People’s Merdeka & The Birth of Bangsa Malaysia


A time to ponder on reaching the 50th year of nationhood…

EVENT 1: Merdeka Dialogue:

“Merdeka: Wither Bangsa Malaysia?”

Date: 19 August 2007 (Sun)
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling Jaya

1 ) Sdr Lim Guan Eng
2 ) Sdr Lim Kit Siang
3 ) Y. Bhg Tunku Abdul Aziz
4 ) Datuk Param Cumuraswamy
5 ) Mr Yeo Yang Poh

1 ) Sdr M Manogar
2 ) Sdr Haris Ibrahim
3 ) Sdr Jeff Ooi
4 ) Dr Oh Ei-Sun

Enquiries, call 03-79578022 (Lim Swee Kuan)

EVENT 2: Bangsa Malaysia Merdeka Get-together

‘Bangsa Malaysia : The Way Forward’

Date : 25th August, 2007
Time : 5.30pm (Forum) 8.30pm (Get-together)
Venue : Blog House ( home of Malaysian All Blogs )
No.66, Lorong Setiabistari, Damansara Heights, KL.

Confirmed speakers for the forum are :
1 ) Dato Zaid Ibrahim
2 ) Zorro Unmasked (Bernard Khoo)
3 ) Jayanath Appudurai
4 ) Rocky’s Bru (Ahirudin Attan)
5 ) Malik Imtiaz Sarwar
6 ) Azmi Sharom

The 8.30pm Get-Together event can only accommodate 200 people due to space constraints, and attendance is by invitation. There will be no charge, however, light refreshments will be served.

For details, go here.

EVENT 3:   50th Merdeka Anniversary Nation Building


50 Years in History: 1957 – 2007

Date: August 30, 2007 – (Thursday)
Time: 9.30am
Venue: Auditorium 7, SUNWAY University College, Bandar Sunway

Special Addresses: Experiences, Struggles and Lessons from the Past

1 ) Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed, former Prime Minister of Malaysia
2 ) Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, former President of MCA and Parti Gerakan

Dato’ Dr Michael Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI)

Question & Answer Session:

Dialogue Session on Building a United Malaysian Nation

Special Panel Discussants:
1 ) Dr Chandra Muzaffar, President, International Movement for a Just World (JUST)
2 ) Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Simon Sipaun, Vice-Chairman, SUHAKAM and former Sabah State Secretary
3 ) Reverend Dr Hermen Shastri, Secretary-General, Council of Churches Malaysia.
4 ) Mr Ragunath Kesavan, Vice-President, Malaysian Bar Council
5 ) Toh Puan Uma Sambanthan, Wife of former MIC President, Tun V. T. Sambanthan

Dato’ Dr Michael Yeoh

The event is jointly organised by Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) and Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS). Refreshments will be served.

For details, please call 03-20932820 (Jessica or Tricia).


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