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DECEMBER 2011 EDITION

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CEOs Message
Dear Friends, We have come to an end of an eventful and busy year. As we ring in the close of another year, may I express my deep appreciation and thanks for your kind support during the course of the year. Your support and participation has helped us improve our programmes and processes to further meet your needs for information, knowledge and analysis. We in ASLI have endeavoured to provide you with strategic information that can guide your strategic planning and decision making. During the course of the year we had successfully organised several landmark events such as the ASEAN Leadership Forum, Malaysia Education Summit, World Women Economic Forum, World Chinese Economic Forum and Malaysia Banking Summit. For 2012,we are planning an exciting schedule of programmes starting with our Annual Malaysia Strategic Outlook Conference which will provide you with insights into what the new year will bring-economic and political challenges, strategic trends and emerging opportunities. We assure you that we shall continue to strive to provide you with ideas, intelligence and interaction at our conference programmes and look forward to welcoming you to our programmes in 2012. Let me end by wishing all of you a Happy New Year in 2012. With best regards

Michael Yeoh

RECENT EVENTS
The 3rd World Chinese Economic Forum, 3-4 November 2011, Palace of the Golden Horses Against the backdrop of major political and economic shift in many parts of the world, China's liberalisation and modernization, and the heightened economic uncertainty at the global level, the 3rd World Chinese Economic Forum with the theme Linking East and West in a Globalised World convened in Kuala Lumpur to address China's increasing importance to Asia and to the global economy, as well as the integral role that it continues to play in driving regional and global economic recovery. The World Chinese Economic Forum (WCEF) brought together eminent business and thought leaders from Europe, USA, Asia and Australasia to network, share ideas and experiences. This year, the 3rd World Chinese Economic Forum met at a moment when investors all around the world are risk-averse. The 3rd World Chinese Economic Forum drew on knowledge and experience of 60 speakers from 25 countries and 500 delegates from 33 countries. Multi-stakeholders explored possible futures for the world and the region, based on regional politics, resources and economic engagements. The Forum finds new perspectives on what has indeed been a tumultuous time of change economically in the region and globally, with the unfolding of the sovereign debt crisis in Europe and the U.S. recession. In a variety of session formats, speakers and participants discussed topics ranging from China's Tranformation? What's next for China? Is Asia Decoupling from the USA-led by China's Rise? Is the Beijing consensus better than the Washington consensus? Is China's growth sustainable? China Rises, ASEAN & East Asia Benefits: How China's Growth is Impacting the Region? Can companies in the region meet the China challenge and enhance their competitiveness? Rethinking the World of Money. The impact of Chinese Investment flows in US Treasuries, M&A or SWF driver investment is significant. How will this impact on financial hubs? Building Bridges between China, ASEAN and the Middle East: Creating a New Growth Triangle. The Changing Role of the Global and Regional Chinese Diaspora-Investment Dollars, Human Talent and Nation-Building. How can the Chinese Diaspora contribute to economic prosperity, promoting inter-ethnic harmony and closer international understanding? What will be the changing roles of the Chinese Diaspora in the 21st Century, in a globalised world? Global Chinese Entrepreneurship?Growing the Bamboo Network Globally. How can nonChinese entrepreneurs learn from and benefit from partnerships with the Chinese entrepreneurs? Leadership Forum-?Transformational Change and Leadership-Transforming Nations, Communities and Companies. What are the major lessons learnt from transformational leaders? What are the key attributes of transformational leadership? CEO Forum-- Leading and Managing Growing Companies. What is the power of vision? How to overcome adversities and what are the pitfalls to avoid? Investment Roundtable-New Economic Sectors- What are the New Hot-Spots and Sectors? The Forum this year highlighted the fact that China's unremitting explorations and liberalisation policy have not only benefited the 1.3billion people of China, but also people from around the world. It calls to action the range of existing and potential stakeholders to fully and [olntlv participate in growing a healthy global economy. The Forum took note that the emergence of China is not something we all should be wary of, in fact it should be quite the opposite - a strong and stable source of growth in the global economy which will benefit countries from Southeast Asia to South America, from America to Africa.

The Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia VAB Tan Sri Muhyddin Vassin addressed the Forum at its Official Opening Ceremony. He recognised that the Malaysian Chinese Businessmen have been our main domestic investors, and that the Malaysian Chinese Businessmen has been an active contributor to the Malaysian economy. The Deputy Prime Minister called upon the Chinese business community to continue to play an active role in the next stage of the country's development. Tourism Minister Dato' Seri Dr. Ng Yen Yen said ASEAN, China and the Middle East should foster closer ties with each other. She said these three regions can forge a new growth triangle to lead the world in economic growth. Former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad 8adawi said trade, finance and investment should remain important in enriching platforms to launch the new growth triangle. Meanwhile, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the people must be given the freedom to operate against the norm if the country hoped to allow innovation to take seed and grow. Other speakers at the Forum saw the potential in China's green sector particularly in energy savings and environmental protection, cleanenergy vehicles and renewable energy. A speaker pointed out that economic power is measured by way of looking at where the spotlight points to; which country has the economic push and pull factor in the economic architecture. An example would be when the symbolism of the French President calling an Asian Leader for aid in light of the European Economic Crisis said it all. Therefore China, is set to become the world's banker. Another interesting, yet, long forgotten economic theory was shared- 'there is a great advantage to being the last to start in terms of development'. Asia is in the stream line of Europe and the USA who are tired and aging, and Asia has the most populated areas of scarce natural resources. Therefore, Asia is going to take the lead, China in particular. However, a speaker from China humbly pointed out that the future of sustainable economic growth of China will certainly face a more complex transformation of pressure, and its development path will also be more challenging. This year, the Forum also witnessed the signing of 2 framework agreements worth RM2.5billion between Iskandar Investment Bhd and Qingdao Zhuoyuan Investment Holding, a China based company, for the development of a mixed residential and commercial projects in Medini Iskandar. ASLI formalised its long relationship with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and China Development Institute, and was witnessed by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia YAB Tan Sri Muhyddin Vassin. Another new dimension of the World Chinese Economic Forum (WCEF) 2011 was the conferment of the Lifetime Achievement Awards to honour some outstanding personalities who have achieved distinction and excellence in their industry or profession. WCEF is honoured to confer the WCEF Lifetime Achievement Award to VAB Dato Seri Mohd Najib, Prime Minister of Malaysia; Dr John So, Former Lord Mayor of Melbourne; Tan Sri Khoo Kay Peng, Chairman & Chief Executive of Malayan United Industries Berhad; Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, Chairman of Sunway Group; Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings; Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian, Executive Chairman of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad; Ronnie Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties, Hong Kong; Jack Ma, Chairman and CEO of Alibaba Group, Hong Kong; Tan Sri Vincent Tan, Chairman of Berjaya Corporation Berhad; Dato' Dr Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman of QI Group; Tan Sri Anthony Francis Fernandes, CEO of Air Asia Berhad; and Tan Sri Tiong Hiew King, Chairman of Sin Chew Jit Poh. In our 3rd year, the World Chinese Economic Forum has evolved into a serious and major international event. Building on the success of past WCEFs, the City of Melbourne and the State Government of Victoria where a large number of the Chinese Diaspora resides will be hosting the 4th World Chinese Economic Forum (WCEF), in November 2012. The support of the Australian and Victorian State Governments is encouraging for it will further cement the linkages between Australia, Southeast Asia and China. The Governor of Victoria HE Alex Chernov, in his Closing Remarks at the 3rd WCEF said that 'it is an honour to welcome the 4th World Chinese Economic Forum to Melbourne. We look forward to working with ASLI and the World Chinese Economic Forum in the coming months to make the 4th WCEF a success.' The 3rd WCEF was endorsed by the Ministry of International Trade & Industry, Malaysia. We thank our Strategic Partners- Malaysia Pacific Corporation Berhad, Maybank (Malayan Bank), the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), Iskandar Investment and Porosus; and our Corporate Partners Kuok Brothers Sdn. Bhd., TAK Group of Companies, Kuala lumpur Kepong Berhad, and Janakuasa for their continuous support. We would also like to thank our Supporting Organisations, The Chinese Professional and Business Association, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Invest Hong Kong, China Development Institute (COl), The Indonesian Chinese Entrepreneur Community, the China Association of Mayors, and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products. For more information, please visit www.wceforum.org or email yeenseen@asILcom.my

Dato' Michael Yeoh delivering a Welcoming Speech at the Opening Ceremony. Sitting from right - HE Alex Chernov, The Hon. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, and HE Dong Songgen

The Hon. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin delivering the Opening Keynote Address during the Opening Ceremony of the 3rd World Chinese Economic Forum, 3rd Nov 2011.

11 distinguished personalities received the Lifetime Achievement Award during the Award Gala Dinner, 3rd Nov 2011. Standing from left - Dato' Dr. Michael Yeoh, representative of Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Tan Sri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun, Tan Sri Tiong Hiew King ,Mr Timothy Leung, Tan Sri Khoo Kay Peng, Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Dato Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, Dr. John So, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah, Adriel Chan, Representative of Mr Ho Kwon Ping, Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian, Datuk Dr. Vijay Eswaran

Standing from Left - Dato' Michael Yeoh, HE Alex Chernov, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, and HE Chen Dehai

Asia Healthcare 2011, 14 November 2011, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur Regional healthcare professionals and stakeholders recently gathered at ASLIs Asia Healthcare 2011 conference to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the industry going forward. The conference was officiated by Y.B. Dato Sri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Health Malaysia on 14 November 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur. The honourable Minister also delivered the opening keynote address entitled Government in Healthcare Key Challenges and Initiatives, where he spoke about the medical insurance currently being developed government called 1Care. The scheme is meant to ensure the affordability and accessibility of healthcare are sustainable in the long run while effectively managing public and private healthcare cost. Meanwhile, speakers and panelists at the conference deliberated at length over various issues including the elements of a sustainable healthcare model, medical devices & technology, medical insurance and healthcare financing, medical tourism and efficient hospital management.

YB Dato Sri Liow Tiong Lai flanked by Puan Sri Susan Cheah, Director of ASLI and Mr Wayne Spittle, Senior Vice President and CEO, Philips Healthcare Asia Pacific during the Opening Ceremony

YB Dato Sri Liow Tiong Lai visiting the exhibition display by one of the sponsors, Pharmaniaga Berhad.

Session on Examining Asian Healthcare Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Model From left- Mr. Murali Gangadharan, eHealth Lead Director, PwC Singapore; Ms. Laura Hawken, Technical Officer for Health Services Development Unit, World Health Organisation Western Pacific; Dr. David KL Quek, Immediate Past President, Malaysian Medical Association; and Mr. Amir Firdaus Abdullah, Regional Chief Executive Officer, Gleneagles Hospitals

The Panelists and Moderator for Session on Medical Devices & Technology Strategic Trends & Outlook. From left- Mr. Jamaludin bin Elis, Commercial Director, Pharmaniaga Berhad; Mr. Wayne Spittle, Senior Vice President and CEO, Philips Healthcare Asia Pacific; Ms. Ng Yeen Seen, Senior Vice President / Chief Strategy & Programme Officer, ASLI and Director, Center for Public Policy Studies (Moderator); and Dato Beh Chun Chuan, Chairman, BP Healthcare Group, Malaysia

The National Tourism Seminar 2011, 21 November 2011, Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur The National Tourism Seminar 2011, which was themed Tourism Imperatives: The Deliverables of a High-Value Malaysian Experience, was held on 21 November 2011 at the Royale Chula Kuala Lumpur and was officiated by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Y.B. Dato Dr. James Dawos Mamit. In his keynote address entitled Exuding Malaysian Hospitality Delivering a High-Value Tourism Experience, the Deputy Minister spoke about the development ecotourism in the country. He elaborated that the Ministry of Tourism is currently working closely with University Utara Malaysia in Sabah in implementing a cognitive research in ecotourism, including strategic guidelines to identify ecotourism sectors in the country. The seminar was designed to highlight potential opportunities and challenges enroute the journey to becoming a high-income tourist destination. Discussions at the seminar centred around key tourism segments and strategies with topics such as Destination Malaysia Piecing & Perfecting the Malaysian Tourism Experience, The #trending Tourist Capitalising on Social Media and Mobile Technology, Luxury High-End Travel Drawing the Affluent Traveler to Malaysia, The Wonders of Borneo Developing Tourism Markets in Sabah & Sarawak, Luxury & Leisure Tourism for the Affluent Market and Ecotourism in Perspective Economic, Conservation and Community Gains.

Y.B. Dato Dr James Dawos Mamit, Deputy Minister of Tourism, delivering En Noran Ujang of Tourism Malaysia, Puan Sri Susan Cheah of ASLI, the opening keynote address. Y.B. Dato Dr James Dawos Mamit and Mr Stuart Tomlinson of Visa at the opening ceremony of the National Tourism Seminar 2011

Session on Luxury & Leisure Tourism for the Affluent Market. The Session on The Wonders of Borneo Developing Tourism Markets in panellists from left Datin Ramona Suleiman, Founding President, Sabah & Sarawak. Dato Rashid Khan of Sarawak Tourism Board shares Association of Malaysian Spas and Advisor, National Spa Council, his view while Mr Anthony Wong of Asian Overland Services Tours & Malaysia, Mr. Anthony Wong, Group Managing Director, Asian Overland Travel and Mr Albert Teo of Borneo Eco Tours looked on Services Tours & Travel / Adjunct Professor - Universiti Utara Malaysia & Taylors University (Moderator); and Dato Steve Day, Group Managing Director, Vision Four Media Group

The 16 Malaysian Capital Market Summit, 24 & 25 November 2011, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur ASLI organized its 16 Malaysian Capital Market Summit with the theme The New Normal After The Global Financial Crisis Capitalising on th th Transformation Opportunities on 24 and 25 November 2011 at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel. This Annual Series of Malaysian th Capital Market Summits, now in its 16 year has been a premier gathering of institutional investors, economists, analysts, fund managers and corporate players to feel the pulse of the Malaysian capital market and to evaluate the economic and investment outlook for the country the following year. The Minister of Finance II, YB Dato Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah delivered the Opening Keynote Address. The Minister assured that the Government is closely monitoring the European situation. Any direct contagion from Europe on Malaysias financial system and institutions would be limited because of the countrys negligible exposure to the eurozone debt. In the short term, though, stock market volatility would be inevitable. The Minister also noted that the impact of the eurozone debt crisis on Malaysias real economy through trade would be limited as the countrys trade exposure increasingly had been shifting away from the West to developing and emerging economies in the East. Exports to the European Union in 2010 for instance only accounted for 10% of Malaysias total trade volume. Trade with India, on the other hand rose 35% in the first 9 months this year, while exports to China grew 43% last year from 2009. Going forward, Malaysias economy primarily would be driven by domestic demand. The Minister also said with the coming of greater ASEAN capital market integration, Malaysias financial institutions could build a similar network of value chain across the region. Our financial institutions must begin to build their capacities in talent, technology, management and branding, the Minister explained. If you cannot do it alone, collaborate. The collaborative economy is the economy of the future, he added. The Chairman of Bursa Malaysia YABhg. Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah delivered the Special Luncheon Address on The ASEAN Opportunity: An Exchange Perspective. Speakers who spoke in this 2-day summit were Mr. P.K. Basu, former Managing Director / Chief Economist (Asia ex-Japan), Daiwa Capital Market Singapore; Mr. Alan Tan, Chief Economist, Affin Investment Bank; Mr. David Berry, Executive Director, Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation; Datuk Charon Mokhzani, CEO of CIMB Investment Bank; Mrs. Rita Benoy Bushon, CEO, Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group; Mr. Zakie Ahmad Sharif, CEO, FA Securities; Mr. Ahmad Shahab Din, Chief Operating Officer, Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance; Datuk Nicholas Zefferys, former President, American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce / Member, National Economic Advisory Council; Dr. Nazri Khan, Vice President, Head of Retail Research, Affin Investment Bank; Mr. Badlisyah Abdul Ghani, CEO, CIMB Islamic Bank; Mr. David Greenbaum, Head of Debt Origination, South Asia, Deutsche Bank AG Singapore; Mr. Teoh Kok Lin, Founder / Chief Investment Officer, Singular Asset Management; Mr. Ismitz Matthew De Alwis, Senior Vice President & Head of Business Development, ING Funds Berhad; Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad, Chairman, INKAPE and former Editor-in-Chief, New Straits Times; Mr. Yeoh Keat Seng, Senior Fund Manager, Kumpulan Sentiasa Cemerlang; Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad; Datuk Syed Mohamed Syed Ibrahim, President / CEO, Iskandar Investment Berhad; and Dr. Azmi Abdul Hamid, Head, Government Linked Companies Research Centre / Lecturer, Faculty of Accountancy, UITM.
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Topics discussed were on The Global Economic & Investment Outlook: The New Normal in Markets; The Capital Market Master Plan II and The Corporate Governance Blueprint 2011 Whats New? How Effective Will These Be? How Will The Economic Transformation Programme Impact on the Capital Market? Challenges & Prospects of the Bond Market What Next? Wealth Management New Opportunities in Asset Management; How to Attract More Foreign Funds to Invest in the Malaysian Market: Making Malaysia More Attractive; and Conversations with GLC Leaders GLC Transformation Drivers of Transformation, Creators of Wealth. About 120 participants attended this 2-day summit which was sponsored by Amanah Raya Investment Management Sdn Bhd and Inter-Pacific Securities Sdn Bhd. The Summit was supported by Bursa Malaysia Berhad, Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group, the Federation of Public Listed Companies Bhd, Malaysian Reserve and Oxford Business Group.

YB Dato Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Minister of Finance II delivering the Opening Keynote Address

The Chairman of Bursa Malaysia YABhg. Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah delivering the Special Luncheon Address on The ASEAN Opportunity: An Exchange Perspective.

The speakers for the session on The Capital Market Master Plan II and The Corporate Governance Blueprint 2011 Whats New? How Effective Will These Be?. From left- Mr. Ahmad Shahab Din, Chief Operating Officer, Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance; Datuk Charon Mokhzani, Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Investment Bank Berhad; Dato Michael Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer / Director, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) (Moderator);Mr. David Berry, Executive Director, Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad; Mrs. Rita Benoy Bushon, Chief Executive Officer, Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group; and Mr. Zakie Ahmad Shariff, Chief Executive Officer, FA Securities Sdn Bhd

Tan Sri Dato Azman Haji Mokhtar, Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad sharing his views at the session on Conversations with GLC Leaders GLC Transformation Drivers of Transformation, Creators of Wealth. Other speakers include Datuk Syed Mohamed Syed Ibrahim, President / Chief Executive Officer, Iskandar Investment Berhad; Dato Mohamed Iqbal Rawther, Chairman, Malaysian Institute of Management (Moderator); and Dr. Azmi Abdul Hamid, Head, Government Linked Companies Research Centre (GLCRC) / Lecturer, Faculty of Accountancy, UITM

UPCOMING EVENT

Event/ Theme Keynote Address

: THE 14 MALAYSIA STRATEGIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCE 2012 : Malaysia Unlimited: Risks, Returns and Opportunities : YB Dato Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui Minister of Energy, Green Technology & Water, Malaysia

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Luncheon : YB Tan Sri Bernard Dompok Keynote Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Malaysia Address Date/ Venue : 17 January 2012 Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Petaling Jaya

Synopsis

The 2012 Malaysia Strategic Outlook Conference held at the beginning of the year will examine and : discuss the emerging trends, issues, challenges and identify and evaluate the new opportunities in the coming year. It will enable corporate leaders and key decision makers to review the key watch-list for the coming year to better prepare for their strategic planning. Politically, we are also going through exciting times with a hard fought 13th General Elections expected within months of the new year. What are the likely scenarios and outcomes? The European Financial crisis has also thrown up several uncertainties in the global and regional economic outlook. What are likely impact on the region and on the country? Can Malaysia's ambitious economic transformation programmes be achieved in the light of the global uncertainties? The Annual Malaysia Strategic Outlook Conference enables participants to take stock of the state of the nation, in particular the economy and business environment. It provides a timely meeting of minds for issues to be clarified, questions to be answered and opportunities to be identified.

FEEL the PULSE of the Malaysian and Global Economy IDENTIFYand EVALUATE strategic challenges and opportunities Be UPDATED on LATEST TRENDS in politics, business and management

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING Evaluate key trends and assess strategic challenges Discuss and identify new business opportunities Obtain updates and clarifications on policies Share ideas and management insights Promote networking and business exchange Find out whats in store for 2012 WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Chairmen of Boards and Company Directors CEOs / Managing Directors Bankers / Investment Bankers Research and Corporate Planning Managers Foreign Investors Finance Directors / Managers Corporate Lawyers (For more information, please log on to www.asli.com.my)

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