Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Christian Political Perspective

Political Realities & The Christian Response

Speaker: Richard Yeoh presently serves as Petaling Jaya City Councillor and was a former Executive Director of Transparency International Malaysia. He has 6 years of fulltime civil society involvement which is his passion and calling. He holds an Economics degree from the University of Malaya and has 26 years international corporate and banking experience in Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa and the U.S. Amongst his previous appointments are Group CEO with TA Enterprise Bhd, Managing Director of TA Investment Holdings South Africa Ltd and TA Bank of South Africa Ltd to name a few. Richard has interesting and unique insights into the current political environment.

Hannah Yeoh is a member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly (ADUN or Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri) from the Democratic Action Party (DAP). Hannah, a former lawyer and event manager, won the N31 Subang Jaya state seat against MCA, a Barisan Nasional component party in the Malaysian General Election, March 2008. She aims to bring Christian faith and service to the public sphere. Amongst her key concerns are better management of state funds, the environment and recreation, development and public transportation.

Brief Programme:
2.15pm-2.30pm : Registration
2.30pm-2.45pm : Announcement and Introduction of Speakers
2.45pm-4.15pm : Forum
4.15pm-4.30pm : Break
4.30pm-5.00pm : Discussions and Q&As

Both Richard and Hannah Yeoh will provide insights into the current political situation in Malaysia especially the ongoings in the Perak and Selangor States. They will also brief us on the recent PAS elections and the philosophies of the Ulamas and the Progressives. They will also give us their perspectives of the ruling Barisan Nasional. Their key aim at the end of the session is to help us respond Christianly and walk through with us what should be our prayer agenda and our involvement as concerned Christian citizens with a Kingdom of God perspective.

Through discussions and questions and answers from the speakers utilising Kingdom principles, we hope to encourage one another to embark on this journey of faith in the “political minefields” of this country so that we can thrive and find meaning in the midst of challenging times.

Do join us for the GCF Halftime Forum on “Political Realities And The Christian Response”.

Date: 20 June 2009 (Saturday) Time: 2.30pm-5.00pm
Venue: People's Park Baptist Church
14, 1st Floor , Jalan SS 4D/14
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Directions: Please click on map
Note : Offering bag will pe pass around and the collection will be use to support GCF ministry

Please RSVP before Saturday 20th June 2009 or contact any of us for more details:
(i) Jimmy Lee at
(ii) Eng Bee at

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