#UndiMsiaChats 36 “Constitutional Reform for a New Democracy: Free and Fair Elections”

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Join us on 23 February 2013 @ PusatRakyatLB aka Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR), 3-4 (4th floor), Jalan Bangsar Utama 3, Bangsar Utama, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pusat Sumber MCCHR and PusatRakyatLB is proud to present the 36th edition of #UndiMsiaChats featuring the launch of Professor Andrew Harding’s latest publication “The Constitution of Malaysia: A Contextual Analysis” by Hart Publications. Professor Harding will be joined by Ambiga Sreenevasan (activist), Philip Koh (philosopher), and Tan Jia Ning (journalist) for an exciting fishbowl discussion hosted by Edmund Bon (lawyer).

Entrance is free

call +603 2201 1454/email [email protected]/drop us a comment for further enquiries.


11:00am- ‘The importance of academia and resource centres’ by Professor Andrew Harding.

11:20am- Introduction of PusatRakyatLB’s new Resource Centre by Long Seh Lih

11:40am- Overview of “The Constitution of Malaysia: A Contextual Analysis” by Philip Koh.

12:00pm- Introduction to ‘Constitutionalism Reform for a New Democracy: Free and Fair Elections’ by Professor Andrew Harding.

12:20pm- Fishbowl discussion with Professor Andrew Harding, Dr. Ambiga Sreenevasan, Philip Koh, and Tan Jia Ning on “Constitutional Reform for a New Democracy: Free and Fair Elections” hosted by Edmund Bon

1:20pm- Official launch and book signing with Professor Andrew Harding

2pm Lunch provided at Ananda Bhawan

Professor Andrew Harding is one of the leading scholars in the fields of Asian legal studies and comparative constitutional law in Malaysia and Thailand, and has made numerous contributions to scholarship in comparative law as well as law and development. Professor Harding is co-founding editor of Hart Publishing’s book series ‘Constitutional Systems of the World’, which has become a major resource of constitutional law in context and has published nine books as author or editor.

Ambiga Sreenevasan is a lawyer and founding partner of Sreenevasan Advocates and Solicitors. Ambiga has three decades of experience in a wide variety of civil, commercial and corporate litigation matters. She is also the co-chairperson of Bersih 2.0, a civil society movement for free and fair elections. Ambiga was awarded the U.S. Secretary of State Award for International Women of Courage 2009. In 2011, Ambiga Sreenevasan was awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD) from the University of Exeter for her work towards advancing human rights.

Philip Koh is a lawyer with over 30 years of expertise with specialisation in contract and investment laws, mergers and acquisitions, financial services and securities industries, corporate law and governance, commercial and civil litigation and public law. He is currently the Senior Partner at Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh. Mr. Koh is also currently the member of Financial Stability Executive Committee, Bank Negara Malaysia, the Private Sector Group Global Corporate Governance Forum, International Finance Corporation, board member of Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group and Founding Chair of World Vision Malaysia.

Ms. Tan Jian Ning is a broadcaster and print journalist with five years of experience in print and television. Ms. Tan has held exclusive interviews with prominent figures; including the Malaysia Prime Minister, Najib Razark, his predecessor, Mahathir Mohammad, Maybank Chief Executive, Wahid Omar, China Banking Regulatory Commision Chief Adviser, Andrew Sheng, and other prominent figures. Ms. Tan is currently working with CNC World, which responds to global news events quickly providing detailed, in-depth and multi-sided news analysis and airs in 19 countries.

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