Loading Events
  • This event has passed.


We are pleased to announce that we will be celebrating the 116th Birthday of Almarhum Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-haj and the 9th Anniversary of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) on Wednesday, 13 February 2019. Please join our celebration and get your tickets now!

For more information, please contact Ms Sanne at sanne@ideas.org.my or call 03-2070 8881/8882.


Keynote Speech: YB Dr Ong Kian Ming


Closing Address: Prof. Emeritus Datuk Dr Maz­lan Othman

The second speaker is Prof. Emeritus Datuk Dr Maz­lan Othman, Malaysia’s first astrophysicist who has served several roles within her country, as well as Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna.

In 2002, she became the founding Director General of Malaysia’s National Space Agency and went on to head the Angkasawan Programme which saw the launch of a Malaysian to the ISS. Upon retirement from the United Nations in 2013, Dr Mazlan served on advisory committees and boards involving science and space, became a Fulbright scholar and a co-chair at the Academy of Sciences Malaysia.

In September 2017, she was named Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

Datuk Dr Mazlan will share her thoughts on the future of space and humanity. How will the latest developments in space technologies help bring about revolutions in wifi access, travel and beyond? And what role can the government play? Hear her speak at our 9th Anniversary Dinner.