Law Chee Hong

Law Chee Hong

Senior Lecturer, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dr Law Chee Hong is a senior lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He obtained his PhD in economics from the University of Otago in New Zealand, and his research interests include monetary policy and macroeconomics studies.


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?