第5届公民社会奖 – 颁奖典礼 5th Civil Society Award Ceremony

The KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) will be having its 5th Civil Society Award ceremony on 10th December 2015, Thursday. 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. Kuala Lumpur Tak Nak Incinerator Committee, KTI
2. Dapur Jalanan Kuala Lumpur
3. Gabungan Selamatkan Petani dan Penternak Negeri Perak
4. Maria Chin Abdullah
5. ENGAGE
6. SAVE Rivers
7. Justice for Sisters
8. Zunar

Details of the event:
Organizer: The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
Date: 10th December 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 7.00 pm (Buffer Dinner provided)
Venue: Auditorium of KLSCAH

Agenda:
07.00pm  Registration and dinner
08.00pm  Promulgation ceremony and speeches

1. Greetings by Tan Hong Aik, Deputy KLSCAH President
2. Brief history of the Malaysian civil society
3. “Minority Rights In The Constitution”, by Dato’Ambiga Sreenevasan, President of HAKAM
4. Prize Ceremony and Judges’ note
5. 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.

For further enquiry, please contact the assistant secretary of the KLSCAH, Chia Wei Loon, Tel: 03-2274 6645.

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吉隆坡暨雪兰莪中华大会堂将在2015年12月10日(星期四)晚上7时 举行【第5届公民社会奖】颁奖典礼,筹委会主席为廖国华。
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,包括:
1. 吉隆坡不要焚化炉行动委员会(Kuala Lumpur Tak Nak Incinerator Committee)
2. 吉隆坡街头厨房(Dapur Jalanan Kuala Lumpur)
3. 霹雳农民自救大联盟(Gabungan Selamatkan Petani dan Penternak Negeri Perak)
4. 玛丽亚陈(Maria Chin Abdullah)
5. 愿景工程(ENGAGE)
6. 砂拉越拯救河流联盟(SAVE Rivers)
7. 姐妹正义连线(Justice for Sisters)
8. 祖纳(Zunar)

流程如下:
日期:2015年12月10日(星期四)
时间:傍晚7时正
地点:隆雪华堂楼上讲堂

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07.00pm 自助式晚餐
08.00pm 隆雪华堂署理会长陈康益致词
08.10pm 马来西亚公民社会小史
09.00pm 主题演讲:“宪法如何保障弱势”(Minority Rights In The Constitution)
拿督安美嘉(Dato’Ambiga Sreenevasan,大马人权协会HAKAM主席)
08.20pm 介绍奖项与被提名组织/个人、公布得奖名单与评审内容
08.45pm 颁奖仪式
09.30pm 交流 Q & A
10.00pm 闭幕

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。

任何询问,欢迎联络隆雪华堂秘书处谢先生,电话:03-2274 6645。

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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. 梁肇富(前律师公会主席)
2. Masjaliza Hamzah(前独立新闻中心 CIJ 执行总监)
3. Ambiga Sreenevasan(大马人权协会HAKAM主席)
4. Ishak Surin(捍卫国家文化遗产协会MUAFAKAT主席)
5. Cynthia Gabriel(反贪污与朋党主义中心创始主任)
6. 叶瑞生(前亚洲人权发展论坛执行总监)
7. 谢春荣(隆雪华堂总秘书)

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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