6th National Conference on Non-Discrimination: “Extremism and Racism are Mutually Reinforcing: A Need for Innovation towards Unity”

komas-and-kitaWe are pleased to announce the 6th National Conference on Non-Discrimination – “Extremism and Racism are Mutually Reinforcing: A Need for Innovation towards Unity”. Similar to previous conferences, the conference will bring together people from different sectors including the civil servants to discuss and critically analyse different issues on non-discrimination.

This year, Pusat KOMAS together with the Institute of Ethnic Studies, National University of Malaysia (KITA, UKM) are co-organizing the conference. The aim of these conference is to bring diverse group of people from different sectors including the government agencies to discuss and critically analyze different issues on non-discrimination.

The objective of the public national conference for this year are:

  • To provide an open multi-stake holder platform to have constructive discussions on overcoming extremism
  • To have a deeper understanding of the root causes of the growing threats of extremism
  • To promote effective ways to counter extremism through moderation, deradicalisation and national unity
  • To affirm and appreciate some of the best methods to overcome extremism that exist in world that may be replicated in Malaysia and the global standards of anti-racism that exist
  • To inspire a new thinking and propose new innovative ideas to combat extremism in Malaysia

This year, we are planning to invite a few international speakers to offer a critical evaluation of what are the innovative responses by our ASEAN neighbours to counter extremism. Furthermore, the conference will also provide a platform for multi-stake holders to discuss and have constructive ideas on innovation for national unity. It would then follow with a sharing by various youth representatives on innovative ways to counter and overcome extremism in the nation.

The details of the conference is as below:

Details of the Conference:

Date         :    2nd November 2016
Venue      :    Hotel Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar
Time        :    08.30 am – 06.00 pm
Language :    English/Bahasa Malaysia

Please  indicate your interest to attend this conference and e-mail it to [email protected] BEFORE 26th October 2016. You will receive a confirmation email from us. For any further details, please contact: Mr. Ryan Chua or Mr Nicky Tay, Pusat KOMAS; Mobile; 016-3010380; 014-6828693 E-mail: [email protected]