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21 Jul Prof Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria: Being salt in the public space. The Malaysian experience.
July 21, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Prof Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria is a sociologist and human rights activist involved in public advocacy in Malaysian society. Since 1999 he has been a member of various government committees and commissions preparing policy documents pertaining to economy, human rights, police reform, national unity, poverty and sustainable development. He is also active in civil society action for institutional reform in post GE14 Malaysia.
His motivation and guiding principles are based on biblical teaching for justice, peace and reconciliation. He and his wife Rose worship at DUMC Petaling Jaya where he is active in the Citizens Network for a Better Malaysia.
The Seven Mountains Mandate:
Being salt in the public space.
The Malaysian experience.
21 July, Sat. (refreshments at 3.30 pm)
Presentation 4:00 – 5:30 pm
at the Hub, 15 Augusta St. Willetton.
RSVP for catering by 18th July to:
Prof Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria is a Principal Research Fellow at the Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) since Sept 2008. He undertakes public policy advocacy roles in sustainable
development goals, urban poverty, community and social work, national unity & human rights.
He was awarded the United Nations Malaysia Award 2017 for contributions to the Sustainable Development Groups
He was a Chevening Scholar receiving the British High Commissioners Award (1993-1996), having completed his PhD in Oxford Brookes University.
He was honoured by the Malaysian King in 2006 with the Darjah Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) which bear the title ‘Datuk’
His experience includes serving in the National Unity Consultative Council of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, the Royal Police Commission and the National Economic Consultative Council. He has a BD from Union Biblical Seminary, India, and pastored two Tamil Methodist churches in Malaysia