Malaysia and UMNO following the 14th General Elections

Malaysia in Transition Seminar Series

About the Seminar

Drawing on his experience in politics and as UMNO Deputy Youth Chief, Shahril will first share his opinions on the overall state of Malaysian politics following the 2018 general elections. This includes: an analysis of Pakatan Harapan’s track record of fulfilling campaign promises outlined in Buku Harapan; the stability and viability of the Pakatan Harapan coalition; and the planned succession of the prime ministership from Mahathir Mohamad onwards.

From there, Shahril will discuss the key challenges facing UMNO as a party. This includes the party’s organizational structure; the presidential elections last year; and UMNO’s strategies for rebuilding its brand name. He will then look at UMNO’s relationship with other Barisan Nasional members, and the recently concluded cooperation pact with PAS.

Shahril will end by looking forward and discussing the key challenges facing Malaysia as a nation.

About the Speaker

Shahril Hamdan is currently a General Partner at IGV Partners and UMNO Youth Deputy Chief. He has been a member of the party since 2010, and ran in the parliamentary seat of Kuala Langat in Malaysia’s 2018 General Election. Along with UMNO MP Khairy Jamaluddin, Shahril founded the think tank ‘The Centre’ in 2019 to promote fact-based research and policy advice. He has extensive private sector working experience, including as Executive Officer in Destini Oil Services from 2014-2018 and an Associate in McKinsey & Company from 2011-2014. Shahril holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Politics from The University of Manchester, and a Master’s degree in Sociology of Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


For registration, please click here. Registration closes on 7 October 2019.


Oct 08 2019


11:00 am - 12:30 pm


ISEAS Seminar Room 2