Towards the end of 2016, a resolution was taken that ALEPS should strive to play a more active role to be a central reference point for 3 core areas:

  1. the continued significance of Look East Policy;
  2. the welfare and development of its members and
  3. as a cultural bridge between Malaysia and Japan.

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and Japan. ALEPS was given the honour of having an audience with Crown Prince Naruhito during his visit to Malaysia on the 13th of April to commemorate the anniversary. Such recognition of humbles us as members of ALEPS, but should also remind us of the significance and contribution of the Look East Policy towards the strong relationship of our two countries.

Next year will mark another significant milestone for ALEPS. in 2018, we shall turn 30 years old. We shall mark this occasion with further recognizing the development, progress and contribution that the members, stakeholders and all parties involved with the Look East Policy over the years.

As such, on behalf of the association,I am asking for ideas and suggestions that we can build together to mark the 30th anniversary of ALEPS in 2018.



President of ALEPS