YIN SHAO LOONG
Yin Shao Loong has served as policy advisor to the Selangor State Executive Councillor for Environment, Tourism, and Consumer Affairs. His work included the preparation of new laws, policies, research, speech-writing, and advocacy.
He was formerly a Research Officer at the Third World Network with extensive experience in treaty processes at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD). He has spoken at government and civil society forums worldwide on matters ranging from the environment to development and human rights. He has served as a board-member of Amnesty International Malaysia.
He holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry and an M.Sc. in Environmental Technology (Business & the Environment) from Imperial College, London. His M.A. in Cultural Studies is from Goldsmiths College, London, and he is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the New School for Social Research, New York. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Award.
A columnist at The Malaysian Insider and the Selangor Times, he edited “Malaysian Environment in Crisis” (2004) and “New Malaysian Essays: Vol. 3″ (2010). In 2012 he delivered several public lectures on the history of ideas of race.
Mr. Yin was part of the team that produced Malaysia’s Shadow Budget 2013 and 2014, Pakatan Rakyat’s 2013 national election manifesto, and Pakatan Rakyat Selangor’s 2013 manifesto.
ASSISTANT RESEARCH DIRECTOR
Ginie Lim was formerly the Chief Public Relations Officer of the Selangor State Government. Her responsibilities included research, writing press statements, organizing press conference and public relations activities. As the head of the public relations department, she worked with twelve local authorities to ensure that information for public use was fully disseminated and accessible to the media.
Ms Lim graduated from the University of Science, Malaysia with a BA in Journalism. In her second year of her study, she was elected into the Student Representative Council and headed the Students Welfare Bureau. After graduation, the trilingual student activist chose to enroll directly in political struggle by serving the country’s youngest opposition party, Parti Keadilan Rakyat as its media coordinator. She also produced publications and newsletters for election campaign purposes.
LAW, REFORM & ADVOCACY
FADIAH NADWA FIKRI
MURNIE HIDAYAH ANUAR