauge, we take a look at racial speech during Malaysia’s Covid-19 outbreak and ponder the importance of addressing hate during extraordinary times.