Event: The National Press Club's series of National DiscourseRegister on-line NOW. Mail your details to firstname.lastname@example.org to book a seat. Limited number of seats available. Admission is free.
Theme: The Perak Crisis
Date/Time: 24 April 2009, Friday
Venue: Ipoh Town Hall, Perak
Shafee Abdullah, the prominent lawyer, has confirmed his participation. He will deliver a keynote address on the Perak Crisis, looking at it from his critical and professional angle.
The plan is to have a representative from the Pakatan Rakyat coalition in Perak and a representative from the Barisan Nasional government in the state to take part in the Discourse and respond immediately to points raised by Shafee.
Those in attendance will get a chance to raise their points and questions during a Q & A session. We should be able to wrap up by 10 pm or 10.30 pm latest.
The National Press Club's series of National Discourse is aimed at encouraging healthy debate on current issues. By organising these debates in the states (instead of in KL), the NPC hopes to establish rapport with the local reps and people, and touch based with the local journalists and bloggers.