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Monday, 31 December 2012

Proham Discussion - Building an inclusive Malaysian society


 Date:                Jan 14, 2013 (Monday)
Time:                4pm to 6.30pm

Venue:              Conference Room, Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM), Jaya 33, Tower 1, Level 11,  No 3, Jalan Semangat, Petaling Jaya. Tel: +603-7711 2892

There is a strong conviction in public policy formulation and advocacy that building a nation from a
broader and inclusive agenda for development will enhance national unity and inter-ethnic relations
among communities.

Far too often development agenda concerns have been championed from ‘an ethnic deprivation’
Position and each community seek to champion its own agenda. However if a human rights and
sustainability framework is adopted, there is a strong conviction that this will neutralizes issues of race
and religion.

The focus can rightly shift to real life concerns on the basis of human needs that cuts across all ethnic
and religious communities especially those that impact the bottom 40% of the socio-economic divide.

In early Jan 2013, the Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA) at University Kebangsaan Malaysia published
Twenty- two short articles written by Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria as a booklet is the UKM Ethnic
Studies Paper Series entitled “Malaysia: The Need for Inclusiveness”. These were originally published
in the Malay Mail column –Meeting Half Way.

In conjunction with the launch of this booklet together with two others in the UKM Ethnic Studies
Paper Series, a discussion is organised in the on growing discussion to foster closer relationship
among various communities and in enhancing social cohesion in Malaysian society.

Panel of Speakers
Tan Sri Simon Sipaun (Proham Chairman)

Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam (Chairman ASLI_CPPS & Proham member)
Tan Sri Michael Yeoh (ASLI & Proham member)

Assoc Prof Dr Ramy Bulan (Faculty of Law, & Director of Centre for Malaysian Indigenous Studies, CMIS, University Malaya)
Prof Datuk Dr Shamsul Amri Baharuddin (Distinguished Prof & Founding Director, KITA-UKM)

Moderator: Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria (Proham & KITA-UKM)

Panel members will briefly share within 10 minutes their reflections and there will be opportunity for participants too also make short interventions. Please join us by registering this program by Jan 10, 2013. Email at:

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