The future for Non-Sectarian Politics in Malaysia
A Forum Organised by Trafalgar Publishing House & Sponsored by E&O Hotel
Thursday 31st July 2008 at 4pm
E&O Hotel, George Town, Penang
This forum brings together academics, civil society activists and politicians in a discussion about the future of non-sectarian politics in Malaysia. Non-sectarian politics is defined as politics free of narrow sectarian interests especially those related to race and creed. Panelists will speak on the history of non-sectarian politics in the country; defining multi-ethnic politics in Malaysia; Malaysia post-2008 General Elections; and future trends for non-sectarian politics.
The forum also hopes to stimulate discussion and further thinking about the trajectory of Malaysia's major political parties? It also asks whether the way Malaysians voted in 2008 was a fluke or the strengthening of multi-ethnic politics.
The forum speakers are Dato' Dr. Toh Kin Woon, Executive Director of SERI and former Penang State Exco Member; Civil Society activist Dato' Anwar Fazal; political analyst Khoo Kay Peng and historian Dr Neil Khor.
Included in the event is the launching of “Non-Sectarian Politics in Malaysia: The Case of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia”.
4.00 pm Registration of Guests
4.15 pm Arrival of Special Guests
4.30 pm Speech by Dato' Seri Nazir Ariff, Chairman of Trafalgar Publishing House
4.45 pm Launching of the book “Non-Sectarian Politics in Malaysia: The Case of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia”
5.00 pm Forum: “The Future of Non Sectarian Politics in Malaysia”
6.00pm Q & A
6.30pm Function Ends
As places are limited, we hope you can confirm attending the function by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; all telephone enquiries can be directed to Ms Mazeeta Hassan (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 042222181.