GBM Summit On Civil Society: Post NEP – Towards A National Consensus
April 18, 2015



Date: Saturday, 9 May 2015 – 9am – 6pm
Venue: KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur.


Registration fees: RM30.00 (including meals and papers)
Payment to: The KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
Account No: Public Bank 3158-990-236

Please email your bank-in slip to: GBM Secretariat, [email protected].

This one day Summit initiated by Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM) is going to address the common interest for the whole nation of Malaysia that is on National Unity. Despite the continuous reiteration of the need for maintaining national harmony by the governmental officials and the NGOs supporting the course, the cleavage between various groups of society has somehow deepened.

We believed that the means to counteract this trend have to be discussed by GBM coalitions, its supporters and its opponents alike. We also believed that many aspects like ethnic and religious tension including social and economic issues must be scrutinized. What will be the course of the country if these pressing issues are not addressed? Would there be escalation of tension between religious and ethnic groups that could lead to possible violence? Would we be able to create a robust, cohesive and competetive society in the future?

Hence we warmly welcome all NGOs and individuals to attend and share their thoughts. Please register on the eventbrite and fill in the attached Registration Form. Send the form back to the GBM Secretariat by the 4th of May, 2015.

Organised by: Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM)

Co-otganizers: Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF), Pertubuhan IKRAM Malaysia (IKRAM), Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH), LLG Cultural Development Centre (LLG) and Tamil Foundation.

Registration fees: RM30/= (including meals and papers)

Payment to: The KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall

Account No: Public Bank 3158 990 236.

Please email your bank-in slip to: GBM Secretariat, [email protected].

Address: GBM Secretariat, 1st Floor, KLSCAH Building,

No. 1, Jln Maharajalela, 50150 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03.2272.3594; 017.3985.606




 Time   Programs
900-915AM Registration/Morning Tea with Snacks
915-930AM Opening & Welcoming Speech
Tan Yew Sing, Chair, GBM
Presentation of Token of Appreciation

Session 1: Are We Ready for Post NEP Challenges?


  • Tan Sri Simon Sipaun (former Sabah State Secretary and former Vice-Chairman of Suhakam)
  • Wong Chin Huat (Fellow & Head, Political & Social Analysis Section of Penang Institute)
  • Ibrahim Suffian (CEO of Merdeka Centre)
  • Michael Lim Mah Hui (former international banker, academician and consultant to international organisations)

Moderator: tbc

1030-1130AM Discussion
1130AM-130PM Session 2: Workshops

  • Social Cohesion
  • Political Democratisation
  • Economic Empowerment
130-230PM Lunch
230-330PM Session 3: Workshops’ Conclusion Presentation

  • Social Cohesion
  • Political Democratisation
  • Economic Empowerment

Moderator: tbc


Session 4: What Are the Obstacles to Overcome for National Unity?


  • Ms Jannie Lasimbang (Executive Director, Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia)
  • Ahmad Farouk Musa (Director, Islamic Renaissance Front)
  • Prema Devaraj (Executive Committee, Aliran)
  • Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan (former President of Bar Council)

Moderator: tbc

430-530PM Discussion
5.30pm-6.00pm Session 5: Concluding Statement
Zaid Kamaruddin (Vice Chair, GBM)Moderator: Stanley Yong Yew Wei (Organizing Chair of Summit, GBM)



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