Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Corruption: Weakest Link

Dear Friends,

"Concept of Integrity from the Islamic & Christian Perspectives"

Venue: University College Sedaya International (UCSI), Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA (location map)
Time: 9 am - 2 pm (Saturday)

The organizers
The National Congress on Integrity is an initiative of the Graduates Christian Fellowship (GCF) and the Oriental Hearts and Mind Study Institute (OHMSI). It begun in 2005 with a focus on the issue of Corruption: The Weakest Link. The 2nd NCOI focused on Christian Citizenship and the Local Government. This is the third Congress and is designed to be open to all. All those invited must register to become participants.

The Context
The world is divided especially after 911. Bridge builders are few and far in between. Malaysia is interested to develop and build National Integrity, within a multi-cultural and multi-religious framework. The fight against corruption is a cornerstone of the Government’s Agenda. The concept of integrity (and corruption) needs to be understood and appreciated in more interesting ways and approaches for efficient translation. The root word for the English word integrity is “integer” which means wholeness, completeness and some times, uprightness. But, are there other concepts of integrity than those of the English Dictionary? What about the scriptures, whether of the East or of the West or of South? How do they help us understand and appreciate this concept of integrity a little better?

The Text: Concept of Integrity from the Islamic and Christian perspectives

The 3rd NCOI is a Dialogue and Exploration of the concept of Integrity based on an Islamic and Christian worldviews.

Two world renowned speakers, who are authorities in their own fields of knowledge, have been invited to address to Keynote Sessions on the Concept of Integrity. They have been requested to address it from each of their scriptural perspectives. The goal of the dialogue is to help evolve a framework for action within a multicultural setting to pursue this agenda of integrity. The two speakers are Dr Ravi Zacharias and Professor Syed Hussein Alatas.

Outcome of the Dialogue

Three outcomes are expected from this Dialogue:

That they will be an improved appreciation of the Concept of Integrity within the context of the National Program on Integrity,

That there will be some common ground agreements on action steps that can be taken by the participants to improve National Integrity and the fight against corruption, and

That the organizers will be able to make a conscious and considered presentation to the Parliamentary Special Committee on Integrity based on the recommendations and the learning achieved from the National Dialogue.
Keynote Speakers

Dr Ravi Zacharias.

He has addressed writers of the peace accord in South Africa, President Fujimori's cabinet and parliament in Peru, and military officers at the Lenin Military Academy and the Center for Geopolitical Strategy in Moscow.

Professor Syed Hussein Alatas.

Syed Hussein Alatas was a founding member of the Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan)


Lik Ee said...

Hi!! Thanks for your encouragement.. I mean in my blog.. =) Anyway which of these blogs you usually use? Can I know so that I could actually comment on it if there is any comment I wanna put.. =)

The Hedonese said...

hey Lik Ee,

My personal blog is at

But I'm here quite often as well for more 'public' issues :)