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The Competition

The Malaysia Public Policy Competition aims to give students a taste of the policy-making process in a real world context. This competition is indeed a unique opportunity for participants to understand the importance of conception as well as implementation, and to tackle common policy dilemmas in balancing “right” and “popular” policies.

Engage top academics in lectures and interact with highly qualified peers who share a similar passion and curiosity with regards to public policy and the policy-making framework. The MPPC 2011 promises to be an engaging and intellectually stimulating occasion in which you will be presented with the opportunity to articulate and advocate your ideas.

The Preliminary Round

Online Registration

Teams are required to complete all details as listed on the registration page.

Essay submissions

Teams are required to answer a preliminary essay question (min. 150 words, max. 300 words) as listed on the registration page. Participants are required to demonstrate depth of thought and a good command of the English language.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Teams are required to submit CVs of all team members (max 512KB per upload, PDF). Free online PDF convertors are available for CVs that are not already in PDF. Be sure to include all relevant past academic and extracurricular achievements.

Registration Deadline

The deadline for entry submission is on the 31st of July 2011. Shortlisted participants will receive confirmation of their places together with information regarding necessary next-steps via email on the 8th of August 2011. All information will be communicated to teams via team leaders.


The competition is open to all Malaysians enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree or pre-university programme locally or abroad. Eligibility extends to undergraduates who complete their course in 2011 and to students due to begin their full-time undergraduate course in 2011.

***16 teams will be shortlisted for the Residential Challenge***

The UCSI-ICMS MPPC Residential Challenge

Executive details of the Competition

3rd and 4th September 2011 (Saturday and Sunday)
9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. (3rd September_; 8.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (4th September)
UCSI University North Wing, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Jalan Choo Lip Kung
Taman Taynton View
56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur


16 teams will compete in case-based presentations. Participants will be expected to propose policy recommendations and implementation stages. A detailed cost-benefit analysis on the various stakeholders will be helpful. To provide a fair-playing field, the exact detail on what is required from the 16 teams shall only be released on the actual Day 1 of competition at 2pm.

All presentations will be judged by a panel of prominent leaders in policy-making. Teams are given approximately 15 minutes to pitch their policies, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A by the judges. Teams are required to display wit, originality and confidence.

All original ideas and suggestions will be shared in the public sphere through the means of online publications and media partner!


The best 4 teams shall be shortlisted for the Finals. The same format as Semi-Finals applies. The Finals Round is open to public audiences. The audience registration for the Finals round is here.

Team Prizes are as follows:

ICAEW Prize:       RM 4000 and certificates of achievement     
2nd Prize:               RM 2000 and certificates of achievement
3rd Prize:                RM 1000 and certificates of achievement

Special Prize:         RM 600 and certificates of achievement

Participation awards: RM 200 and certificates of achievement

***All Semi-finalists are entitled to a cash award***

During the course of the Residential Challenge, teams will be provided full accommodation, WiFi, breakfast, lunch and dinner, courtesy of UCSI Faculty of Economics and Policy Science. Teams are required to remain on campus from the 3rd to the 4th of September (including the night of the 3rd).

Contact Us

Please forward all enquiries to mppc2011@gmail.com.
All e-mail enquiries will be replied exclusively via e-mail within three working days.