Who We Are/

We are a young organisation, peopled by young researchers who are passionate about the world they live in, and the subjects they work on. This is evident in the research methodology we use, mixed method approach – qualitative and quantitative: on ground focus group discussions, supported by fieldwork combined with measurable data.

We work together with communities, who lead and educate us on on-the-ground realities that may not be apparent to the world at large. At the end of the day, the work we do is based on communities, and supports their resilience as they navigate through their daily lives.

The Directors/

Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi Razak


Altaf Deviyati

Director of Operations

Dina Zaman

Director of Business Development

Badrul Hisham Ismail

Director of Programmes

The Team/


Tadzrul Adha
Senior Fieldwork Specialist


Daryl Loh
Programme Executive



Akil Yunus
Research Manager


Tharunnia Ganesan

Nadia Lukman

Farah Hanip


Admin & Finance

Fatin Amalina

Shahzrin Sufian

The Associates/

Nicholas Chan
Southeast Asia society and politics, political violence, populist authoritarianism


Afiq M Noor
Law, Islamic Law and Gender


Lutfi Hakim
Political Communications


Dr Siti Irma Fadhilah Ismail
Clinical Psychology and Mental Health
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)


Dr Tan Kit-Aun
Developmental Psychology
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)


Dr Faizal Musa
Sociology, Human Rights and Diaspora studies
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)


Dr Azhar Ibrahim
Malay Studies
National University of Singapore (NUS)


Dr Amjad Rabi
Social Security Economist


Dr Matteo Vergani
Political Violence, Intercultural Relations and Intercultural Conflicts
Deakin University


Dr Al Adib Samuri
Syariah Family Law and Society
University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)