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EFN Asia is a growing network of research institutes, practitioners, influential think-tanks and individuals, with the aim of promoting the benefits of civil society, market economy and individual liberty.

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Hosted by the Lion Rock Institute and the EFN Asia, the 16th Annual Economic Freedom Network Asia Conference will be held at the Harbour Grand Hong Kong Hotel on November 6th - 7th, 2014.

This year's topic will be 'Liberalism: Promoting Growth, Reducing Inequality'. More information will be updated. For inquiries, contact Mr Pett Jarupaiboon at

Pack a suitcase with Siegfried Herzog – on the way to Bangkok
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:37

Pack a suitcase with Siegfried Herzog – on the way to Bangkok

Siegfried Herzog does not start from zero in Bangkok. Before he assumes his new position as Regional Director of Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Southeast and East Asia based in Thailand, he recalls his time in India during an interview with As well, he is looking forward to new challenges ahead in Bangkok. He has already learned Thai alphabets with 20 vowel signs. What do his tasks in the region concern; he is full of curiosity, because not a lot are transferrable from India. At the end of the day, there is no blueprint; there is no single format for an open society.

Mr. Herzog, after years of working for Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in India, you are not only an expert for the South Asia region, but you surely also have connections with people there. Have you missed something in India already? Or has the anticipation of the new tasks predominated? How do you prepare yourself – personally and professionally – for those tasks?

Liberalism, Rule of Law and Civil Society
Friday, 05 September 2014 15:17

By Nonoy Oplas, President, Minimal Government Thinkers.

It is an ebook freely available at

Sample of three sections.

Table of Contents
Foreword Introduction Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Friedrich Hayek, Liberty and Rule of Law Chapter 2: Local Government and Civil Society Chapter 3: Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism Chapter 4: Raison d' Etre of Government Chapter 5: Anarchy vs. Minarchy Chapter 6: Pork Barrel Sacndal and Liberalism Chapter 7: Conclusion Chapter 8: Afterthought: Nonoy Oplas and The Spirit of Aristotle

CPPS: Growing Together: ASEAN at 47 Forum
Monday, 25 August 2014 10:23

The Growing Together: ASEAN at 47 forum was held on 8 August 2014 at Perdana Room, Royal Lake Club

The Growing Together: ASEAN at 47 forum was organized to celebrate ASEAN’s successes and consider the impact of the organization in the region. Currently, ASEAN is an adaptive and responsive organization with loose structures. The organization’s behaviour is not dictated by its more powerful members, but rather is directed by a rotating ASEAN chairmanship. In recent years, ASEAN has also adopted a charter, a roadmap, and a Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity. August 8, 2014 therefore marked the 47th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN and the forum provided opportunities for several member countries to reflect on the past and express their vision for the future of the organization.

The day’s forum was moderated by CPPS Chairman, Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam who made the point that it is remarkable to see how far ASEAN has advanced. Tan Sri Navaratnam also mentioned that he hoped ASEAN would move ahead in more concrete ways. In his welcoming address, CEO of ASLI, Tan Sri Michael Yeoh acknowledge that 47 years is a long time for an organization to exist. Therefore, it was necessary to reflect on the achievements and successes of ASEAN and consider the organization’s future challenges and ASEAN’s vision post-2015.


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Economic Freedom Network Asia conference 2012

"How Welfare Populism Destroys Prosperity: the Populist Challenge to Economic Freedom"

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Freedom Barometer Asia 2012

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is pleased to release the latest edition of the Freedom Barometer Asia.

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