Friday, December 05, 2008

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Forum and Book Launch on “New Media & Democratization in Malaysia”


Forum and Book Launch on “New Media and Democratization in Malaysia” in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, December 5, 2008

A Forum on “New Media and Democratization in Malaysia” will be held on Friday, December 5, 2008 from 8.00-10.00pm at the KLSCAH auditorium, Kuala Lumpur. The forum will feature as keynote speaker Yang Berhormat NIK NAZMI NIK AHMAD, a Selangor State Assemblyman, and Political Secretary to the Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.

The occasion will also witness the launch of a book titled “”Blogging and Democratization in Malaysia”, and its authors Sdri JUNE-E TAN and Sdr Wan Zawawi will be present to speak about their work. Other speakers include representatives from the organizations collaborating in the programmed.

Members of the public are invited to attend the forum which is jointly organized by the Centre for Policy Initiatives (CPI), SIRD-Gerak Budaya, the National Alliance of Bloggers (All-Blogs) and the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH).

The Forum was initiated mainly by the CPI Youth Speak Section which has the objective of promoting discourse through writings and discussion at the CPI website coordinated by Wan Fadzrul and John Lee, and via public forums such as this current one, to encourage the youth of Malaysia to take part actively in the democratization process in Malaysia.

The Final Programmed is as follows:

THEME: “New Media and Democratization in Malaysia”.

*** Date/time of Forum: Friday, December 5, 8.00pm-10.00pm, with Tea to follow

*** Venue: KL and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall auditorium,
1,Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur

**** (1) Welcome speech by Sdr YL Chong, Editor, CPI

**** (2) Keynote speaker: YB Sdr Nik Nazmi, PKR SA and Political Secretary to Selangor MB

**** (3) Sdr Wan Fadzrul Wan Bahrum, CPI YouthSpeak Coordinator

**** (4) Sdr Yeoh Lee Hin, CPI (Chinese) Web administrator

**** (5) Sdri Jun-E Tan, author of “Blogging and Democratization in Malaysia”

(6) Sdr Wan Zawawi Ibrahim, author of “ Blogging and democratization in Malaysia, a social anthropologist, is currently a professor and principal research fellow at the Institute of Malay World and Civilization.

**** (7) Sdr Teh Yee Keong, KLSCAH Youth Representative

***** (8) Sdr Ahirudin Attan aka Rockybru, Interim President, National Alliance of Bloggers

***** Q and A session

NOTE: For further information, please contact

YL Chong: 012-9702285
Helen Ang: 013-2240985

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