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This podcast is from Oon Yeoh’s Middle Malaysia series.

For the 14th Middle Malaysia podcast, media consultant Oon Yeoh speaks to Long Seh Lih, co-founder for the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights, also fondly known as Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok.

This year-old NGO is staffed by four full-time staff and 600 volunteers. Its core activities include strategic litigation and a voter education programme.

The former refers to an initiative where lawyers from the centre take cases to court to improve the human rights situation in this country, through the law.

The latter seeks to educate youths about the political system in this country.

Long talks about LoyarBurok’s pilot project in Ulu Langat, whose demographics makes it a microcosm of Malaysia itself.

They found some surprising things about the youths there, especially with regard to their use of the Internet.

She also gives her opinions on how politically savvy the folks are in rural areas. Her observations might surprise you.

Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) is a non-profit based in Kuala Lumpur with the mission of promoting active democratic participation and human rights awareness.

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