Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Constitutional Conflicts and Ethics in Current Malaysian Politics

Kairos Reserch Centre is organising a forum on Constitutional Conflicts and Ethics in Current Malaysian Politics.

VENUE: HERITAGE CENTRE (PJEFC)

DATE: FRIDAY 20TH MARCH 2009

TIME: 8.30PM – 10.30PM

SPEAKERS:
PROF. DR. SHAD FARUQI
University Teknologi MARA; Author of Document of Destiny: The Constitution of the Federation of Malaysia (2008) (Star Publications)

MR. PHILIP TN KOH
Co-editor of Sheridan & Groves, The Constitution of Malaysia, 5th Ed (2008)( MLJ) and Co-Counsel in The Tun Mustapha v Tun Adnan Roberts & Dato Pairin Sabah cases in 1985.

DR. NG KAM WENG
(Research Director, Kairos Research Centre)

CHAIRMAN:
MR. M. SELVEINDRAN
(Chairman, Kairos Research Centre)

The unfolding Perak Constitutional Crisis and political events following the March 8, 2008 General Elections have raised some difficult challenges to democratic governance in Malaysia. Some of the contentious issues that have gained prominence include the following:

How should the Federal and State Constitutions be interpreted in the context of the present political conflict?
What is the scope of the Sultan's discretionary power to appoint or dismiss members of the State Executive Council?
What are the moral and legal issues arising from party hopping?

Resolving the present Constitutional conflict will require an informed judgment that takes into account legal precedents both in Malaysia and in the Commonwealth.
The purpose of this Forum is to provide a legal, political and ethical context to evaluate the plurality of views that have been expressed in the media.

The Forum will also provide theological and moral resources for Christians seeking to be responsible citizens who can engage realistically with the moral issues arising from the present political conflict.

Who Should Attend?
Pastors, church leaders,youth leaders and all concerned citizens who desire to gain an understanding of the vital issues that impact our nation.

4 comments:

davinci said...

I dont understand reading Ng Kam Weng's books...very chim..

Malaya University students told me , they dont understand too, when listen to Ng Kam Weng in the campus talk..

Why? we too shallow or He is too chim, because trained in Cambridge..haha

Kar Yong said...

Well...persevere on! Don't give up. NKW has lots of stuff to say.

Steven Sim said...

what a shame, I was from UM. I think NKW is dense no doubt, and he could have done better with the presentation. But that's another story. If UM students can't take the bitter medicine of knowledge, then it's a pity for them. UM, for goodness sake.

Steven Sim

Kar Yong said...

Hi Steven,
UM? Premier/apex university?

I better zip my mouth :-)

Like that, UTM where I graduated from, lagi no comment!