FAN Malaysia Replication of IAF seminar on Liberalism and Secularism.
Mr. Ong Khang Woon attended the seminar on Liberalism and Secularism at the International Academy for Leadership in Germany in October 2007. Similar to all IAF alumni, he offered to replicate the seminar in order to share what he learned from the academy to local audience. He said that “apart from knowledge sharing, the replication also aims to raise awareness and relate the topic “liberalism and secularism” to local context”.
The seminar provided basic information on the concepts of Liberalism and Secularism followed by the relationship between the two concepts. The presentation was followed by video presentation titled “At the Crossroads – Malaysia” which focused on conversion and conversion related issues like child custody, enforcing public morality and the legal systems in Malaysia.
Discussion during the group work in the afternoon was fruitful. There was a good combination between theoretical background on the topic and how one can apply the concepts in the current situation.
FAN Malaysia was formed in March 2006 after the first alumni meeting held in Kuala Lumpur. The main aim of FAN is to promote liberalism through replication of training and other activities.