Acceptance Address by His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Shah as the Recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Islamic Finance at INCEIF’s 11th Convocation

Chancellor, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen and, most especially, graduands of INCEIF 2019: Let me begin by thanking you, Chancellor, on behalf of your Council, for conferring upon me this academic honour which I’m delighted to accept.  During her tenure as Governor of the Central Bank, Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz kindly invited me … Read full speech

The Official Naming Ceremony of the Blavatnik School Of Government’s Tun Razak Lecture Theatre

“TUN RAZAK AND THE OXFORD BLAVATNIK SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT” Vice-Chancellor, Dean of the Blavatnik School, heads of house, ladies and gentlemen: I want to begin by saying how delighted I am to be back here in Oxford.  I would like to thank especially the Dean, Professor Ngaire Woods, for inviting me to the official naming … Read full speech

Book Launch – ‘Trying Times Amid Tumult And Trauma’ by Professor Tan Sri Lin See-Yan

The times we live in are certainly tumultuous, and they are highly traumatic for many. Devastating climate-related events are occurring ever more frequently; glaring inequalities of income and wealth are increasing, undermining the gains that have been made against poverty in recent decades; and old and new wars in the Middle East and elsewhere rumble … Read full speech

The 2nd Malaysia-China Youth Civilisational Dialogue On Islam And Confucianism In Conjunction With The 45th Anniversary Of Malaysia-China Diplomatic Relations

I am delighted to join all of you at this conference.  Although it is organized by the old members of two well-known universities of Malaysia and China – the International Islamic University Malaysia and Peking University – today’s event is in fact directed for the benefit of our next generation, the youths of Malaysia and … Read full speech

2019 Merdeka Award Grant For International Attachment Announcement And Presentation Ceremony

Bismillahirahmanirrahim. Assalamualaikum Warahmatulahi Wabarakatuh, and Good Afternoon. 1. One of the most rewarding aspects of presenting the Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment each year is getting to be part of this next step in the journey of a young Malaysian, in pursuit of his or her aspirations. I am greatly heartened by their energy, … Read full speech

Mercy Malaysia International Humanitarian Conference

“Humanitarian Action and Nation-building” Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to be here today for the official opening of this prestigious event. I want to start by congratulating Mercy Malaysia on its 20th Anniversary, an achievement which is being marked very suitably by this weighty conference. I particularly want to congratulate Tan Sri … Read full speech


Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here to open this event, and would like to congratulate the ISP on the occasion of its centenary. This conference, the ninth that has been put on by the Society, promises two days of thought-provoking insights and lively debate from the many distinguished speakers, senior industry … Read full speech


1.      I’d like to express my profound appreciation to Peter Drake and Ha-Joon Chang for coming to Malaysia, and for their inspiring and generous words. 2.      Excellencies and friends, my warmest thanks go to all of you for taking time off from your no-doubt overloaded schedules to be here this morning for the launch of … Read full speech

Special Dinner to Mark the Strategic Partnership between Southeast Asia and the University of Oxford

Lord Chancellor, Heads of House, ladies and gentlemen:   I would like to begin by welcoming you all to our dinner this evening, which celebrates the foundation of the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Oxford. In particular, I would like to welcome the Chancellor of the University, The Right Honourable The … Read full speech

ICLIF Leadership Energy Summit Asia

Ladies and Gentlemen,   Good morning, and welcome to what promises to be an illuminating and stimulating event, the Leadership Energy Summit Asia, or LESA, held annually by the ICLIF Centre for Leadership and Governance.   The ICLIF Centre is indeed a ground-breaking institution, which we are very proud to have here in Malaysia. Events … Read full speech