The Economic & Leadership Forum was organised by the London School of Economics Students’ Union Malaysia Club, which involves five of our talented GIS Alumni!

We are truly proud of the GIS Alumni who worked hard behind the scenes to ensure the success of the recent Economic & Leadership Forum held at Sunway University. 

 

The Economic & Leadership Forum was organised by the London School of Economics Students’ Union Malaysia Club, which involves five of our talented GIS Alumni! 

Supreedha Iyer – DirectorCR & VIP Management (BSc Management)

Aditya Gupta – Director HR & Logistics (BSc Accounting and Finance)

Jack Lee – Co-Director CR & VIP Management (BSc Politics and Economics)

Grace Yeoh – Organizing Chairperson (BSc Philosophy and Economics)

Jade LeeEmcee for the whole event

 

Let’s hear what our Alumni have to say about the event….

We are extremely proud to share that the 6th iteration of ELF – “Reaching Beyond. Redefining Within” – was once again a success in encouraging youth engagement on economic and social issues in Malaysia, with a staggering turnout of 463 attendees! 

 

The theme this year was “Reaching Beyond, Redefining Within”, with inspirations that hark back to the perennial problems of growth: in growing the economic ‘pie’ and sharing it equitably. Explored from a Malaysian perspective, our discussions covered two facets: Malaysia’s trade and economic expansion, and the growing chasm of wealth inequality.

We secured an all-star panel with vast experience including: YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Dato Sri Nazir Razak, Malek Ali and Professor Tan Sri Dato Dr. Lin See-Yan – and their expertise and eloquence really helped make the event a success.

 

To talk about rather sensitive topics – especially race, politics and gender – was very important in this day and age,  but not easy to pull off without creating controversy. However, we felt that exploring the topic “Inequality: The Great Divide” was a bold move we had to take. Fortunately, Dr. Sukhdave Singh, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, Professor Dr. Niaz Asadullah, Dr. Nur Ain Shahrier and Farah Rosley explored the topic wonderfully. 

 

With the recent lowering of the voting age to 18, it is exciting to see Malaysian youth having more say in our country’s future. We believe that students should engage more with opportunities such as ELF to develop their maturity and have a clear sense of what they want for our beloved home – Malaysia – and hope to see even more youth at next year’s ELF! 

 

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