A tale of two Malaysian students: In Malaysia, he is gagged. In London, the Malaysian student enjoys healthy debates. Clear your diary this Saturday. Come for this student led forum!

Yesterday, University Malaya issued a gag order on its students and staff. They are prohibited from criticising the university and the government. Anyone wishing to do so, is required to obtain the necessary permit from the relevant Ministry. Oh dear!

So, what are the authorities afraid of? A thinking student? Isn’t that what students are supposed to do? Think! Act! Decide! Analyse critically!

Do the authorities prefer zombies? Plenty of them in the cabinet and BN component parties.

“Budget 2018: A real goodie for the youth?”

Anway, if you are Malaysian and it does not matter if you are a student, a visitor to London, a professional or an interested Malaysian, why not attend the forum called, “”Budget 2018: A real goodie for the youth?”, which will take place this Saturday, at the Berjaya Eden Hotel in London? Details are below.

Speakers:

1) Urwah Shaari (Amanah UK Eire)
2) Sebastian Su (MPUK)
3) Haris Danial (Kelab UMNO)

Moderator:

Muzzammil Ismail (PPBM Youth Exco)

A bit about them

The Moderator
Muzzammil is a postgraduate research fellow (PhD) in the Geography Department at Durham University. His practical experience is supported by qualifications in Real Estate and Town Planning (Masters) from Edinburgh.

Muzzammil is active with humanitarian activism involving flood community resilience (Flood Penny project), human rights (Water4Gaza project) and youth housing dialogues (RUMAH).

He has been appointed as the Chairman of International Affair Bureau (Youth PPBM EXCO) and currently as an academician in one of the IPTA in Malaysia. Muzzammil is also a columnist for Kosmo newspaper and has published more than 30 articles.

The Speakers:

One. Haris Danial is pursuing his Masters degree (MEng) in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College, London.

Throughout his college years, Haris has been actively involved in forums, debates and conferences which discusses critical issues. Ranging from the reformation of our national education system to global affairs such as the Rohingya refugee crisis which brought a significant impact on our country.

Haris is the newly elected Head of Intellectual committee for Kelab Umno London (KUL).

Two: Urwah Saari graduated from The University of Birmingham in Master of International Development (Political Economy).

Urwah was active with NGOs and civil society activism involving human rights issues, inter-ideology dialogues and engagements, youth development and working with the underprivileged community including disabled people, homeless groups and the urban poor.

Urwah also had experience working with state and political institutions between 2008-2015 with the two state assemblymen (DUN) of  Selangor, local aid to local councillor of Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ) and was part of the first batch of Penggerak Belia Tempatan (Local Youth Activist) appointed by the Chief Minister of Selangor between 2010-2013.

He is now Amanah UK Eire President.

Three: Sebastian Su is a final year Law student at the University of Leeds. Prior to studying in the UK, Sebastian was involved in the Malaysian political scene, interning at PKR leader YB Wong Chen’s office to serve the community and engage with the underprivileged and the urban poor in the Kelana Jaya constituency. He also actively researched several Parliamentary bills during the July-August parliamentary sitting as part of this experience, and offered advice to constituents facing issues of a legal nature.

Sebastian is also a prominent debater who has represented Taylor’s University and Kolej Damansara Utama (KDU) throughout his 4 years of debating, winning and making the Finals of several tournaments in Malaysia. He currently speaks for the Leeds Debating Union in the UK. In his time at Taylor’s University, Sebastian was also elected President of the Taylor’s Law Society, serving in the 2016/2017 academic year.

Sebastian currently serves on the Exco of MPUK as Discourse Manager.

Event details:

Date: 2 December 2017
Time: 4.30 pm – 6.00 pm
Registration: 4.00 pm
Location: Cafe Rasa Malaysia, Berjaya Eden Park London Hotel, 35-39 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, London W2 3JS

Register here: goo.gl/KRqNT3

Please note:

(i) £2 will be charged for refreshments (Teh Tarik)
(ii) Registration is for estimation and logistical purposes.

 

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