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Asian Law Students International Conference 2008

January 18th, 2008 · 14 Comments

I consider this as a remarkable milestone in my blogging journey. I have only started blogging for about 6 months and yet was invited as a speaker in one of the Table Discussion sessions of an international law conference, i.e. Commission on Blogger’s Right.

Asian Law Students International Conference(ALSIC) is a prime event attended by 200 delegates from 48 universities, 11 nations (including Idonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and India). 

This year the law faculty of National University of Malaysia (UKM) was the organiser of ALSIC. Last year ALSIC was held in Thailand. This event was officiated by Y.B. Dato’ Seri Mohamaed Nazri Bin Abdul Aziz, the Minister in the Prime Minster’s Department.

I arrived at the hotel together with Larry at 7.45pm and was ushered by the organiser to wait in the VIP waiting room.


(from left, Larry – co-founder of, En. Engku Azman Tuan Mat – the Deputy Director of Environmental Health Engineering Programme under Ministry of Health, moderators of En. Engku Azman’s commission, Cik Jinan-moderator of my commission, me, Pn. Noorainie Awang Anak – the Programme Officer of TRAFFIC Southeast Asia and Associate Professor Dr. Madeline Berma)


I also manage to meet Professor Dr. Madya Dr. Azmi Shahrom from the law faculty of University of Malaya. Dr. Azmi is well known for his critical view of various issues in the Malaysia especially concerning democracy and constitutional law. We have a good laugh when I referred to his”speech in the rain“…hahah!

The discussion started at 8pm. I was told that the delegates had have a heavy day and was a bit tired. As such, I purposely presented my speech in an more interactive and humorous manner. Just didn’t want to see anyone fall to sleep in my discussion.


Who is a blogger, please show your hand

In brief, I started by asking them their blogging experience, having a quiz and giving them some basic statistic of the blogosphere. Thereafter, I shared with them the 2 main ways that bloggers’ rights being effected in most of the countries. In addition, I also tendered my view of improving the protection of bloggers’ rights in Asia. I concluded my speech with a remark made by a well known think tank of Malaysia. 

At last I was asked to comment on the resolutions in relation to the blogger’s right drafted by the delegates from various countries. 

In fact, I was pretty impressed by the quality of the draft resolutions presented by the delegates. I was told that the resolutions will be sent to the relevant ministry and may be adopted in their decision making process.

I am still waiting for the organiser to send me the fair copy of the resolutions.

Through this discussion, I also learnt from the elite delegates about the blogosphere in their respective countries and I did appreciate their contribution in the discussion.     


A group photo with the delegates in Commission on Blogger’s Right

The elite delegates including:

Jinan Bt Mohamad Pauzi of National University of Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia (Moderator)

Sufian Nazirah Binti Mohamad Nasir of UKM, Malaysia

Raditya Kosasih of University of Indonesia, Indonesia

Pralakon Siwawej of Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand 

Suthida Leelaphaiboonsakul of CU, Thailand

Sarocha Mingmueang of CU, Thailand

Kim Sung-Hoon of Seoul Natinal University (SNU), Korea

Park Su-Jeong of SNU, Korea

Hong Hyun Kee of SNU, Korea

Yasuaki Miyazaki of The University of Tokyo, Japan

Kong Yik Wun, Yvonne of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong

Ng Wing Yin, Claudia of HKU of Hong Kong

Hui Lucia Yi Wei of HKU of Hong Kong

I was actually a bit disappointed that the Chinese delegates couldn’t join this commission (the arrived late due to their exam) as the bloggers’ rights in China is the most severely effected in the world. I really interested to hear what they will say about Chinese blogosphere.   

I wish all the best to the delegates in pursuing their legal career ahead.

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Edward // Jan 18, 2008 at 1:36 am

    Hey bro you looks good in that suit :P

  • 2 Eddie Law // Jan 18, 2008 at 1:44 am

    Thanks Edward.

  • 3 Edward // Jan 18, 2008 at 2:30 am

    *Replying to the comment you left on my blog*
    I wish I could too bad I am having exam tomorrow… Are you going? If yes hope you can take some photos, make a blog post of it and share with me!

  • 4 lukxiufung // Jan 18, 2008 at 4:31 am

    wow..all professional O.o

  • 5 Michelle // Jan 19, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Congrats, Eddie.
    Would you be so kind as to post us the text of your interactive/humourous speech?

  • 6 Eddie Law // Jan 19, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Sure Michelle. I will put them down in points form in the near future.

  • 7 Yvonne Kong // Jan 19, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    hey eddie,
    its great to know that you really did write a blog about us! the ALSA conference has ended now and i’m back in HK – dreading for school to start! just dropping by to thank you for informing us about so many statistics and enlightening us about blogger rights! thanks for this and i hope my click will help you earn more money! im going to set up my goggle account right away (only joking)

    hope your elawyer business continues to prosper in the year of the rat!

    Yvonne (the HKU delegate)

  • 8 Eddie Law // Jan 20, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Yvonne – you are the 1st one commenting on my blog. Good student. I am so proud of you…hahah! Where are the rest?

    By the way, I tried to find you in Facebook but failed. Please do add me, if you want.

  • 9 Larry // Jan 23, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    A very interesting and interactive event indeed. It was a tiring day at the Legal Career Fair but I’m pretty glad I went for this one too.

    Congratulations on a really fruitful discussion about the Legal Rights of Bloggers! and also the new friendships of course!

  • 10 lukxiufung // Jan 27, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Eddie, do you get my mail? I send you my contact number already :)

  • 11 Josh // Jan 29, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Hey Eddie,
    Great work! I didn’t know you started the – It was funny to receive an email from you!

    Keep it up!

  • 12 Eddie Law // Jan 30, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Josh- thanks for your compliment. Hope to see you around.

  • 13 Resolution of Bloggers’ Right (ALSIC) // Mar 16, 2008 at 12:57 pm

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  • 14 Speech given in the Asian Law Students Internatinal Conference 2008 // Jun 24, 2008 at 11:39 pm

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