Jerald Joseph (Malaysia) is a very experienced human rights activist and trainer specialising in human rights issues such as racism, indigenous peoples’ rights, and other crucial human rights issues. He also has extensive experience working on human rights issues in different countries in South East Asia, Asia-Pacific and Africa. He possesses a Masters degree in Human Rights. One of his passions is developing youth and students to become socially involved in Malaysian human rights issues.
Tan Jo Hann
Tan Jo Hann (Malaysia) is a co-founder of the South East Asia Popular Communications Programme (SEAPCP) and Pusat KOMAS. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, majoring in journalism from the University of the Philippines. Jo Hann is a community organising trainer with extensive experience working with grassroots organisations and movements in the SEA region. He is also skilled in many forms of creative media such as grassroots journalism, photography, visual graphics, community video and others. He has also written several books of community organising such as “Walking on Water, “Art of C.O.” “Get Organised”, “Popular Communications Facilitation” Jo Hann has been serving as a local councilor in the municipal council of Subang Jaya (MPSJ) in the Selangor State in Malaysia since 2008 until presently (2010) and he is the elected President of PERMAS (Community Residents’ Association), an urban poor movement in Malaysia.
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Faribel Maglin Fernandez
Faribel is the finance officer of KOMAS and has dedicated several years to supporting KOMAS programmes in terms of financial management and administrative tasks. She completed three years training in the Chartered Institute of Managament Accounting (CIMA) and has worked in the corporate sector for seven years before joining KOMAS.
Ilaiya Barathi Panneerselvam has recently completed his Master of Communication (Screen Studies) at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Fondly known as Barathi, he is a journalism graduate from the same university. Barathi is passionate about class inequality and discrimination in films and society. Barathi is also involved in Students Activism that primarily advocates the issues of students autonomy, abolition of University and Universities College Act (AUKU) and an universal education accessible to all. He is an occasional writer who has numerous articles published in Aliran Online, Malay Mail Online and Free Malaysia Today.
Beverly is from Penampang, Sabah. She was the Secretariat Director of Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS); working on Indigenous Peoples’ issues, particularly on land matters, self-determination; advocacy for women & youth, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP); attended a training programme on Conflict Prevention and Peacemaking for Indigenous Peoples’ Representatives at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Geneva; and Diplomacy Training Programme organised by UNSW Faculty of Law, on UNDRIP and UN mechanisms.
Currently, Beverly is the Vice Chair (Sabah) for Bersih 2.0, and Pusat KOMAS’s Programme Coordinator for CSO Platform for Reform