“Innovations by the Underserved, for the World” is the theme. LoyarBurokker and UndiMsia! community mover Edmund Bon speaks along with others. (LoyarBurokker Khairil Yusof who also moves with UndiMsia! via the Sinar Project was the first from our collectives to speak at TEDxKL). Promotional post reproduced from here and the Facebook event page is here.
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Date: November 5th, 2012
Time: 8.00pm – 11.30pm
Venue: KL Convention Center
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Edmund Bon is described as follows:
Edmund has led, and been involved in, no less than seven social justice movements since returning to Malaysia in 1997. He is also the former Chairperson of the Bar Council’s National Young Lawyers’ Human Rights and Constitutional Law committees, and has been involved in organising various social movements in the country. He is a co-founder of the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism & Human Rights (MCCHR) also known as PusatRakyatLB.
Under his wings are UndiMsia!, a voters’ education movement, the MyConstitution campaign to encourage Malaysians to understand up the constitution and the LoyarBurok blog. At the PusatRakyat LoyarBurok, young people gather weekly to participate in activities to help nation building. One signature activity is the #IdolaDemokrasi where young people gather, identify a possible problem and brainstorm for possible solutions.
Edmund’s latest project, by weaving a case-based historical narrative of non-violent direct action by disenfranchised collectives in Malaysia, attempts to argue a case for legislative reform to give a greater voice to the marginalised and oppressed, and for them to effectively access the governance system.
Human Rights Activist