Sunday, 2 March 2008

Blogger For Public Office - Elizabeth Wong

Elizabeth Wong is the candidate standing for elections under PKR for Bukit Lanjan.

She has been involved in human rights since her student days in Sydney and subsequently during her work in Nepal. She was the secretary-general of the National Human Rights Society (Hakam) from 2000-2006 (now sitting as a member of the Ex-Com), a member of the Suaram secretariat and was a human rights fellow of Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs (2002-03).

Impressive resume, folks. Obviously, we need an MP with a human heart (unlike the BN fools who prefer to spray chemicals and tear gas their citizens) to run this country.

Eli is also a political consultant and has been involved in the setup of the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus for Democracy and Solidarity Campaign for Human Rights in Aceh.

She is currently working on an initiative to develop further understanding on democracy and its mechanisms for possible reforms.

Check out her blog which has some very interesting stuff. I've been perusing it for ages now - she does come out with some hot stuff now and then. Oh yeah, Eli Wong does enjoy looking at the paradoxes and intricacies of democracy and politics.

In her spare time, she researches and writes on the War on Terror and security in the region.

Her interests are in political imagery and symbolism, history, South Asian politics, resistance and Islamism in Southeast Asia, technology and the politics of change.

Bukit Lanjan is lucky. If I had this woman as my candidate, I wouldn't have to think twice about whom I should vote for.

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