In August 2016, HAKAM initiated the first “Jom Tanya Saya” or “Ask Me” series of live broadcast conversations with 4 prominent Malaysians – Ambiga Sreenevasan, Steven Thiru, Marina Mahathir and Azmi Sharom – via Facebook Live.
This series is one of HAKAM’s ongoing pursuits to create opportunities to engage the Malaysian public on current issues via online dialogues.
The series was also designed to encourage and build up momentum on need for all Malaysians to do their part.
How can you contribute to this cause? By engaging in conversations that matter, to register to vote for next General Elections, to volunteer as observer of polling agents etc, to participate in activities to support good causes, and more.
– Stand Up, Speak Up, Show Up –
Malaysians online are/were invited to post questions on HAKAM’s website, Facebook Page and Twitter space under the #MacamManaMesia and #HowNowMalaysia hashtags, commencing some time before each scheduled FBLive broadcast with the Invited Guests.
Questions which are posed but not answered online during the live broadcast because of time limitations are replied to after each respective broadcast.
Each Invited Guest are/were given the questions posed to him/her and he/she can answer them in their selected order of priority during the FB Live broadcast.
In this FBLive Session #1, HAKAM President Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan answered questions on current issues, especially on the Citizen’s Declaration, election reforms in the area of political donations and contributions, the opposition’s chances in the next General Election, treatment of refugees and the UN Convention on Refugees, freedom of expression and freedom of and to information, her experiences as a human rights advocate, the implications of the 1MDB crisis, the future of Malaysia as a multi-racial nation, and more.
In this FBLive Session #2, Mr Steven Thiru, the President of the Malaysian Bar answered questions on current issues, especially on Malaysian topics dealing with the administration of justice, the Federal Constitution, the role of the Malaysian Bar as well as the roles of various other institutions such as the Judiciary, Attorney General’s Chambers and law enforcement agencies in Malaysia and how it affects the wellbeing of the people.
In this FBLive Session #3, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, human rights activist who works on women, children and HIV/AIDS issues, answered questions on gender equality, diversity and Malaysia as a Nation.
In this FBLive Session #4, Assoc Prof. Dr. Azmi Sharom, Universiti of Malaya law lecturer, answered your questions on human rights, environmental issues and conflict of laws.