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Ilma Amin- Week 5 in CapX London!

Ilma Amin

3 August 2016

I cannot believe my 5 weeks in London has come to an end! I have learnt so much and experienced out of the world cultural things that I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to. For that reason (along with many others!) I am so thankful for Ron, Paul, Kate and the rest of the incredible team at Mannkal for letting me live my dream as a journalist in London.

London, one of the most vibrant places in the world for journalism in the most auspicious time of all – the post Brexit London, that I am so blessed to witness with historical events happening on a daily basis (political reshuffle with a new Prime Minister steps away from my office, need I say more).

My last week began with me publishing my seventh article for CapX about advocating free-market ideals in the Southeast Asia region. Countries like India and China are rising to be global economic powerhouses thanks to their accelerating move towards free market ideals. I have a strong connection to Bangladesh, where my parents are from, and I believe countries like Bangladesh have so much potential they are yet to unlock because they are lost in a toxic cocktail of corrupt government and high taxation. Free market ideals are what countries need to make their mark in the world. You can find my article on this topic here.

I am so thankful for the team at CapX for always being supportive of the ideas I wanted to get across through all my articles and for constantly pushing me to reach my potential. They are encouraging me to write more for them whilst I’m in Perth, which I appreciate a lot as I get to still live my dream as journalist in Perth! Not only that, the team have taken their time out to show me around London throughout my stay. My highlight for sure was having farewell drinks at Parliament House!

With the Assistant Editor, Olivia Archdeacon and Deputy Editor, Rachel Cunliffe!
With the founder of CapX, Zac Tate!

London has been the greatest blessing of my life. I have learnt so much and I am so excited to advocate my understandings not only in Australia but in Bangladesh too! Not only that I have met so many new people with an incredible work ethic that I aspire to have- they have captured my heart forever! I am already planning for my future in London. Mannkal and CapX, I am forever thankful for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

London I will be back for you!

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