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[Lim’s lecture] Social Media and Urban Activism from the Arab Spring to Hong Kong

On November 6th, 2014, I delivered the Canada Research Chair public inaugural lecture entitled: “Roots, Routes & Routers: Social Media and Urban Activism from the Arab Spring to Hong Kong”.

I managed to merge the actual recording of my lecture and the slideshow I prepared for and had shown during the lecture. So, here it is (the prezi is accessible through this link, but it’s also embedded below). Click “start prezi” button and then click the  button on the left corner to listen to the audio.

Unlike this light 10 minutes speech of mine, this one is based on years of comprehensive research and rather long.

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[Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne] In-flight entertainment

Not much to tell about my flight from KL to Melbourne. Well, actually I almost missed my flight to KL because some crazy things that happened at the airport. We queued for nearly 1.5 hours to check-in. I queued with a British young guy who got heavily hang over and broke! He didn’t even have money to buy water. I guess I saved his life (exaggerating, of course!) by giving my bottle water.

But I just almost missed the flight. I didn’t miss the flight. So things went well.

It was nearly 8 hours flight. Just two hours before we landed Continue reading

[Kuala Lumpur] Puzzle of Lim

10:19 am, the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur

I’m sitting down quietly at the Sixth East Asia Conference held by the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. Listening….. to what? Perhaps to the blurring bits coming from out and inside of my head.

As one of the role players (that’s the term the host used to call speakers and moderators), I am sitting down on the first row. Next to me are Mrs Malayvieng Sakonhninhom, the Acting Director General of the Institute of Foreign Affairs of the Laos Government, and HRH Prince Norodom Sirivudh, the Supreme Privy Counselor to His Majesty the King of Cambodia. Wow, powerful people…. Scary, huh?

A question is popping out my head. Why am I here? Continue reading