Local Authority in Malaysia: Revisiting Athi Nahappan Report for our times


Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that I want to invite you to an upcoming conference hosted by REFSA. Details of the conference are, as follows:

Title: Local Authority in Malaysia: Revisiting Athi Nahappan Report for our times

Date: 13  March 2015

Time: 8.30 am (Registration)

March 13 REFSA-Revisiting the Athi Nahappan Report.

Venue: Plaza 1, Foyer Level, Parkroyal Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

The conference is part of REFSA’s local authority month of March in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the abolishment of local election in our country in 1965. We hope to initiate a series of conversations through our conferences and publications to reignite interest in the once vibrant ground of democratic contest in our country – the local authority.

This conference will open with an address by YB Hannah Yeoh, the Speaker of the Selangor State Assembly and will feature a special address by Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, CEO of the Global Movement of Moderates who will speak on the topic, “Will local government election erode Malay rights?”

Other distinguished speakers include, YB Liew Chin Tong (MP for Kluang), YB Hanipa Maidin (MP for Sepang), YB Zairil Khir Johari (MP for Bukit Bendera), YB Chang Lih Kang (State Assemblyman for Teja, Perak), YB Rajiv Rishyakaran (State Assemblyman for Bukit Gasing, Selangor), Dato’ Maimunah Mohd Sharif (President of Seberang Prai Municipal Council, Penang), Dr. Wong Chin Huat (Fellow at Penang Institute).

To register please fill in your information at or call Fong Theng at 019-9928 268.

Athi Nahappan Report can be download here

Participation is free of charge.

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