Media Release

27 November 2019

Launch of the Report: “The Effectiveness of Existing Laws to Prevent and Curb Sexual Harassment”

Bandar Sunway, 27 November 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) today launched a report entitled, “The Effectiveness of Existing Laws to Prevent and Curb Sexual Harassment” at the Sunway University. The report launch ceremony gathered relevant key stakeholders including public officials, civil society groups, researchers and members of the media.


27 November 2019

Nation Building Conversations with Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin - Poverty in Malaysia: Reality vs Perception

Bandar Sunway, 27 November 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) organised the second series of the Nation Building Conversations featuring an exclusive conversation with YABhg Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin, the Chairman of the Council of Eminent Persons at the Sunway University. Themed “Poverty in Malaysia: Reality vs Perception”, the event convened senior public officials, policymakers, captains of industries, representatives from the private sector and academia to explore and identify the gap in Malaysia’s poverty measurement, and employ a more holistic measurement to ensure that poverty eradication efforts could be carried out more effectively.


26 November 2019

End Child Marriages: Girls not Brides

Bandar Sunway, 26 November 2019 - The Management of the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) urges Malaysians to support the call to end child marriages. In particular, we implore the Federal Government to expedite the amendments to section 10 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 [Act 164] (LRA) and section 8 of the Islamic Family Law (Federal Territory) Act 1984 [Act 303] in order to increase the minimum age of marriage to 18. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) defines a child as “every human being below the age of eighteen years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier”. Therefore, child marriage refers to a marriage or an informal union in which one or both parties are younger than 18 years.


18 November 2019

ASEAN Sustainable Development Summit 2019 - Deepening Partnership for the Sustainable Development Goals

Bandar Sunway, 18 November 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI), the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development (JSC) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Malaysia (SDSN) jointly organised the ASEAN Sustainable Development Summit 2019 (ASD2019) at the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa. An evolution of the ASEAN Ministers Workshop inaugurated in 2017, ASD2019 convened ministers and senior public officials from most ASEAN countries in a one-day event to explore the region’s efforts and strategies towards achieving sustainable development agenda.


14 November 2019

ASLI SUPPORTS THE ABOLISHMENT OF MANDATORY DEATH PENALTY

Thursday, 14 November 2019 – On 10th of December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR); the primary document that lays down the basic rights and fundamental freedoms each person is entitled to. Article 3 of the UDHR guarantees the right to life of every person while Article 5 protects against torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In this regard, death penalty is viewed as a violation of these two fundamental human rights principles. The two principles on the right to life and protection against torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment were then adopted into the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) where the scope of the imposition of the death penalty was narrowed down to “most serious offences” only.


12 November 2019

ASLI CONDEMNS VIOLENT ATTACK ON THEIR CEO

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 - The management and staff of the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) condemn the attack on their CEO, Ms Melissa Ong by a man impersonating a BERNAMA reporter last Friday, 8 November 2019.


12 November 2019

WAO Statement on Assault of ASLI CEO Melissa Ong

Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) condemns the violent attack committed against ASLI CEO, Melissa Ong, by a man posing as a member of the press.


8 November 2019

Russia Trade & Business Investment Forum - Enhancing Malaysia-Russia Trade & Business Investment

Kuala Lumpur, 8 November 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) supported by the Malaysia-Russia Business Council (MRBC) organised the Russia Trade & Business Investment Forum on behalf of the Russian Export Centre JSC (REC) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Russian Federation at the Sunway Putra Hotel. The forum was officiated by HE Alexey Gruzdev, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, who led the Russian delegation comprising business representatives and officials of different core industries, namely Civil Aviation, Shipbuilding and Railways. It also attracted selected Malaysian companies of the same core industries in the one-day event that comprised of a plenary session, business discussions and business matching sessions. Also present was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Malaysia, HE Valery Yermolov and Dato’ Dr. Noor Zari Hamat, Deputy Secretary General for Policy of Ministry of Economic Affairs, Malaysia.


30 October 2019

APEC and Women’s Economic Empowerment Dialogue - Connecting Women Entrepreneurs to Domestic and International Market Opportunities

Bandar Sunway, 30 October 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States of America in Kuala Lumpur organised the APEC and Women’s Economic Empowerment Dialogue at the Sunway University. The event was themed “Connecting Women Entrepreneurs to Domestic and International Market Opportunities” presented by Ms Greta Schettler, Founder and CEO of Equal Up Strategies, courtesy of the Embassy of the United States of America in Kuala Lumpur.”


12 October 2019

ASLI Centre Stage : Budget 2020 Town Hall – “Breaking the Youth's Income Ceiling”

Bandar Sunway, 12 October 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI), in collaboration with the Higher Education Youth Association (HEYA) organised the Centre Stage: Budget 2020 Town Hall today at the Sunway University. The town hall was graced with the presence of YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Member of Parliament for Jeli and Chairman of Parliamentary Select Committee on Budget and YB Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen, Member of Parliament for Bandar Kuching and Member of Parliamentary Select Committee on Budget.”


26 September 2019

ASLI 3-5 Afternoon Insights with Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Malaysia – “Towards Media Freedom and Combatting Fake News”

Bandar Sunway, 26 September 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) had its 3-5 Afternoon Insights, an engagement platform with government personalities deliberating pertinent and pressing political and social issues aimed to provide an open dialogue for rakyat to air their opinions and bring forth their suggestions to the authorities. YB Tuan Gobind Singh Deo, Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Malaysia was on the dialogue happening at the Sunway University. The dialogue themed “Towards Media Freedom and Combatting Fake News”.


10 September 2019

Trade Talk with the Republic of Turkey – “Strengthening Trade Partnership and Investment Opportunities”

Bandar Sunway, 10 September 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) organised the Trade Talk focusing on the Republic of Turkey, with H.E. Dr. Merve Kavakçı, the Turkish Ambassador to Malaysia on 10 September 2019 at the Sunway University. Themed, “Strengthening Trade Partnership and Investment Opportunities”, The trade talk had a special presentation by Ahmed Emre Buyukkilic, the ASEAN Representative of the Presidency of The Republic of Turkey Investment Office


30 August 2019

Merdeka Message - “UNITY IS OUR TRUE NORTH”

by Melissa Ong, Chief Executive Officer, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI)


21 August 2019

NATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION GALA DINNER - “Women of Great Times: Turning Promises into Actions”

Bandar Sunway, 21 August 2019 –Chairman of ASLI and the Founding Trustee of the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF), YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah AO hosted the National Women’s Day Celebration Gala Dinner on Wednesday, 21 August 2019 at the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa. Themed “Women of Great Times: Turning Promises into Actions”, the prestigious gala dinner witnessed the conferment of Ibu Negara to YABhg Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali as well as the launch of the Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali Scholarship for Creative Arts and Music.


21 August 2019

NATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY POWER LUNCHEON - “Women of Great Times: Turning Promises into Actions”

Bandar Sunway, 21 August 2019 - The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) held the National Women’s Day Power Luncheon on 21 August 2019 at the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa. Themed, “Women of Great Times: Turning Promises into Actions”, the power luncheon honoured the immense contributions of Malaysian women by highlighting their exemplary works in transforming society.


23 July 2019

ASLI 3-5 Afternoon Insights with Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Malaysia - "Fostering the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: The Roles of Government”

Bandar Sunway, 23 July 2019 – The world is seeing a new wave of entrepreneurial disruption emerge, providing both opportunities and challenges for industry players and governments. In Malaysia, the impact of government's efforts to support entrepreneurship is crucial in accelerating the prosperity of the economy and, in particular encouraging youth and women to start their own businesses. Speaking at 3-5 Afternoon Insights today at Sunway University, YB Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Malaysia said there is already widespread and substantial enthusiasm in creating economic future through entrepreneurship.


19 June 2019

ASLI 3-5 Afternoon Insights - “PAVING THE WAY TO THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE INFRATRUCTURE: How ESG Impact Measurement and Blockchain Can Shape the Asset Class”

Kuala Lumpur, 19 June 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) today organised its inaugural 3-5 Afternoon Insights on sustainable infrastructure at the Sunway University. Today’s session was themed, “PAVING THE WAY TO THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE INFRATRUCTURE: How ESG Impact Measurement and Blockchain Can Shape the Asset Class”.

 

25 April 2019

‘Til Eleven Morning Insights with Speaker of The Dewan Rakyat - ‘The New Parliament, New Culture, New Code of Conduct, The Reforms’ 

Kuala Lumpur, 25 April 2019 – Kuala Lumpur, 25 April 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) organised its fourth ‘Til Eleven Morning Insights Session today. Interviewing the Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, Ybhg. Dato’ Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof the interview today focused on ‘The New Parliament, New Culture, New Code of Conduct, The Reforms’ . It was held at the House of Parliament, Malaysia.

 


2 April 2019

‘Til Eleven Morning Insights - ‘The Culture of Lobbying and Funding – Key to Confidence in Public Decisions and Perceptions’

Kuala Lumpur, 4 April 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) in collaboration with the United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur organized ‘Til Eleven Morning Insights held on 2 April 2019 at the Institut Integriti Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur with Azhar Azizan Harun, Chairman of Election Commission of Malaysia and James V. Saturno, a senior manager at Congressional Research Service, USA as esteemed guest panellists. The breakfast session was themed, “The Culture of Lobbying and Funding – Key to Confidence in Public Decisions and Perceptions”.

 


12 March 2019

MALAYSIAN STRATEGIC FINANCIAL OUTLOOK FORUM - ‘Governing in Times of Heightened PUBLIC SCRUTINY and ACCOUNTABILITY demands’

Bandar Sunway, 12 March 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) organised the Malaysian Strategic Financial Outlook Forum with the theme ‘Governing in Times of Heightened PUBLIC SCRUTINY and ACCOUNTABILITY demands” at the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa.

 


6 March 2019

‘Til Eleven Morning Insights with YB Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad, Minister of Health, Malaysia - ‘Innovation & Competitiveness in Health & Patient Care via Public & Private Partnership'

Bandar Sunway, 8 March 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) organised ‘Til Eleven Morning Insights with YB Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Minister of Health, Malaysia at SunMed Convention Centre. The theme of the conversation was ‘Innovation & Competitiveness in Health & Patient Care via Public & Private Partnership’. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Ramon Navaratnam, Chairman, ASLI Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS) in his opening address highlighted the private sector’s strong commitment to work closely with the government, specifically, the Ministry of Health in building a strong, and sustainable health policy and programme in Malaysia.

 


5 March 2019

1ST THOUGHT LEADERSHIP SERIES ON EDUCATION POLICY - ‘From STEM to STREAM – Innovating Malaysian Education’

Bandar Sunway, 6 March 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) in partnership with Malaysian Scientific Association (MSA) organised the 1st Thought Leadership Series on Education Policy at the Sunway Lagoon Club, Selangor. The welcome address was delivered by Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Ramon Navaratnam, Chairman, ASLI Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS). He stressed on the need to support and heed the government’s call for a greater public and private partnership to reform the education system, specifically moving forward with STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Arts, Engineering, Mathematics) rather than focusing solely on achieving the 60:40 STEM to Arts enrolment quota.

 


4 March 2019

ASLI Economics Conversation - ‘New Risks in Today's Macroeconomic World'

Bandar Sunway, 19 February 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) organised ASLI Economics Conversation at the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa with Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Lin See-Yan, President of the Harvard Club of Malaysia and Professor Finn Kydland, 2004 Nobel Laureate in Economics, University of California, USA. The theme of the conversation was “New Risks in Today's Macroeconomic World”.

 


14 February 2019

OPEN DIALOGUE ON MALAYSIAN EDUCATION – Issued by Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 February 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) held an Open Dialogue on Malaysian Education themed “Bridging the Gaps Within: Empowering Education for the Future Generation” on Thursday, 14th February, 2019 at the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa. The event brought together educators, members of civil society, private sector representatives and academics, to exchange views on education reform directly with Minister of Education, YB Dr Maszlee Malik and senior officials from the Ministry.

 


14 February 2019

OPEN DIALOGUE ON MALAYSIAN EDUCATION - ‘Bridging the Gaps Within: Empowering Education for the Future Generation’

Bandar Sunway, 14 February 2019 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) organised an Open Dialogue on Malaysian Education with YB Dr Maszlee Malik, Minister of Education and Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr Ibrahim Ahmad Bajunid, President, Malaysian Association for Education and Malaysian Council for Educational Management and Leadership in the morning session and in the afternoon session with YM Datuk Dr Syed Ali Tawfik al-Attas, former Director General, Institut Kefahaman Islam Malaysia (IKIM) with the theme “Bridging the Gaps Within: Empowering Education for the Future Generation” at the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa.

 


24 January 2019

TRADE DIALOGUE WITH THE ITALIAN AMBASSADOR – H.E. CRISTIANO MAGGIPINTO: ‘Strengthening Trade Partnership & Business Opportunities - ITALY’

Petaling Jaya, 24 January 2019 - Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) in collaboration with the Embassy of Republic of Italy in Malaysia, organised a Trade Dialogue with its Ambassador to Malaysia, H.E. Cristiano Maggipinto at the Sunway Lagoon Club, Selangor. The welcome address was delivered by one of ASLI’s Board of Directors and Chairman of the Centre for Public Studies, Tan Sri Dr. Ramon Navaratnam highlighting Malaysian and Italian long-standing trade relationship.

 


21 November 2018

Kuala Lumpur International Automotive Conference 2018, ‘Beyond Mobility, Moving Sustainably’

Kuala Lumpur, 21 November 2018 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) and the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) co-organized the Kuala Lumpur International Automotive Conference at the Malaysian International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur.

 

 

8 October 2018

Industry - Government Open Dialogue with the Minister of Housing and Local Government

Kuala Lumpur, 8 October 2018 – The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) held the Industry-Government Open Dialogue with YB Zuraida Kamaruddin, Minister of Housing and Local Government today at Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.