Rehabilitating social values


IT IS SURPRISING how many conferences are actually held in Penang nowadays. We do discuss a lot of things a lot on this island. Don't believe anyone who says otherwise.

After all, we were once the educational centre of Malaysia and even for our immediate international environs. Our printing houses were plentiful and our newspaper tradition is the oldest in the region. Fortunately, some of that culture has survived.

One recent conference hosted by Penang had the long title, “Effecting Real Change in Local Governance: Perspectives for Social Democratic Policies”, and was organised by The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, The Olof Palme International Center and Social Democracy in Asia.

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