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New Naratif Townhall: The Citizens’ Agenda Malaysia

6 May @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Aduh! Ekonomi camne?

With the cost of living and prices of essential needs skyrocketing to an all-time high coupled with stagnant salaries, Malaysians can’t help but wonder “how do we live like this?” 

New Naratif’s The Citizens’ Agenda 2022 found that economic issues took up the top 3 slots out of the top 5 issues which were most pressing according to Malaysians. With cost-of-living rising by the day and wages stagnating, Malaysians are certainly starting to feel the pinch when it comes to the economy.

While the new unity government has stated its commitment to alleviating economic hardships for average Malaysians (think Menu Rahmah), New Naratif wants to hear from YOU on what you think should be done to battle the economic hardships Malaysia now faces. How can we weather this economic storm together? What are some recommendations you would like to propose to the government? 

A Brand-New Event for Malaysians!

Join us on Saturday, 6th of May from 2:00 to 4:00pm at Liberal Latte, Wisma E&C, Bukit Damansara, for the New Naratif Townhall, a brand new event where we’ll be bringing together ordinary citizens and featured guest experts to discuss the big problems which affect Malaysians.

We want to hear from you, so we’re bringing the food, drinks, and fun, and we hope you can join us for a fun lepak/discussion session!

Meet our Featured Guests

Qarrem Kassim is an analyst at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia. His primary research interests include international trade, political and institutional economics, wages and productivity growth, and the development of local MSMEs. 

Ian Yee is an investigative journalist, documentary producer, and co-founder of The Fourth, an independent, not-for-profit investigative media company and journalism/content creation academy. 

Alissa Rode is manager in the Public Finance Unit of IDEAS where she oversees research and advocacy in the areas of public governance and fiscal transparency. She believes the future of Malaysia depends on citizens demanding better governance and accountability – from ourselves and from our leaders.

Daniel Teoh is the Public Relations Director at YPolitics and has over eight years of experience working with political leadership, civil servants, ambassadors, and business leaders at both the state and federal level. He has remained involved in shaping legislation for the public good, and was selected by the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) to participate in an exchange program on governance and society by the American Council of Young Political Leaders.

If you’d like to know more about The Citizens’ Agenda Malaysia, don’t forget to check out our explainer and learn about what Malaysians said about their top 5 most important issues!

Entry is free to all members and non-members alike! No membership required! Just come down and lepak with us! See you there.


6 May
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Liberal Latte
Wisma E&C, 2, Lorong Dungun Kiri, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 50490 Malaysia
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