ST Fo­rum to dis­cuss Malaysia af­ter the GE

The Straits Times - - TOPOF THE NEWS -

In the two months since Malaysia’s land­mark gen­eral elec­tion on May 9, the new ad­min­is­tra­tion has moved to scrap the Goods and Ser­vices Tax. It has taken steps to re­cover monies si­phoned through state fund 1MDB.

Se­nior of­fi­cials in key agen­cies and gov­ern­ment-linked com­pa­nies have been axed, re­forms have been ini­ti­ated and for­mer prime min­is­ter Na­jib Razak has been charged with crim­i­nal breach of trust.

Prime Min­is­ter Ma­hathir Mo­hamad has also sig­nalled his in­ten­tion to re­view the Kuala LumpurSin­ga­pore High Speed Rail and re­visit the price of wa­ter sup­plied to Sin­ga­pore, and bi­lat­eral re­la­tions are set to be tested.

Umno, the for­mer rul­ing party now in op­po­si­tion, is not sit­ting still ei­ther, and held in­ter­nal party elec­tions af­ter Na­jib stepped down.

Three speak­ers will dis­cuss the sig­nif­i­cance of these de­vel­op­ments, and look at what’s next for Malaysian pol­i­tics, at The Straits Times Global Brief­ing on Aug 13.

They are: Pro­fes­sor Joseph Liow, dean of the S.Ra­jarat­nam School of In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies, Nanyang Tech­no­log­i­cal Uni­ver­sity; Ms Se­lena Ling, head of trea­sury re­search and strat­egy at OCBC Bank; and Mr Shan­non Teoh, ST’s Malaysia bureau chief. ST for­eign ed­i­tor Zakir Hus­sain will mod­er­ate the panel dis­cus­sion.

The fo­rum is spon­sored by OCBC Pre­mier Bank­ing, and will be held at OCBC Cen­tre in Chu­lia Street.

Read­ers who are keen to at­tend can reg­is­ter at str.sg/glob­alout­look

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Singapore

© PressReader. All rights reserved.