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‘Federalism in Malaysia’ Conference 2019, 1-2 July

Last week, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill held its inaugural “Federalism in Malaysia” conference at the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, which was officiated by guest of honour, His Royal Highness the Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir, who was also the royal patron. Dignitaries present included the Chief Justice of Malaysia, the Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan, the Deputy President of the Senate, the Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, the deputy ministers of finance and defence, senators, Members of Parliament and Negeri Sembilan State EXCO Members.

The conference, which was themed “Redefining the Federal-State Relationship in Malaysia”, consisted of six sessions that examined the dynamics of federalism, and saw the participation of LHAG’s consultant and partners:

  • The Concept of Federalism 

(featuring Dato’ Nitin Nadkarni together with Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi, Datuk Gan Eng Hong and Izhar Ismail)

  • Federalism: The Negeri Sembilan Experience 

(featuring LHAG consultant, Dato’ Seri Mohd Hishamudin Yunus, together with Justice Datuk Vazeer Alam, YAM Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin and Associate Professor Dr Khairil Azmin Mokhtar)

  • Issues in Malaysian Federalism

(featuring Andrew Chiew Ean Vooi, together with Brenndon Soh, Justice Azizah Nawawi and Professor Dr Terence Gomez)

  • Conflict Management Within Federalism and Inter-State Relations

(featuring Rosli Dahlan together with YB Charles Santiago, YB Hassan Karim, Datuk P Kamalanathan and Dr Francis Loh)

  • Future of Federalism  

(featuring Datuk D P Naban together with YB Gooi Hsiao Leung, YB Senator Liew Chin Tong and Ms Tricia Yeoh)

  • Lessons From Other Jurisdictions

(Dr Intan Nadia, Ambassador Datuk Jojie Samuel, Daniel Slater and Dr Roy Anthony Rogers)

Datuk Aznam Mansor, who represented LHAG at the conference, received a certificate of appreciation from the royal patron. The organising committee of the conference was chaired by S Saravana Kumar.

If you would like a copy of the conference proceedings report, please email Saravana at sks@lh-ag.com

For queries on constitutional and administrative law, please email Rosli Dahlan, who sub-specialises in this aspect of the law, at rd@lh-ag.com

For the news reports, see Free Malaysia Today and theSun daily

9 July 2019