Beyond Authoritarianism: Malaysian Constitutionalism In The Balance

LoyarBurokker Professor Andrew Harding will be delivering a public lecture as part of the Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speaker Series. Details of his talk are as follows:-

“Beyond Authoritarianism: Malaysian Constitutionalism In The Balance”

When : Fri, Nov 23 2012, 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Where: Hall 3, Graduate Centre, Sunway University, Bandar Sunway

Here’s what’s in store for you, reproduced from here.

Aside from a fantastic lecture, you get an opportunity to ask Andrew Harding to autograph your copy of Perak: A State Of Crisis – where he wrote the conclusion – and his latest book The Constitution of Malaysia: A Contextual Analysis.

You can read both these books, plus the entire series of Constitutional Systems of the World – due to the generosity of Hart Publishing who let us have the books at a significant discount – at the Resource Centre at the Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok.

Malaysia’s independence Constitution of 1957 was underpinned by a ‘social contract’ agreed between the leaders of the three main ethnic groups.

Increasing ethnic tension erupted in violence in 1969, after which the social contract was remade by an increasingly authoritarian state that marginalized constitutionalism while implementing affirmative action and rapid economic development. Constitutionalism has once more become increasingly relevant with recent reforms and continuing controversies over religion, elections, and civil liberties. Professor Andrew Harding, Director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore, and author of “The Constitution of Malaysia: A Contextual Analysis” (2012) examines the Malaysian approach to constitutionalism beyond the authoritarian state. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing at the lecture.

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The Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series at Sunway University seeks to give the community and the public an opportunity to listen to outstanding experts speak on a variety of issues, providing a platform for intellectual discourse and lifelong learning.

This is one of the many activities which Sunway University has embarked on to further boost its CSR efforts in education. All public lectures under the Series are free and open to the public.

For more information of any of the events below, please contact Sunway at 03-7491 8622 or email to [email protected]

All are Invited. Admission is Free.


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