Keynote Speaker: Karim Raslan

Karim Raslan is an acclaimed Southeast Asian commentator, columnist and short story writer. His weekly syndicated column Ceritalah discusses socio-political developments and current issues in the region. His columns are also published in Indonesia’s The Jakarta Globe and Kontan newspapers, as well as Singapore’s Today. Karim has also appeared as a commentator on Southeast Asia with the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Al Jazeera and Bloomberg. He is also the author of five books, “Ceritalah: Malaysia in Transition,” “Heroes and Other Stories”, “Ceritalah 2: Journeys Through Southeast Asia and “Ceritalah 3: Malaysia the Dream Deferred” as well as his first Bahasa Indonesia-language book, “Ceritalah Indonesia”.



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