Thursday, January 24, 2008

Northeast Malaysian Forum

This is a great event to participate!

Dear fellow Malaysians,

The Northeast Malaysia Forum 2008 entitled "Changing Freedoms in Malaysia"
is happening on the 29-30 of March in Boston, MA. Below are the details.

*Northeast Malaysia Forum 2008 - "Changing Freedoms in Malaysia" *
Tentative Date : March 29-30, 2008
Theme : Changing Freedoms in Malaysia
Venue : Boston, MA
Admission: Free for all, including non-Malaysians.
Transport reimbursement: Limited scholarships might be available on a
strictly need-based basis.
Confirmed Speakers/Teleconferencees:*
*Invited Speakers* : Azly Rahman, Doctorate in International Education
Development at Columbia University
Meredith Weiss, Research Fellow, East-West Center Washington DC

*Teleconferencees *: Malik Imtiaz, human rights lawyer
Steven Gan, editor-in-chief, <>
Mark Chang, CEO Jobstreet
Jeff Ooi, blogger
Colin Nicholas, Coordinator, Center for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC)

*Proposed Program* :
Saturday (Day 1)
Breakfast, teleconference with Malaysia speakers, lunch, speeches from
invited guests, dinner/networking reception
Sunday (Day 2)
Breakfast, workshop discussion, project proposals, lunch, departure

The Northeast Malaysia Forum is a network of Malaysian students and
professionals based in the Northeast United States. It is an offshoot of the
Stanford Malaysia Forum ( ), started in the San
Francisco Bay Area in 2002 with the aim of promoting discussion about
Malaysian affairs through media and public dialogue. We strive to engage
Malaysians and interested parties in discussion about and participation in
Malaysian development in every scope and field. Among our aims are to
provide networking opportunities for Malaysian students and professionals
based in the Northeast United States and to pool together valuable human
resources and contacts who are interested in nation building.

We, the NMF, like its predecessor, the Stanford Malaysia Forum, are a
non-partisan and non-profit entity. We seek to begin conversation through
the annual Northeast Malaysia Forum, a two day event that will bring
together academics, professionals and students interested in Malaysian
current affairs. We hope that this event will provide a proper, civil and
balanced discussion of issues and flash points occurring in Malaysia,
inspire civic consciousness among overseas Malaysians and provide
opportunities for collaboration between participants and speakers.

If you or your organization would like to attend or help out with the
Northeast Malaysia Forum 2008, please leave a message here. If you would like to learn more about the Malaysia
Forum, please email

Joe Liew

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