JCI-JSC-WP-2019-01: Stunting in Malaysia: Costs, Causes and Courses for Action

by: Derek Kok

Childhood stunting has recently garnered public attention in Malaysia, but there remains a general lack of understanding surrounding the issue.

Policymakers and the general public have mostly focused on the immediate causes of stunting, particularly on inadequate dietary intake, but have not paid as much attention to the underlying determinants of stunting.

This paper seeks to contribute to the knowledge gap by: (i) highlighting the causes and effects of stunting; (ii) identifying statistical and historical trends on stunting in Malaysia; (iii) assessing Malaysia’s performance in the underlying determinants of stunting; and (iv) providing policy recommendations on addressing stunting among Malaysian children.

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ERIA and Bappenas Hold High-Level Policy Roundtable on Indonesian Manufacturing Development Strategy

Jeffrey Cheah Institute for Southeast Asia, Sunway University contributed and participated in the High-Level Policy Roundtable on Indonesian Manufacturing Development Strategy. Professor Shandre M Thangavelu, Vice President of Jeffrey Cheah Institute for Southeast Asia, Sunway University was invited to contribute to industrial development strategy for the next phase of growth (2020-2024) of the Indonesian economy.

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Saifuddin: Malaysia’s firm stand on Israel will not affect diplomatic ties with other countries

This article first appeared in The Star on January 28, 2019.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malaysia’s firm stance on matters relating to Israel will not affect its diplomatic relations with other countries, says Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

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Hubungan dengan China wajar ditingkatkan – Chin Tong

This article first appeared in Astro Awani on January 24, 2019.

PETALING JAYA: Melihat kepada perkembangan ekonomi dan politik negara China yang semakin bertambah kukuh malah ada yang menjangkan ia akan menjadi sebuah negara ‘kuasa besar’ di masa akan datang, adalah wajar bagi Malaysia untuk menimbangkan langkah-langkah bagi meningkatkan lagi hubungannya dengan negara itu.

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