“ASPIRATIONS OF THE YOUTH FOR MALAYSIA 2021”

The unity of a nation stands best to be tested at times of immense challenges and difficulties. We are in such difficult times now. Moving towards the end of the year 2020, the ‘Year of Vision’ that was promised to be a national transformation towards a society of peace, progress and prosperity, but instead we are in the midst of facing a global pandemic threat, continuous instability in domestic politics, and worrying uncertainties of our economic livelihood. Approaching a new year this time around would require a new sense of direction, a fresh vision and unparalleled creative imaginations. Thus, let’s set our attention to the aspirations of the young ones to charter a new path for Malaysia, for the year 2021 and the future of the nation.

This online forum on “Malaysia 2021: Challenges and Prospects” convenes national figures to share thoughts on the prospects and challenges for Malaysia in 2021 including on national direction, development, economy, national unity, and other topics of national interest.

Date23-December-2020 (Wednesday)
Time9.00am - 1.00pm
PlatformVIA ZOOM (Link will be shared with pre-registered participants)
Please click the link for registerClick here to register
Organizer
TimeSessions
9.00 AMRegistration
9.15 AMWelcoming remarks and program introduction by Merdeka Center
9.30 AMSession 1: Keynote Talk by Prof. KS Jomo on “Malaysia 2021: Key Challenges for the Nation Ahead”
10.00 AMQ&A
10.50 AMBreak
11.00 AMSession 2: Online Forum on “Challenges and Prospects for Malaysia 2021”
Speakers (10-15 mins each):
Ibrahim Suffian (Merdeka Center)
Tricia Yeoh (IDEAS)
Muhammed Abdul Khalid (IKMAS)
Madeline Berma (SUHAKAM)
12.00 PMQ&A Discussion

Prof. Dr. Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Research Advisor at Khazanah Research Institute and Visiting Fellow at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University

He was Professor at the University of Malaya (1986 – 2004), and held positions in various important local and international agencies, including as the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) during 2005–2012, and then as Assistant Director-General and Coordinator for Economic and Social Development at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome during 2012–2015. Prof. Jomo was a member of the Malaysian Economic Council, chaired by the Prime Minister, and the five-member Council of Eminent Persons appointed by him to advise the Federal Government.

Ibrahim Suffian

Co-Founder & Director of Programs
Merdeka Center for Opinion Research

Ibrahim Suffian is a co-founder and programs director of Merdeka Center for Opinion Research, a leading public opinion polling and political surveys organization in Malaysia. Through Merdeka Center, Ibrahim has been involved in organizing surveys in Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Singapore and Myanmar. Ibrahim received education from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and obtained an MBA from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Ibrahim was a World Fellow at Yale University in 2011.

Tricia Yeoh

CEO of IDEAS (Institute for Democracy & Economic Affairs)

She is a PhD candidate at the School of Politics, History and International Relations at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, examining federal-state relations and opposition subnational durability within dominant party authoritarian regimes. Specifically, her thesis covers the Pakatan coalition’s control over Selangor and Penang from 2008 to 2018 under the single-party dominant federal regime of Barisan Nasional. She was formerly Research Officer to the Menteri Besar Selangor at the Selangor State Government, and has previously served as Director of the Asli Centre For Public Policy Studies

Dr. Muhammed Bin Abdul Khalid

“Research Fellow at Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS)”.

He is currently a Research Fellow at Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS). He is a trained economist with over 20 years experience in various economic and financial sectors and also formerly Securities Commission Malaysia head of economics and a senior analyst at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies. Dr Muhammad obtained his PhD (magna cum laude) from the Institut d’études Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo Paris), France and achieve Master’s degree in Economics from University of Malaya and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Dato Dr. Madeline Berma

Commissioner, Human Rights Commission Malaysia

Dato Dr. Madeline accomplished her Bachelors of Economics at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1982; and later completed her Master of Arts at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA in 1986. Subsequently, she received her PhD from University of Hull, England in 1997. Dr. Madeline is credited strongly for her 35 years of academic experiences, in which she held various positions during her years under UKM.

Currently, Dato Dr. Madeline is a Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia and is a consultant under NuMind Plus Training and Consultancy.

ANY INQUIRY CAN CONTACT US

KASTURI : kasturi@merdeka.org

This online youth conference on “Aspirations of the Youth for Malaysia 2021” convenes youth figures to share thoughts on their aspirations for Malaysia in 2021 in several themes, including on encouraging the culture of harmony, youth and democratic empowerment, and, sustainable livelihood and well-being.

Date23-December-2020 (Wednesday)
Time1.00pm - 5.30pm
PlatformVIA ZOOM (Link will be shared with pre-registered participants)
Please click the link for registerClick here to register
Organizer
MasaSesi
1.00 PMPengenalan Persidangan Anak Muda oleh Merdeka Center dan Naratif Malaysia
1.15 PMPanel 1
Malaysia 2021: Pembudayaan Masyarakat Harmoni

Pembentang - Tajuk:
1. Marwan Bukhari - Membaca Ihya' Ulumiddin di Kuala Lumpur: Antara Keberagamaan Palsu dan Bermakna
2. Ahmad Salami - Kebebasan Beragama Tonggak Masyarakat Madani
3. Hazman Baharom - Meneroka Ruang untuk Generasi Jamak Bahasa
4. Daniel Teoh - Demokrasi Baik Hati
2.30 PMPanel 2
Malaysia 2021: Pemerkasaan Demokrasi dan Anak Muda

Pembentang - Tajuk:
1. Ooi Kok Hin - 50 Tahun Selepas AUKU
2. Danial Afif - Kembalinya Mahasiswa kepada Masyarakat
3. Iris Ng Pei Yi - Education as a Key to Inspire Work Future for Young Malaysians
4. Divya Devi - Volunteerisme Pasca Covid-19 dan Penerusan Memupuk Sifat Kemanusiaan dalam kalangan Anak Muda di Institusi Pengajian Tinggi
3.45 PMPanel 3
Malaysia 2021: Kesejahteraan dan Pembangunan Lestari

Pembentang - Tajuk:
1. Rose Afrina - Culture as the Core of Future Sustainable Urban Development
2. Nur Adilla - Memikir Semula Ruang Kediaman Kala Pandemik
3. Muhammad Fadhil Bin Abdul Rahman - Advancing Intergenerational Mobility in the Post-Covid World: Relevance to Malaysian Youths and Socioeconomic Balance
4. Helmy Muhammad - Dari Amatur kepada Profesionalisme: Cabaran Sukan Bola Sepak Tanah Air
5.00 PMRumusan Program
5.15 PMPersidangan Tamat

MUHAMMAD FADHIL BIN ABDUL RAHMAN

Memegang jawatan sebagai Pegawai Penyelidik Kanan di Merdeka Center for Opinion Research. Beliau menumpukan fokus dalam bidang kajian dasar dan perantaraan agensi tempatan, khususnya berhubung aspek kesejahteraan sosial dan pembangunan ekonomi, di samping perkembangan geopolitik semasa. Seorang penulis yang aktif, karya dan pandangan beliau pernah disiarkan di pelbagai platform media perdana dan alternatif – termasuk The Star, New Straits Times, Free Malaysia Today dan The Malaysian Insight.

HELMY MUHAMMAD

Merupakan pemuda yang berasal dari Tawau, Sabah. Beliau berkecimpung dalam penelitian sukan sejak tahun 2012 sehingga sekarang. Beberapa karya beliau telah diterbitkan dalam bentuk buku serta jurnal akademik.

NUR ADILLA

Nur Adilla adalah lulusan Sains Politik; dan Undang-Undang, Kemasyarakatan dan Keadilan dari University of Washington, Seattle, Amerika Syarikat

OOI KOK HIN

Ooi Kok Hin merupakan pelajar Sarjana Sains Politik di Universiti Waseda.

AHMAD SALAMI

Ahmad Salami seorang aktivis sosial dan politik. Menulis di beberapa portal tempatan berkaitan demokrasi dan hak asasi manusia. Menjadi fellow YSEALI di Utah, USA pada 2019. Mempunyai ijazah sarjana muda Islamic Jurisprudence daripada UIAM.

MARWAN BUKHARI

Marwan Bukhari A Hamid, lahir dan membesar di Terengganu, serta kini menetap di Selangor. Mendapat BA dari Universiti Yarmouk, Jordan. Penterjemah dan penulis dalam bidang pemikiran Islam -klasik dan kontemporari.

DIVYA DEVI

Merupakan graduan Ijazah Sarjana Muda Sastera dan Sains Sosial (Antropologi dan Sosiologi) Universiti Malaya. Sedang berkhidmat bersama Team Selangor sebagai Pegawai Pembangunan Mahasiswa dan Anak Muda.

ROSE AFRINA

Merupakan lepasan kelulusan Sarjana Senibina yang kini bekerja di Think City. Tugasan beliau banyak berkaitan mencari penyelesaian yang memajukan manusia, bangunan, dan bandaraya dalam mengatasi cabaran masa depan untuk bertahan, menyesuaikan diri dan berkembang.

DANIEL TEOH TZU YONG

Merupakan lepasan kelulusan undang-undang daripada University of London. Bertugas sebagai setiausaha kepada Exco Negeri Selangor. Beliau juga merupakan seorang yang berpengalaman dalam aktivisme hubungan antara kaum, pemerkasaan demokrasi dan anak muda.

MUHAMMAD DANIAL AFIF BIN MOHD RAZAFA

Merupakan mahasiswa tahun akhir Universiti Malaya mengambil kursus Sarjana Muda Bahasa Inggeris dan Linguistik. Beliau merupakan ahli eksekutif Kesatuan Mahasiswa Universiti Malaya.

IRIS NG PEI YI

Iris dilahirkan di Batu Pahat, Johor, mempunyai kelulusan Sarjana Muda dan Sarjana dalam bidang Sains Sosial di Sarawak dengan pengkhususan komuniti orang asal di Sarawak. Kini merupakan pegawai penyelidik di Merdeka Center. Beliau gemar mengunjungi kolum penulisan di media tempatan, seorang yang sentiasa bersemangat dalam berkongsi pandangan dunianya melalui gambar dan kata-kata, menyayangi dan menulis, serta bersemangat mengejar cita-cita berpendidikan.

HAZMAN BAHAROM

Merupakan seorang pensyarah, penulis dan penterjemah.

ANY INQUIRY CAN CONTACT US

KASTURI : [email protected]

Merdeka Center, in collaboration with Naratif Malaysia (NM) calls Malaysian youths aged 18 – 35 to take part in a youth campaign by writing on the topic “Aspirations of the Youth for Malaysia 2021”. Interested participants are invited to submit an abstract (around 100 words) by the 18th December 2020. Authors of the selected abstracts will later be invited to share their aspiration in an online youth conference. Selected authors will receive an honorarium of RM500 upon submission of their full essays, which will be published in the NM webpage in January 2021.

Visit https://naratifmalaysia.com/2020/01/12/borang-pendaftaran-panggilan-esei-aspirasi-anak-muda/ or email [email protected] for further details.

ANY INQUIRY CAN CONTACT US

EHSAN : [email protected]

This video making campaign serves as a platform for Malaysian youths to share their aspiration for Malaysia for the year 2021 and the future. Selected video clips will be presented during the online conference on “Aspirations of the Youth for Malaysia 2021”.

ANY INQUIRY CAN CONTACT US

KASTURI : [email protected]

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