‘Malaysia must recognise there will always be major states controlled by opposition’

This article first appeared in The Borneo Post on May 16, 2018

Malaysia must recognise that from now on there will always be several major states that will be controlled by political parties in the opposition to the party controlling the federal government, said Jeffrey Cheah Institute on South East Asia president Prof Woo Wing Thye.

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Malaysia’s Umno forms taskforce to revive party after shock election defeat

This article first appeared in The Straits Times on May 14, 2018

Malaysia’s largest party Umno has begun efforts to reform itself after suffering a shock election defeat last Wednesday (May 9) that saw its coalition Barisan Nasional whittled down to 78 MPs from a majority of 133 in 2013.

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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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