Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Invitation to CPPS-MTT forum on Local Council Reforms


The Centre for Public Policy Studies is pleased to announce that it will
be holding a forum on Local Council Reforms, jointly organised with the
Malaysia Think Tank London. The forum will be held on Sunday, the 27th of
July, from 3 to 6pm at the Royal Lake Club, Taman Tasik Perdana. Please
treat this as an open invitation. Registration will be walk-in, and all
are welcome. For more details, please refer to the attached itinerary. If
you have any questions or need any further information, please feel free
to contact me at this email address.

Thank you for your support, and see you there!

John Lee
Research assistant, Centre for Public Policy Studies

Malaysia Think Tank London's

Project to Advance Democratic Institutions 

2. Local Council Reforms

Co-organised with the Centre for Public Policy Studies  
at the Lake Club

3:00-6:00 pm, Sunday 27 July 2008

Poolside Room, The Royal Lake Club, Taman Tasik Perdana   

Introductory Remarks:

'Abidin Muhriz, Director, Malaysia Think Tank London 


Tricia Yeoh, Director, Centre for Public Policy Studies 

Proposed Panellists and Topics*: 

Dr. Kuppusamy A/L Singaravelloo, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University Malaya*

An overall assessment of local government in Malaysia. 

Liew Chin Tong, MP Bukit Bendera, DAP*

Should local elections be re-introduced? 

Y.B. Dato' Shahrir Samad, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs

What's the best way to deliver local services? 

    Wong Chin Huat, Chairman, Writer Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI)

Can local councils be introduced? 

Derek Fernandez, Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya

The legal framework for local council elections.  

Forum Discussion

Summing Up + Closing Remarks

*As of 2008-07-12.

*Confirmed speaker. 


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