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2011

 

 

 

Title: The Role of Corporate Governance in Creating Effective Boards

Date: 20 December 2011

Venue: Lanai Kijang, Kuala Lumpur

 

The Global Financial Crisis was the result of failures of corporate governance on a scale that was hard to imagine. It reminds us that we cannot take good governance for granted and that to have good governance we need good regulation, professional boards, educated investors with realistic expectations of company performance and ethical intermediaries. More...

 

 

Title: Economic Regulation and Reform of Electricity Industry

Date: 6-7 December 2011

Venue:  Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

Electricity Network industries around the world have been subject to reform since the late 80s. The thrust of the reform process have been to increase operational efficiency through introduction of competition where possible and the re-regulation of aspects of the production chain that are subject to natural monopoly characteristics or market power. More..

 

 

Title:  The Role of Corporate Governance in Creating Effective Boards

Date: 25 November 2011

Venue:  Lanai Kijang, Kuala Lumpur

 

This one-day workshop is designed to introduce participants to the critical issues in translating corporate governance regulation into good business results. It focuses in particular on the role of the board as effective stewards of long-term, sustainable business performance. More..

 

 

Title:  Economic Regulation and Reform of Electricity Industry

Date: 5-6 October 2011

Venue: Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

This workshop is designed to introduce participants to electricity economic issues in a practical context of electricity market reform, international best practice principles to guide the reform process and polices of economic regulation when regulating and reforming the electricity sector. The focus is to provide participants to develop a sound understanding of how the regulatory processes are structured to achieve the goals of supply electricity in an economic and reliable manner. More..

 

 

Title: Personal Data Protection Act 2010

Date: 27-28 September 2011

Venue: Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

Data protection touches every organization. All staff who deal with personal data – from databases to personnel records – need to be aware of the requirements of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010 which is to be enforced early next year. Compliance with the PDPA is an essential requirement for all organizations. For the existing organizations, under the Act, they are expected to be in compliance within three months from the enforcement date. Complying requires awareness of the rules and regulation amongst staff members and knowing what staff can and/or cannot do. More..

 

 

Title: Personal Data Protection Act 2010

Date: 21-22 September 2011

Venue: Armada Hotel, Petaling Jaya

 

This invaluable and practical training session, conducted by an internationally-acclaimed data protection expert and the drafter of the PDPA, Professor Abu Bakar Munir, examines how data protection law applies to your organizations, what can and cannot be done with staff and customers information and the rights and obligations of data users and data subjects. More..

 

 

Title: Reform and Economic Regulation of the Electricity Industry – Policy Implications for Governments, Industry and Consumers

Date: 11 August 2011

Venue: Faculty of Economics and Administrations, University of Malaya

 

Since the 1990s many countries have reformed their electricity sector. The aim of such reform has been to unbundle vertically integrated electricity businesses and to introduce competition in the generation and distribution activities (retailing) while subjecting the monopoly elements (the wires businesses) to effective and efficient economic regulation. The regulatory effort has been to balance the interest of consumers while ensuring the electricity companies receive a reasonable rate of return for their investments. More..

 

 

Title: Regulating Healthcare: Critical Public Policy Issues Facing Malaysia

Date: 18 May 2011

Venue:  Faculty of Economics and Administrations, University of Malaya

 

This public lecture starts with an assessment of the critical issues that ought to be addressed when evaluating healthcare in Malaysia. It starts by reviewing the dominant arguments on ownership in healthcare provision, viz., neoclassical, evolutionary and heterodox and the role of civil societies. Given the imperfections and asymmetries associated with the service, as well as, its properties as a social service that should reach everyone, the lecture adopts an evolutionary framework to understand its dynamics. More..

 

 

Title: The New Competition Law – How It Affects Your Business and Why You Should Attend

Date: 10 May 2011

Venue: Best Western Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

The Parliament of Malaysia passed the Competition Act 2010 sometime in the middle of last year. The Act has been gazetted and is scheduled to come into force on 1 January 2012. This leaves the businesses in Malaysia with approximately 9 more months to look at, if not relook at, their business practices. More..

 

 

Title: Training Workshop on Personal Data Protection Act

Date: 27-28 April 2011

Venue: Rumah Universiti, University of Malaya

 

Data protection touches every organization. All staff who deal with personal data – from databases to personnel records – need to be aware of the requirements of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010. Compliance with the PDPA is an essential requirement for all organizations. For the existing organizations, under the Act, they are expected to be in compliance within three months from the enforcement date. More..

 

 

Title: The New Malaysian Competition Law and Its European Roots

Date: 5 April 2011

Venue:  Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya

 

The presentation examines the new Malaysian Competition Law in the light of its roots in European competition law. The presentation focuses on two main areas. The first part outlines the theoretical underpinnings of the Competition Law and discusses its practical advantages. It also sheds light on some special features that are inherent in the EU model of competition law as deriving from a Treaty at supranational level. More..

 

 

Title: Personal Data Protection Act 2010: Good Privacy, Good Business

Date: 2 March 2011

Venue: Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

 

Privacy does matter. Personal data does need to be protected. This is, precisely, what the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA) seeks to do. Protecting personal information is a corporate responsibility. If the information is valuable enough to be collected, then it is valuable enough to be carefully managed and protected, just as much as any other corporate assets. The PDPA applies to almost every organization that processes personal information. No organisation should believe that it has the right to ignore its legal obligations under the Act. More..

 

 

Title: Quality and Intellectual Property for Regulatory Professionals

Date: 24-25 January 2011

Venue: Rumah Universiti, University of Malaya

 

Quality and Intellectual Property [IP] is becoming increasingly complex due to various new legislations, notifications and market milieu. Many of today’s fastest growing industries, such as biotechnology, computer software, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing depend on protecting intellectual property for their continued existence. Therefore, the role of regulators to optimise benefits for all its stakeholders while simultaneously protecting the interests of consumers is becoming more daunting and challenging, due to challenges presented by evolving market and technological developments, especially attributable to the increasing influence of intellectual property. More..

 

 

Title: Conference on Modernising Business Regulation – MPC & UMCoRS Signing Ceremony

Date: 18 January 2011

Venue: Grand Dorsett Subang Hotel, Subang Jaya

 

The University of Malaya Malaysian Centre of Regulatory Studies (UMCoRS) is pleased to invite you to the signing of an MoU with the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) on 18 January at 8.30 am, which will be held in conjunction with the Conference on Modernising Business Regulation organized by Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC).

 

The conference aims to improve existing governmental regulatory framework in order that regulations are made simple and cost-effective thus contributing to the ease of doing business. Reducing red tape and bureaucracy will increase business competitiveness and boost productivity growth.

 

Participants will benefit from interactive sessions to discuss key challenges and strategies to better regulations, and share opportunities on regulatory reforms that positively impact rather than impede business, as well as gain an understanding of the relevance of regulatory review in today’s economic environment. More..