In May 2018, the Malaysian electorate overwhelmingly voted the ruling party out and ushered in a new era of politics with the election of a coalition Government. The electorate rejected the cronyism and corruption of Barisan Nasional which, to put things in context, was the party that had governed Malaysia since 1957 when it ceased to be a British colony. I blogged about the elation that I felt.
The coalition Government has promised a new era in Malaysian politics and the scale of pace is rather astounding. The previous PM has been arrested for corruption. His cronies and aides face the same fate. A free press is slowly emerging after being gagged for decades.
Come and hear about the changes taking place and what it means for Malaysians.
I will be interviewing Numan Afifi who was closely involved with the coalition Government till very recently. Numan Afifi is a prominent international LGBT rights activist and social justice advocate who resigned from his post because the backlash against his sexuality made it impossible for him to carry out his duties.
Numan will give us an intimate personal insight and will take questions from the audience.
The event will be held at :
The Community Hall (next to Number 108), Doreen Ramsey Court, The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LN
Date: 22 July 2018
Time: 3pm to 5pm.
Refreshments will be served.