Wednesday 6 May 2009

B.U.M. 2009 - Sat. 16th May 2009

Bloggers’ Universe Malaysia (BUM) 2009

If you have not done so already, do it now, please mark Saturday, May 16, 2009 in your diary.

The BUM2009 Organising Committee has, together with members, worked very hard to make sure that this BUM2009 event will be meaningful and memorable for all BUMmers

Chairman: YL Chong aka Desiderata

Co-chairman: Ahirudin Attan aka rockybru

Bahasa Malaysia Chair: Helen Ang

Treasurer: Helen Hoh

Committee Members: Liew Hui Mei, ES Shankar aka donplaypuks, Capt Yuosf Ahmad aka ancient mariner, Dr SM Yeoh aka maverickysm, Chris Chew aka mob1900, Frances Yee aka primrose.

Advisor: Dr Lim Teck Ghee

BUM2009 will feature the following:

THEME: 4th and 5th Estates — on Collision Course?

Date: Saturday 16 May 2009

Venue: Lake View Club, Subang Jaya, Selangor

Theme: 4th and 5th Estates — on Collision Course?

1. Morning Session from 10.30AM – 12.30PM

Topic: The Media - Civil Society’s Perspectives


(a) Welcome address by Dr Lim Teck Ghee, Director, CPI
(b) Din Merican, Programme Director to PKR chief
(c) KJ John, Civil Society activist
(d) Philip Koh, Lawyer
(e)Tentative: Art Harun, Lawyer-Blogger

Q and A Session (30 minutes)

Buffet Lunch

2. Afternoon Session from 2.30PM – 4.30PM

Topic: Bagaimanakah Media Baru boleh menggalakkan pemikiran kritis masyarakat?


(a) Faisal Mustaffa, Special aide to a DAP MP
(b) Fathi Aris Omar, Online Editor
(c) Fahri Azzat, Lawyer (updated 29/4)
(d) Mustafa K Anuar, asst. Aliran secretary & Lecturer (updated 29/4)

Q and A Session (30 minutes)


3. Evening Session from 6.00PM – 8.15PM

Topic: Has The Old Media Failed Civil Society?


(a) Jeff Ooi, DAP MP for Jelutong, Pulau Pinang
(b) Ahirudin Attan aka Rockybru, All-Blogs Interim President
(c) Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, SA of Seri Setia, Selangor
(d) Steven Gan, Editor-in-chief,
(e) R Nadeswaran, Editor (Special reports and investigations), The Sun
(f) SURPRISE BLOGGER-SPEAKER to helicopter in?

Q and A Session (45minutes)


Please support this worthwhile event, thank you.


The Official BUM2009 Online Registration Link

Note: Please allow the BUM2009 online registration form to fully upload on your screen.

Yes, it might be slow at times, please be patient.

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If you have trouble registering online, do email:

The fee is RM60 per head inclusive of buffet lunch, tea & buffet dinner.

Registration is CONFIRMED only on receipt of PAYMENT.

BUM2009 is targeting a maximum of 200 attendees, based on a First-come-First-served upon Pre-payment basis. Thank you.

Click here for online registration.

Venire facias

You must come

Sedit qui timuit ne non succederet

He who feared he would not succeed sat still

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