17.7% of ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025 Implemented

Two years since the Consolidated Strategic Action Plan (CSAP) to implement the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025 was agreed, more than half of the total 647 actions lines have been fully or partially fulfilled. Of these, 17.7% have been fully realized. In a report released by ASEAN Prosperity Initiative (API) on 26 September 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which provided an external assessment […]

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Rediscovering economic freedom grounded on the Quran and Sunnah

“While shari’a calls for the establishment of an order of economic freedom based on mutual consent and stringent consumer protection measures, the modern discipline of Islamic economics seems to have drifted in the opposite direction. With few exceptions, mainstream Islamic economics prefers to discuss poverty instead of wealth creation, income differences rather than prices, and the role of the state […]

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MALAYSIA’S ROAD TO LIBERTY AND JUSTICE

With the recent victory of democracy in Malaysia, what are the prospects of the values of liberalism being upheld? The upcoming 3rd Liberalism Conference on 22 September 2018 in Kuala Lumpur will look at Malaysia’s standing in terms of rule of law, free markets, limited government, and individual liberty and responsibility, and see how meeting these parameters will contribute to […]

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