The programme for the Malaysia and Singapore Update 2012 is out, and it promises to be hot.

The discussion topics (read below) that the presenters will be discussing are all hot button issues in both Malaysia and Singapore.

More importantly, the collection of presenters are arguably the strongest ever assembled to discuss Malaysia and Singapore.

So, make a date with the Malaysia and Singapore Update 2012.

Malaysia Update

12.30pm Chair – Jessica Avalon, Australian National University

“Malaysia’s Federal Constitution, Unfinished business”
Professor Anthony Milner, Australian National University

“UMNO’s last hurrah, BN’s last campaign?”
Emeritus Professor Clive Kessler, University of New South Wales

“End of draconian laws in Malaysia?”
Dr Amanda Whiting, University of Melbourne

“Malaysia’s economy in comparison to its neighbours”
Professor Hal Hill, Australian National University

“Transformation in Malaysia”
Dr. Marzuki Mohamad, Special Officer to the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia

Q&A session

2.30pm Adjourn for tea break

Singapore Update

3.00pm Chair – Nivarith Nair, Australian National University

“Splits in the elite, then and now”
Dr. Michael Barr, Flinders University

“Singapore’s 2011 elections”
Associate Professor Lily Zubaidah Rahim, University of Sydney

“Voter rejection of PAP: persistent or transient?”
Associate Professor Bilveer Singh, National University of Singapore

“Media reforms in Malaysia & Singapore”
Dr. Ross Tapsell, Australian National University

“The Singapore Economy”
Associate Professor Shandre Thangavelu, National University of Singapore

“Elections and Dominant Party Decline: Malaysia and Singapore Compared”
Associate Professor Bridget Welsh, Singapore Management University

Q&A session