Date: 28 March 2014 (Friday)
Time: 8.00 PM TO 10.30 PM
Venue: SYMPHONY SUITES, JALAN RAJA DR. NAZRIN SHAH (GOPENG ROAD), IPOH
REGISTRATION FEE: RM50/= PER PERSON (inclusive of dinner)
Premium tables are also available
Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah is the Chief Executive Officer of Global Movement of Moderates (GMM); Chairman of Youth Academy and a Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya. He was the former Deputy Minister of Higher Education. A progressive politician who advocates the idea of new politics, youth empowerment and social entrepreneurship. He also actively promotes a debate culture and has an avid interest in basketball.
Before becoming a politician, he was President of the Malaysian Youth Council; Member of the United Nations Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Youth Employment; Consultant of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); and a student activist. He was also a businessman, university administrator, teacher and editor.
Dato’ Saifuddin is a prolific writer and has published six books, one of which, New Politics (2008), is a best seller and a reference for analysts on Malaysian politics. He is a columnist of Sinar Harian, fz.com, Oriental Daily, See Hua Daily Sarawak and Makkal Osai and resident analyst of “Sudut Pandang” on TV Astro Awani.
An alumnus of The Malay College Kuala Kangsar. He received his BA Honours from the University of Malaya and attended an Executive Course at Harvard Business School.
Married to Norlin Shamsul Bahri and they have a daughter.