The first of its kind – not only in Malaysia but in the region – the Inaugural Conference of the ASEAN Coalition for Clean Governance – held in Penang on 25 June 2012 at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel.
The event is organized by the Penang Institute, the public policy think tank of the state government of Penang. One of the speakers, who delivered the keynote address, is former Thai prime minister and opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva.
The other speakers include Singapore Finance Ministry’s former Fiscal Policy director Donald Low; Transparency International Malaysia president Datuk Paul Low; former Bar Council president S Ambiga; former Indonesian Audit Board head Anwar Nasution; Philippines’ Akbayan Party chairperson Risa Hontivero-Baraquel; Associate Professor, Peking University, China Sherry Tao Kong; Director-general, Department of Civil Service Management, Laos, Nisith Keopanya; Deputy director of Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, Ooi Kee Beng; and Associate Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research Din Merican.
The conference theme ‘What enables clean governance in democracies? Asean perspectives’ will seek to discuss the importance of clean governance, its enabling factors, how it relates to development and more importantly, how it can be applied within the ASEAN context.
This is an audio video of the speech by Ambiga Sreenevasan at Inaugural Conference of Asean Coalition of Clean Governance held at Penang on 25th June 2012.