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The one-day convention, officiated by YAB Dato' Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia with the theme ‘Better Regulation, Enhance Productivity’, attracted 1,693 participants, including policy-makers, regulatory agencies, experts, members of the trade industries, government officials and foreign delegates.

It was a meeting of minds in addressing the challenges of implementation of GRP as a national transformation strategy, in collaboration and support of 28 speakers from local and international organisations, showcasing the best practices on GRP.

The convention was held in conjunction with the hosting of 4th Meeting of the Southeast Asia Regional Policy Network on Good Regulatory Practice (GRPN) on the 9th October 2018 in Kuala Lumpur with the collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) for the Workshop on International Regulatory Cooperation (IRC) on the 10th October 2018 also in Kuala Lumpur.


Launching of Report on Modernisation of Regulations 2018

At the event, Dr Wan Azizah also launched the Report on Modernisation of Regulations 2018, the second biennial report since 2016. The publication provides useful information on Malaysia’s regulatory reform journey and aims to inform stakeholders on improvements taking place in the regulatory environment and the progress achieved in the implementation of the National Policy on the Development and Implementation of Regulations (NPDIR). For the period of 2016 to 2017, 32 projects under Modernising Business Licensing, Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burden and Cutting Red Tape Programs were completed. These had resulted in potential compliance cost savings of RM1.18billion (2016) and RM1.20billion (2017).

During 2016-2017, a series of programmes involving the participation of regulatory coordinators (RCs) of ministries were held. These programmes sought to increase the un-derstanding of RCs and to obtain feedback on challenges encountered in the implementation of NPDIR. RCs have been appointed in each regulatory agency/ministry to coordinate and liaise with Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) on regulatory activities. As at 31 Dec 2017, 360 RCs have been registered with MPC .


GRP Award Recognition

Recipients of the award – an appreciation to the Regulatory Coordinators (RCs) for their relentless efforts and dedication in strengthening the implementation of GRP and improving the regulatory environment through adoption of GRP requirements and completion of Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) process. A total of forteen (14) recepients were awarded representing their respective organisations.



The National GRP Convention 2019 managed to garner more than 2,500 local and international participants throughout the week. The National Convention on Good Regulatory Practice (GRP) 2019 is a series of annual conventions under the Programme on Modernising Business Regulation, and brings together policy-makers, regulatory agencies, experts and the private sector. This year's convention theme is "Transparency for Better Regulation".

Held between 7 and 11 October 2019, GRP Awareness Week comprised of a series of workshops on measuring, monitoring and evaluating regulatory performance for productivity and competitiveness. The objective of the programme was to enhance the governance effectiveness and future-readiness of public sector in the region through improvement of their regulatory functionsnand increasing overall public-sector productivity through GRP.


Launching of Unified Public Consultation (UPC)

Unified Public Consultation Portal (UPC) was launched in conjunction with the National Convention of Good Regulatory Practice 2019 on 11th October 2019. UPC was established to facilitate stakeholder engagement in rule-making processes. From March to Sept 2019, there were 23 ministries and agencies that participated in UPC and 36 consultation documents were received which have been uploaded for public feedback. With the success of the UPC, the government is now working towards having a Red Tape Challenge Programme (RTC), following in the footsteps of developed economies such as the United Kingdom and Canada, which saw billions in savings due to the implementation of such a programme. Another approach known as Behavioural Insights also plays an important role in designing public policy towards smart and quality regulations as well as in creating a business-friendly environment to stimulate economic growth. This approach focuses on changing perceptions and attitudes of the regulators themselves towards better regulatory practices.

GRP Webinar Series

This GRP webinar series is a platform where we bring experts to share information and best practices regarding good regulatory practices. It covered various topics to help policymakers, regulators, businesses, academia, researchers and interested parties to enhance knowledge on how to improve the quality of regulation without slowing economic growth, innovation, competitiveness, and job creation.