Are the People Empowered? First-year Review of Malaysia’s Madani Economy


About the Webinar

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim launched his Madani Economy Framework in July 2023. Themed “empowering the people”, the Madani framework aspires to make Malaysia a leading Asian economy and to improve the country’s global standing in economic size, competitiveness, human development, and corruption perception. Under the Madani banner, Anwar’s Unity government also seeks to generate new investment and good jobs, distribute economic benefits fairly, reduce government deficits, and promote green growth.

This webinar reviews the Madani Economy at the one-year mark. Our speakers will evaluate the state of workers and households amid new opportunities and uncertainties, and the track record of sustainable development. We will also examine the prospects for energy transition and industrial transformation, and whether SMEs are truly being empowered to drive the economy forward.

About the Speakers

Charles Santiago is the current Chairperson of the National Water Services Commission Malaysia and Co-chair of the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights. He served as Member of Parliament for the Klang constituency in Selangor from March 2008 to November 2022.

Datuk William Ng is National President of the Small and Medium Enterprises Association. He has been a champion of SMEs for over 20 years in various roles as publisher, editor, committee chair, council member and a voice for the SMEs when there were none.


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. To join us, please register here to receive your unique link.

Please note that each registration is good for only one login at any one time during the event.


Jul 24 2024


10:30 am - 11:45 am

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