Tuesday, July 05, 2005


The Graduate Christian Fellowship together with OHMSI is co-organising for the 1st time in Malaysian history a National Congress on Integrity:

Corruption the Weakest Link. The conference is endorsed by NECF. We expect this 1 day high powered conference to be an opportunity for Christians and concerned citizens in Malaysia to take a stand regarding the issue of corruption in our country and to contribute towards helping shape the national conscience of our land.

We have invited the Prime Minister to give the key note address, failing which Max Ongkili will read the PM's message. We are hopeful that as an outcome all present will sign a pledge on integrity and good governance and that a propose agenda for change be submitted to the PM.

This is an excellent opprtunity for all of us to be involved in something that may be a catalyst to help shape the future of our nation. So do not miss this opportunity!!

How can you help? First pray with us that this conference will be a success.
Second, email this to others whom you think may be interested in this.
Third, come yourself and be part of the experience.
Fourth, sponsor someone whom you think would benefit from attending. The conference is inclusive and people of all faith are welcomed.

Hardcopy brochures and posters will be sent to the churches and christian orgainsations. If you can't access the attached softcopies, the salient information are below:

National Congress on integrity: Corruption the Weakest Link
Venue : Sunway Convention Centre, Sunway
Date : 16 July 1005
time : 9.00 - 6.00pm
Cost : RM100 for GCF/OHMSI members and
early birds
RM125 for regulars

National Congress on Integrity 2005
Corruption the Weakest Link

The National Congress on Integrity 2005 (NCI 2005) is an intense one-day look on t! he effects of corruption on national integrity. It provides a public platform for concerned hearts and minds to engage the issue of corruption in a timely, extensive and inclusive dialogue.

Christian leaders join public, private and third sector leaders to address key issues and explore avenues to effect change. Good case studies on integrity will also be highlighted and public discussions conducted to collate feedback for the Government on related issues.


9.00am - 9.30am:
Keynote address: Corruption and Its Impact on Nationhood
Speaker: YAB Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Prime Minister of


9.30am - 9.55am: Moral and Theological Reflections
Speaker: Rt Rev. Dr Paul Tan Chee Ing, Bishop of Malacca-Johore, Catholic

9.55am - 10.20am: Corruption - the Legal Perspective
Speaker: Mr Chooi Mun Sou, Managing Partner, Chooi & Co

10.20 - 10.45am: A Nation in Crisis? Impact and Effect of Corruption on the
Malaysian Society
Speaker: Dr Denison Jayasooria, Executive Director, Yayasan Strategic Sosial

10.45 - 11.15am: Panel discussion and rebuttal
Panel : Dr Chandara Muzzaffar
: Dr Irene Fernandez
: YBhg Dato' Param Cumuraswamy

11.15 - 11.40am Tea Break

11.40 - 12.05pm: Private Sector Experience and Challenges
Speaker: Mr David Wong, Area Vice President, South East Asia and Managing
Director, Malaysia, Tupperware Corporation

12.05 - 12.30pm: Public Sector Experiences and Challenges
Speaker: YBhg Tan Sri Clifford Herbert, former Secretary General of the
Ministry of Finance Malaysia and present Chairman of Percetakan Nasional Bhd

12.30 - 1.00pm: Panel Discussion and rebuttal
Panel : Dr Chandara Muzzaffar
: Dr Irene Fernandez
: Dato' Param Cumuraswamy

1.00 - 2.00pm: Lunch

2.00 - 3.30 pm: Roun! dtable Discussion and Plenary Summing-up of Feedback
- What are the most pressing issues facing the country and what are
the recommendations for action?

3.30 - 3.50 pm: Tea Break


3.50 - 5.20 pm: Parallel Workshops on Practical Application and Workable

Workshop A: Citizen Watch by Mr Ernest Balasingam, Citizen Group for Ipoh

Workshop B: A Support System within the Local Church for Mutual
Accountability by Mr Wong Kim Kong, Secretary General, National Evangelical
Christian Fellowship

Workshop C: The Role of an Individual in Promoting Greater Transparency and
Integrity by Dr Denison Jayasooria, Executive Director, Yayasan Strategic
Sosial *

Workshop D: The Role of Corporate Leaders in Enhancing Corporate Governance,
Good Practices in Corporations and Businesses by
YBhg Dato Paul Low, Director of Malaysian Sheet Glass Berhad

Workshop E: The Role of the Ind! ividual Employee in Enhancing Good Behaviour
and Integrity in the Workplace by Mr Cheong Seng Gee, Executive Director,
POD & Exco member, Graduates Christian Fellowship Malaysia

Workshop F: Dealing with Corruption through Proper Channels - Practical Do's
and Don't's *

Workshop G: Transparency for Improved Effectiveness and Governance*

Workshop H: Ensuring Accountability and Efficient Public Spending*

5.20 - 5.45 pm: Pledge Signing Ceremony and Closing of the Congress

* awaiting speakers' confirmation


Anonymous said...

hope to see you guys there in the Congress


jacksons said...

Got nursery ah?

The Hedonese said...

i'm so touched that Carol would be coming too... inspired to make extra effort to go too.