Five Arts Center
June Tan writes scripts for film and TV, and is a member of the Malaysian arts collective Five Arts Centre. June studied Biology at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, and after graduating she worked in the corporate world, building an understanding of different systems from corporate finance, software management and toxic waste recycling. At the same time, she was also actively involved in the performing arts, producing experimental work dealing with the personal and the political. Since 1997, June has stage-managed, tour-managed, and produced numerous local and international co-productions. From 2018-2020 June was TPAM Director for TPAM in Yokohama, an art platform reflecting contemporary thinking in Asia. She is currently involved in ReformARTsi, a community coalition advocating for policy change in the arts. In 2020, June begun getting involved in environmental activism with the coalition Pertahankan Hutan Simpan Kuala Langat Utara (PHSKLU) and Gabungan Darurat Iklim Malaysia (GDIM).
Klima Action Malaysia (KAMY)
Ili Nadiah Dzulfakar
Ili Nadiah Dzulfakar is the co-founder of the climate justice group Klima Action Malaysia (KAMY), mobilizing the declaration of climate emergency in Malaysia. She is a climate policy researcher, consultant, and advisory member of several think tanks and institutions. Nadiah is a firm believer of the feminist principles of nurturing meaningful partnership, grassroots mobilization, peacebuilding, and strengthening constituencies across the civil society for the people's led climate action. She is a campaigner at Gabungan PHSKLU.
Kennedy Michael is an accidental environmentalist. When invited to participate in a long-running government-led river rehabilitation programme, he looked at what was and opted for what could be. He created the citizen designed, led, implemented and owned River Three - River Conservation, Protection and Rehabilitation Programme and the Gotogn Royong Education By Action (GREduAction1) methodology and implemented it with his co-founders Mansor Ghani, Salina Hussein and Syuen Toh. The led to the record-setting and breaking weekly continuous unbroken Gotong Royong at Friends Of Sungai Klang Taman Melawati River Three and Mid Valley River Three and won him The Star Golden Hearts Award 2020 as well as the ROLPOP5 2019 and 2012 Awards for Best NGO in River CPR. Kennedy participates in Gabungan Darurat Iklim Malaysia as a Co-Founder, Committee Member and Coordinator for the Communications Working Group. He feels strongly about the negative impact of human activity on the environment and its effect on the climate and is dedicated to working to reverse it.
Bernard Yoong Wai Chong
Bernard is an organiser for Transit Malaysia, and a graduate urban planner focussing on community engagement. As part of Transit Malaysia, he works with a group of transport experts and enthusiasts to push for effective and equitable transportation. He believes that limate change will pose a major threat for everyone, now and into the future. It is time for everyone to come together and act as a united front against climate change. Accessible forms of sustainable transportation will be crucial in facilitating a climate resilient future, especially in Malaysia. Transport is paramount in creating liveable, sustainable cities where people from all backgrounds and ages can thrive.
Nur Sakeenah Omar
Nur Sakeenah Omar is the Public Engagement Campaigner for Greenpeace Malaysia. Before becoming staff, she started as a volunteer with Greenpeace in 2016. Now, she mainly manages volunteer and works on the local forest campaign issue, the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve as part of the PHSKLU coalition, and dabbling in climate issue with Gabungan Darurat Iklim Malaysia in the Plastic and Waste cluster and as a committee member. She is hopeful to see a world that is united in taking climate actions.
Klima Action Malaysia (KAMY)
Mathini Arveena Ravee
Mathini is a member of Klima Action Malaysia-KAMY. She is a technical writer with an Environmental Management background. She was a Research and Policy Executive with the Malaysian Water Forum, where she wrote several position papers and technical reports on issues related to sustainable water resource management and water services, such as treated water distribution and waste-water management. She was also involved in research on urban environmental impacts on water catchment areas, wetlands, and forests. She has experience in lobbying for a clean and safe supply of water for the Indigenous people of Angkek Village, Gua Musang, Kelantan.Mathini is passionate about sustainable management of natural resources.