Singapore groups organise separate forums for Malaysian bloggers

April 8, 2008
Singapore Democrats

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This website reported that the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) had invited a group of Malaysian bloggers to speak at a seminar on 9 Apr 08 at the National University of Singapore. We also reported that event is not open to the Singaporean public.

In response to this, two groups of Singaporeans have organised separate seminars for the Malaysians to speak in order that the public may listen to how the Malaysian Internet community capitalised on the Alternative Media to achieve the astounding results at the recently held general elections.

The two events are listed below and readers interested to attend are encouraged to contact the organisers:

Forum I

Organiser: Dr Cherian George, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Title: We Told You So – Independent Journalism and the Malaysian Government’s “Biggest Mistake”
Speaker: Steven Gan, Editor, Malaysiakini
Date: Thursday, 10 April
Time: 4.00-5.30pm
Place: Level 4 conference room, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NTU
Note: As space is limited, kindly RSVP to Mdm Lim at [email protected] if you wish to attend (see here)

Forum II

Organisers: Martyn See, Seelan Palay, Isrizal, Ho Choon Hiong and Muhammad Shafi’ie
Title: Cyber Activism – The Malaysian Experience
Speakers: Steven Gan and Nathaniel Tan, internet activist, Parti Keadilan Rakyat
Date: Thursday, 10 April
Time: 7.30pm
Place: For the venue, those who wish tr=o attend, please RSVP to: [email protected]
Please note that this event is billed as a private function (see here)