UUM ONLINE: 11 July - To what extent does the Malaysian political tsunami that has fashioned the result of the recent 14th General Election (GE 14) has changed or affected the business ecosystem in our country?
Armed with her extensive knowledge and experience as the former Minister of International Trade and Industry, the Adjunct Professor of OYAGSB, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz delved into the issue in a BizTalk series entitled 'Dare To Change: Lesson Learnt from the Malaysian Political Tsunami and its impact on Business Ecosystem'. Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, who is also a renowned political veteran, captivated the audience at the OYAGSB Studio, yesterday.
Tan Sri Rafidah remarked that, the change in the ruling government was not caused by the political tsunami but the previous government was toppled because it was plague by various scandals. The people’s awareness has swept out the old government.
She added that, the people did not vote to create the tsunami, instead they were just exercising their voting rights and this is something that is exercised by the people every five years and they have decided to change the government through the election process.
"Now, the new government has made various decisions and enacted changes concerning the economic issues in the country. The euphoria over the changes should not make us disregard the importance of intensifying the nation resilience and strengthening the three main pillars of the country specifically the politics, economy and the society,” she added.
Tan Sri Rafidah also urged that academicians should play an important role in initiating the changes because the input and proposals from the academicians could help the government to make informed decisions concerning the issues in the country.
A Q & A session was also held during the two-hour BizTalk. Also present during the event was the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dato’ Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz