Institutional and Legislative Reforms in Malaysia

Institutional and Legislative Reforms in Malaysia
Date
15 January 2019, 6.15pm - 8.00pm
Type
Lecture
Venue
The Chancellor's Hall, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Hon. Mohamad Ariff Yusoff

Hon. Mohamad Ariff became an associate professor of law in 1974 at the University of Malaya, which is Malaysia's oldest and most prestigious university. Subsequently, he served under a few state regulatory bodies, including the Securities Commission (1993-1995), Companies' Commission of Malaysia (2007-2008) and the Malaysian Rating Agency (until 2008).

He then undertook the role of a High Court judge in 2009, where he, as a strong supporter of human rights, ruled against the Home Ministry in 2010 regarding a controversial book ban. He was subsequently elevated to the Court of Appeals and served in it as Justice from 2012 to 2015.

After being appointed as the Speaker of the lower House of Malaysian Parliament in 2018, Hon. Mohamad Ariff has been pushing for reform measures in restoring the parliament's role in a democracy following the Westminster convention.

Hon. Mohamad Ariff will be speaking about institutional reforms in Malaysia following the watershed elections in 2018. There will then be a question and answer session, where the audience will be given the opportunity to clarify his viewpoints and pose questions to him.

In collaboration with the British Malaysian Society, the United Kingdom & Eire Council for Malaysian Students - UKEC, the KPUM: United Kingdom & Eire Malaysian Law Students' Union, and Pelajar & Komuniti UK - Ireland

This event is ticketed, and all audience members are required to show their tickets to enter the venue. 

To book a place please register: https://bit.ly/2Chx5R9

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Contact

Olga Jimenez
olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8871