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on 4 Aug, 13:55

Public Forum: The issues and challenges of tackling corruption in Malaysia

I’m sharing this event info by Azrul Mohd Khalib

The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) will be organising a public forum to discuss the current challenges of tackling corruption in Malaysia on 6 August in Kuching.

This public forum is part of an ongoing campaign which is intended to strengthen ongoing advocacy efforts for institutional reform to combat corruption and promote good governance.

We would like to ask for your kind consideration to join us at the public forum and share your thoughts on this matter.

The details are as follows:

Event: The issues and challenges of tackling corruption in Malaysia
Date: 6 August 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 0900 – 1200 hrs
Venue: Riverside Majestic, 93756, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak
Tel: +60 82-532 222

This public forum is the second in a series of similar events held under the #NyahKorupsi campaign.

Current events have resulted in increased public concern and demand for greater accountability and transparency to ensure that criminal justice is enforced fairly and impartially.

It is necessary for the A-G not only to act independently but to be seen to be acting independently in his decisions on whether to prosecute or not especially when high profile cases are involved. As long as the Attorney-General holds the power to decide on prosecutions, the problems faced by the current A-G will continue to be faced by all future Attorneys-Generals.

The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission must also be provided with sufficient powers and independent authority in order for them to be able to do their job effectively without fear or favour.

A copy of the tentative programme is attached for your reference.

Please do not hesitate to contact Azrul Mohd Khalib (, should you have any inquiries or need further clarification on any of the above.

We do hope that you will be able to join us at this event as your contribution would be much needed and highly valued.

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on 24 Mar, 12:40

The Sir John Monash Lecture Series 2016 at Monash University Malaysia (01/2016) – ‘Trans-Pacific Partnership: Winners and Losers” by Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram

This lecture will consider the nature of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). It is generally agreed that the gains from increased trade are very modest. Most of the purported benefits will come from so-called ‘non-trade measures’ including financial services liberalisation, strengthened intellectual property rights and the notorious investor-state dispute settlement provisions. 

The TPPA also constitutes a major blow to trade multilateralism, ASEAN commitments and developing country solidarity at a time of likely protracted economic stagnation.


5.30 pm Registration
6 pm Lecture

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Plenary Theatre,
Monash University Malaysia

Time of Lecture
6 pm

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​For more information, please contact: Mohamed Ismail bin Mohamed Tahir
Tel +603 5514 4970


Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram
Dr Jomo is the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies at Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. He was an Assistant Secretary-General working on economic development in the United Nations system during 2005 – 2015. During 2008-2009, Dr Jomo served as adviser to the President of the 63rd United Nations General Assembly, and as a member of the (Stiglitz) Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System. Dr Jomo was a Professor in the Applied Economics Department in University of Malaya. He has received several honours and awards for his work including the 2007 Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.

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