Keeping the Promise of Reform

On the 14th of May 2018, the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia (JCI) hosted a public forum to discuss the outcome of the 14th Malaysian General Election, which heralded the first ever regime change in Malaysia’s history, as the erstwhile ruling coalition, which had enjoyed an uninterrupted reign since Malaya’s independence in 1957, was voted out of power.

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World Economic Outlook 2018

On the 6th of March, the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia (JCI) held its World Economic Outlook 2018 forum at Sunway University. The moderator, Professor Yeah Kim Leng of the JCI and the Sunway Business School, began the discussion by citing a number of recent positive developments. A recent report by the IMF projected an increase in global growth in 2018 for the first time since 2009. The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) announced that Malaysia’s trade exports in January increased by 17.9% year-on-year.

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Making TN50 Happen

The Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia (JCI), the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development (JSC), and the TN50 Special Unit-CSDU Economic Planning Unit (EPU) coorganised a public forum themed ‘TN50: The Road Ahead’ on 12 January 2018 at Sunway University. The session was a public discussion on Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50), Malaysia’s latest national development vision following on the heels of the New Economic Policy (1971-1990) and Wawasan 2020 (Vision 2020, 1991-2020).

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New Media and Politics in Southeast Asia: Social Media, Citizens and the Digital Revolution

“Southeast Asian politics provide some of the most fertile ground for understanding post-truth politics; it is misguided to centre all that attention on post-Trump US politics,” declared Dr Ross Tapsell of the ANU Malaysia Institute. Tapsell was referring to how information is manipulated to influence electoral outcomes, as he has been discovering through his research on Indonesia and the Philippines.

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The Reform Program for Dynamic Sustainable Development

 

The JCI-MEA Economic Seminar Series discusses the key economic issues and identifies the specific policy measures needed to accelerate Malaysia’s economic growth; and to ensure growth is equitably distributed as well as compatible with the health of the natural environment. This press release is of the fourth and final seminar in this series.

JCI-MEA Seminar #4 Press Release

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The Malaysian Economy – Where Are We?

 

The JCI-MEA Economic Seminar Series discusses the key economic issues and identifies the specific policy measures needed to accelerate Malaysia’s economic growth; and to ensure growth is equitably distributed as well as compatible with the health of the natural environment. This document reports the proceedings of the first seminar in this series.

JCI-MEA Seminar #1

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