Time: 9am to 6:15pm
Venue: Menara Affin @ TRX
Organiser: The Kuala Lumpur And Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH)
The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) National Affairs Conference will be held on September 20, 2023 (Wednesday), from 9:00 am to 6:15 pm at the Affin Bank Building (Menara Affin @ TRX), Tun Razak International Trade Centre. For this 100th Anniversary Event, the KLSCAH National Affairs Conference has invited many distinguished local, and international experts and academicians to share their views and opinions on politics, education, economics and other national issues.
Established in 1923, KLSCAH has kept up with the country’s developments for over a century, and our role to society has transformed by leaps and bounds. From assisting overseas Chinese to representing citizens, we have gradually transformed into a civil society organisation (CSO) during this period, involved in milestones closely related to various political, economic, cultural and educational turning points, such as the Joint Declaration of National Chinese Associations (1985), Joint Declaration of Malaysian Chinese Organisations’ Election Appeals a.k.a. Suqiu (2000), and solidarity with primary school SJKC Chung Hwa Damansara in 2001, resistance to the teaching of mathematics and science in only the English language, a centre for postal ballots during the 15th General Election, and many more.
The concept of a forum of this scale originated in the 1990s; it coincided with the early martial law period to the post-martial law era of Taiwan. To achieve a real democratic transition, political and civil society leaders were invited for discussion on the country’s future democratisation process through a forum. The sparks of ideological exchange created through brainstorming also laid the foundation for Taiwan’s future presidential elections, power rotations etc., to turn authoritarian rule into a realised democracy.
After Malaysia has gone through a long one-party dominance system, our country achieved its first federal power change in 2018, and in the 2020 Sheraton coup. Now, the current multi-party ecosystem and government in power, the country is at the crossroads of democratisation transformation. In a rare opportunity for our 100-year establishment, KLSCAH hopes to provide advice on national development by holding the National Affairs Conference, so that everyone can conduct in-depth discussions and exchanges on political, economic and educational issues to promote the development and progress of Malaysia. This event also aligns with our transformation as a CSO, in building the next wave of democratisation consensus.
The KLSCAH National Affairs Conference covers different branches of politics, education and economics, conducting in-depth discussions on the current situation, future developments and opportunities within various disciplines. We have invited many well-known experts and academicians to explain in straightforward language and provide inspiring arguments during the forum, aiming to provide comprehensive insights and thought-provoking perspectives on various issues.
Interested? Please complete the online registration process before June 16 (Friday) by clicking the Google form link: bit.ly/klscahcf . Fill in the Google form to complete the registration process, otherwise, your registration will not be accepted.
Attention: The registration fee for this forum is RM200, please transfer the fee to the bank account: The Kuala Lumpur And Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (Public Bank: 3077167622). Please fill in the reference to ‘KLSCAH Conference’ on the receipt and attach it to the Google form. Members of the public are welcome to register and attend. Seats are limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.