JCI-MEA Economic Seminar Series

Launched in 2010, the NEM laid out an ambitious reform agenda for the Malaysian economy to break free from the middle income trap. The National Economic Advisory Council’s clear and forthright diagnosis led to wide-ranging proposals over the course of this decade. A 2020 target for high-income status and abounding blueprints set things in motion.

Come mid-2017 and viewed through the lens of the NEM – what is the overall state of the Malaysian economy? Headways and achievements have rightly been lauded. Applying the same constructive rigour, where has progress stagnated, fallen behind or gone off track? Relative to well performing Asian economies, how can Malaysia’s catching-up process be accelerated? For more effective root and branch reforms, where should the will and wherewithal of key actors be directed to? Are new crossroad emerging as the Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) rubric gets underway?

The Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia at Sunway University (JCI) and the Malaysian Economic Association (MEA) are co-organizing four seminars to shed more light on these and other questions.Thought leaders will discuss and share their reflections and insights on Malaysia’s economic journey since 2010 and its policy imperatives going forward, including the agenda for dynamic sustainable development. The reform experiences of other countries will add insightful perspectives to the discourse.

Details of the seminar series:

Theme: Revisiting the New Economic Model- Lags and Prospects

Session

Kuala Lumpur Penang

1

The Malaysian Economy- Where are We?

Date: 1 Aug 2017 (Tues)

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Venue: JC2, Level 1, Sunway University

2

Reform Experiences of Other Countries- Lessons for Malaysia

Date: 25 Aug 2017 (Fri)

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Venue: Conference Hall 2, Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia, KL

Date: 26 Aug 2017 (Sat)

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall, Bangunan U.A.B., Penang

3

Policy Imperatives to Drive Future Growth

Date: 7 Sept 2017 (Thurs)

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Venue: Conference Hall 2, Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia, KL

Date: 9 Sept 2017 (Fri)

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall, Bangunan U.A.B., Penang

4

The Reform Program for Dynamic Sustainable Development

Date: 31 Oct 2017 (Tues)

Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Venue: Sunway University

For more details on the program, kindly download the e-leaflet.

Free Admission. Limited Seats Available.

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