On Monday 15 November 2010 Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim will give a public lecture titled Social Justice and Political Change: The Malaysian Experience at The Australian National University in Canberra.
Intro of Anwar Ibrahim (from the organisers at The Australian National University)
Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim is the leader of the Opposition in the opposition alliance called the Pakatan Rakyat (People Pact). He was Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1993-1998. He also served as Minister of Finance for Malaysia from 1991-1998.
He was dismissed from office in 1998 and imprisoned after a trial described by Amnesty International as exposing “a pattern of political manipulation of key state institutions including the police, public prosecutor’s office and the judiciary”. After 6 years of appeal his conviction was overturned by the Malaysian Federal Court. He is currently facing another trial, Sodomy II, which has attracted international attention and condemnation.
He is highly respected for his principled stance against corruption and his management of the Malaysian economy during their financial crisis. He is also viewed as one of the forefathers of the Asian Renaissance and a leading proponent of greater cooperation among civilizations.
Details of the event are as follows:
Monday 15 November, 6.45pm for a 7pm start
Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music, Childers Street, ANU
This event is free and open to the public.
Registrations are essential.