We're excited to announce our first seminar for the year for the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network's Kuala Lumpur chapter. On the back of a tense election, the new administration is almost 100 days into its tenure, presenting us with a good opportunity to take stock of the regulatory, economic and political direction it is setting for the country.
First 100 Days: An examination of the Malaysian General Elections 2022
The margin of victory at GE15 was close, and after a short period of uncertainty, Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim was appointed as Prime Minister of Malaysia. Coalitional politics is challenging due to many factors, and although there have been some encouraging signs over the past few years of parties working together, the current make-up of parliament will lead to higher political risk in Malaysia. We will examine what the administration has prioritised and how it has attempted to implement measures outlined in the five-year plan, as well as key positions in the cabinet and how policy could shift.
We will be discussing:
- Insights from the election
- Political and economic direction
- Political stability and the state elections
- Governance and transparency
We will be joined by industry experts, including:
- Tricia Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer at Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)
- Chin Huat Wong, Professor and Deputy Head (Strategy), SDSN Asia Headquarters at Sunway University
- Ibrahim Suffian, Co-Founder and Director of Programs at Merdeka Center