On September 19, 2011, High Road Strategies participated in a “Comprehensive National Development Planning Workshop Using Threshold 21 (T21) Model” in Putrajaya, Malaysia, at the invitation of the Washington, DC-based Millennium Institute (MI). Dr. Andrea M. Bassi, then MI’s Director for Project Development and Modeling, was a leading a project to apply MI’s Threshold 21 (T-21) energy-economic model to the economy of Malaysia, working with the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of Malaysia’s Prime Minister’s Department. The workshop, also sponsored by the EPU, examined energy and trade issues confronting Malaysia in its efforts to implement its Tenth Malaysia Plan. High Road Strategies’ Joel Yudken prepared a report and made a presentation on Energy Pricing and Manufacturing Competitiveness in Malaysia. Greg McGuire, an Independent Economic Specialist originally from Australia, now living in Indonesia, spoke on Free Trade Agreements and their implications for Malaysia. After the formal presentation, Dr. Yudken met with EPU staff and officials for a more in-depth discussion of the issues covered in his paper. (click here for more information).