GE14: The polls, the money, the stakes

Public Discussion

Speaker

Ibrahim Suffian, Professor Edmund Terence Gomez, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, Dr Amrita Malhi

Venue

Rumah Gerakbudaya, 2 Jalan Bukit 11/2, PJ, Malaysia

Date

Thursday, 8 February, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:00

Moderator: Kean Wong
Speakers: Ibrahim Suffian, Professor Edmund Terence Gomez, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, Dr Amrita Malhi

As Malaysians head to the 14th General Elections (GE14) in the next 100 days, the stakes have seldom been higher and the nature of the nation is now fiercely contested. While many Malaysians see the GE14 election season as another fraught debate over the core economic issues of the costs of living, inflation, health and education infrastructures, there are also renewed fissures over the roles of religion and culture in determining Malaysia in the 21st century. And all of these issues arising at a time of great uncertainty in the region, as China rises and the United States retreats.

Unravelling some of these themes with the latest available data and analyses at our discussion will be Merdeka Centre’s Ibrahim Suffian, Universiti Malaya Professor Edmund Terence Gomez, Malaysia Muda’s Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, and Australian National University historian Dr Amrita Malhi, with moderation by newmandala.org’s Kean Wong. 

Please join us on Thursday 8th February at 6.30pm, Gerakbudaya Petaling Jaya

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