Best known for his viral speech to former US President, Barack Obama regarding the 1MDB scandal, Monash’s Dean’s List graduate Alphaeus Tan already has an incredible
body of work. His political involvements include working with the current Minister of Youth & Sports, Syed Saddiq to launch Red Circle, a digital youth movement to increase youth involvement in politics. After turning down the opportunities to join the Perdana Fellowship in 2016 and 2017, he went on to advocate for youths by being on The Amazing Race Asia. He continues to use his social media influence to increase public awareness on Malaysian politics. As a member of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, Fund for American Studies, and Royal Commonwealth Society, Alphaeus has also been sponsored to the United States, Hong Kong, and Czech Republic for political studies and leadership development.
Dr. Felicia Chang
A palliative care physician specializing in dealing with the final journeys of terminally-ill cancer patients through the best pain and symptom management
techniques. Besides taking care of her patients’ emotional, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing, Dr Felicia also aids the families and caretakers of her patients in understanding the importance of managing pain to improve their quality of life. She strongly believes in having palliative care as a basic human right that requires higher public awareness. Through lectures and bedside teaching, she hopes to inspire young medical professionals and volunteers to venture into palliative care. She has never allowed her disability to hinder her from achieving her goals Dr. Felicia’s main message is simple: “Do what you love and you will excel in it. Be good to others as it is a bigger blessing to give than to receive.”
Dzameer’s early days as a consultant in PwC has allowed him to develop skills in capital development, process improvements, and project management in both Indonesia and Malaysia. Along with co-founder Keeran Sivarajah, he launched Teach For Malaysia (TFM) based on his belief of how every child can be empowered towards their highest
potential through education. Today, together with the Ministry of Education, this movement has accumulated over 200 Fellows and Alumni, impacting over 33,000
students in over 70 schools across 9 states. Having won the Best Graduate Program at the Graduate Recruitment Awards 2015, and a Top 3 Finalist at the Anugerah Inovasi Perdana Menteri 2015, TFM was also awarded the Youth Organisation of the Year by the myHarapan HOPE Awards 2015 under the Education and Employability category.
Nirmala Devi Windgaetter
A firm believer in the importance of societal grassroot movements, as a schoolgirl, Nirmala joined an NGO focused on mobilising communities such as local
fisherfolk, traditional midwives, and the rubber tappers obtain and defend their rights. After meeting her husband and relocating to Berlin, she worked with the
Berlin Economic Development Corporations before deciding to become a fulltime homemaker to care for her two children. Even as she integrated into her new home country, her heart was still beating for her original home country. Looking for ways to mobilise Malaysians in Germany, she single-handedly organized the 2015 Bersih 4 rally in Germany. She has been coordinating all Bersih activities in Germany since then. She is also the secretary for the Global Bersih—the international arm of Bersih 2.0, advocating Malaysian human rights issues globally.