Freedom Academy 2008

Malaysia Independence Day Discourses

This is joint venture between IPR-KAS and Malaysia Think Tank to evaluate, analyse and discuss the directions Malaysia has taken and the future directions the country could take.


22 August 2008, Friday

16:00 Registration, check-in

17:00 Briefing, ice-breaking and grouping

18:30 Dinner

20:15 Discourse 1 & group discussion:

Topic: Malaysia after 8 March - Towards a politic of ideas

22:00 Briefing

23 August 2008, Saturday

07:00 Breakfast

08:30 Discussion, moderated by Wan Saiful Wan Jan

Topic: What is liberalism to you?

09:00 Discourse 2 with Dr. Tom Palmer

Topic: Foundations of modern political economy

10:30 Break

10:45 Discourse 3 with Dr. Tom Palmer

Topic: Overview of political idealogies and what is libertarianism

12:15 Break

12:30 Discourse 4 with Dr. Tom Palmer and Wan Saiful Wan Jan

Topic: Challenges facing libertarians - global and local perspectives

13:30 Lunch

14:45 Discourse 5 with Dr. Tom Palmer

Topic: How the markets work. Can the markets produce social justice?

16:15 Group photo and break

16:45 Discourse 6 with Dr. Tom Palmer

Topic: A critique of the welfare state

18:15 Break for prayers and dinner

20:15 Video: Commanding Heights

21:05 Group discussions

24 August 2008, Sunday

07:00 Breakfast

08:30 Discourse 7 and conclusions with Dr. Tom Palmer

Topic: Limited government and the future of liberty

10:00 Break

10:15 Group discussion, moderated by Wan Saiful Wan Jan

11:30 Reflections and evaluation, moderated by Amin Ahmad

12:00 Lunch and check-out

14:30 PADI seminar on rule of law

Panelists: YM Raja Aziz Adrusse, Former President of the Bar Council; Professor Shad Saleem Faruqi, Professor of Law at the Universiti Teknologi MARA; Professor Abdul Aziz Bari, Professor of Law, International Islamic University Malaysia

Chairman: 'Abidin Muhriz, Malaysia Think Tank

16:30 Closure

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