Malaysian Institute of Economic Research

An independent economic think tank for Malaysia

The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) undertakes independent and high quality problem-oriented research on economic, financial and business issues facing the country and provides advice on macroeconomic management, development and future economic perspectives.


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Dr Hezri Adnan

The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Hezri Adnan as its Executive Director with effect from 1 July 2021.

With a PhD in Public Policy from the Australian National University, Dr Hezri specialises in sustainable development solutions with work spanning areas such green economy and natural resources governance. His last posting was as CEO of the Langkawi Development Authority from 2019 till April 2021. He also served as a Distinguished Fellow at the Instititute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS). From 2015 to 2018, Hezri served as a Member of the United Nations’ International Resource Panel (IRP), a UN Environment Programme expert body that focuses on strategic issues of resource scarcity and efficiency. He has consulted for international organizations such as UNDP, UNESCAP, UNICEF, UNRISD and the World Bank, on many issues related to development and environmental challenges in the developing world. His past and current advisory roles include Cleared Advisor for the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industries and a Member of the Advisory Council for WWF Malaysia.

“The Board of Trustees is pleased to have Dr Hezri to lead MIER at this critical time where important and new policy imperatives are necessary for the country to move into the post-pandemic recovery years. MIER will step up to contribute to this national effort,” said Tan Sri Sulaiman Mahbob, Chairman of MIER in announcing this appointment.


Dr Sulaiman Mahbob

The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) announces the appointment of Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr. Sulaiman Mahbob as the new Chairman of its Board of Trustees with immediate effect. He replaces Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Kamal Salih who, after two years since returning to MIER to become its Chairman in April 2019, had decided to step down in order to take up the Executive Chairman post in privately-held Ankar Corporation, and simultaneously, Chair of Yayasan Mahkota effective 1 April 2021.

Tan Sri Sulaiman himself is no stranger to MIER as he had served as the second Executive Director of MIER succeeding Tan Sri Kamal in 1994. Tan Sri Sulaiman had also served as the Chairman of MIER from 2012 to April 2019 and had remained a member of the Board since then.

The Board would like to acknowledge with gratitude the dedication and contribution of Tan Sri Kamal as MIER's Chairman, and previously as founding Executive Director, and welcome the appointment of Tan Sri Sulaiman Mahbob.

BCI Second Quarter 2021

Business Confidence Falls Dashing Recovery Hopes

  • Business confidence declines sharply
  • Expected index (EI) decreased
  • Sales decline sharply
  • Domestic and external orders decreased
  • Fall in capital in investment

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CSI Second Quarter 2021

Growing Worries

  • CSI plummets 34.6 points on quarter to 64.3 in 2Q21
  • Current finances deteriorate
  • Income and job outlook lackluster
  • Growing jitters over rising prices
  • Consumers to tighten purse strings for now

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