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Sydney

Sydney is a budding chapter based at the University of Sydney. The Sydney chapter works in close association with Bersih Sydney and has in the past organized various Malaysiaku sessions on a wide range of topics. Past session topics include “Modern Malaysian Cuisine: Fusion or Ingredients?” presented by Associate Professor Gaik Cheng Khoo of the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, and “Electoral Reform in Malaysia: The What, Why & How,” presented jointly by Tindak Malaysia and Bersih Sydney.   

Since the departure of some former members, the Sydney chapter has been on the lookout for aspiring Malaysian students who desire to advance the cause for a more progressive Malaysia. If this sounds like you, don’t be shy, shoot us an email!   

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From the blog

Malaysiaku: Mansuh AUKU!

Malaysiaku: Mansuh AUKU!

Thanks to everyone who came to our discussion on Friday! We weren’t sure that a session specifically on the details of the Universities Act (AUKU) would draw interest, but we were pleasantly surprised. Many of you reported that it was something worth learning about.

What’s in the law

We began the session with a reading of Sections 15 & 16 of AUKU, going through the specific prohibitions listed (of which there are many) and the powers granted to the Vice Chancellors and the University Boards to mete out disciplinary punishment on top of whatever criminal charges the government decides to pursue on student activists. These included the original text of the now-repealed S15C, which violated presumption of innocence in law by placing the burden of proof on students if they were caught with material belonging to an unauthorised group or collective.

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What You Had to Say on #MalaysiaBaru

What You Had to Say on #MalaysiaBaru

Thanks to everyone who came to our first meeting of the semester on #MalaysiaBaru. This session was a little different to our usual format in that it was much more audience-led, and we were glad to see that it did not prevent the audience from raising a wide range of pertinent points on the performance of the new Pakatan government and the role of activists such as ourselves today.

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Malaysiaku: Feminism in Malaysia

Malaysiaku: Feminism in Malaysia

Thanks everybody who came to our second Malaysiaku this year on Feminism in Malaysia, especially those who met us at the Malaysian Contingent at the International Women’s Day march. We’ve prepared this summary for those of you who couldn’t make it.

In this session we went into a brief history of women’s involvement in social movements in Malaysia, the start of what might be described as our modern “feminist” movements, and the political issues faced by women in Malaysia today.

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