Malaysia Update 2020

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Date & time

Wednesday 21 October 2020






Dr Ying Xin Show

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This is 3-day event held online from October 21-23.

Hosted by The Australian National University Malaysia Institute, the 2020 Malaysia Update comes at a time of public health, political and economic crisis globally. Malaysia too is facing unprecedented challenges, with political alliances shifting and restructuring, the economy contracting sharply during COVID-19, and many people at risk of losing their lives and livelihoods.

The Malaysia Update 2020 will be held in collaboration with KiniTV, and brings together speakers from Malaysia and Australia for the latest developments, debates and challenges, in search of urgent alternative visions for the future of Malaysia.

Malaysia Update 2020 program:

Wednesday 21 October, 4pm-5.30pm AEDT (1pm-2.30pm MYT)

Political Update: Can youth change Malaysian politics?

Speakers: • Qyira Yusri, Co-founder of Undi18, Organiser of Parlimen Digital • Lim Wei Jiet, Lawyer and Co-founder of the Malaysian United Democratic Alliance • Mahirah Marzuki, Program Coordinator of UndiSabah Moderator: • Dr Ross Tapsell, Director, ANU Malaysia Institute

Thursday 22 October, 1pm-2.30pm AEDT (10am-11.30am MYT)

Economic Update: Impact of COVID-19 on the vulnerable groups in Malaysia

Speaker: • Dr Muhammed Abdul Khalid, former Economic Adviser to the former Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and author of The Colour of Inequality: Ethnicity, Class, Income and Wealth in Malaysia

Discussants: • Prof Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Senior Adviser, Khazanah Research Institute • Tricia Yeoh, CEO, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs Moderator: • Stewart Nixon, PhD scholar, ANU Crawford School of Public Policy

Friday 23 October, 1pm-2.30pm AEDT (10am-11.30am MYT)

Cultural Update: Art, culture, grief and loss in a time of crisis Speaker: • Jo Kukathas, writer, director, actor and Artistic Director of The Instant Cafe Theatre Company Discussant: • Dr Simon Soon, Senior Lecturer, Visual Arts Program, University of Malaya Moderator: • Dr Show Ying Xin, Postdoctoral Fellow, ANU Malaysia Institute

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