Date: 7th October 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 8pm – 10.00pm
Venue: MCPA Hall, 2nd Floor,
The KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH)
No 1, Jalan Maharajalela, 50150 Kuala Lumpur.
Strategic Information and Research Development Centre (SIRD), Malaysiakini and Civil Rights Committee (CRC-KLSCAH)
Singapore’s post-independence 11th general elections are widely speculated to be held in December 2010. The People’ Action Party will go into this elections at a time when Singaporeans are unhappy with large amount of foreign workers who are placing a strain on the city-state’s social fabric and infrastructure. Singapore’s mainstream media widely discredited for its bias reporting of local news, is likely to see further decline especially during the elections when more people are likely turn to the internet for alternative political content.
What are the key issues and political flashpoints leading into Singapore’s next general elections? How will political developments in Singapore affect relationships with Malaysia and Malaysians? This talkshow between host Dr Azmi Sharom and guest speaker Dr James Gomez will raise and discuss these issues.
Dr. James Gomez is one of Singapore’s well-known personality in academia, civil society and politics. He is presently Deputy Dean (International) and Head of Public Relations at Monash University, Australia. Before joining Monash, James was Visiting Scholar, Department of Political Science, at Keio University, Japan (2008-9). From 2006 to 2008, he was Programme Officer at International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) in Stockholm, Sweden. He was Regional Research and Communications Manager with the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung – a German political foundation – based 2006 -2001 in Thailand and 2000-1996 in Singapore.
Dr Azmi Sharom is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law University of Malaya where he has taught for 20 years. His research and teaching interests are environmental law and civil liberties. He writes a fortnightly column in The Star called Brave New World.
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