International seminar “Malaysia in Transition: Towards a Better Future?”

31 October 2018, 2 pm
Akademic Conference Centre
Husova 4a, Prague 1

The Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences cordially invites you to attend an international seminar entitled Malaysia in Transition: Towards a “Better Future”?, which will focus on the current political trends in this South-East Asian country, especially on the role of Islam in its political system.


14:05–14:15 Introductory remarks
Tomáš Petrů, Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences

14:15–15:15 Panel 1

  • Post-GE14 Malaysia: New Hopes, Old Problems
    Hew Wai Weng, Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • China as a Factor in the Milestone Malaysian Election: the End of the “Special” Relationship?
    Tomáš Petrů, Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences

15:15–15:30 Coffee break

15:30–16:30 Panel 2

  • Out of the Darkness, and Into the Light: Islam & Liberalism under “New Malaysia”
    Nurul Huda Mohd. Razif, International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden
  • “This is Not an Islamic Country Anymore!”: Situating LGBT Panics vis-à-vis Uncertainties over the Future of Islamic Governance in ‘Post-Authoritarian’ Malaysia
    Dominik Müller, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle

16:30–17:00 Final discussion

Program (PDF)

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