“The Impact of Bersih 2.0 on Political Development in Malaysia”- New York City

By Generation 709

Date: August 18, 2011
Time: 8:00-10:00pm
Speaker: Yong Kai Ping (Chinese Editor of Malaysiakini)

Topic: “The Impact of Bersih 2.0 on Political Development in Malaysia”
Language: English
Venue: 446 West 36th Street (between 9th and 10th Ave),
New York, NY 10018
Common hall of the Metropolitan Community Church of New York
Contacts: Boon ([email protected]), Ray ([email protected]).

On July 9, 2011, thousands of Malaysians around the world rallied to demand electoral reform. What are the impacts of Bersih 2.0 rallies on political development in Malaysia? What is the role of the Internet in mobilizing citizens to join the movement? Yong Kai Ping will share his thoughts with us in New York City on August 18, 2011 at 8PM.

About the Speaker:
Yong Kai Ping is currently the Chinese Editor of Malaysiakini, the most popular online media in Malaysia. Yong is a British Chevening scholar with an MA in International Studies from the University of Birmingham, UK, and a Bachelor of Surveyor in Valuation and Real Estate Management from the University Technology Malaysia. Before furthering his studies in UK, Yong worked at Suaram, a well-known human rights organization, and Spicy View, an independent Chinese political magazine.

Please wear YELLOW to attend this talk! Please bring your flashflight! Although the six activists (EO6) were released, there will be a flashlight vigil for Teoh Beng Hock. This vigil is a silent protest against the RCI report. Our vigil is also for those who have been detained without trial under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

Generation 709 in the United States will have a voter registration table where attendees can register as voters. If you haven’t registered as a voter, please bring a photocopy of IC, and fill in the form on site. We will help you to send it back to the Election Commission in Malaysia.

Our acknowledgements go to the Metropolitan Community Church of New York and Pastor Boon for letting us to use the common hall of the church for this talk.