What makes a nation happy? To foster debate about the relationship between society and human wellbeing, the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Mr Meik Wiking visited Kuala Lumpur on 2-3 June as part his Southeast Asia tour.
In collaboration with the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), the Embassy of Denmark Kuala Lumpur proudly hosted a public event on 2 June, where Mr Wiking gave a presentation on what makes Danes among the happiest people in the world, and engaged in a debate about the relationship between society and wellbeing, and how to measure happiness.
Achieving and measuring happiness is of growing interest in Malaysia where the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) in the Prime Minister’s Department has introduced a Malaysian Well-being Index. To give the Malaysian perspective on the topic of measuring happiness, the Director of Macroeconomics at EPU, Ms. Zakiah Jaafar presented the results of EPU’s work with this index.
Mr. Wiking’s visit to Malaysia is part of a joint effort among the Danish embassies in Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
Source: Embassy of Denmark, Kuala Lumpur