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Feb 24

Power to the People: Checks & Balances

24 February @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

How do we avoid abuse of power from our governments and elected leaders? All across Southeast Asia, ordinary people are wondering what they can do to make democracy better.

Checks and balances are key to holding leaders accountable in a democracy, and for ordinary citizens, they are fundamental to ensuring that democracy works for all. They exist to ensure good governance and protect from abuse of power. But what about in Southeast Asia? Our checks and balances may look good on paper, but do they function properly? How can we hold our leaders accountable, to truly make democracy rule by the people? 

Learn about how important checks and balances are for a healthy democracy with our guest speaker Dr Edmund Terence Gomez on Saturday, 24th February 2024! We hope to see you at Jumpstart@65, Kuala Lumpur from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Tickets are free for members and USD 1 for non-members and comes with a complimentary month of membership!

This is a Principles of Democracy event, supported by the Democracy Discourse Series. Read our introduction article to find out, “What is Southeast Asian Democracy?


24 February
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Jumpstart@65 KL
65, Jalan Tun H S Lee
Kuala Lumpur, 500500 Malaysia
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