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Tun Abdul Razak School of Government (TARSOG) is the leading centre for the study of Public Policy in Malaysia. Just like Tun Abdul Razak, we have a strong focus on economic development, governance and nation-building, both in our teaching and research.

Through our undergraduate programmes in Economics, Government and Public Policy as well as Leadership, we provide students with not only a strong academic rigour but also hands-on skills in project management and implementation. We have excellent industry relations and through our internship programme, our students are exposed to practical training and real-life experience.

In order to fully recognise our focus on leadership and good governance, all our programmes are certified by Chartered Management Institute (CMI) United Kingdom.

Dean’s Message

The name Tun Abdul Razak School of Government (TARSOG) has a particular meaning to me. As a student of development and governance, I often came across the unique history of development in Malaysia. Having dwelled deeper it the legacy of the Tun Razak period started to become clear to me.

Tun Razak was a true statesman; his leadership style and his focus on nation-building through economic development laid the foundation for Malaysia we know today. On a more technical level, as a policy analyst, I find Tun Razak’s approach to economic development inspiring. Instead of working within a particular economic perspective, he took what is known as a heterodox approach to economics. This resulted in economic policies – particularly those regarding rural development, poverty reduction and economic equality – that have truly stood the test of time.

Through his focus on nation-building and integration, Tun Razak emphasised policy development that would strengthen national ties and build bridges between urban and rural life. He focused on finding policy solutions that would work for the whole country.

At TARSOG we are proud to be a part of Tun Razak’s legacy. In each of our programmes, we have embedded parts of what made the Tun Razak period so monumental in Malaysian political and economic history. Our Economics programme is designed to promote sound economic policy that will benefit the whole nation. Our Government and Public Policy focuses on issues of good governance and how to promote nation-building and integrity through the policy process. Finally, Our Leadership programme focuses on building the leadership qualities that Tun Razak embodied throughout his career.

As Dean of TARSOG, it has been with great pride that I see how successful our students have been in embodying Tun Razak’s legacy. Not only have our students achieved unique academic success – one example of this is our two Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) scholars – but they have also excelled both in public and private sector employment.

Thank you.

Best Wishes,
Dean, Tun Abdul Razak School of Government (TARSOG)


Jenny Maria Gryzelius
Tel : +603 – 2730 7161

Mardziah Hanim Mahazir
Lecturer / Deputy Dean
Tel : +603 – 2730 7175

Nilma Alfietri Binti Yulius Gani
Deputy Dean (Operations)
Tel : +603 – 2730 7101


Prof. Dr. Nik Rosnah Wan Abdullah
Programme Director, Master in Public Policy
Tel : +603 – 2730 7154

Asst. Prof. Dr. Yap Woon Kan
Senior Lecturer
Programme Director, Bachelor of Economics  (Honours)
Tel : +603 – 2730 7122

Nor Azami Rosli
Programme Director, Bachelor of Arts (Leadership) (Honours),
Programme Director, Bachelor of Arts (Government and Public Policy) (Honours)
Tel : +603 – 2730 7143


Prof. Tan Sri Dr. Sulaiman Mahbob
Adjunct Professor
Tel : +603 – 2730 7128

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