A gem of an island


AFTER my return to Bangladesh last month, I’ve just visited Sri Lanka, where the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) has partner think tanks working on economic issues and advocating policy change.

They were very keen to learn about the growth of civil society in Malaysia, and I shared how Ideas grew from a tiny outfit, with people being hostile, and then skeptical, and then eventually understanding (if begrudgingly) our objectives, to now a healthy team being engaged by policymakers, bureaucrats and academics.

Subscribe now for a chance to win your dream holiday!

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Sri Lanka , stability , economy

   

Next In Columnists

Smoking's role in male impotence
Why parallel pathways are needed
A fantasy political scenario
Biting the bullet
Comprehensive law vital in stamping out cyberbullying
Public opinion against saving the ‘frogs’
We are not just ‘lain-lain’
Looking beyond Paris for Olympic Games success
Golf’s newest bromance may be the key to unlocking Tom’s fullest potential
Protecting the protectors

Others Also Read