Seminar on Political and Economic Risk in Malaysia beyond 1MDB

In this seminar, Jahabar Sadiq goes through the saga and the scenarios that could develop for the next 12 months.
Thursday, 28 April 2016 – The Malaysia Studies Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute hosted a seminar by Mr Jahabar Sadiq who was the Chief Executive Officer and Editor of The Malaysian Insider, Malaysia’s fastest growing news portal until it was shut down on March 15, 2016.

Dr Ooi Kee Beng, ISEAS Deputy Director, chairing the seminar presented by Mr Jahabar Sadiq
(Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

Mr Jahabar provided a wide-ranging breakdown of the political and economic impact of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a strategic development company, wholly owned by the Government of Malaysia, scandal.

He noted how the 1MDB scandal has led to the further degradation of institutions and people’s moral compass in Malaysia.

Dr Jahabar noted that the IMDB saga has shown no signs of abating. (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

Close to 80 participants attended the 1.5 hour seminar held at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute this morning. (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)