KOMAS Associates

KOMAS Associates are individuals who have consistently contributed their time and talents to KOMAS and are part of our team in carrying out many of our programmes.

Adli Zakuan Zairakithnaini

Adli Zakuan Zairakithnaini is a law graduate from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He is an EXCO member of Muslims Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) that is in-charge of its International Affairs and coordinator for Human Rights and Counter Violent Extremism Task Force. Besides ABIM, he is also the High Council Member of the Malaysian Youth Council (MYC) and an EXCO member of Global Peace Mission Malaysia (GPM), a humanitarian agency, where he had the chance to coordinate several successful humanitarian missions to Arakan, Myanmar since 2012. Prior to joining Pusat KOMAS, Adli was the Director of Operation and Research Manager at Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (GMMF). He also had the experience to serve refugees in Malaysia as a Caseworker at International Rescue Committee and as Legal Aid Counsel at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) during his pupilage at Sreenevasan & Co under the guidance of Janini Rajeswaran and Ambiga Sreenevasan.

Ryan Chua

Ryan joined the KOMAS team as the programme coordinator of the non-discrimination programme. He was responsible of the research, monitoring and reporting of the trends of racial discrimination in Malaysia. Ryan has also organized, supported and participated in several ASEAN civil society programmes and project managed several non-discrimination projects in KOMAS. He also conducts several non-discrimination (anti-racism) training with university students and government agencies. He holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science Degree (Flinders-HELP Joint Degree) from HELP University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ryan is also actively involved in developing and training youths and students around Malaysia.

Brenda Danker

Brenda Danker is a media producer whose wide range of works cover social issues specifically affecting women, youth, and the marginalized. Her biting portrayal of these issues in both film and television has gained much critical acclaim. She lectures at Sunway University and is currently researching the impact of visual activism in Malaysia. She is also the Production Consultant to Freedom FilmFest.

Chan Tsu Chong

Tsu Chong is a trained accountant who is presently teaching part-time in Tunku Abdul Rahman University College. He is also a social activist specializing in project strategizing, fundraising, social media campaigning, and research. His exposure to various social injustice and human rights violations in Malaysia during his student years has driven him to contribute towards a better Malaysia for all.

Jasmine Choo

Jasmine is a postgraduate student in the National University of Malaysia in the field of Architecture. She was the coordinator in the flood relief efforts carried out by JKOASM-KOMAS. She has been helping out with several events organized by KOMAS.

Irene Yap

Irene Yap, a free spirited traveler by heart, a photographer by profession. One of the founder and principal photographer of WTF ( Who’s That Fotografer). Working independently and mostly shoot for weddings and events. Being a photographer, to love and be able to capture human emotion and expression, the outcome is timeless. Draw inspiration from small extraordinary thing that surround us.

Lena Hendry

Lena joined the KOMAS team as an administrative officer in September 2009 and later on took on the role of coordinating the of the non-discrimination programme in December 2010. She served as the Festival Manager of FreedomFilmFest before leaving KOMAS in 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology Degree from the HELP University College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is also an active member of CAN (Community Action Network), an independent social concern organization.

Soon Wei Xen

Soon is an undergraduate student at University Malaysia Sarawak majoring in Plants Resource Science & Management. With early exposure to the social realities of Malaysia, he has then driven himself towards helping communities which requires support and assistance. Currently he now coordinates and conducts several projects with various youth organization around Malaysia, with emphasis on self-development and character building.

Eden-Joy Kalom

Eden-Joy is a lifelong advocate for human rights, with a focus on gender and racial equality. She graduated with her Diploma in Law from SEGi College Sarawak and simultaneously concluded her presidency at the SEGi Law Society in 2017. She then elected to self-study for a year for the Pearson Edexcel International A-Levels, completing it in 2018 and subsequently receiving the Outstanding Pearson Learner Award for the highest mark in Law in Malaysia that year. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Honours) from the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom in September 2019, majoring in Human Rights and Public International Law. During her time at the University of Hertfordshire, which is one of only ten institutions in the United Kingdom to possess a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, she was also shortlisted as a BAME (Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority) Student Advocate. In 2020, she moved to Kuala Lumpur from her hometown Kuching, Sarawak to begin working for the Malaysian Bar Council as an Officer of Committees, two of which are the Child Rights Committee and the Migrants, Refugees and Immigration Affairs Committee. Eden-Joy aims to fight for equal rights and opportunities for everyone, regardless of skin color or gender, and believes that openness, education and liberalization hold the key to Malaysia’s progress.