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.
Open Markets and Entrepreneurship
Hi, I’m Praba Ganesan an IAF Alumnus and I will share my story of conducting a replication program “Open Markets and Entrepreneurship” for Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in Kuala Lumpur. This follows my attendance at the same-titled lecture in Gummersbach in 2019.
‘50 Years of New Economic Policy’ to assess impact and shortcomings of policy
The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) embarked on a research and advocacy project on Malaysia’s New Economic Policy (NEP), with the aim to revisit and reexamine the successes and shortcomings of the policy, as well as its implementation in subsequent development plans. Launched in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the NEP this year.
Liberalism Conference 2021
During times of crisis or great public uncertainty, it is fashionable to assume that authoritarian states are in a stronger position than liberal democracies with regards to their ability to react. However, as evidenced by the effective responses demonstrated by liberal democracies, such as New Zealand and Taiwan, it is clear that open societies have proven just as resilient during times of turbulence.
Rough Road for Malaysia’s Economic Recovery
With the projection of a stagnated economic growth in Malaysia, the country struggles to find footing to lay out a comprehensive plan to put the country back on track for recovery. As the nation grapples with a triple crisis of politics, economy and health, the silver lining for Malaysia as the country is set to achieve a herd immunity of 80 percent by the end of 2021.
It's Time to Make The Magic Happened
Two weeks in this seminar Making Magic: Designing and Facilitating Gatherings, 23 August-2 September 2021 was a great experience. As a facilitator myself I have learn a lot of new skill in this seminar. We deep dive at the core of facilitation as to What, Why and How. A well gathering of people must come with good planning and strategy.
Preventing Corruption: Media and Citizenship
The fight for corruption in Malaysia need reimagining. Values and mindsets must change for our nation to be corruption free. Some scholars suggest that culture may be the underlying factor for corruption in developing economies. For change to happen, and to happen quickly, media and citizen engagement are critical. So how do we secure and sustain public support?
Rasuah dan Gerakan Sosial
Iltizam politik dilihat sebagai satu cara untuk menangani rasuah sistemik di negara Malaysia. Namun, kemelut politik yang berlaku kebelakangan ini menjadi penyumbang kepada krisis kepercayaan dan kemerosotan kepemimpinan politik negara. Justeru itu, mampukah rakyat Malaysia menggunakan kuasa popular dalam sebuah negara demokratik untuk menjayakan inisiatif sifar rasuah?