The first conference in the nationwide campaign on reforming political financing in Malaysia was held on 5 August at the Concorde Hotel, Shah Alam, Selangor with support from Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The theme for the conference was the “Reform Agenda for Political Financing in Malaysia: The Challenges”. The conference comprised a forum with six prominent panelists and a workshop for views on political financing reforms.
Datuk Paul Low, President of TI-M gave the welcome remarks. The conference was moderated by Josie Fernandez, TI-M’s CRINIS Project Director and Professor Dr Edmund Terence Gomez of Universiti Malaya. The opening address was given by YB Elizabeth Wong, Selangor State Executive Council member who represented YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Abdul Khalid bin Ibrahim, Chief Minister of Selangor.
Among the 70 guests and participants were representatives of the Election Commission (EC), Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), representatives from political parties, academics, NGOs, academicians, researchers and political analysts.
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