The Need for Reform for the Future of Malaysia and the Muslim Ummah - Part1

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Date: 1st to 6th February 2019

Venue: Concorde Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

Organizer: Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF)

Welcoming Remarks: Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Farouk Musa, Director, IRF

Keynote Speech: YB Saari Sungib

Speakers: Dr Azzam Tamimi, Institute of Islamic Political Thought (IIPT), London

Prof. Nader Hashemi, University of Denver

Dr Azhar Ibrahim, National University of Singapore


A landmark has been achieved in the journey towards reform and democratization in Malaysia. The political change in 2018 will surely be remembered as one of the important moments in the development of the nation that shall be recorded asan important phase to all Malaysians who have struggled towards progress, reform and democracy for decades. Such historic moment was also dubbed the transition for an establishment of a ‘New Malaysia’ that promises the advancement of democracy, freedom, and reform in the country after more than 60 years of independence. On top of that the power transition shall also open up rooms for reform in Islam, which was strongly suppressed under the previous administration.