Malaysia Baru and the Changing Nature of Politics – Navigating the Uncertainty

Malaysia in Transition Seminar Series

About the Seminar

The promise of a New Malaysia, with the popular term ‘Malaysia Baru’ was the main allure of Pakatan Harapan during the 14th General Election. This includes a greater hope for national unity, good governance, as well as sustainable and inclusive economic growth. However, this promise was marred by constant politicking leading to a major upheaval marked by hidden maneuvering, a failed political coup, the abrupt resignation of the Prime Minister and finally the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan Government. This season of political and economic uncertainty with many possible political configurations seems to be shaping up into a longer-lasting phenomenon until the next General Election. In this uncertain state of political affairs, how should politicians and more importantly parliamentarians navigate this unprecedented political crisis? How will this uncertainty affect the Malaysian people and their livelihood? How will this affect the flagging Malaysian economy which is already weighed down by the impact of Covid-19? What are the possible scenarios that lie ahead for Malaysia? Join former Johor Chief Minister Khaled Nordin on the 10th of March 2020 as he expounds on the changing nature of Malaysian politics and ways of navigating the current uncertainties.

This event is supported by Temasek Foundation.

About the Speaker

Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin is the former Chief Minister of Johor. As the Member of Parliament for Johor Bahru from 1990 to 2004 and for Pasir Gudang from 2004 to 2013, he has served as a federal government Minister, namely as the Deputy Minister of Works (1999-2004), Minister of Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development (2004-2008) and Minister of Higher Education (2008-2013). Before entering politics, Khaled worked for the Malaysian oil giant Petronas after graduating with a law degree from Universiti Malaya. His illustrious political career began as a political secretary to Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad who was the Federal Territories Minister. Since then, he has been actively contributing to the growth and progress of the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), presently focusing on the reform and rejuvenation of the party as the current Vice President of United Malays National Organization (UMNO).


For registration, please click here. Registration closes on 9 March 2020.



Mar 10 2020


10:00 am - 11:30 am


ISEAS Seminar Room 2