Chairman of the CIMB Asean Research Institute
Munir Majid is visiting senior fellow at LSE Ideas, Centre for International Affairs, Diplomacy and Strategy. He is also the chairman of the CIMB Asean Research Institute, president of the Asean Business Club, and chairman of Bank Muamalat Malaysia. This commentary originally appeared in the Nikkei Asian Review
In his victory speech in the early hours of last Wednesday, US President-elect Donald Trump was clearly trying to strike a more conciliatory tone toward the outside world and specifically to those concerned that his campaign rhetoric could lead to testy economic, trade and diplomatic relations with America.