Malaysia’s economy grew at an annual average rate of 7.7% in the 1970-1997 period, and so the official expectation in 2001 was that the economy would grow an average of 7.5% in the 2001-2010 period. The outcome has been disappointing as growth only averaged 4.6% annually in 2001-2016.
The Malaysian Economic Association (MEA) and the Jefferey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia at Sunway University (JCI) will jointly organise four seminars on the New Economic Model (NEM) from Aug 1- Oct 31.
The Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia (JCI) and the Malaysian Economic Association (MEA) will for the first time be co-organising a series of seminars themed “Revisiting the New Economic Model – Lags and prospects” to discuss the state of the Malaysian economy and the policy reforms needed to increase investor confidence.
As Malaysia works towards achieving a high-income status by 2020, the conversation for a more decentralised education system should be increased, says Jeffrey Cheah Institute (JCI) president, Professor Woo Wing Thye.
Alberto Gomes says Malaysian children should be exposed to the culture and lifestyles of the indigenous community to eradicate the stigma held against them.
A think tank has advocated the strengthening of Asean’s unity and economy with the aim of placing the bloc at par with global superpowers.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ascension to power in 2014 could be the beginning of his country’s rise towards becoming an economic superpower equal to China, according to Woo Wing Thye, president of the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia.
Having grown in scope, scale and quality over the past five years, this year’s Asia Public Policy Forum (APPF) of the Ash Centre on Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University was held in Malaysia for the first time in collaboration with the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia at Sunway University.
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The Education Ministry has expressed regret over how the opinions of Harvard researcher Prof Lant Pritchett, on the state of higher education in Malaysia, was wrongly characterised in the headline of a news portal recently.