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2012

 

 

 

Title: Workshop on Ethics in Business

Date: 21 November 2012

Venue: Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

Too often people believe business ethics are an oxymoron, a contradiction; and that all that matters is “doing whatever it takes” to hit the numbers. Yet as “Ethics in Business” will demonstrate, ethics are the foundation of business strategy and not some afterthought. What business you are in, who you choose to do business with, how you treat your customers and staff all have fundamental ethical components. More..

 

 

Title: Asia: Time to Talk Data Protection

Date: 19 November 2012

Venue:  Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 1st Giles Oxford OX1 3JS

 

 

Title: IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2012

Date: 13-15 November 2012

Venue: Brussels, Belgium

 

 

Title: Personal Data Protection Act

Date: 23-24 October 2012

Venue: The Royale Chulan 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 soon. Compliance with the PDPA is an essential requirement for all organizations. More..

 

 

Title: Workshop on Ethics in Business

Date: 11 October 2012

Venue:  Lanai Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia

 

Too often people believe business ethics are an oxymoron, a contradiction; and that all that matters is “doing whatever it takes” to hit the numbers. Yet as “Ethics in Business” will demonstrate, ethics are the foundation of business strategy and not some afterthought. What business you are in, who you choose to do business with, how you treat your customers and staff all have fundamental ethical components. More..

 

 

Title: Personal Data Protection Act 2010

Date: 17-18 July 2012

Venue: Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

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: Workshop on From Good Governance to Great Branding

Date: 11 July 2012

Venue:  Lanai Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia

 

For many people the intimate connection between corporate governance and branding is not obvious. They are likely to say “What has corporate governance to do with branding?” This reflects the fact that when we think of brands we visualise product brands like Milo or Kit Kat and do not see the link between them and the governance of Nestle for example.

 

Yet the surprising fact is that of the top 100 brands in the world, 83 are corporate where how they are governed directly affects the way markets and customers view and value them. More..

 

 

Title: Book Launch of Evidence-Based Development Economics: Essays in Honor of Sanjaya Lall

Date: 13 July 2012

Venue: The Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

Sanjaya Lall of Oxford University was one of the most influential contributors to the discipline of development economics. He always sought to use evidence as the basis for framing theory as well as policy design, free from the constraints of ideology and conventional approaches. This book, written in his honour, follows in his footsteps and develops his central proposition that economic development reflects the capacity of an economy to build technological capabilities. More..

 

 

Title: Happy Hour is Over: Time for Colleges and Universities to Work Towards Compliance

Date: 3 July 2012

Venue: Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

 

Colleges and universities process an enormous and growing volume and variety of personal data about students, employees, applicants, alumni, research subjects, parents, patients, online visitors, conference attendees and others. Given this fact – along with their wide range of activities and their reliance on technologies that collect data - these institutions face significant security and data protection challenges. Higher education institutions often implement new technologies and systems while paying little attention to data protection implications. More..

 

 

Title: Economic Regulation and Reform of Electricity Industry

Date: 12-13 June 2012

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: Class, Status and Party: Thailand’s Political Tumult

Date: 7 May 2012

Venue:  Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya

 

 

Title: Data Protection Law: Singapore’s Next

Date: 3 May 2012

Venue:  Lee Sheridan Conference Room, Eu Tong Sen Building, NUS

 

Thirty two years after the adoption of the first international instrument on personal data protection, the wave is now coming to Asia.  In April 2010, the Taiwanese Parliament passed a comprehensive law called the Personal Data Protection Act. Korea followed suit and enacted a new Personal Information Protection Act in March 2011.  Among the countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ('ASEAN'), Malaysia is the first to do so.

 

 

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

Date: 25 April 2012

Venue: Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

FOCUS OF THE PROGRAMME

  • What the Competition Act 2010 permits and prohibits

  • The implications on your business operations and dealings with other businesses or competitors

  • Your rights and duties under the Competition Act 2010

  • Financial consequences of an infringement

  • Management adjustments that your business may make to comply with the law

  • Investigation and enforcement under the Competition Act 2010

 

 

Title: Institutional Support Facing Public and Private Hospitals in Malaysia

Date: 20 April 2012

Venue:  Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya

 

Malaysia’s long respected healthcare provision system is currently facing challenges as public hospitals are increasingly facing spiralling costs and falling resources. This lecture seeks to present the synthesis of results analysed from a survey carried out on hospitals in Peninsular Malaysia in 2009.

 

 

Title: The Role of Corporate Governance in Creating Effective Boards

Date: 26 March 2012

Venue:  Lanai Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia

 

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.

 

 

Title: Personal Data Protection Act 2010

Date: 21-22 March 2012

Venue: The Royal Chulan 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.