On 8 April, I spoke on the importance of youth voice in democracy in the Modern Direct Democracy Forum in the Universiti Malaya (UM). Moderated by Member of Parliament Charles Santiago, in the same panel were Adrian Schmid from Swiss Democracy Foundation, Prof. Rajah Rasiah from UM and Thomas Fann from Bersih 2.0. Also in … Continue reading Modern Direct Democracy Exhibition and Forum
It was a pleasure to moderate a forum on "Social Contract and Its Relevancy in Malaysia" with three distinguished speakers, Emeritus Prof. Datuk Dr. Shad Faruqi, Dr. Lim Teck Ghee and Mr. Mohamad Tawfik Ismail in the Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya on 23 March 2019. Here is the news report on the forum, by … Continue reading Forum on Social Contract and Its Relevancy in Malaysia, 23 March 2019
I was formerly a columnist in The Malaysian Insider (TMI) from 2014 to 2016 until its blocking by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) that led to its final closure on 15 March 2016. Here is the link to my previous TMI column archives.
The Malaysian Journal of International Relations (MJIR) is entering into 7th issue this year and the call for papers is now open. As the Editor-in-Chief and on behalf of the editorial board, we would like to invite you to submit manuscripts for review and consideration for publication. We also welcome book reviews and commentaries. Submissions … Continue reading Call for Papers – Malaysian Journal of International Relations (MJIR)
Recently, I had the opportunity to share thoughts with some youths on the issue of access to justice for the vulnerable groups in the Borderless Youth Forum organized by Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ), in partnership with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes (UNODC). Almost 150 youths from 14 different countries were part … Continue reading TIJ-UNODC Borderless Youth Forum, 2-3 March 2019
Here is my latest opinion piece published in The Malay Mail Online and The Malaysian Insight. This is a reflection from my participation in the Pyeongchang Global Peace Forum (PGPF) in Pyeongchang, South Korea from 9-11 February 2019. How much impact can civil society has and what roles can it take in the peace process?
Sponsored by Arirang and Pyeongchang Peace Forum Steering Committee, the PGPF is held to foster further what the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and Paralympics have established - the regeneration of the seed of peace in Korean peninsula and the world peace. I had the opportunity to speak on two sessions. First on Sustainable Development Goal … Continue reading Pyeongchang Global Peace Forum (PGPF), 9-11 February 2019