Tony Pua and Nurul Izzah Anwar in London
Join us for a forum with Malaysian MPs YB Tony Pua and YB Nurul Izzah Anwar who will speak about national issues, election outlooks, and the mega corruption scandal, 1MDB.
Venue: Darwin Building B40 LT Malet Street
Open to public & free of charge.
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TONY PUA is the Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya Utara under the Democratic Action Party (DAP). He is also the DAP National Publicity Secretary, as well as the investment liaison officer for the Penang Chief Minister based in the Klang Valley.
Upon graduating from Oxford University, i.e. before joining politics full-time in January 2007, he was the CEO and founder of a Malaysian IT company, publicly listed in Singapore. He is admired for divesting all his shares in the company to be able to serve the community and take part in socio-political affairs of Malaysia.
Tony has been a strong proponent of increased efficiency in governance and clean elections. More recently, Tony became one of the members of the Public Accounts Committee, PAC, which is one of the agencies scrutinising 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) for alleged wrongdoing. He has been a vocal and prominent critic of 1MDB since even before being selected into the committee. This cost him to be barred by authorities from leaving the country, and London is one of his first trips abroad as the ban has been recently lifted.
NURUL IZZAH ANWAR is one of the most notable politicians Malaysia has seen. She is the Member of Parliament for Lembah Pantai and has a long history in advocating human and civil rights. She carries a holistic reform agenda to forward democratic principles in Malaysia.
Her political career began as early as the creation of the People’s Justice Party (KEADILAN) in 1999 where she played a vital role in its establishment and is currently on her second term as highest ranking Vice President Elect, as well as the party’s Election Director – a post she holds jointly with Dato Saifuddin Nasution (former Party Secretary General).
She was one of the founding members of the TPPA Caucus; and Women’s Caucus respectively. She has also moved the Parliamentary Bill in Malaysia’s Parliament to Revoke Emergency Declarations in the country; including the eventual abolishment of the draconian Internal Security Act.
She actively contributes to the Malay publication Sinar – continuously provoking the electorate with dangerous thoughts on reforming status quo. We are honoured to have her share her thoughts here too, in London.
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