INPUMA, which is situated in the city campus in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, has been established with a twin purpose: to be in the forefront on public policy issues, as well as to cater to the needs of society by developing professional skills in management and administration. INPUMA has strived to achieve those objectives. Since its inception in August 1999, INPUMA has built up a well-deserved reputation for generating new and imaginative ideas.

     The strength of INPUMA is reflected in its achievements, which I wish to briefly highlight. To achieve its objective as a centre of public policy and management studies, INPUMA offers an academic programme, the Master of Public Policy (MPP), the first academic programme of its kind in Malaysia.

INPUMA is gradually becoming the region's leading human resource development centre. It not only conducts training for public officials locally and internationally, it also conducts training for corporate managers of international firms, namely the automobile industry. At the international level, INPUMA has trained public officials from various countries, namely, Philippines, the newly ASEAN countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, and countries in post-conflict, namely Sudan, Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sri Lanka Timor Leste and Iraq. In the pipeline, more countries are coming for the training programmes on capacity-building and governance.

     INPUMA is also committed in disseminating ideas and knowledge. It conducts ongoing research, hosts public lectures and conferences that highlight important questions about issues involving public policy. Its international conferences and seminars deal with various issues relating to good governance and development and its public lecture series on topical issues has touched the lives of many citizens.

     With continued assistance and support from the University of Malaya and collaborations with key national policy-making departments, private agencies and international organisations, I am confident that INPUMA will be poised to be Malaysia's international centre of learning excellence.

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    50603 University of Malaya
    Kuala Lumpur
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