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Malaysian Students’ Global Policy Symposium (GPS), 2016

Malaysian Students’ Global Policy Symposium (GPS), 2016

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Introduction to  2nd Malaysian Students’ Global Policy Symposium (GPS), 2016

The Malaysian Students’ Global Policy Symposium (GPS) 2016 is the product of the collaboration between Malaysian student councils in the Malaysian Students’ Global Alliance (MSGA). Riding on the success of GPS 2015, it strives to bring Malaysian students worldwide from different backgrounds and demographics to interact and network over issues of national importance.

At the GPS, students learn various aspects of policy drafting as well as share their perspectives on them. A line-up of public policy experts and observers will be present to assist participants in achieving a more pragmatic outcome.

Theme

This year we have decided to put two issues which are very close to the citizens of Malaysia under one theme; “Malaysia’s Socio Economic Development” which flips the economic and social issues cards to gauge how far Malaysia is progressing in breaking the third-world-country dogma. Plunging oil price has forced the Government to recalibrate its budget. This involves economic and social policies like the implementation of consumption goods tax and the cancellation of the Public Service Department (JPA) Bursary. The reason we highlighted these 2 policies is simply because of its general popularity and contentiousness within the Malaysian community. There are various conflicting statements on GST as well as the reduction of the Student Overseas Scheme under JPA. Discussing and analysing the purpose and also the ramifications of these policies, coupled with an in-depth discussion will allow students to critically evaluate the rationale and consequences of such policies. This will generate a deeper understanding of not only the policies discussed but also policy making in general.

Topics

  • Goods and Service Tax (GST)
  • Reduction of JPA Scholarships
  • Brain Drain in Malaysia
  • Policies affecting both skilled and unskilled migrant workers
  • National Security Bill 2015

Format

Stay tuned for updates!

Important Dates

Date                : 6th and 7th August

Venue             : Im4u Sentral, Puchong, Selangor.

Dress Code    : Formal

Requirement: Member of MSAJ / KULNJ /AMIR / IPIJ / MJHEP

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