Red lanterns hanging on a barbed wire fence

Malaysia: Fighting Religious Extremism

Wednesday 13th May 2015, 7.00-8.30pm; Tower 2, Room 9.04
Speaker: Dato' Noor Farida Ariffin; Chair: Professor Danny Quah

Dato Noor Farida Ariffin and 24 other eminent personalities including former ambassadors, and retired senior civil servants have recently expressed their grave concerns over religious bodies asserting authority beyond their jurisdiction; and various fatwa which violate the Federal Constitution.



Dato' Noor Farida Ariffin was the former Malaysian Ambassador to the Netherlands and a retired International Law expert.



Danny Quah is Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre and Professor of Economics and International Development at LSE.