The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall held the KLSCAH 100th Anniversary Event: National Affairs Conference on September 20th, at the Affin Bank Building within the Tun Razak International Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Four speakers discussed political systems, social change, and the democratic process, each offering unique insights into pathways for promoting social progress and sustainable development. Below are brief introductions of the speakers.

Speakers:
1) Prof. Dr. Wong Chin Huat (Deputy head of strategy at the Asia HQof the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Sunway University)
Title: Multiparty Politics and System Reform

2) Dr. Phoon Wing Keong (Deputy Chair of Think Tank Development Committee Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies)
Title: Emerging Democracy: From Transformation to Finalization

3) Associate Prof. Dr. Khoo Ying Hooi (Head of the Department of International and Strategic Studies at Universiti Malaya)
Title: The Changing Role of Civil Society Under the New Deal

4) Dr. Hew Wai Weng (Research Fellow, Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), UKM)
Title: Malay Right-wing and Islamic Narratives

Moderator:
Mr. Ooi Heng (Chief Executive of KLSCAH)

Politics is the fundamental mechanism of societal operation, and a platform that allows fair competition and a political system that adheres to the principles and practices of democracy and accountability are crucial for the long-term stability and development of a nation and society. We appreciate the insights shared by the speakers and the support of the audience. We look forward to continued mutual exchange in the future, working together to promote social progress and build a better tomorrow.

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