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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDxKL, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKL event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized

Jamal Raslan

Jamal RaslanJamal Raslan  РSpoken Word Poet

A trilingual Malaysian, Jamal Raslan who can’t seem to make up his mind between Bahasa Melayu & English as his main language, is a poet who is a great example of the conundrum that is the current Malaysian youth – modern, exposed, liberal but yet struggling to find a sense of belonging in the identity crisis that rocks every English-speaking Malay Muslim. Equally at home conversing & thinking in Bahasa Melayu & English, he used to write exclusively in Bahasa Melayu as Jamal Raslan didn’t think he has an English writing “voice”, until recently.

Heavily inspired by spoken word poets around the world, from slam poets to Def Poetry to the articulate & emotive local African poets at Poet’s Passport, Jamal Raslan writes about the the challenges that the country & it’s people face in its pursuit for progress & Wawasan 2020 in a way that he hopes will one day help form a unique “voice” that is Malaysian spoken word.

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