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Now is the time for Youth to shine.

Calling all young changemakers, youth leaders and aspiring policy makers who wants to make a change. The state of Johor wants to hear you out!

Solve Problems. Create Impact. Youth Making Johor a Better Place!

Propose an innovative idea to make Johor a better place for everyone. The best idea stand a chance to win a sit in with real policy maker from the state government to propose your idea. Select your track now.

SDG 4: Quality Education

Tackling school operations was a key challenge, and home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) amid school closures during MCO. The government is pushing towards a digital centric education system where students leverage on software and hardware as a tool to assist in learning. The Johor government has chosen to distribute 8000 computer devices and mobile broadband internet worth RM25 million to students from the B40 families and single mothers as it is more practical for usage as well as having a larger memory to accommodate PdPR sessions at home

SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing

The number of patients visiting health clinics in Johor for mental health issues increased by more than tenfold in three months, from June to August. There were 266 suicides nationwide since the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO). The statistics work out to one suicide a day, with Johor topping the tally with 47 cases, followed by Selangor (39) and federal territories (28).

SDG 1: No Poverty

Economic growth has slowed down dramatically and poverty is on the rise everywhere. The cost of living in Johor is much higher than other states, if the household income of RM2,208 per month is considered poor at a national level, it is considered too poor in Johor. The current benchmark is a monthly income of RM2,508, a figure that is noticeably higher than Malaysia’s national PLI.

A safe place for young, innovative (crazy) and bold ideas!

We are looking for passionate and impact driven youth who are ready to step up, voice out and make a change. If you are:

Currently Studying in Public or Private Institute of Higher Learning (College, Universitites, etc).

18-25 years old.

A Malaysian Citizen who wants to create impact.

Passionate, Driven, Awesome or want to meet passionate, driven and awesome youths!

Coming Soon!

Our awesome features

Select a Track. Complete All Challenges. Pitch Your Policy Idea Live. Win a Session With a Policy Maker from Johor!

The best ideas from each track will win a 1 hour session with a policy maker in Johor to share your ideas and insights.

Our awesome features
Pick Your Track and Assemble Your Team.

Participants will select the track that they want to join and register their ideas and teams. Each participants can only join one track and submit one idea. Each team can only consist of between 3-5 people.

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Pitch Your Idea and Showcase Your Value.

Each team needs to submit a one minute video and an idea deck. Top 20 ideas from each track will be chosen to join the Policy Bootcamp and proceed to the next challenges.

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Accelerate and Validate Your Idea.

Each team will need to go trough a virtual policy development bootcamp to further develop the idea. During the bootcamp, teams will network with mentors, learn from experts and validate the idea that is being proposed.

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Pitch Your Policy and Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Top 10 teams from each track will be chosen to pitch their policy live. Judges will consist of government representative and industry expert. Top idea from each track will get a sit in with the policy maker from the state government of Johor. Winner will also get connections, green-lane to initiatives and competitions, and also other amazing prizes.

What are you waiting for? Be the change that you want to see!

We really want to hear you idea on how can we create positive impact to the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? We've got answers. If you have some other questions, contact us below.

Johor Policy Hack is an initiative by Institut Dato Onn aiming to help young and aspiring policy maker showcase their ideas to the policy maker of Johor.

You will get a 1 hour sit in with policy maker from the state of Johor to showcase your ideas and share your insights. You will also stand a chance to win other amazing prizes and benefits.


This competition is open to any Malaysian who is currently registered at any public and private institute of higher learning (college, universities, polytechnics etc) age 18-25 years old.

Absolutely not. This program is brought to you by Institut Dato Onn, an agency that aims to help the community in Johor. It is also powered by Youth Ventures Asia, the leading network for youth development across South East Asia.

Still in doubt?

We would love to hear your concern. Please let us know and we will get back to you before you even remebered you asked.

Thank you for getting in touch!

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Johor Policy Hack is an initiative by Institut Dato Onn

Institut Dato' Onn merupakan satu agensi Kerajaan Negeri Johor. Institut Dato' Onn menyediakan khidmat latihan yang memfokuskan rakyat Johor khususnya kumpulan belia.