Malaysia

As an advanced, upper middle income country, Malaysia is poised to achieve developed-nation status as early as 2020. We work closely with our partners on the ground who are strengthening the business environment, providing opportunities for women and girls, improving security in vulnerable regions, bolstering Malaysia’s international development cooperation, enhancing the country’s electoral integrity and public accountability, and engaging young Malaysians on current issues.

Herizal Hazri,
Country Representative

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Contact

The Asia Foundation – Malaysia

Suite 13.05 Level 13
The Gardens South Tower
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra
Kuala Lumpur, 59200, Malaysia

Tel: (603) 2282 0385
Email: malaysia.general@asiafoundation.org

Financial Literacy for Inclusive Growth

Globalization in recent decades has brought rapid growth to Asia, but many marginalized communities have yet to see significant gains. In Malaysia, we are working to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds can participate in a growing economy. Our youth-targeted financial literacy program in Malaysia, using the Aflateen curriculum, targets at-risk communities including urban poor and the indigenous people of West Malaysia by exposing them to the concepts of saving, spending, and financial planning. We have already impacted more than 5,000 young people from 100 public schools in Malaysia; 100 Aflateen clubs were established to promote entrepreneurial skills. Participation has helped students develop practical financial literacy skills while tangibly improving their financial capability. This program has been so effective that it has received recognition and cooperation from the Malaysian Ministry of Education.

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Financial Literacy for Inclusive Growth

Globalization in recent decades has brought rapid growth to Asia, but many marginalized communities have yet to see significant gains. In Malaysia, we are working to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds can participate in a growing economy. Our youth-targeted financial literacy program in Malaysia, using the Aflateen curriculum, targets at-risk communities including urban poor and the indigenous people of West Malaysia by exposing them to the concepts of saving, spending, and financial planning. We have already impacted more than 5,000 young people from 100 public schools in Malaysia; 100 Aflateen clubs were established to promote entrepreneurial skills. Participation has helped students develop practical financial literacy skills while tangibly improving their financial capability. This program has been so effective that it has received recognition and cooperation from the Malaysian Ministry of Education.

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Crisis and Resilience Monitoring

In the highly sensitive, tri-border region of Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, isolated villages in Sabah with limited security offer attractive entry points for smugglers, human traffickers, and others. While the government has addressed border security, efforts have improved the abilities of law enforcement but not engaged local communities. So, we created a dedicated Crisis and Resilience Monitoring and Response Team to establish a more unified process and prepare contingency plans. The strategy includes decision makers, operations personnel, public relations experts, legal assistance providers, and logistics specialists.