La 1 noiembrie 2010, Institutul Roman pentru Studii Euro-Asiatice- IRSEA a organizat luni, 01.11.2010, o conferinta pentru studentii Facultatii de Management, ASE Bucuresti, avand-o ca invitat de onoare si vorbitor pe Excelenta Sa Datin Paduka Halimah Abdullah, ambasador extraordinar si plenipotentiar al Malaieziei in Romania. Tema a avut drept titlu “Modelul economic malayezian”.
Evenimentul a avut loc in conformitate cu proiectul comun pentru 2010 stabilit in baza Acordului de Cooperare dintre ASE si IRSEA. Academia a fost reprezentata de doamna Prof. Univ. Dr. Rodica ZAHARIA de la catedra Relatii Economice Internationale(REI) si titular al cursului pentru masterat “ Management si marketing international”. IRSEA a fost reprezentat de presedintele sau, ambasador George Savuica si membri ai institutului. Au participat cca 80-90 studenti ai cursului de masterat.
Prelegerea a fost axata pe o ampla prezentare a profilului economic malaiezian, care a reusit sa aduca Malaiezia pe o pozitie de top in randul economiilor din Asia de Sud-Est, cunoscuta, de asemenea, drept unul dintre “Tigrii Asiatici”.
Prin Planurile Economice de lunga durata, Malaiezia s-a dezvoltat de la o economie bazata pe materii prime la una axata pe productie. In prezent, guvernul malaiezian urmareste sa faca saltul catre o economie bazata pe cunoastere. Investitiile directe straine au avut un rol semnificativ.
Doamna ambasador Halimah Abdullah a relevat cateva similaritati intre Romania si Malaiezia si apoi a prezentat, cu argumente convingatoare, solutia de dezvoltare economica a acestui stat asiatic. O atentie deosebita a fost acordata masurilor energice intreprinse de Malaiezia in vederea depasirii crizei din 1997, care a afectat serios poporul malaiezian, precum si popoarele altor cateva tari sud-est asiatice. Actuala criza financiara si economica nu este resimtita in mod deosebit de Malaiezia si nici de celelate tari din regiune.
Inaltul oaspete al studentilor de la ASE a prezentat, in context, si atractiile turistice ale Malaieziei si iportanta turismului pentru dezvoltarea unei economii sustenabile.
In opinia doamnei ambasador, Romania si Malaiezia isi pot consolida relatiile bilaterale in interesul reciproc al celor doua tari. Prezenta a cca 200 de studenti malaiezieni in universitatile din Romania reprezinta unul dintre cele mai importante domenii de colaborare dintre cele doua tari.
IRSEA Conference: The Economic Model of Malaysia
The Romanian Institute for European-Asian Studies - IRSEA, has organized on Monday, November 1, 2010, at ASE Bucharest, a conference for students of the Faculty of Management, having as special guest and speaker Her Excellency Datin Paduka Halimah Abdullah, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Malaysia to Romania.
The event took place under the 2010 joint project based on ASE Bucharest – IRSEA Cooperation Agreement. The Academy was represented by Univ. Prof. Dr. Rodica ZAHARIA , Head of the “Management and International Marketing” course, organized by the International Economic Relations Department. IRSEA was represented by its President, Ambassador George Savuica, accompanied by members of the Institute.
The presentation was focused on a broad overview of the Malaysian economic profile, which brought Malaysia into the top ranks of South East Asian economies, known also as one of the “ASIAN TIGERS.” Through the long term Economic Plans, Malaysia successfully developed from a commodity-based economy into a manufacturing-based economy. Today the Government of Malaysia seeks to make the leap to a knowledge-based economy.
Her Excellency Ambassador Halimah Abdullah has shown some similarities between Romania and Malaysia and revealed the economic development that took place in the latter in a captivating presentation of figures and real results. Special attention was paid to the measures embraced by Malaysia to overcome the 1997 economic crisis endured by the Malaysian people alongside with other peoples in the South East Asia region. The current world financial and economic crisis did not affect too much Malaysia as it is the case as well for the other countries in the region.
At independence, Malaysia inherited an economy dominated by two commodities--rubber and tin. In almost 40 years thereafter, Malaysia's economic record had been one of Asia's best. From the early 1980s through the mid-1990s, the economy experienced a period of broad diversification and sustained rapid growth averaging almost 8% annually. New foreign and domestic investment played a significant role in the transformation of Malaysia's economy.
Today, Malaysia is one of the world's largest exporters of semiconductor devices, electrical goods, and appliances, and the government has ambitious plans to make Malaysia a leading producer and developer of high-tech products, including software. Malaysia is a major destination for outsourcing after China and India.
Ambassador Halimah Abdullah presented as well the touristic attractions of Malaysia – truly Asia- and the importance for a sustained economy of tourism.
According to Ambassador Halimah Abdullah, Malaysia and Romania could intensify their bilateral relations to their mutual benefits. The presence of about 200 Malay Students in the Universities of Romania is one of the most important areas of collaboration between the two sides. .
The audience composed of about 80 to 90 students received with admiration the “Economic Model of Malaysia”. They had a sincere chat with their charming special guest who asked them to call her only by name.