FOUNDER OF THE CENTRE TO COMBAT CORRUPTION 6 CRONVSIM
Born in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, she has to her name an array of academic qualifications, which includes an honours degree in Analytical Chemistry, a Masters in Philosophy Degree, and a recently completed degree in Jurisprudence. She has had brief stints working in the private sector, worked as a private chemist, ventured into contractual teaching on international
Human rights mechanisms and migrant law and frameworks in Monash University. Cynthia has also worked on UN contractual research work in the area of migrant and refugee research and their vulnerabilities towards HIV/ AIDS. She was elected Vice President of the global advocacy group, the Paris based International Federation for Human Rights (2004-2009), and has set up a policy advocacy centre called the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4). Cynthia is also a Petaling Jaya City
Councillor, appointed under the professional / NGO categories, as a clear reflection of her outstanding contributions to the work of policy change and social justice in the country.
TUNKU AZIZ TUNKU IBRAHIM
PRESIDENT OF YAVASAN ANTI RASUAH
Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim has held senior management positions in large private and public sector organisations in Malaysia, Hong Kong and the UK. He began his business career with the Guthrie Corporation Ltd., after completing his professional education in England and tertiary education at the University ofTasmania, Australia. He then moved to the Central Bank of Malaysia as Advisor (Assistant Governor). He returned to the private sector, his preferred option, joining Dunlop Malaysian Industries before being appointed a Group Director of Sime Darby Limited. Tunku Aziz founded, with the support of
like-minded individuals, the Malaysian Chapter of Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption, known locally as The Kuala Lumpur, now the Malaysian Society forTransparency & Integrity of which he was the President until December 2004. In October 1997 he was elected to the international board ofTransparency international and in March the following year, he became Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors ofTransparency International. He was appointed, in Feb.
2006, Special Adviser to the Secretary General of the United Nations, and in that capacity set up the UN Ethics Office.
He returned from New York on completion of his work in January 2007.