“第3届公民社会奖”颁奖礼 3rd Civil Society Award Ceremony

日期:2011年12月12日(星期一),7pm
地点:隆雪华堂-楼上讲堂
*附晚餐招待

隆雪华堂自2008年起举行年度的公民社会奖颁奖,目的在于鼓励及肯定公民团体对促进社会开放与拓展自由民主空间的贡献,希望以此鼓励个人与社会团体参与推动社会进步,共同打造公民社会。本典礼将邀请华团、非政府组织代表及关心公共事务人士出席,以表扬个人以及团体对于捍卫公民权益,开拓民主空间的贡献。

公民社会奖遴选委员会将颁布本届公民社会奖的得奖者,所有被提名者将获得颁发奖状以资鼓励,而得奖者将获得5000令吉奖励金、奖杯及奖状。

本届获提名的组织/个人:
1. 周泽南(前媒体工作者,现为纪录片导演)
2. 雪兰莪社区自强协会(EMPOWER)
3. 社会传播中心(Pusat KOMAS)
4. 《连环扣》全国行动小组(National Interlok Action Team,NIAT)
5. 干净与公平选举联盟2.0(BERSIH 2.0)
6. 陈炘铠(NH Chan, 前上诉庭法官)
7. 李初成(前双溪毛糯麻风病院参议会主席)
8. 陈兴(双溪毛糯麻风病院参议会主席)
9. 黄文强(马来西亚选举观察联盟MEO-net,协调员 )
10.拯救马来西亚委员会(Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas Committee)

活动流程:
07:00 – 08:00 pm : 自助式晚餐
08:00 – 08:10 pm : 第3届公民社会奖筹委会主席致词
08:10 – 08:20 pm : 马来西亚公民社会小史
08.20 – 08.45 pm : 介绍奖项与被提名组织/个人公布得奖名单与评审内容
08.45 – 09.00 pm : 颁奖仪式
09:00 – 09:30 pm : 专题演讲:“我的宪法”醒觉运动及其挑战
(“My Consti” and the challenges we face),云大舜,大马律师公会宪法法律委员会主席
09:30 – 10:00 pm : 交流 Q & A
10:00pm 闭幕

任何询问,欢迎联络隆雪华堂秘书处谢先生,电话:03-2274 6645。谢谢!

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遴选委员会

隆雪华堂邀请专家学者与社会贤达,共同组成七人的“公民社会奖遴选委员会”,负责审核提名与遴选有资格获表扬者。本届遴选委员会成员如下:

1. 拉玛克里斯南 (国民醒觉运动主席)
2. 赛益依布拉欣 (废除内安法令联盟主席)
3. 仄三苏丁 (人民艺术工作者轴心组织主席)
4. 阿兹米沙隆 (马大法学系副教授)
5. 希山慕丁赖益斯 (资深评论人、艺术工作者)
6. 杨有为 (隆雪华堂总秘书)
7. 杨凯斌 (《当今大马》中文版主编)

评审标准

遴选委员会将根据以下评审标准遴选:
(a)坚守公民独立议政之角色,拓展社会自由民主之空间;
(b)发挥结社之力量,推进公民团体之结盟,以及跨领域的合作;
(c)启发与引领社会创造性的改革实践;
(d)推动族群交流与互动。

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3rd Civil Society Award Ceremony

Organizer : The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
Data : 12th December 2011 (Monday)
Time : 7:00 pm
Venue : Auditorium of KLSCAH
*Dinner provided

The KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) will be having its 3rd Civil Society Award ceremony on 12 December 2011. The NGOs, activists and the public are invited to attend in order to acknowledge individuals and organizations on their contributions to civil society and to open up the democratic space.

The promotion and strengthening of freedom and democracy depend on the growth of civil society. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge individuals and organizations on their contributions to civil society and to open up the democratic space and at the same time encourage such participation by more individuals and organizations.

This award also serves as an evaluation to the civil society organizations and even to the overall performance of civil societies. Besides, we should recognize the importance of civil societies as the third-sector and NGOs are moving our society to be more progressive. We hope that this would encourage the communal organizations to be more open and be more proactive in the public affairs.

Individuals who are Malaysian citizens or organizations in Malaysia are eligible for nomination. The Award is given once a year, which can be conferred on up to three individuals or organizations in no particular order.

The winner of the civil society award will be announced by the award committee. All nominees will be granted testimonials as recognition and encouragement of their contribution to the civil society while the winner will be awarded RM5000, trophy as well as testimonials. A thematic speech will be delivered at the ceremony as to analyze the concept of civil society and the current situation of the country.

And the nominees are:
1. Chou Z Lam (Founder of Peoples Documentary Foundation)
2. EMPOWER
3. Pusat KOMAS
4. NIAT (National Interlok Action Team)
5. BERSIH 2.0
6. NH Chan(Former Appeal Court Judge)
7. Lee Chor Seng (Former Chairman of Counselor of Sg. Buloh Leprosy Settlement)
8. Tan Hing (Chairman of Counselor of Sg. Buloh Leprosy Settlement)
9. Ong Boon Keong (Malaysian Election Observation Network coordinator)
10.Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas Committee.

Agenda:
07:00 pm Registration and dinner
08:00 pm Promulgation ceremony and speeches

1. Greetings by Ser Choon Ing, (Chairman of the Civil Society Award Organizing Committee)
2. Brief history of the Malaysian civil society
3. “My Consti and the challenges we face” by Edmund Bon (Chairman of Malaysian Bar Council’s constitutional law committee)
4. Prize Ceremony and Judges’ note
5. Q & A section
6. Closing

KLSCAH hopes that this initiative will encourage more individuals and organizations to participate in pushing for social progress and to establish a civil society. The growth of civil society requires participation of all ethnic groups and all segments of the society. We thus invite all to join us in this activity and welcome feedback so that we can move forward to a more open and progressive society.

Should you have further enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact the assistant secretary of the KLSCAH, Chia Wei Loon , 03-22746645.

[Appendix 1]
The Selection Committee
A seven-member Selection Committee shall be formed by prominent scholars and community leaders. The committee will verify the eligibility of nominees and select recipients of the award.

1. P. Ramakrishnan (President of ALIRAN)
2. Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh (President of GMI)
3. Che Shamsudin Othman (President of Seniman Paksi Rakyat M’sia, PAKSI)
4. Azmi Sharom (Associate Professor of Law Faculty of UM)
5. Hishammudin Rais (Veteran Writer, Art Worker)
6. Yong Yew Wei (Secretary General of KLSCAH)
7. Yong Kai Ping (Editor of Malaysiakini Chinese version)

[Appendix 2]
Criteria for Selection
The committee will select recipients of the award according to the following criteria:
(a) Playing an important role in defending freedom of political participation and fighting for greater space for social freedom and democracy;
(b) Actively promoting the cooperation of civil groups from different background and areas;
(c) Initiating and pioneering social reforms;
(d) Promoting communications and interactions among different ethnic groups.

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