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Hope in Progress – Malaysia Beyond Pakatan Harapan’s First 100 Days

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18 Oct Hope in Progress – Malaysia Beyond Pakatan Harapan’s First 100 Days

As the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government ventures beyond its first 100 days in power, it is apparent that its transformation of Malaysia is as yet incomplete. Different factions within Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) are becoming more outspoken in the lead-up to their hotly contested party elections. The United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and Parti Se-Islam Malaysia (PAS) continue to dabble with identity politics, while experimenting with a tenuous alliance. Overall, it remains to be seen how the PH government will plan its economic strategy for Malaysia, or how it will chart its external relations with China and Singapore.

  • How will the Malaysian political landscape be affected by dynamics within PH constituents such as PKR, as well as possible future cooperation between UMNO and PAS?
  • What is the outlook for Malaysia’s relations with China and Singapore, both under current Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his designated successor, PKR President Anwar Ibrahim?
  • What is the underlying economic direction of and financial outlook for Malaysia in the lead-up to the release of the 2019 budget? What policies should Malaysian leaders prioritise?

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Ooi Kee Beng, Executive Director, Penang Institute
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Mr. Manu Bhaskaran, Director of Centennial Group International and Founding Director & Chief Executive Officer, Centennial Asia Advisors
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Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
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Event Details

Date: Thursday, 18 October 2018
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Singapore Institute of International Affairs
60A Orchard Road (Level 4M) Tower 1,
The Atrium @Orchard, International Involvement Hub,
Singapore 238890


12:00pm Registration
12:15pm Buffet Lunch
1:00pm Opening Remarks by Assoc. Prof. Simon Tay
1:10pm Keynote Speech by Dr. Ooi Kee Beng, Executive Director, Penang Institute: “Hope in Progress – Malaysia Beyond Pakatan Harapan’s First 100 Days”

Panel Discussion with Dr. Ooi Kee Beng Executive Director, Penang Institute and Mr. Manu Bhaskaran, Director of Centennial Group International and Founding Director & Chief Executive Officer, Centennial Asia Advisors

Moderated by Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman, SIIA

1:35pm Discussion and Q&A Session
1:55pm Closing Remarks by Assoc. Prof. Simon Tay
2:00pm END

This event is exclusive to SIIA members only. If you wish to express your interest in joining the talk, please kindly email us at [email protected]


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