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Dr. Lee Hwok-Aun – Inequality’s Iniquities, In Malaysia and Elsewhere
Dr. Lee Hwok-Aun is the author of “Affirmative Action in Malaysia and South Africa: Preference for Parity”, published in 2021 by Routledge and of numerous articles, in academic and media publications, on affirmative action, inequality, discrimination, social protection, labour and education.
He is a Senior Fellow and Co-coordinator of the Malaysia Studies Programme at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, and a PhD holder in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Inequality forms a key tenet of his work, a subject on which he has studied and written academic papers on since the early 90s.
00:00:00 – Intro
00:02:56 – Inequality in South Africa versus Malaysia: The Differences
00:08:19 – The Main Flaws in the Malaysian System of Preferential Policies
00:18:04 – The Political Catch-22 of Ever-Popular Preferential Policies Vs Their (Necessary) Dismantling
00:23:20 – One Cannot Feed Four
00:28:10 – Whether Templates for Equality Exist In Scandinavia
00:32:10 – And What of China and Thailand? And the ASEAN Experience?
00:39:58 – And Yet, Inequality is Shrinking in ASEAN. Why?
00:46:20 – Malaysia’s Next Decade: Does Inequality Shrink or Expand?
00:57:38 – Should Policy Resemble Evolution i.e. where Only the Strong Survive?
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