25 Sep 2012

在外国上自己国家的政治课

This seminar provides an account of the “Islamisation’ phenomenon in Malaysia, a nation governed by a secular constitution. The harnessing of the Islamic religion as a strategy for galvanising political support from the Malay community in Malaysia has serious ramifications for the maintenance of national harmony and the state of constitutionalism. The seminar canvasses some of the problems engendered by this phenomenon.


又一次在外国看马来西亚的政治问题。这次还要是同乡 Prof. HP Lee 的公开讲座,几个马来西亚留学生去听,好奇他的语气和用词会是如何。

Public seminar "Mosque and State in Malaysia – The Blurring of Constitutional Boundaries", UQ, Brisbane
UQ, Brisbane. 2012. Pentax K1000. Self-developed Kodak 400TX.

结果是很圆滑的致词,棱角都被专业精神磨滑了。这长讲座新鲜的并非其内容,而是讲师和听众的互动——马来西亚从来不见如此开放和客观的讨论。出国了才能放心地讨论自己国家的问题,哭笑皆非。我们离真正的民主还很远,明天的路还需要很多年轻人共同开发。

2 comments:

  1. 可能是先入为主,可是这一位讲师很有“大马”脸。

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