1. MPUK Event at University College London (UCL): Monday 12 March
This will be a student-led discussion about some of the most controversial topics leading up to Malaysia’s 14th General Election. Will Tun Mahathir Mohamad’s nomination as candidate for PM, boost Pakatan Harapan’s chances in their bid to take over Putrajaya? Will #UndiRosak derail their plans? What’s at stake for the youth in GE-14? YB Husam Musa will answer these questions and others that you put to him.
2. AMANAH Dinner: Tuesday 13 March, Fixing Malaysia’s Kleptocracy
Malaysia is increasingly becoming synonymous with #corruption, #kleptocracy, and theft of billions of ringgits of the rakyat’s money. The authorities are coming up with even more daring schemes to be perpetrated on a much larger scale, while the majority of the people are left in near desolation.
Policy-making in Malaysia is executive-heavy along the top-down approach. Despite some organisations holding sessions such as workshops and roundtable discussions – which are mainly reserved for financial services and industries’ elites – Malaysia’s policy-making is detached from the people they are supposed to serve.
How can we ensure that the people in the corridors of power make policies that serve the people, and not just themselves? How can we hold our leaders to account when they have failed to serve the people who elected them?
Please note that for events (2) and (3), it would be advisable to email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your seat. Walk-ins are also welcome, although advance notice would help us to secure a bigger table for everyone. The dinner venue in Manchester will be announced on facebook.