UCSI 10th Malaysian Plan Forum
Title: 10th Malaysian Plan: Responses from our Young Leaders
Date: 17th June, 2010
(Light refreshments will be provided after the talk)
The purpose of the forum:
In the context of global financial volatility and uncertainty, rising budget deficits and increasing competition in the export markets, Malaysia’s citizens should and in fact, must be, concerned about the economic direction the country will take in the next five years. The 10th Malaysia Plan forms a crucial anchor in the debate on how economic decisions by the Government of Malaysia will be made.
Various stakeholders have been consulted, sufficient data has been collected and a great deal of internal debate has been conducted to produce this plan. The focus, in this next couple of weeks, will be on content in the 10th Malaysia Plan.
Key questions include: To what extent does the 10th MP factor into account the key ideas expressed by the New Economic Model (NEM) especially in regard to replacing the New Economic Policy (NEP) with a means tested approach in economic policy making? What areas will bear the brunt of the expected cuts in government expenditure as part of the move to reduce the budget deficit? To what extent will the drive to reduce government subsidies be reflected in the 10th MP? All these important questions are of great interest to policy makers and especially to our young people who are in the process of inheriting the economic, political and social legacy of our current leaders. As such, we are honored to have three such young and distinguished panelists to discuss the content of the 10th MP and how it will affect our young people today and tomorrow.
Khairy Jamaluddin, Chairman Barisan National Youth, UMNO Youth Chief and MP for Rembau
Tony Pua, DAP National Publicity Secretary and MP for Petaling Jaya Utara
Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Founding Chief Executive, Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)
Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Policy Sciences, UCSI University
Blue Ocean Strategy Lecture Hall,
UCSI North Wring
98-130 Jalan Choo Lip Kung
Taman Taynton View
56000 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur