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Regional Outlook Forum 2017: Debating Tomorrow's Issues Today


Monday, 9 January 2017 – ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute held the 20th edition of the Regional Outlook Forum (ROF), our flagship event, at the Padang & Collyer Ballroom, Raffles City Convention Centre today.


Mr Tan Chin Tiong, Director, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute delivering the welcoming remarks. Joining him are Dr Ooi Kee Beng, ISEAS Deputy Director and Dr Norshahril Saat, Coordinator for ROF 2017 (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

Inaugurated in 1998, the international one-day forum entitled “Debating Tomorrow’s Issues Today” covered key issues affecting the region. 


Moderator and panellists for Session 1: Asia Pacific Backdrop: Political and Strategic Trends (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)


Moderator and panellists for Session 2: Southeast Asian Economic Outlook (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)


Moderator and panellists for Session 3: Extremist Threat in Southeast Asia (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)


Moderator and panellists for Session 4: Outlook for Philippines/ Myanmar Politics (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)


Moderator and panellists for Session 5: Outlook for Indonesia/ Thailand Politics (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)


Moderator and panellists for Session 6: Malaysia: Key Issues Leading Up to Next General Election (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)


Dr Ooi Kee Beng, ISEAS Deputy Director, delivering the closing remarks (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

The forum was attended by more than 600 participants from the diplomatic and policy communities in Singapore, international organisations and academic institutions, the business sector, public agencies and local and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs).


The forum attracted more than 600 participants (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)


Participants browsing the books from ISEAS Publishing booth (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)


ISEAS Library booth showcasing its collection to the participants (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

Regional Outlook Forum 2018 will be held on 9 January 2018.

To view the photo gallery, click here

To view the welcoming remarks by ISEAS Director, Mr Tan Chin Tiong, please click here.

To view the closing remarks by ISEAS Deputy Director, Dr Ooi Kee Beng, please click here

To view the Rapporteurs' Notes, please click here

MEDIA COVERAGE

1. Channel NewsAsia: Primetime Asia - Monday, 9 January 2017 - By Gerard Lam
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2. TODAY: Areas with weak government control could become terrorism hotbeds: Regional terror expert - 9 January 2017 - By Koi Kye Lee
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3. TODAY: Najib needs to restore trust deficit among urban voters, say political experts - 9 January 2017 - By Koi Kye Lee
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4. The Straits Times: Get ready for a year of 'even more tensions' - 10 January 2017 - By Cheong Suk-Wai
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5. The Straits Times: Economist upbeat about S'pore growth - 10 January 2017 - By Cheong Suk-Wai
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6. Berita Harian: ASEAN perlu pelbagai pergantungan ekonomi untuk rangsang pertumbuhan - 10 January 2017 - By Saini Salleh
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7. Berita Harian: Forum Prospek Serantau 2017: Pengamat: Gabungan PAS, Umno dapat kekalkan kuasa Melayu - 14 January 2017 - By Saini Salleh
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8. Berita Harian: Forum Prospek Serantau 2017: Zaid: Pembangkan boleh kuasai Semenanjung - 14 January 2017 - By Saini Salleh
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9. Berita Mediacorp:  Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - By Emillia Amin
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10. Bicara:  Cina DAP Akan Sokong UMNO Jika Isu 1MDB Selesai - Tuesday, 10 January 2017
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11. The Zaidgeist:  Our battle for principle - Tuesday, 10 January 2017
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12. Malaysia Chronicles:  For Once Chandra Is Right: The Chinese Will Support Najib If He Can Regain Their Trust - The Problem Is How? - Tuesday, 10 January 2017
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13. Inquirer.Net: Change versus Continuity - An Op-Ed by Mahar Mangahas - Saturday, 14 January 2017
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14. Thanh Niên: ASEAN trước viễn cảnh khó khăn năm 2017 - Tuesday, 10 January 2017
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