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1.0 Event Details

1.1 – The Malaysian Public Policy Competition (MPPC) 2022 is organised by the International Council of Malaysian Scholars and Associates (ICMS).

1.2 – Malaysian Public Policy Competition (MPPC) 2022 is a three-day event involving policy-making pertaining to current issues faced by Malaysia.

1.3 – The event will be carried out virtually on 20th of August and 27th of August, with the exception of the Grand Finals taking form as a hybrid event (both in-person at Sunway University and virtual on Zoom) on 28th of August.

1.4 – Participants will pitch their policies to representatives from the governments, corporates, think tanks, and leading academia.

1.5 – There will be an Immersion Day on the 14th of August to build the capacity of the participant’s on public policy and the healthcare-related subthemes.

2.0 Eligibility

The Malaysian Public Policy Competition (MPPC) 2022 is open to students who are:

  • Malaysians, studying locally or abroad
  • Currently pursuing or have completed a diploma or equivalent; pre-University students; or a degree or equivalent (e.g. ICAEW) in an educational institution.
  • Have not commenced a postgraduate course or commenced tenures


3.0 Grouping, Rubric and Mentor System

3.1 – Participants will either apply as a Team of 3, or apply individually and be allocated by the MPPC team into a team of 3.

3.2 – Each team will be assessed using a Judging Rubric (Rubric will be disclosed in the Participants’ Info Pack).

3.3 – Each team will also be allocated a mentor of their choice. Participating teams will be free to communicate with mentors on the number and duration of meetings from a week before (7th of August) the Immersion Day (14th of August) to the Grand Finals (28th of August).


Interested applicants shall apply individually or as a team of three.

Applicants are required to submit:

  • An online application
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  •  A 300-500 word policy proposal essay divided into three questions.
4.0 Application Process

4.1 – Applicants must apply as directed on the Malaysian Public Policy Competition (MPPC) 2022 website.

4.2 – The application process will consist of a CV submission and application essay(s). All submissions would be assessed and 84 successful individuals will be shortlisted.

4.3 – The top 28 teams will be selected to participate in MPPC. The selection will be carried out by the MPPC Committee, with support from representatives from the World Bank.

4.4 – Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of CV
  • Quality of Submitted Essay 
  • Meeting the Eligibility Criteria

4.5 – The MPPC committee reserves the right to make minor adjustments to the selection criteria to ensure diversity among participants.


Step 1

Be part of the change, apply for Malaysian Public Policy Competition 2022.

Step 2

Walk The Talk : Stepping into Public Policy
16 July 2022.

Step 3

Successful applicants will receive thier confirmation letters. Check your email on from 1st August 2022 to 6th August 2022. 

Moving Forward,





Step 6

Malaysian Public Policy Competition 2022 begins. Grand Finals are livestreamed on 28 August 2022.

Step 4

Participants select their mentors and receive their info pack.

Step 5

Immersion Day: Enhancing public policymaking capacity on 14 August 2022.

Step 4

Participants select their mentors by 7th August 2022 and receive their info pack by 11th August 2022.

Step 6

Malaysian Public Policy Competition 2021 begins. Finals are livestreamed on 8 August 2021

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