Suara Muda is a webinar by MASCA National under our advocacy department to create awareness on social issues that are commonly faced in Malaysia or Australia. The webinar focuses on four distinct themes throughout the month of August and acts as a platform for students to gain essential skills for their future career as well as to raise awareness on current social issues.
Explore THE THEMES
ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY:
How has the emergence of the current pandemic caused a halt to conservation in Malaysia and what other impacts shall follow in other sustainability issues?
8TH OF AUGUST
EDUCATION GAP IN MALAYSIA
Education is of the essence in increasing the human capital in the economy. Regardless of one's education funding status, students who receive the privilege to pursue tertiary education abroad should recognise the education disparity and assist in eradicating this issue in Malaysia.
15TH OF AUGUST
MALAYSIAN DEMOCRACY 101
This theme encompasses the national identity of nation which is constructed upon the foundation of the power of the states. As the national community continues to grow, the Malaysian Government has introduced nation-building programs as an effort to develop the national community over the recent years.This series is structured to promote the unification of Malaysians within their respective states to ensure political stability in the long-run.
22ND OF AUGUST
DISCOURSE JOB LANDSCAPE
Career Development is a vital element of the life-cycle as it assists people to navigate their way through education and training into employment and fulfilling working lives. This theme aims to enable students to understand and develop their skills and preferences to keep up with the world of work that is continuously evolving and adapting to economic, political and social changes.
29TH OF AUGUST
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
Aidil is an advocate for environmental justice in wildlife conservation and has recently joined the movement, MyHutan, which aims to institutionalise forest conservation. He has delivered speeches on forest conservation across several universities in Malaysia and he aspires to be an environmental journalist.
Datin Liza is an ardent advocate of sustainability principles and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She is an alumni of SDG Academy (of United Nations’ SDSN), where she has completed a total of 85 chapters in three separate extensive courses.
DATIN LIZA KAIRON
ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY: CONSERVATION
Alina is one of the co-founders of Arus Academy. She was previously a teacher who taught in a national school for 4 years and has since led and designed numerous teacher training programs, youth engagement programs and open source content in and around the use of technology to create a more equitable and sustainable world.
Ratna has been an active member of the education sector for 17 years
and counting. She is presently a senior lecturer and internationalisation officer at Nilai Polytechnic. Prior to this, she was a special officer for YB Teo Nie Ching where she had worked closely with the Deputy Minister of Education herself and coordinated various events .
SOCIAL ISSUE: EDUCATION GAP IN MALAYSIA
YB Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is the former Malaysia’s Minister of Youth and Sports and a Member of Parliament of Muar, Johore. He was also appointed as the Special Officer in the Prime Minister’s office under YB Nancy Shukri.
Ming Yao is a law student at the University of Cambridge and a member of the research team at UndiSaksama, a youth-led campaign to challenge gerrymandering and malapportionment in Malaysia. He is interested in Malaysian constitutional law and history.
YB SYED SADDIQ
MING YAO YAP
NATION-BUILDING: MALAYSIAN DEMOCRACY 101
Danial Rahman is Press Secretary to Malaysia’s Finance Minister. Currently, he is in the thick of action in the rolling out of Malaysia’s various economic stimulus packages.
He has a postgraduate degree in law from Oxford University and in his free time, manages his cats’ Instagram account (@tuanramses).
Liza builds strategic partnerships with the industry players to address Malaysia’s talent issues through Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp) and her true passion lies in helping graduates as they make their transitions from academia to industry and being an advocate for more women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
NOOR ASMALIZA ROMLEE
CAREER DEVELOPMENT: DISCOURSE JOB LANDSCAPE
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