Tuesday 2 December 2008



Forum and Book Launch on "New Media and Democratization in Malaysia"

to be held in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, December 5, 2008, from 8pm.

A Forum on "New Media and Democratization in Malaysia" will be held on Friday, December 5, 2008 from 8.00-10.00pm at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall [KLSCAH] Auditorium, 1,Jalan Maharajalela,Kuala Lumpur.

The forum will feature as keynote speaker Yang Berhormat NIK NAZMI NIK AHMAD, a Selangor State Assemblyman, and Political Secretary to the Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.

The occasion will also witness the launch of a book titled:

"Blogging and Democratization in Malaysia", and its co-authors Prof. Wan Zawawi Ibrahim, and Sdri Jun-E Tan, will be present to speak about their work.

Other speakers include representatives from the organizations collaborating in the programme.

Members of the public are invited to attend the forum which is jointly organized by the Centre for Policy Initiatives (CPI), SIRD-Gerak Budaya, the National Alliance of Bloggers (All-Blogs) and the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH).

The Forum was initiated mainly by the CPI YouthSpeak Section which has the objective of promoting discourse through writings and discussion at the CPI website coordinated by Wan Fadzrul and John Lee, and via public forums such as this current one, to encourage the youth of Malaysia to take part actively in the democratization process in the country.


The Forum Programme is as follows:

THEME: "New Media and Democratization in Malaysia".

*** Date/time of Forum: Friday, December 5, 8.00pm-10.00pm, with Tea to follow

*** Venue: KL and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall auditorium,1 ,Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur

**** (1) Welcome speech by Sdr YL Chong, Editor, CPI

**** (2) Keynote speaker: YB Sdr Nik Nazmi, PKR SA and Political Secretary to Selangor MB

**** (3) Sdr Wan Fadzrul Wan Bahrum, CPI YouthSpeak Coordinator

**** (4) Sdr Yeoh Lee Hin, CPI (Chinese) Web administrator

**** (5) Sdri Jun-E Tan, co-author of "Blogging and Democratization in Malaysia"

**** (6) Prof. Wan Zawawi, co-author of “Blogging and Democratization in Malaysia”

**** (7) Sdr Teh Yee Keong, KLSCAH Representative

***** (8) Sdr Ahirudin Attan aka Rockybru, Interim President, National Alliance of Bloggers

***** Q and A session


NOTE: For further information, please contact

YL Chong: 012-9702285

Helen Ang: 013-2240985

Bonum commune communitatis

General welfare. Literally, common good of the community


chong y l said...

hey matey -- you are aweways the reliable PR man for CPI programmes -- maybe I should coopt Thee and the Other mariner as Associates! Serious.

Not so serious -- join all the men and gal Fridaes? If knot, I'll ta pau some mee siam for you and pardner. (You tasted it the last time at CPI opening - wasn't it expialdocisouly GOoD!? -- another attraction to attend Dec 5 do at 8pm at KLSCAH, dear ER at mindful mariner's, now properly reminded!:)

chong y l said...

sailor boy -- pls come back to shore
your posts -- i want aMore!
PS: Your HIatus has over-run
no pun no fun-D!

Jan 9,2009

PPS: ap AP ap nu'e year agin!
sheepy matey by furong way
where have I been?
keeping all the depressives away!:(

mindful mariner said...

Desi old boy I say "Ahoy"
I have been long adrift from my blogging ploy, no excuses, was just suffering from malaise

Am still away in colder climes
but will be plotting courses back in a moon or two

I see there is still a lot a stinky foot, in our NS backyard
The Labu largess will enrich a few
but such disgraceful plots
are nothing new in BN suppressed Bolehland

We need change, unless the people want more of the same.

PS New Years greetings to all, I have had a unwanted new year present of pneumonia!!! So am sailing a dead slow ahead.