10:15am – Doors are open!

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11:00am

Welcome Remarks and Introduction

Nursyahbani Katjasungkana, FORSEA Board of Directors

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FORSEA’s Nursyahbani Katjasungkana


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11:10am

Welcome Remarks from Chief Minister of Selagor, Malaysia, Yang Amat Berhormat Tuan Amirudin bin Shari

FORSEA Yang Amat Berhormat Tuan Amirudin bin Shari


11:20am

Maung Zarni: FORSEA Vision, Values & Programmes

Maung Zarni (aka Zarni) is a UK-based exiled Burmese scholar and activist, co-founder and general secretary of FORSEA.

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Maung Zarni


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11:30am

Pavin Chachavalpongpun, FORSEA Board Member

Pavin Chachavalpongpun, associate professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Kyoto University, and FORSEA Founding Board Member, introduces a specially recorded talk on democracy, which he recorded with Naom Chomsky at the University of Arizona in January 2019.

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Pavin Chachavalpongpun, who spoke with Noam Chomsky, in January 2019

Professor Noam Chomsky, Speaking for FORSEA Delegates


11:50am

Mohamad Sabu, Defence Minister of Malaysia

Mohamad Sabu, now Malaysia’s Defence Minister, is a former street activist.

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Mohamad Sabu


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12:00pm Opening Keynote

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad delivered the keynote address, reflecting on his long and successful political career and the state of reforms in Malaysia, as a token of solidarity with the next generation Southeast Asians who strive to make their region corruption-free, fairer, more just and ecologically conscious.


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See Dr Mahathir speaking at the event –

On the conclusion of his speech, Dr Mahathir Mohamad presided over the official opening of the art exhibition, Democracy in Action, consisting of paintings, performances, catoon, photos, and other medium showing the pool of talent possessed by Southeast Asian artists.

Find out more about Democracy in Action: https://forsea.co/democracy-in-action-an-exhibition/


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