Conference on the Roadmap to Local Government Elections

Registration Form for Conference on the Roadmap to Local Government Elections


Professor Abdul Aziz BARI is lecturing at the Department of Public Law at the International Islamic University.
Tan Sri Dato’ Dr CHIN Fook Weng is a national speaker for Gerakan and a former senator and Associate Professor.
Mr Derek FERNANDES is a town planning lawyer and a member of the Petaling Jaya City Council.
Dr GOH Ban Lee is a retired USM Associate Professor interested in urban governance, housing and urban planning.
Mr Andrew KHOO is the Co-Deputy Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee, with wide interests from parliamentary reform, electoral reform to Free Trade Agreements.
Mr Edward LEE is the state assemblyperson for Bukit Gasing and the President of Resident Association Section 5 Petaling Jaya.
Mr Ronnie LIU is the state assemblyman for Pandamaran, Selangor and the Selangor Government Exco member for Local Government, Study and Research Committee.
Mr Victor OORJITHAM is the Chairman of Maxwell Towers Resident Association (local joint action committee) and former local councilor for Petaling Jaya.
Mr Sivarasa RASIAH is the member of Parliament for Subang and the Vice President of Parti Keadilan Rakyat.

Moderators/Organizer Representatives:

Mr Ng Kong Peng is the current Melaka Bar Committee chairman.
Dr Lim Teck Ghee is a former UN advisor and past Director of the Centre for Public Policy Studies in ASLI. He is currently the CEO of the Centre for Policy Initiatives.
Wong Chin Huat is a founding member of Civil Society Parliamentary Initiative for Parliamentary Reform (CSI-Parliament).


Date : Saturday, 26th July 2008
Time : 8.30am – 4.30pm
Venue : King’s Hotel, No.30, Lebuh Ayer Keroh, 75450 Melaka

RM 20.00
(Registration fee includes lunch, tea and seminar materials)



– Registration
– Welcoming Speeches by the Organizers: Dr Lim TG; Mr KP Ng and Mr Wong Chin Huat
– Session 1- “Why Local Democracy?”
– Moderator – Mr Ng Kong Peng
– Mr Derek Fernandez – “An Assessment of the Status Quo Under the Current Laws.”
– Mr Edward Lee – “The role of civil society in local governance.”
– Mr Victor Oorjitham – “The Earlier Experience in the 1970s.”
– Question & Answer Session
– Tea Break
– Session 2 -“Reviving Local Elections : The State Solutions”
– Moderator- Dr Lim Teck Ghee
– Mr Andrew Khoo – “How the State can do it.”
– Mr Ronnie Liu – “Why the State has not done it.”
– Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Chin Fook Weng- “Gerakan’s Position On Local Elections”
– Question & Answer Session
– Lunch
– Session 3-“Reviving Local Elections : The Federal Solutions”
– Moderator- Andrew Khoo
– Professor Abdul Aziz Bari – “ Institutional Reforms and Federal-State Relations”
– Mr Sivarasa Rasiah MP – “The Parliamentary Mechanism: Private Members’ Bill and Select Committee”
– Dr Goh Ban Lee – “The Constitutional Mechanism: “National Council of Local Governments.”
– Question & Answer Session
4.00-4.30 pm
-Closing & Tea
4.30pm onwards
– a guided tour of the Historical City of Melaka (optional)
Co-organized by :-
• The Melaka Bar Committee
• Civil Society Initiative for Parliamentary Reform (CSI-Parliament)
• Centre for Policy Initiatives (CPI)


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