Tuesday, June 15, 2010

UCSI 10th Malaysia Plan Forum

UCSI 10th Malaysian Plan Forum

Title: 10th Malaysian Plan: Responses from our Young Leaders
Date: 17th June, 2010
Time: 6-8pm
(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.

Panelists:

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)

Moderator:

Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Policy Sciences, UCSI University

Location:

Blue Ocean Strategy Lecture Hall,
UCSI North Wring
98-130 Jalan Choo Lip Kung
Taman Taynton View
56000 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-9101-8880

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The map is pointing to the wrong campus.Please update.

Anonymous said...

I get it from a public dialog point of view, this is important but really do any critical mind need to listen to these talks?

KS Jomo, perhaps not in words but in subtance, says it already. Najib talk is basically 'khayalan' - he is selling political angel dust, speed. Its all a fantasy.

The only substance is that we will not crash anytime soon. But crash we will and the longer it takes to wake up, the harder it will crash..

Anonymous said...

I have a bone to pick with DAP over Malim Nawar. With Hee, I could understand given the power struggle in Perak DAP. BUT how could DAP, as established that they are, let the likes of Malim Nawar contest under DAP in the first place? A nobody with money woes, unproven in loyalty and to the cause? Seriously, they could not find a candidate better than him?

Anonymous said...

Dear YB Tony,

Your Forum timing is very bad leh, Argentina is playing South Korea at Malaysian time 7:30pm.

That may affect the turnout at your forum.

Shen Yean said...

Look for the smaller logo of UCSI. That is the North campus in Tmn Taynton View, not the one at the bottom of the map.

Anonymous said...

Why would Kian Ming work in UCSI as a lecturer after getting his PhD from Duke? He should join some top universities overseas or at least join better universities in Malaysia, e.g. Monash, Nottingham, UM, INTI..

Anonymous said...

I thought you missed a great opportunity when KJ said that he and Najib were reformist.

If KJ and Najib were reformist, what is their mechanism for reform? Not the labels NEM or some high conceptual idea 1Malaysia but actual concrete plan with steps to reform?

At its most ideal, the Najib plan is to move out the old guards and bring in the young blood and then convince them that they need to reform. It can't work. It assumes that the young blood they bring in is untainted. It assumes it does not need untainted people. It assumes it does not need HIGHLY COMMITTED people to the ideals of justice, transparency.

BUT worst of all, it assumes that the old guard can be easily removed. It assumes that if they just wait out for Mahathir to go way, then they can get rid of everyone else. It does not work that way.

What KJ said only add more to recent confirmations that Najib does not have a workable plan for change. Its clear Najib supporters like KJ are just blind faith in power not a plan. It is the ultimate in entitlement and spoilt elitism.

Its unfortunate you did not take pointedly point this out during the debate.

Shawn Tan said...

Thought I should mention that instead of only looking to attract overseas talent, there are also plenty of local talent - just not being tapped. There should be an exercise to fix the endemic problems in the system in order to allow local talent to thrive. Then, there will be no need to attract overseas talent because people will come automagically.

What you all said about the problems in local institutions is very true. A result of people with massive inferiority complexes sitting in seats of power feeling their chairs burn.