2012 Archive
ISIS Roundtable: Education for Enhancing National Unity
[By Invitation Only]

Date: 20 July 2012
Venue: Kuala Lumpur

5th ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand (AANZ) Dialogue
[By Invitation Only]

Date: 4-6 December 2012
Venue: Kuala Lumpur


An annual event held at the end of the year to facilitate decision makers to formulate well-informed strategic decisions in the coming year

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( Download brochure here or register online at www.aep.com.my )



This one-day high impact meeting offers you and your organisation fresh insights into specific and current topics from our panel of distinguished speakers.

Session 1
How Slow Can We Grow?: World Economy in 2013
The latest growth numbers are decelerating not only in Europe but in the US and China as well. At the same time, there is renewed tension on public spending, deficits and debt levels of several EU countries and its possible spread across the globe
With a new government in some of the major economies, what concerted political and economic effort can be taken?

Session 2
Year of the “Big Squeeze”?: Malaysia in 2013
Can public spending be reduced in 2013 and the private sector takes over thereby preventing a severe economic contraction? Would the on-going global economy continue to weigh on Malaysia's growth performance? What is the limit of the government’s policy to handle another crisis?

Session 3
Doing Business in Myanmar
What do Malaysian businesses have to be aware of when first entering the Myanmar market? What are the relevant government policies and regulations to investors? What is the real cost of doing business in Myanmar?

Session 4
Malaysia’s New FTAs: How Businesses Benefit
The purpose of this session is to understand the main provisions of the agreements (FTAs & Trans-Pacific Partnership), including the Dispute Settlement Mechanism and the Rules of Origin. The focus of discussion will be on services, intellectual properties, government procurement and other key sectors that will most likely benefit the Malaysian business community.

Session 5
Political Outlook: What Now?
This session will examine the political situation in Malaysia’s state of leadership, the Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat’s respective policies and manifestos. If the 13th General Election has been held, this session will analyse the election outcomes and the implications for the various political stakeholders. If the 13GE has not yet been held, the session will evaluate the prospects for both sides of the divide in forming the new federal and state governments.


  1. Y.B. Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia
  2. Datuk Noharuddin Nordin, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
  3. Ms Susan Kahwati, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Australian High Commission in Malaysia
  4. Mr Nor Zahidi Alias, Chief Economist, Malaysian Rating Corporation Bhd (MARC)
  5. Dr David Fernandez, Managing Director, JP Morgan, Singapore
  6. Mr Mangal Goswami, Deputy Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Singapore Regional Training Institute
  7. Mr Ibrahim Suffian, Programme Director, Merdeka Center, Malaysia
  8. Assoc. Prof Dr Andrew Aeria, Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  9. Mr J Jayasiri, Senior Director of Multilateral Trade Policy and Negotiations, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysia
  10. Mr Ye Min Aung, Secretary-General, Myanmar Rice Industry Association (MRIA)
  11. Mr Aung Naing Oo, Director General, Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, Myanmar
  12. Ms Tricia Yeoh, Director, Business Development and Research, Dynamic Search Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

NOTE: The organiser reserves the right to change the programme and speakers in the best interest of the seminar.


Before 8 October 2012 : RM980.00 per person
After 8 October 2012     : RM 1088.00 per person
Register 3 or more participants and get a 10% discount


Call: +603 6211 7009/ 9002/9008/012-568 0087
Fax: +603 6211 9003
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Register online: www.aep.com.my


Session 1:  How Slow Can We Grow?: World Economy in 2013

Session 2:  Year of the “Big Squeeze”?: Malaysia in 2013

Session 3:  Doing Business in Myanmar

Session 4: Malaysia’s New FTAs: How Businesses Benefit?

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"What is your view of the growth prospects for Malaysia in 2013?" by Mr Gerald Ambrose

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"What is your hope after the 13th General Election?" by YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah

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ISIS Roundtable: ‘Providing Affordable Housing for Malaysia’
[By Invitation Only]

Date: 16 July 2012
Venue: Kuala Lumpur

International Affairs Forum on ‘India’s Look East Policy: From Economic Integration to Strategic Stakeholder in Asia-Pacific Region’
By Prof Baladas Ghoshal, Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, India

Date:18 July 2012
Venue: ISIS Conference Room, Kuala Lumpur

Admission is free.

Please confirm your participation via fax or e-mail not later than 13 July 2012 to:
RSVP: Tel: 603 2693 2060 ext 165; Fax: 03 2691 3210; Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The interactions between India and ASEAN, through its Look East Policy (LEP), have resulted in considerably greater integration with the rest of Asia than is commonly realized or acknowledged. From its initial focus on economic integration with the region, India’s LEP has widened and deepened its interactions in defence spheres to form strategic partnerships with most countries in the region, including joint military exercises, embracing not only Southeast Asia, but also East Asia, particularly Japan and South Korea with which India has a robust defence and economic cooperation. Since middle of 2011, the global geopolitical environment has been changing in a direction unusually favourable to the pursuit of India’s interests in Indo-Pacific region. The interest that the US, Japan, Australia and Southeast Asian countries have conveyed in an increased economic and security presence of India in the Indo-Pacific region, to balance China’s dominating profile has opened up new opportunities for India to emerge as a stakeholder in a strategically critical region. India is trying to leverage this to its advantage even while avoiding a confrontation with China.

Myanmar Roundtable 2012: Understanding the Changes, Realising the Opportunities

Date: 9 July 2012
Venue: Doubletree by Hilton, Kuala Lumpur

Myanmar_RT_2012_Programme.pdfProgramme (updated:31 July 2012)
Download this file (MyanmarRT2012_RegForm.pdf)Registration Form

Myanmar Roundtable 2012 Papers
(The papers are in their original, unedited form in PDF format)

Session 1- Myanmar: Opening its Links to the Region and the World

  1. Realistic Optimism and Caution: Myanmar’s Political Liberalization by Dr Bridget Welsh (4,129kb)
  2. Emerging Myanmar: New Political & Economic Developments by U Ye Min Aung (315kb)

Session 2- Unleashing Myanmar’s Potential

  1. Trade Opportunities of Myanmar by U Ko Ko Lay (2,647kb)
  2. Unleashing Myanmar’s Potential Agricultural Perspective by Dr Tin Htut (4,423kb)

Session 3- Myanmar’s Business and Investment Opportunities

  1. Recent Developments in Agriculture and Agro-based Industry of Myanmar by U Ye Min Aung (2,367kb)
  2. Investment Environment of Myanmar: An Emerging Frontier by U Aung Naing Oo (4,478kb)
  3. Private sector’s perspective on Myanmar Business & Investment Opportunities by Dr U Than Htut (762kb)
Germany-Malaysia Security Forum

[By Invitation Only]

Date: 26 June 2012
Venue: Kuala Lumpur

International Affairs Forum on ‘Managing the South China Sea Conundrum’

By Panelists: Prof Dr B A Hamzah, Department of Strategic Studies, Faculty of Defence and Management Studies, National Defence University of Malaysia, and Vice-Admiral Maritime Dato’ Noor Aziz Yunan (R), Director-General, Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA)

[By Invitation Only]

Date: 18 May 2012
Venue: ISIS Conference Room, Kuala Lumpur

For enquiries and registration kindly contact Ms Maria
Tel : 603 2693 9366 Ext 179/118/131, 2693 2060
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The Launch of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies, 28 March 2012, Kuala Lumpur

The Launch of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies, 28 March 2012, Kuala Lumpur

  • Welcome Remarks by Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan, Chairman of ISIS Malaysia - Click here
  • Speech at the Launch of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies at ISIS Malaysia by YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein - Click here
  • Nation Making in Asia: From Ethnic to Civic Nations? – Inaugural Lecture by Dato’ Dr Muthiah Alagappa - Click here
  • Newsclippings of the Launch of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair - Click here

AstroAwani Channel 501
Awani News in FOKUS ASEAN
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 at 0745 hrs
Interview of Tan Sri Dato Seri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan and Dato’ Dr Muthiah Alagappa on the Launch of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair International Studies

International Affairs Forum on ‘Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet’
By Mr Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO of the Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT)

Date: Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Venue: ISIS Conference Room, Kuala Lumpur

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