In March 2015, the Columbia Global Freedom of Expression initiative held a conference titled, Justice for Freedom of Expression in 2014. The conference brought together international experts on issues related to freedom of expression to present and discuss trends from the past year. H.R. Dipendra, Chair of the Kuala Lumpur State Bar Association in Malaysia, presented on litigation developments in Southeast Asia. His presentation focused on Malaysia and Thailand, and cases of sedition and criminal defamation in these two countries.