ELIZABETH WONG (黄洁冰) 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) (全国人权协会)from 2000-2006 (now sitting as a member of the Ex-Com), a member of the Suaram (大马人民之声) secretariat and was a human rights fellow of Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs (2002-03). She 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.
Wong enjoys 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.
Wong entered the electoral arena as a candidate under the People’s Justice Party (or Parti KeADILan Rakyat – PKR) during the 13th General Elections and on March 8th, 2008, Wong was elected as the new Selangor State Assemblyman for Bukit Lanjan with a majority of over 5000, the second largest majority won by PKR state assembly candidates in Selangor.
This was the first time the seat fell to the Opposition Alliance. History was further made when the Opposition Alliance took over Selangor – the most prosperous and developed state in Malaysia, together with the states of Perak, Penang and Kedah.
Wong was later appointed as a member of the Selangor state executive council, in charge of Tourism, Consumer affairs and the Environment.
She is also the Information Chief of the Women’s wing of PKR and of her division Petaling Jaya Utara.
This blog is primarily an archival site of writings and photographs, with the occasional notes-to-self on national politics to clear out some thoughts.
Photo credit: The Sun