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Saturday, September 18, 2010

5th National Congress Of Integrity

Truth Matters: Integration With Integrity HAPPY MALAYSIA DAY ! 16092010(008) hand not long enough, cant take a full body picture=.= I never regret to help out in this event. I learned and gained lots of extra knowledge throughout the event. It was held in my university, UCSI University on Thursday from 8am till 6pm. I was there early in the morning for registration. so basically most of the participants should see me before? LOL joking Ever feel like your brilliant suggestions at the mamak should be heard by policy makers? HAHA this is a chance to voice it out!

It’s a movement of hundreds of young people coming together to speak up and listen to thinkers on the future of Malaysian multiculturalism.

Participants will get to sign the "Declaration of National Unity” which will be based on the discussions at the dialogue. Facts and findings of the discussion will also go towards a Policy Paper to be tabled to the Government. Flow of the day: 8.30-9.00 am Registration and Arrival of Participants 8.45 am Arrival of Invited Guests and Dignitaries 9.00 am Arrival and Keynote Address by VIP 9.10 am Singing of National Anthem
Launch of Malaysia Day song “We R Malaysia
Keynote Address by Senator Dato Seri Idris Jala on
Celebrating Diversity in Malaysia
10.00 am Tea Break and Departure of invited VIP 10.20am Introduction by Chief Moderator
10.30 am Keynote of Theme by Datuk Azzat Kamaludin, Moderator. First Bangsa Malaysia Dialogue and Justice Datuk Seri Sri Ram Gopal, former Federal Court Judge on National Integration with Constitutional Integrity
11.30 am Responses by 7 representatives (4 minutes each) from all Religious Communities in Malaysia 12.00 pm Roundtable Dialogue by delegates and adoption of Anti-Racism Code of Conduct Guidelines 1.00 pm Selected Roundtable Reports and Adoption of Guidelines 1.30pm Lunch and Prayer break 2.15pm Break into 3 parallel tracks of key issues for consideration 1. Education as a Framework for National Unity; Moderator, Prof Datuk Dr Shamsul Amri, Speakers, Professor Datuk Dr Ibrahim Bajunid and Dr Wong Chin Huan 2. Political Culture and Leadership for National Unity; Moderator, Dato Ambiga Sreenevasan, Speakers, Dato Zaid Ibrahim and YB Hannah Yeoh 3. National Unity through Religion, Law and Shared Values; Assoc Prof Azmi Sharom, Speakers, YB Dr Dzulkifly Ahmad and Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria Introduction of Speakers by Moderators of each session
Two speakers at 25 minutes each Q&A and Roundtable Dialogue
4.00---4.15pm Tea break 4.30-5.30 pm Plenary Session with feedback and views by Moderators of Dialogue 5.30-6.00 pm Summing Up by Chief Moderator and views by Independent Observers (*Dato Noor Rezan Bapoo, Sdr Philip Chua, Sdr Anis Yusal Yusuf, Dr Beth Baikan, Dr Farouk Musa, Dr John Ridgway,) Speakers of the day: DATUK AZZAT KAMALUDIN is an Oxford University graduate and a former diplomat. He is the senior partner of the law firm Azzat & Izzat, and a member of numerous boards of public listed companies. He was a member of the Tun Hussein Onn committee in the early 1980s that reshaped the way the Bar disciplines its members. DATO ZAID IBRAHIM was a former Minister in the Prime Minister's department who resigned his post to protest the ISA arrests of Raja Petra Kamaruddin and Teresa Kok as a matter of principle. He seeks to continue his work to uphold justice, and recently joined Parti Keadilan Rakyat. JUSTICE DATUK GOPAL SRI RAM enjoyed a long career at the Bar, after which he was appointed directly to the Court of Appeal from practice as one of its first batch of judges when the Court of Appeal was formed in 1994. He was thereafter elevated to the Federal Court, and retired in 2009. DR. WONG CHIN HUAT, a political science lecturer who lives and breathes activism. He is behind countless pressure groups and advocacy campaigns - tirelessly striving for social justice. He is known to many as "political scientist by profession, fashion trendsetter by accident" for wearing only the colour black since the Perak crisis. DATO AMBIGA SREENEVASAN is a former President of the Bar, who in her term of office famously led the Bar in their Walk for Justice that resulted in a Royal Commission of Inquiry in the "Lingam-gate" scandal. One of her numerous other honours include the US State Department's Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage Award in 2009. She was also on the short list to be appointed the United Nation's Special Rapporteur for freedom of religion. She currently chairs BERSIH 2.0. DR. DZULKEFLY AHMAD has been a strong voice for moderation both within PAS and in national politics, and is widely respected for his views on unity and religious harmony. He publicly supported the High Court ruling to allow the use of "Allah" DATUK DR. DENISON JAYASOORIA is the former executive director of Yayasan Strategik Sosial (the official think tank of the Malaysian Indian Congress). He is currently the Principal Research Fellow with the Institute of Ethnic Studies, UKM and a member of a body that needs no introduction - SUHAKAM. YB HANNAH YEOH was elected as the state assemblyperson for Subang Jaya, and is often regarded as a prominent example of the fresh, younger generation of candidates who were a key feature of the 2008 political tsunami. p/s YB Hannah Yeoh so pretty! 16092010(005) quickly take a photo when finally get to rest :p please ignore the bad skin=.= After done with my work and waiting for next task, we went in the hall and listened to the talk. That's really interesting. Different views from different person. Kinda like a small debate+discussion. 16092010(002) 16092010(004) It is like a round table meeting. the judges are sitting on the round stage in the middle. 16092010(003) so many people rite! 16092010(001) My friends kept telling me ehh this is the YB. ehh that guy wrote for The Star! hahaha lotsa VIP and VVIP that day. Sorry I can't remember all. I was impressed with those people who dare to voice out their opinion in front of everyone. I think it needs lotsa courage. And I'm really happy that we Malaysian actually so united and concerned about our lovely motherland. I always thought all those political/education or whatever issues are not for young people like me. But this event proved me I was so wrong! I should really get myself into all these. I actually CAN influence policy making and help shape the future of our beloved Malaysia. Where I decide what is racial unity and integration. The time is now. More Info: http://www.wermalaysia.blogspot.com/ *post about my 18th birthday will be the next. wait wait wait :D

2 comments:

  1. gaaaa ... i'm reminded that I missed that event again D:

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