The 2022 Malaysia Economic and Strategic Outlook Forum (MESOF) is KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific (KSI)’s flagship event held each January to provide policymakers, corporate captains, investors and civil society leaders with a preview of the coming year.
As the world recovers from the ill-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, attention in 2022 will turn towards economic recovery efforts spearheaded by governments with strategies development based consultation from businesses and civil society.
Through MESOF, we will provide Malaysia’s outlook in 2022 through three major segments: political, economic and regional. Malaysian politics is still in flux with political (re)alignments continuing in the lead-up to the 15th General Elections. This is happening against a backdrop of a recovering economy with Bank Negara Malaysia projecting economic growth of 5.5%-6.5% GDP growth in 2022. Our political and economic outlook will be shaped by regional issues including ratification of RCEP and CPTPP, AUKUS security pact and progress on ASEAN Community Vision 2025 under Cambodia as the ASEAN chair.
This year’s forum will focus on the year’s prospects from both the domestic and regional perspective to provide participants with an overview of the expected impacts from the various plans, policies, and announcements made by the Malaysian government as well as developments from multilateral cooperation and engagement with regional players. The Forum will also provide delegates with an overview of the political situation, which is a key factor for economic progress.