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Public Forum on Eliminating Racial Discrimination in Malaysia — Promotion of Tolerance, Inclusion, Unity and Respect for Diversity

March 21, 2018 @ 09:00 - 12:30

Free
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Public Forum on Eliminating Racial Discrimination in Malaysia — 
Promotion of Tolerance, Inclusion, Unity and Respect for Diversity

In conjunction with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Bar Council Human Rights Committee and Pusat KOMAS are co-organising a public forum entitled “Eliminating Racial Discrimination in Malaysia — Promotion of Tolerance, Inclusion, Unity and Respect for Diversity”.

Details of the public forum are as follows:

Date:                 21 Mar 2018 (Wednesday)
Time:                9:00 am to 12:30 pm (Registration begins at 8:30 am)
Venue:              Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia (formerly known as Wisma Straits Trading), Unit 2-02A, 2nd Floor, 2 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050Kuala Lumpur

Admission is free of charge but advance registration is required.

The forum will begin with the presentation of the Malaysia Racial Discrimination Report 2017, followed by presentations by four panellists who will speak on issues relating to racial discrimination in Malaysia, and the promotion of tolerance, inclusion, unity, and respect for diversity.

The forum aims to:

(1)    raise awareness on trends relating to racial discrimination in Malaysia;
(2)    create an opportunity for an open dialogue and strategic partnership between various stakeholders on the issues of racial discrimination in Malaysia, towards finding possible solutions to overcome the challenges; and
(3)    foster discussion on advocacy to urge the Malaysian Government to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (“ICERD”).
The speakers are:
(1)    Prof Ulung Datuk Dr Shamsul Amri Baharuddin, Director, Institute of Ethnic Studies (“KITA”), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (“UKM”);
(2)    Dr Ananthi Al Ramiah, Social Psychologist (Independent Scholar and Consultant);
(3)    Jerald Joseph, Commissioner, Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (“SUHAKAM”); and
(4)    Mansoor Saat, Co-Chairperson, Bar Council Human Rights Committee.
Stefan Priesner, the United Nations Resident Coordinator for Malaysia and United Nations Development Programme (“UNDP”) Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei Darussalam, will officiate the public forum.

The forum will be moderated by Adli Zakuan Zairakithnaini, Programme Director of Pusat KOMAS.

To register, please contact Satha Selvan Subramaniam, Senior Administrative Assistant, by email to satha@malaysianbar.org.my.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Anusha Gopala Krishnan, Officer, by telephone at 03-2050 2097, or by email at anusha@malaysianbar.org.my.

Thank you.

Andrew Khoo Chin Hock and Mansoor Saat
Co-Chairpersons
Human Rights Committee

Details

Date:
March 21, 2018
Time:
09:00 - 12:30
Cost:
Free
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Organisers

Pusat KOMAS
Bar Council Human Rights Committee

Venue

Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium
Straits Trading Building, Unit 2-02A, 2nd Floor, 2 Leboh Pasar
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50050 Malaysia
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Phone:
+603-2095 1322

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