DEFENSE CUTS & THE SCORPENE SCANDAL (Forum & Handing over memorandum)

In conjuction with Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS 2.0), Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) and CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE of KLSCAH (Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall) will be co-organising a forum to discuss about the importance of defense cuts and transparency in military spending. The title of the forum is ‘’Defense Cuts & the Scorpene Scandal’.

Date: 17 April 2012
Time: 8pm
Place: Main Auditorium, Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH), Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur.

The panel speakers for the forum are:

  • Dr Kua Kia Soong, Director of SUARAM
  • Tony Pua, Member of Parliament
  • Dr Ronald McCoy, Malaysian Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Representative from Transparency International Defence and Security Programme

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SUARAM and other organisations will also be handing over a memorandum to the Prime Minister to demand defence cuts in the national budget and a culture of peace earlier in the day:

Date: 17 April 2012
Time: 10am
Place: Prime Minister’s Office, Putrajaya

We would like to invite members of the civil society and the public to join us. For further inquiries, please contact Maisarah at 03-77843525 or email [email protected]

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