On 16 September 2013, the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR), in collaboration with LB Training will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the formation of Malaysia with a forum entitled, “Fifty Years of Democracy: Has It Weakened or Strengthened Our Federal Constitution?”  The event is part of the Malaysiaku — Celebrating 50 Years of Malaysia Festival.

The forum will take a closer look at how the courts have interpreted the Federal Constitution and how the Federal Constitution, in the past 50 years, has affected the balance of powers in Malaysia. As we reflect on the past, we will also discuss and look forward, with hope, to the progressive vision of the Federal Constitution in the next 50 years.

The event will feature well-known speakers such as Azmi Sharom, Associate Professor of Law, University of Malaya; Tommy Thomas, Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya; and Wan Saiful Wan Jan, CEO of IDEAS; and moderated by Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan, former Malaysian Bar Council President.

Tickets are available at RM200 each from the MCCHR, LoyarBarang and all event partners. All proceeds from ticket sales and donations will go towards supporting programmes carried out by the MCCHR; further donation is encouraged. All attendees will enjoy two glasses of wine and light snacks during the forum, compliments of Cava Restaurant.

For more information, contact Ammar Khairi by email at [email protected].

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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.