Reconciling With The Past Through Storytelling and Narratives

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28 September 2019


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

In Malaysia, race and race relations are deemed as very sensitive topics and any discussions and activities related to these subjects are strictly regulated under various laws which incidentally infringe on freedom of speech and allows censorship of creative content.

But this has not stopped Malaysians from highlighting and featuring such topics in their creative work. One such topic is about the racial riots of May 13, 1969. 

Discuss with 3 young Malaysians who have decided to deal with this incident through their films and artwork. Listen to them share about their motivations and what they have learnt from their experiences.

Lau Kek Huat


Lau Kek-Huat is a Malaysian filmmaker based in Taiwan. ‘Absent Without Leave’ is his debut feature documentary film, and it is also a very personal one as he documents his journey back to his hometown in Malaysia tracing the footsteps of his grandfather who was a former member of the Malayan Communist Party (CPM).

Tham Seen Hau


Tham Seen Hau is a Kuala Lumpur-based journalist. She has two decades of experience reporting across Malaysia for satellite TV, news agency and internet portal. She currently works for Kinitv.

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