Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM) will be organising a public forum on 19 September 2012, featuring a distinguished panel of speakers that would cover various aspects of the recently launched Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025.

The Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 has outlined 11 strategic and operational shifts to transform the country’s education system. However, the initial response from the public, including education groups, has been mixed. Many different and divergent opinions have been expressed. Some have said that the Blueprint is comprehensive and complete whilst others have described it as “old wine in new bottle.”

The Deputy Prime Minister is reported to have called for public feedback on the Blueprint before a final report is prepared for the Cabinet in December.

It is in this context that GBM has decided to organise the forum as a form of public consultation. The invited scholars and representatives of education development groups will present their views and suggestions on the Blueprint. This forum will also be an opportunity for members of the public to provide feedback and inputs.

Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM) will take into consideration the views and feedback from the public forum in formulating its own input to the Government.

The Panel of Speakers are:
1. Dr. Lim Teck Ghee, Director, Center for Policy Initiatives (CPI)
2. Dato’ Dr. Toh Kin Woon, Chair, Lim Lian Geok Cultural & Development Center (LLG)
3. Encik.Wan Saiful Wan Jan, CEO, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)
4. Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim, Chair, Parent Action Group for Education Malaysia (PAGE)

Encik Zaid Kamaruddin, the Secretary of Pertubuhan IKRAM Malaysia (IKRAM) cum the Deputy Chairperson of GBM, will be the Moderator.

The forum will be held as per details below:-
Date: 19th September, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 8.00 PM – 11.00 PM
Venue: Auditorium of The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall,
              No.1, Jalan Maharajalela, 50150 Kuala Lumpur.

The forum is open to the public and admission is free.
For more information, please contact GBM Secretariat at 03-2272 3594 or 012-320 6959.

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