Projek Amanat Negara 2011/12

As Asian countries are beginning to emerge as economic superpowers against the backdrop of a global financial crisis, times are wiftly changing and Malaysia finds itself at a crossroad; our country is poised at the brink of prosperity, but in a changing economic landscape that demands more from its citizens than ever before. Malaysia’s march towards a knowledge-driven economy, its drive to spur the development of enterprise and its endeavours to remain as one of the most attractive investment hubs in Asia are but some of the main challenges that our country must face.

At the centre of Malaysia’s challenges is its ability to harness the latent force of its younger generation; the bedrock of a successful civilisation has always been the mobilisation of its youth. Equipping the students with new perspectives and a global outlook will be a step towards that end. It is on this note that the UKEC is confident that the Projek Amanat Negara 2011 will be an excellent platform to advance such an agenda. We believe an open and honest discussion of the many issues that Malaysians face is warranted, and more importantly, timely.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Empowering Youth for Tomorrow’s Malaysia’. As Malaysia approaches a crucial juncture in its history; it is blessed with a myriad of profitable opportunities as well as beset by a number of difficult challenges. Whether Malaysia falls into what economists are calling the middle income trap and remain a small regional player, or whether it rises to its destiny and joins league of developed and industrialized Asian Tigers such as South Korea and Taiwan, that fate lies within the hands of today’s youth, as the leaders of the future.

As young Malaysians, it is incumbent upon us to decide the course of action our nation will take in time to come as an effort to reach the national goals set for 2020, as the youth would one day take the reign of governance. With this in mind, Projek Amanat Negara 2011 aims to spur intellectual discussion and exchange ideas on our shared ideals and vision for Malaysia; 2020 and beyond.

The wide scope of issues covered by this conference; from economic issues to international issues such as the Palestine-Israeli conflict indicates the emphasis on raising awareness of important issues among the bright young minds of Malaysia. With a range of speakers and thought- provoking sessions, we extend a warm invitation to fellow Malaysians to join us in examining various key issues relevant to the governance, development and holistic progress of our country, as well as global issues. Let us all strive in togetherness to become citizens of high intellectual value for the good of our beloved country.

Details:
Location – Lim Kok Wing University, London
Date – 9th April 2011
Time – 8.00am to 7.00pm

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
9th April 2011 (Saturday)
8:00am Arrival and Registration of Participants

8:30am Breakfast

9.00am Welcome Speech

• Farqquar Haqqani Fadhlullah Suhaimi, UKEC Chairman 2010/2011

9.15am Opening Speech
• Datuk Zakaria Sulong, High Commissioner of Malaysia to the United Kingdom and Ireland.
• Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Lim Kok Wing, Founder & Chairman, Lim Kong Wing University London.

10.00am: Session One: Legal and Constitution Law
Topic: “Is the Federal Constitution secular or Islamic and Methods of Conflict Resolution for the Two.”

11.00pm: Session One Q & A

11.30pm: Session Two: Economics
Topic: “The effects of the New Economic Model (NEM) and the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) on the Malaysian economy and growth.”

12.30pm: Session Two Q & A

1.00pm: Lunch/Prayer time /Photography session

2.00pm: Session 1 and 2 group discussion with speakers and moderators

2.30pm: Session Three: Transparency and Corruption Session
Topic: Fighting Corruption in Malaysia

3.30pm: Session Three Q & A

4.00pm: Session Four : Leadership and Career Building
Topic: “Success in the Corporate World and Insights into Leadership.

5.00pm: Session Four Q & A

5.30pm: Session Five: Politics
Topic : The 13th General Elections; predictions, performance and Malaysia’s future

6.30pm: Session Five Q & A

7.00pm: Session 4 and 5 group discussion with speakers and moderators

7.30pm: Event Ends

With a larger targeted audience this year, speaker lead group discussions, and confirmed speakers in the likes of Professor James Chin, Shanon Shah, Azmi Sharom and Edmund Bond, it is certainly an event not to be missed!

Registration for Projek Amanat Negara is now closed. If you would still like to attend the event, please contact Leithiga at leithiga@ukeconline.com with “REGISTERING FOR PAN” as the title of your email.

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