We Are Malaysia – 16 September
Let’s do it! 6days to get 300 youths, 127 ethnicities, 1 conference – We Are Malaysia.
Ever feel like your brilliant suggestions at the mamak should be heard by policy makers? Here’s your chance, machas!
We are Malaysia: It’s a movement of hundreds of young people coming together to speak up and listen to thinkers on the future of Malaysian multiculturalism. You’ll hear from people like Datuk Seri Idris Jala, YB Hannah Yeoh, Dato Zaid Ibrahim and the rebellious pony-tailed Prof. Azmi Sharom.
That’s not all. The future of multiculturalism in Malaysia isn’t just in the hands of those above 30. It’s also about us and us taking part. So we’re issuing a challenge to you: We have 6 days to get 300 youth to this conference. Lets do it, machas! We’ll make it happen!
RSVP your attendance, invite ALL your friends, carpool, and get over here next week on September16th – Malaysia Day!
Come be a part of this historic event as you will get to sign the “Declaration of National Unity” which will be based on the discussions at the dialogue. Facts and findings of the discussion will also go towards a Policy Paper to be tabled to the Government.
You CAN influence policy making and help shape the future of our beloved Malaysia.
Don’t just tolerate, let’s CELEBRATE!
Have YOUR say this Malaysia Day!
Where YOU decide what is racial unity and integration.
The time is now.
We Are Malaysia
16 September 2010
8.30a.m. – 6.00p.m.
Dewan Tan Sri Ahmad Gazali, UCSI University
UCSI University (Blok C), Kuala Lumpur Campus,
No. 1 Jalan Menara Gading, UCSI Heights
(Cheras) Kuala Lumpur
SIGN UP here. Admission is free. Seats are limited.
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SPEAKERS who will be joining you at this dialogue include:
- DATUK AZZAT KAMALUDIN – A graduate of Oxford University and a former diplomat, he is the senior partner of the law firm Azzat & Izzat, and a member of numerous boards of public listed companies. He was a member of the Tun Hussein Onn committee in the early 1980s that reshaped the way the Bar disciplines its members.
- DR. DZULKEFLY AHMAD – He has been a strong voice for moderation both within PAS and in national politics, and is widely respected for his views on unity and religious harmony. He publicly supported the High Court ruling to allow the use of “Allah”
- DATO AMBIGA SREENEVASAN – A former President of the Bar, who in her term of office famously led the Bar in their Walk for Justice that resulted in a Royal Commission of Inquiry in the “Lingam-gate” scandal. One of her numerous other honours include the US State Department’s Secretary of State’s Award for International Women of Courage Award in 2009. She was also on the short list to be appointed the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur for freedom of religion. She currently chairs BERSIH 2.0.
- DR. WONG CHIN HUAT – A political science lecturer who lives and breathes activism. He is behind countless pressure groups and advocacy campaigns – tirelessly striving for social justice. He is known to many as “political scientist by profession, fashion trendsetter by accident” for wearing only the colour black since the Perak crisis.
- JUSTICE DATUK GOPAL SRI RAM – After a long career at the Bar, was appointed directly to the Court of Appeal from practice as one of its first batch of judges when the Court of Appeal was formed in 1994. He was thereafter elevated to the Federal Court, and retired in 2009.
- ASSOC. PROF AZMI SHAROM – This rebellious and outspoken academician from the Law Faculty of Universiti Malaya is also a prominent writer and commentator in the media.
- DATUK DR. DENISON JAYASOORIA – He is the former executive director of Yayasan Strategik Sosial (the official think tank of the Malaysian Indian Congress). He is currently the Principal Research Fellow with the Institute of Ethnic Studies, UKM and a member of a body that needs no introduction – SUHAKAM.