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Theme: Reset & Rewind

This event occurred on
March 24, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm +08
(UTC +8hrs)
Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Surely, we can "reset" technology when it is not working well or "rewind" the tape of our favourite scenes in movies. But not everything in this world can be rewind or can it? Being able to rewind back and prevent ourselves from making such a massive mistake seems ideal right? However, have you ever thought of what had happened should not be rewind or reset?

The present generation yields a level of technology that makes it extremely convenient for most people to access information. However, there are some who have yet to take advantage of this privilege, as well as a proportion of people who have been exposed to misinformation when using that very same platform.

Hence, TEDxHeriotWattUMalaysia wishes to rewind and reset your perception on various fields and topics out there, that are less well-known or commonly misinterpreted.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Precinct 5
Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, 62200
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CO 90's

Tradtional Chinese Orchestra Group
Comprising of working professionals and students, this group of musicians are dedicated on keeping the Chinese musical tradition alive by using mostly traditional chinese musical instruments. If you’ve not heard of the Erhu, Pipa, Yangqin, and many other instruments, this is your chance to see and listen to them. Sit back, relax, and allow this band of talented musicians take the audience through a journey of the evolution of music, from the classic traditional composition to the modern day rhythm. Join them as they Rewind back in time, this 24th of March at TEDxHeriotWattUMalaysia.

Dr Mohammad Rahim Kamaluddin

Would you ever steal, if given the chance? If your answer is no, join us and let Dr Rahim shed some light on what you would really do if the opportunity arises. As a criminologist, he is well renowned for his research on profiles of incarcerated male murderers in Malaysia. Explore the rationale behind the actions and behavior of criminals together with Dr Rahim and find out just why they do what they do.

Josiah Ng

Former Olympic Cyclist
As a three-time olympian, Josiah Ng has seen for himself the effects and impact of sports on people and countries. He will be sharing how the idea and activity of sports itself is groundbreaking for a nation, and what makes or breaks the performance of a country in the Olympics. Furthermore, Josiah will be touching on a controversial topic: is e-sports a legitimate sport?

Lingeson Lechamanan and Lechamanan Sunnasamy

Head of Marketing in Shell Oman
“Look dad! What’s that?”, so simple these words are uttered from the mouth of a child. Yet, a question like that would not have solved any of Lingseon Lechamanan’s curiosities given that both his parents are visually impaired. With his unique outlook on life, Lingeson solidifies the obvious fact of the importance of a parental figure toward children. But, have you thought about it the other way round? About the importance of children to their parents? Lingeson certainly has! Watch as he dives into the reality of mutual interdependence between parent and child -- bringing us one step closer to bridging the gap of understanding between two generations.

Major Dr Faiz Khaleed

Military Dental Surgeon & Cosmonaut
It is almost every person’s dream to become an astronaut when they were children; perhaps even yours. However, they usually replace such aspirations with other ‘realistic’ ambitions. Major Dr Faiz is no such person! A former Malaysian Armed Forces Major, he underwent cosmonaut training to eventually go to space. Upon returning, he is now focused towards sharing one of the lesser-touched on topics in Malaysia: Space exploration, research and technology! If you join us, you can very well be the next person inspired to become the next astronaut!

Melvin Poh

Investor and Founder of The Asian Entrepreneur
Mankind has progressed exponentially throughout the years, with skyscrapers mushrooming everywhere and technology advancing rapidly. As a co-founder of the Asian Entrepreneur, an international knowledge platform on entrepreneurship, Melvin is no stranger to the intricacies and advancement of business. It is through his experience that he realized an unusual fact: progress is not be all positive, contrary to popular belief. Find out more on the repercussions of progress with us!

Rathimalar Govindarajoo

Dancer, Choreographer, Dance Educator Specialist
What is dance to you? To Rathimalar, it is not just a performance nor an expression of emotion. As an experienced dance instructor with performances spanning continents, she has found new and beneficial ways to utilize dance throughout her career. Discover a whole new facet of dance that you have never heard of before!

Tehmina Kaoosji

Journalist, Activist, Actor
Imagine a world of social equality where men and women are treated fairly. How different would it be? If your answer is “not much”, then prepare yourselves as Tehmina Kaoosji, a Journalist, Actor and Activist questions that perception. The influence of patriarchy is insidious on societal issues that impact us all through everyday sexism and structural oppression. Join us as Tehmina demystifies heavy issues and offers actionable daily solutions for you to reset and rewind towards EQUALITY!

Organizing team


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Deshvin Sidhu
  • Hubaeinthra Selvadorai
  • Noor Syaimma Syed Ali
  • Sai Vishnu