The 4th Asia Liberty Forum (ALF) started last night here at the Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur, with an opening dinner, keynote speech given by Tom Palmer of Atlas. Earlier, the Property Rights Alliance (PRA) headed by Lorenzo Montanari held a short meeting for its Asian partners.
Lorenzo discussed what the International Property Rights Index (IPRI) is all about, its contents and ranking of countries, the value of property rights protection, etc.
From left: Arpita Nepal of Samriddhi, Nepal; Wan Saiful Wan Jan of IDEAS, Malaysia; Bican Sahin of Freedom Research Association, Turkey; me; Tricia Yeoh of IDEAS, Malaysia; Lorenzo; Barun Mitra of Liberty Institute, India; Baladevan Rangaraju of India Institute, Dhananath Fernando of Advocata, Sri Lanka; and John Humphreys of PRIME, Cambodia.
See my article today in BusinessWorld, “Asia Liberty Forum and property rights“.