Opposing authoritarianism in Malaysia

Event details

PSC Seminar

Date & time

Monday 28 October 2013


Lecture Theatre 1, Hedley Bull Centre (130), corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU
ANU Canberra


Haris Ibrahim


Allison Ley
+61 2 612 53097

In this seminar, Haris Ibrahim, one of Malaysia's most prominent social activist, will reflect on his long experience in organising political reform and rights movements in Malaysia, such as Article 11, the People's Parliament, Bersih, Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM), Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM), Anything But UMNO (ABU) and BlackOut 505 movements. He will discuss some of the successes and failures, as well as offer insights into the future struggle against authoritarianism in Malaysia.

About the Speaker - A trained lawyer, Haris Ibrahim is the founder of ABU (Anything But UMNO), a civil society group in Malaysia. He is a strong advocate for a government that delivers its promises for all Malaysians. Launched in 2011, ABU aims to expose fraud and corruption committed by the ruling coalition government, and hold lawmakers in parliament accountable for their actions. In this seminar, Haris also hopes to reinforce ABU's mandate of being pro-rakyat (pro-people) and not pro-Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

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