Commemorative Lecture


In celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 1988, the theme “30 Years of Service with Technical Excellence” was chosen to reflect the objects of the Institute to develop and uphold the highest standard of accounting education and practice.

To commemorate the 30th anniversary, the Commemorative Lecture cum luncheon was inaugurated and held on July 26, 1988 and the Institute was honoured to have YAB Tun Ismail bin Mohamed Ali as the Guest of Honour for this memorable occasion and to address members and guests on a topical issue – Role and Responsibility of the Accountancy Profession in the Economic Progress of Malaysia.

Thereon, the lecture has become the summit event in the Institute’s calendar of the years as it provides an opportunity to evaluate the most pertinent issues affecting the Malaysian economy and the role of the accounting profession.


57th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture

Guest of Honour: YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Nor Mohamed Yakcop, Deputy Chairman, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
Topic: The 10 Golden Rules

Date: 23rd March 2017
Time: 12 noon – 3pm
Venue: Grand Hyatt Hotel Kuala Lumpur. 12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur

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Over the years, we have had eminent speakers at the lecture to share their perspectives on topical issues, which is strong indication and a clear testimony to the importance accorded to this annual event.

List of Speakers for MICPA Anniversary Commemorative Lecture (1988 – Current)
2015 (56th) YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Azman HJ. Mokhtar,
Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Topic: Sense & Sensibility, Accounting & Accountanbility : A Practitioners’s Perspective

2014 (55th) YBhg Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria,
Secretary-General of MITI

Topic: Does ASEAN Matter?

2013 (54th) YBhg Datuk Ranjit Ajit Singh
Chairman, Securities Commission Malaysia

Topic: Regulatory Innovation in the New Marketplace

2012 (53rd) YB Senator Dato’ Sri idris Jala
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office & Deputy Chairman
Chief Executive Officer of PEMANDU

Topic: Economic Transformation Programme Update

2011 (52nd) YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Lin See Yen
Independent Strategic & Financial Consultant

Topic: Education & Accountancy

2010 (51st) YBhg Datuk Seri Panglima Andrew L T Sheng
Chairman, China Banking Regulatory Commission

Member, NEAC

Topic: The New Economic Model and Role of Accountants

2009 (50th) YABhg Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Hj Abdullah
Chairman of Bursa Malaysia Berhad

Topic: What is Bursa Malaysia’s Voice in Embracing the Global Meltdown with Confidence?

2008 (49th) YBhg Dato’ Zarinah Anwar
Chairman of Securities Commission Malaysia

Topic: Enhancing Confidence in the Capital Market

2007 (48th) YB Dato’ Shahrir Abdul Samad
Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee

Topic: Public Accountability – the Hallmark of Effective Governance Leading to Economic Success and Prosperity

2005 (47th) YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia

Topic: What it takes to be a Global Leader

2004 (46th) YBhg Dato’ Zarinah Anwar
Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission

Topic: The Future of Capital Market Development in Asia – How can Malaysia Develop a Winning Strategy

2003 (45th) YBhg Dato’ Mohd Azlan Hashim
Executive Chairman, KLSE

Topic: Gearing the Malaysian Securities Industry to meet Global Challenges

2002 (44th) YBhg Dato’ Mustapa Mohamed
Executive Director, NEAC

Topic: Malaysia’s Niche in the New Economy

2001 (43rd) YAA Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohamed Dzaiddin bin Hj Abdullah
Chief Justice, Malaysia

Topic: Aspects of Corporate Governance from the Judicial Perspective

2000 (42nd) YBhg Datuk Ali Abdul Kadir
Chairman, Securities Commission

Topic: Beyond the Asian Financial Crisis – Challenges and Perspectives for the Malaysian Capital Market

1999 (41st) (No Lecture was Organised)
1998 (40th) YBhg Datuk Dr Aris Othman
Secretary-General of the Ministry of Finance

Topic: Shifting Gears – The Route to Economic Recovery

1997 (39th) YABhg Tun Daim Zainuddin
Economic Adviser to the Government

Topic: The Global Persona of Malaysian Corporations – Opportunities & Threats

1996 (38th) YBhg Tan Sri Azmi Wan Hamzah

Topic: Thoughts of a Lapsed Accountant

1995 (37th) Encik Ahmad Mohd Don
Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

Topic: Globalisation of the Financial Markets – Key Issues in Malaysia’s Agenda

1994 (36th) YB Dato’ Syed Hamid bin Tan Sri Syed Jaafar Albar
Minister in the Prime Minister Department and Minister of Law, Malaysia

Topic: Corporate Legal Framework of Malaysia – Key Issues in Promoting Regional Business Alliance

1993 (35th) YBhg Dato’ Dr Mohamed Munir Abdul Majid
Chairman, Securities Commission

Topic: Corporate Governance – Director’s and Auditor’s Responsibilities in Enhancing the Securities Industry

1992 (34th) YBhg Tan Sri Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid
Chief Secretary to the Government

Topic: Productivity Gap: Does it exist between the public sector and private sector?

1991 (33rd) YB Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim
Minister of Finance

Topic: Rapid Economic Growth Inflation and Price Stability

1990 (32nd) Mr Charles Kaiser Jr
Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Topic: Navigating the 90’s

1989 (31st) YBhg Datuk Dr Kamal Salih
Executive Director of Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER)

Topic: Economic Outlook of Malaysia in the 1990’s

1988 (30th) YAB Tun Ismail Mohamed Ali
Chairman of Permodalan Nasional Bhd

Topic: The Role and Responsibilities of the Accountancy Profession in the Economic Progress of Malaysia


Presentations & Speeches

MICPA 53rd Commemorative Lecture
by YB Senator Dato’ Sri Idris Jala
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department & CEO of PEMANDU
Date: March 27, 2012

Photo Gallery

MICPA 55th Commemorative Lecture
& Luncheon

MICPA 54th Commemorative Lecture
& Luncheon

MICPA 53rd Commemorative Lecture
& Luncheon

MICPA 52nd Commemorative Lecture
& Luncheon

Video Clip

54th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture
Speaker: YBhg Datuk Ranjit Ajit Singh – Chairman of Securities Commission Malaysia
Topic: Regulatory Innovation in the New Marketplace (excerpts)
Date: June 26, 2013

53rd Anniversary Commemorative Lecture
Speaker: YB Senator Dato’ Sri Idris Jala – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department & CEO of PEMANDU
Topic: Economic Transformation Programme Update
Date: March 27, 2012