Wednesday, August 15, 2007

INPUMA Public Lecture Series XII

Yesterday at 4.45pm I was at the front VIP row of the closing ceremony of a global governance conference where keynote addresses were delivered by HRH The Crown Prince of Perak Tuanku Dr Raja Nazrin, Datuk A Kadir Jasin (ex-GEIC the mainstream media) and publisher of Malaysian Business who is also close friend. The closing was done by The Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Sidek Hassan. Followed immediately after tea-break the public lecture by lord professor kenneth o morgan. I was seated next to Datuk Syed Ahmad Idid ex-Chief Judge of Malaya also a close friend. Others present included senator tan sri jins shamsudin, politicians, tan sri arshad ayub, and was moderated by tan sri abdul hamid pawanteh former chief minister of perlis and current president of the senate, malaysia. Lord Professor Kenneth Owen Morgan spoke on the constitutional challenge and political change in the United Kingdom. After his lecture I went up to him...heheh...he still remembers me and said I must have lunch lunch with him at the house of Lords the next time i am in london or dinner or English tea at his home in longhansborough just outside oxford. The last time I was with him was in 1995 just before he retired as the senior Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales at Aberystwyth.

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