Keynote Speakers

Jamal Raslan

Poets Passport MY

Jamal Raslan, affiliated to English Jer and Poets Passport MY, is a versatile writer, spoken word poet, copywriter, English educator, social worker and beat writer. He has been teaching English to youths with English Jer since 2016. An established spoken word poet in Kuala Lumpur, Jamal has spoken at TEDxKL and performed at the World Islamic Economic Forum. In 2016 his English poems were published in "Malchin Testament", an anthology published by Maya Press that featured Malaysian English poetry spanning 50 years.  He now runs the Malaysian chapter of Poets Passport, sending poetry contingents to represent Malaysia for the annual CEX Slam under Causeway EXchange Festival and founded The Straits, A Selat Melaka poetry slam (Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore) in 2017.

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