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Friday, 19 May 2017

Melbourne : Malaysian Election Discussion Series #3


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Malaysian Election Discussion Series #3


Please join us for a roundtable with Zairil Khir Johari MP (Bukit Bendera, Penang) and YB Chua Yee Ling (Kuala Sepetang, Perak). They will speak about recent political realignments, voting issues and trust building between political parties in the opposition alliance ahead of GE14. 

The 14th Malaysian general election (GE14) needs to be called by August 2018. Speculation is ripe that snap polls may be held as early as late 2017. This election will be critical in charting the future course of Malaysia, including our aspirations to overcome racial fragmentation and strengthen democratic governance. Recent political polarisations and realignments over 1MDB and RU355 have increased the stakes for GE14 further.

This discussion is part of our series of engagements with politicians from different political parties to hear first-hand their standpoints on key election issues and exchange views on our aspirations for a more inclusive, transparent and democratic polity in Malaysia. All Malaysians and friends of Malaysia are cordially invited to this roundtable proudly brought to you by Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia.


About the Speakers:

Zairil Khir Johari is a DAP Member of Parliament for Bukit Bendera in Penang, a seat he won with a record majority in the 13th General Election in 2013. He is also the DAP Parliamentary Spokesperson for Education, Science and Technology. Zairil is currently DAP’s Assistant National Publicity Secretary, as well as the Vice-Chairman of DAP Penang. From 2012 to 2016, Zairil headed the Penang Institute, a state-funded public policy think tank based in Penang. http://www.zairil.com/

Chua Yee Ling is a PKR assemblyperson in the Perak State Assembly, representing the seat of Kuala Sepetang. In December 2015, she shed light on the issue of clearing of mangrove forests in Perak, where the Matang Mangrove Forest had been cleared to make way for a little known 'Kampung Tersusun' plan and the Kuala Sepetang Mangrove Forest, where land titles were to be released individually, although the area was supposed to be gazetted.