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The conference organised by Penang Institute and held on June 25, 2012 at the famed Eastern & Oriental Hotel is interesting for many reasons outside of all the fascinating things said by the impressive row of speakers.

The participants were certainly an impressive lot, and included prominent leaders from Laos, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and even China. The keynote speaker was Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva, the former Prime Minister of Thailand; the luncheon speaker was Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, co-chairperson of the Bersih 2.0 Steering Committee; and the opening remarks were made by Penang’s Chief Minister Mr Lim Guan Eng.


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