From pro-Mahathir to ISA. street demos and the State of the nation in 2008.
You probably remember the Young Professionals Chamber of Malaysia or Promuda for its shocking pro-Mahathir stand back in 2006 when the ex-PM lashed out at his predecessor. After the "storm" [in which Tengku Zafrul , who is now head of Tune Money, quit to protest chairman Don Rahim's support for Dr M, according to Miss Tan's piece here] the movement fizzled a little.
This year - which many believe will be the General Election Year - seems to be a comeback-in-a-big-way year for the apolitical Promuda.
It says it is Going Global and will provide a platform connecting young Malaysian professionals in over 100 universities and cities around the world.
It opens 2008/1429H account with TWO surveys for young Malaysians:
1. Street Demonstrations and the ISA
2. State of the Nation 2008 Survey (Part One: The Economy)
Click here for more details.
p.s. Anyone knows what happened to Don Rahim, the chairman of Promuda, after that "storm" of 2006? Can't get a decent mug of the guy on the Net. There are plenty of Zafrul's, pictured here with Nor Mohamed Yakcob and Tony Fernandes.