The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. In Southeast and East Asia, we have offices in Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, Taipei, and Yangon. We also work in Malaysia. In Malaysia we work with 12 local partners. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
50 and Beyond
We celebrated our 50 years last month with our partners who we have not seen since pandemic. 50 years is neither long nor short but it sure is a long journey. Looking back there were ups and down that we have to face. Our office opened and closed several times, we moved office from one country to another and finally decided to stop at a metropolitan city called “Jakarta.”
Strategic Planning For Political Parties
The term value of freedom in an open society is the main priority to achieve the real importance of democracy. Respecting human rights needs to be placed human dignity at the noble level. The exchange of ideas and collective bargaining will form a new understanding of human life by applying these values.
The second edition of Bersama2050 concluded on September 18, 2022. From the total submission of seventy-four in the three categories, 30 artists were put on display over the Merdeka and Malaysia Day season. The competition was judged by Amir Muhammad (Kuman Pictures), Vignes Balasingam (Obscura Festivals) & Michael Linde (Kreativer Klub).
Women Empowerment Workshop
The role of women always constitutes part of half of humanity, and it follows that any decision- making, whether for the personal, family, societal or public levels, should be mindful. It must involve the participation of women in the making of decisions. Women’s political, social, and economic rights are integrally inseparable from their human rights. Democracy is an inclusive process, and therefore in a functioning democracy, the points of view of different interest groups must be taken into account in formulating any decision.
IDEAS 7th Liberalism Conference
The world has been hit by a multitude of crises, from economic downturns to geopolitical instability. While Malaysia escaped the worst of these, the problem of an unstable government and a weak economy remains. In these unstable times, there is a yearning among the people for a more authoritarian and “stable” government, which some believe can steer the country back onto the right track.
Perception towards Liberalism in Malaysia 2016-2021
As a whole, liberalism as a word has not reached a wider proportion of the community as only half of the respondents have heard about the term itself. There are no significant changes in this aspect for the past five years as the percentage of the population who have heard about liberalism sustained around 50% except for year 2018 when the percentage of people who have heard of liberalism was at its highest (61%).
Muslim youth outlook increasingly pessimistic amidst strong retention of Islamic idealism
Muslim youth in Malaysia are having difficulties in dealing with post-pandemic economic and political challenges facing the country as discovered in the Malaysian. Muslim Youth survey was conducted between 30 October 2021 to 25 January 2022 by Merdeka Center. The survey found that the most important concern of the youth is about their job security