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1MDB and its Implications


New Law Seminar 105, New Law Annex
The University of Sydney

What's happening in Malaysian politics?

Serious allegations of corruption and collusion are threatening the legitimacy of Malaysia’s government. Malaysian politics is at a cross-roads as the government confronts serious allegations of corruption in the ‘1MDB’ case, alleging that Prime Minister Najib had millions of dollars transferred from state-owned enterprises to his personal accounts.

Hear from Wong Chen, People’s Justice Party MP, who will be discussing the latest political and economic developments in Malaysia stemming from the multi-billion 1MDB financial scandal. He will discuss the far reaching implications of such actions on Malaysia’s already fragile democracy.

Wong Chen is the Malaysian Member of Parliament for KelanaJaya. A former corporate lawyer, Mr. Wong is also the Chairman of the Investment and Trade Bureau of the People's Justice Party. His recent talk in Hong Kong at the Foreign
Correspondents’ Club went viral with 140,000 views.


Email the or call (02) 9114 0953

ASEAN Business Forum

1 OCTOBER 2015
18.00 - 19.30
Baker & McKenzie, Level 27, AMP Centre
50 Bridge St, Sydney

The ASEAN Business Forum is a new initiative to be held in conjunction with the 2015 ASEAN Forum as a way of engaging business on this important topic. It aims to go beyond building a space to talk about ‘opportunities’ in Southeast Asia to address the challenges of doing business in the region.

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre is partnering with Baker & McKenzie, who have more than 50 years experience in advising companies in the region, to host the ASEAN Business Forum. We are pleased to invite you to join us for an evening of stimulating discussion and networking.

Hear from Dr Sandra Seno-Alday, Lecturer in International Business at the University of Sydney, and Alexander Maron, Associate Director at PwC Consulting Asia.


Please register your attendance via Eventbrite for catering purposes.

ASEAN Forum 2015

ASEAN Forum 2015

2 October 2015
Law Foyer, Level 2, Sydney Law School
The University of Sydney

Originally conceived as a politico-security pact, the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) has evolved to adopt an ambitious economic agenda. The flagship of this economic agenda is the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) to be established by 31 December 2015. The pact aims to produce a unified market and production base and transform ASEAN into a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labour and free flow of capital.

While ASEAN has come a long way to achieving its goal of greater regional integration, progress is not uniform and there are still many obstacles to be overcome for progress to be maintained. As we approach the proposed deadline for the establishment of the AEC, it is timely to reflect on progress achieved to date, future challenges and potential implications for the region.

The 2015 SSEAC ASEAN Forum will focus on ‘Making the ASEAN Economic Community a Reality’. The forum will invite speakers from across the region, to provide assessments of the AEC across three themes that lay at the heart of the AEC; mobility, connectivity, and trade.

For more information, view the ASEAN Forum 2015 page.