ASM President Professor Datuk Dr Asma Ismail FASc and ASM Vice-president Academician Datuk Dr Tengku Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen FASc were invited to meet with the Malaysian Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) on 19 July 2018.
The briefing to the CEP by ASM was titled “Reinventing National Innovation Ecosystem for a Progressive Malaysia”.
On 3 September 2021, as part of the pre-conference webinar series “The Future Belongs to The Tropics” leading up to the International Conference of Tropical Sciences (TropSc 2021), the Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF) together with the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) successfully hosted a public discourse on the “joyful chaos” of cities in the Tropics. The speaker of the discourse, Gaétan Siew, past President of the International Union of Architects and UN-Habitat Special Envoy, shared his views on the unique characters of tropical cities. Professor Dato’ Seri Dr Mazlan Othman (Chair of TropSc 2021), started the webinar with her welcoming remarks, sharing her view that the “chaos” arisen from transition in tropical cities can eventually to lead to creativity and growth.