Publications

The Future of Work for the Asian Youth (Malaysia)

This country report serves to shed light on the realities of the future of work in Malaysia. The first part will examine the current state of youths in Malaysia from the demographical lenses, education and workforce participation of youths. The second part will discuss the realities faced by Malaysian youths from both the opportunities and challenges for the youths. And the final part will be the policy recommendations to further alleviate some of the challenges faced by youths in transitioning to the work.

Making SDGs Matter

Leaving No One Behind

The book presents a unique collection of policy recommendations to address the issues and challenges identified. The authors propose solutions that can transcend local, national and international levels, and with that they demonstrate how the SDGs can be utilised to address the issues across the four policy areas.

The Path to Success

How Women-owned Businesses Transform in the Era of Digitalization - Lessons from Malaysia

Jointly conducted with Woomentum and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Japan/SOPAS, the research looks at the effects of digitalization on Women-owned Small and Medium Enterprises' (1) access to financing, (2) access to mentoring, networking, and skills, (3) business process and management, as well as (4) COVID-19 crisis management. This chapter focuses on the lesson learned by WSMEs in Malaysia.

Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir warns of the impacts of a trade war between the superpowers

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir is warning of the impacts of a trade war between the US and China on Southeast Asia. "The US-China mega trade war may be a symptom of something far worse – growing rivalry between the world's two biggest powers developing into another Cold War." Malaysia depends on both the US and Chinese markets and for geopolitical reasons is caught in between. One way to overcome the hurdle is to build capacity and to develop competitiveness, particularly among ASEAN neighbours, to cushion the impact of the collision of superpowers. Tun Dr. Mahathir said this in his keynote address at the Institute of Strategic & International Studies Malaysia’s Praxis conference 2019 themed “Malaysia beyond 2020” on October 21 in Kuala Lumpur. KAS has been cooperating with ISIS Malaysia for several years, on the annual “Malaysia-Germany Security Dialogue”, and is now supporting the “ISIS Praxis Conference” series.

Angela Merkel

Pemimpin Eropah Yang Paling Berpengaruh

This is a Malay language translation of Matthew Qvortrup's book "Angela Merkel: Europe's Most Influential Leader." It tells the story of Mrs. Merkel's upbringing, her influences and her eventual path to power in Germany.

Malaysia nach den Wahlen 2018 - Die ersten einhundert Tage im neuen Malaysia

Aufbruch in eine demokratische Zukunft

Die Parlamentswahlen am 9. Mai 2018 bescherten der Opposition unter Führung des nun 93jährigen Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad einen historischen Wahlerfolg. Dieser unerwartete Sieg beendete die 61jährige Dominanz der Barisan Nasional und der Regierungspartei UMNO und öffnete den Weg für eine neue Politik in Malaysia. Diese Neuausrichtung unterstrich Dr. Mahathir mit einigen wichtigen Entscheidungen: Einer schnellen Kabinettsbildung, der vorzeitigen Entlassung des ehemaligen Vize-Ministerpräsidenten Dr. Anwar Ibrahim aus der Haft und einer raschen Anklageerhebung gegen den durch vergangene Korruptionsskandale angeschlagenen und abgewählten Ex-Premier Dato‘ Seri Najib Razak. Und, im Oktober, mit dem Kabinettsbeschluss zur Abschaffung der Todesstrafe.

EU─ASEAN Relations

Perspectives from Malaysia

This booklet aims to provide the latest update on the EU-ASEAN relations. It is intended to allow readers to get a quick impression of the most significant aspects of this matter, with a specific view from the Malaysian perspective.

Intervention and Non-intervention

Policy Ideas for a Social Market Economy in Malaysia

This policy paper hopes to bring aspects of the Social Market Economy to the ongoing economic discussions among Malaysian decision-makers regarding ways to move the nation's economic and social well-being forward.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes:

Api dan Cahaya

Bagaimana Pencerahan Telah Mengubah Dunia Kita

This is a Malay language translation of the writing of James MacGregor Burns, originally published in 2013. Burns discusses the origins of the Enlightenment and tracks its effects down to the American civil war and to its effects in the 21st century. He further argues the importance of the Enlightenment as the foundation of a successful democracy.