Benny Teh

Associate Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dr Benny Teh Cheng Guan is an associate professor at the School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He is currently a Japan Foundation Fellow at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan. His research interests include Indo-Pacific regionalism, human security, ASEAN community building, the construction of security communities, and the politics of free trade agreements.

People wearing protective masks cross a street outside a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6 September 2021. (Lim Huey Teng/Reuters)

Malaysia resurfacing the Asian Monetary Fund: Will the idea take off this time?

An Asian Monetary Fund was first mooted by Japan during the Asian Financial Crisis in the late 1990s, but did not quite take off then. Now, with Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim resurfacing the proposal during his recent trip to China, is the prospect of an AMF more likely today than it was 26 years ago?