Dr Oh Ei Sun

Oh Ei Sun is principal adviser for Pacific Research Center of Malaysia and senior fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs.  He was visiting professor at Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  Previously Ei Sun was political secretary to the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Ei Sun is the chairman of KKIP Aerospace Sdn. Bhd., a Sabah state-owned company pioneering the aerospace industry in the territory.  He is also a board member of Bornion Timber Sdn. Bhd.

A justice of the peace, Ei Sun is a council member of the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association.  He is also an avid commentator and columnist on politics, economics and current affairs for various international media.

Ei Sun was Administrative Officer at the International Telecommunication Union, and scientific & legal consultant to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ei Sun studied at University of California, USA, where he earned his JD, MBA, MSc (Engineering), BSc (aeronautical and mechanical engineering) and BA (German).


Day 2
October 21, 2021
10:45 am

Concurrent Session F: “The Y Factor: How Youth Are Impacting Business and Politics in Malaysia."

21 October
Time:  10:45 am - 11:45 am

With a median age of less than 30,Malaysia has a young population with around 40% aged 24 years old or younger*. This young segment of the country is exerting influence in business and politics. In business, the voice of the Millenials and Gen-Z have influenced the workplace, products and services. Youth place more importance on work-life balance and on ESG aspects of business, demanding more accountability from the companies they work for and buy from. In politics, they are becoming a force to reckon with, especially once Undi-18 is passed in Parliament.

This session discusses the various ways the youth in Malaysia are making their voices heard, whether in business or politics. Also, whether government and business are interacting effectively with young Malaysians, and where the youth can be more empowered to make a positive difference to the nation.

*Knoema.com & Department of Statistics Malaysia