Saturday, April 19, 2008

2nd Malaysian Student Leaders Summit

I blogged about 2nd Malaysian Student Leaders Summit earlier.

Do go to here

Sessions & Itinerary (Further updates to check UKEC website here

1) Keynote Address: Governance
“Transparency and Accountability in Governance – Primary Concerns of Modern Malaysia?”

• YAB Dato' Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia

2) Judiciary and Legal Forum:
“The Rule of Law: A Question of Restoring Faith in the System?”

• YB Senator Dato’ Zaid Ibrahim, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Judicial Reform)
• Professor Dr. Shad Saleem Faruqi, Professor of Law and Legal Advisor, Mara University of Technology (UiTM)
• Ms.Ambiga Sreenevasan, President of the Malaysian BAR Council

3) Race Relations Forum:
“2008 General Elections: Managing the Changing Dynamics of Race Relations in Malaysia”

• Karim Raslan, author, columnist, lawyer and founder of Karim Raslan Associates
• Khoo Kay Peng, journalist, political analyst, Executive Director of SEDAR Institute
• Dr. Denison Jayasooria, Executive Director of the Social Strategic Foundation

4) Ministerial Address: Education
“The National Education Blueprint: Addressing Racial Polarization and Sustainable Economic Development”

• YB Dato’ Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Education

5) Opening Address: Malaysian Economy
“State of the Economy in the wake of Global Uncertainties”

• Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Governor, Central Bank of Malaysia

6) Industry and Economic Forum:
“Looking Out of the Window: The presence of Malaysian Corporate Giants on the global economic stage”

• Dato’ Azman Mokhtar, MD of Khazanah Nasional
• Dato’ Nazir Razak, CEO of CIMB Group
• Dato’ Johan Raslan, Executive Chairman of PWC

7) Religious Diversity Forum
“Coping with Religious Diversity: The Challenge of Being Just to All Within the Context of Islam as the Official Religion”

• Dr. Mohd Asri bin Zainul Abidin, Perlis Mufti
• Datuk A. Vaithilingam, President of Malaysia Hindu Sangam
• Dr. Farish Ahmad-Noor, former Senior Fellow at the Institute for Islamic Studies, Freie University of Berlin
• Zainah Anwar, Executive Director of Sisters in Islam (SIS)

8) Royal Address
“Evolution of Malaysian Minds: Issues and Challenges towards a First World Mentality”

• HRH Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah Ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibuddin Shah, The Regent of Perak

9) Student forum:
“Student Activism: The Way Forward”

• Khairizul Rizzuan, Chairman, UKEC
• Shahril Hamdan, Director, Second MSLS
• Nithiyananthan Muthusamy, Director, Northeast (USA) Malaysia Forum

The event will also incorporate group discussions amongst participants with a view of yielding a Conference Resolution on the various topics discussed. The organisers will then work towards publicising the Resolution in our efforts to ensure that student voices are heard.

Note:The completed itinerary will be released once all details are finalised

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