We are a team of doers, creators, listeners and organizers. We are INVOKE.
INVOKE is made up of ordinary Malaysians who yearn for an end to 59 years of corruption, mismanagement & injustice.
One for all, all for one.
Having had a deep interest in Malaysian politics, Arshad decided to join KEADILAN Executive Internship Program (KEIP) right after my graduation. He graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Canada in Materials Engineering. Arshad grew frustrated with the result of GE13 and the state of the nation, hence motivating him to do something about the future of our country.
After being involved with KEIP, he had the opportunity to know a bunch of great people who shared similar views and interests regarding politics in Malaysia. His first big involvement in this field was being part of the organizing team for the first ever Kongres Mahasiswa Kebangsaan in 2015.
A year after working with an aerospace jig manufacturing company in Shah Alam, Arshad had decided to quit his job and pursue his passion, which is to contribute to the betterment of Malaysian society – by working full-time for INVOKE.
Hidayat is the cool graphics and designs expert for INVOKE. He graduated from Multimedia University. Before INVOKE, Dayat worked mainly in the entertainment and corporate industry, freelancing on projects. Among his notable projects were Supermokh Sebuah Muzikal, Cuci The Musical ‘Last Kopek’ and the first three editions of Lawak Ke Der. He is also the proud author of ‘Cerita Budak Design’ which he penned under his pseudonym H. Benjamin.
3 years back, Dayat took a bold step in his career by leaving behind his illustrious, well paid and glamorous career to do what was less popular at that time – by becoming a graphics designer and video editor to Rafizi Ramli.
Dayat dreams of changing the design industry in Malaysia by bringing the appreciation of design to a whole new level. He believes that this dream could be a reality through INVOKE.
Herinza Syadza was born and bred in Kapit, Sarawak. 75% Iban, 25% Malay. She was raised in the kampong where her late grandfather had always brought her around to canvass for votes.
While pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Government Studies in Universiti Malaysia, she was often active with student movements as she became the President of Bunga Raya College Commitee Member in 2014/2015. Herinza joined Mahasiswa Keadilan Malaysia in April 2016. She was an intern with Rafizi Ramli in Keadilan Executive Internship Program 6.
Herinza is a loyal fan of Liverpool, and listens to Rihanna 24/7 and very passionate about social justice.
Fahmi is known and remembered for inviting Anwar Ibrahim to a rally in Universiti Malaya ‘Pidato Umum Anwar Ibrahim 40 Tahun: Dari UM ke Penjara’ on the eve of Anwar Ibrahim’s Federal Court hearing on his sodomy appeal. Fahmi was the President of the Student Council (MPP) of Universiti Malaya at the time.
This young lad from Permatang Pauh is the co-founder of Penang Youth Organization (PYO) and Anak Muda Harapan Malaysia.
A year after serving his suspension, Fahmi graduated from Universiti Malaya with a Bachelor’s degree in Administration and Social Justice. Soon after that, the Shah Alam High Court sided with UM5 (the group of 5 students who got suspended for organizing the rally) by ruling that the procedures leading up to the suspension of the student leaders were unjust.
MUKHZANI ALIA HASSAN
M (as we call him) is studying Law in the UK at University of Exeter. He co-founded and is currently the Deputy President of Malaysian Progressives United Kingdom (MPUK) – a movement striving for openness in political discourse and aiming to encourage youth involvement in politics.
Having started volunteering for GE13 when he was just 17 years old, M then joined the KEADILAN Executive Internship Program (KEIP) in 2014, managed by Rafizi Ramli. When he left for the UK, he was part of the organizing team for BERSIH 4 in London where he managed to rally a 2000-strong crowd at Trafalgar Square.
Fendy was among the many MCKK debaters who were coached by YB Rafizi Ramli. Many would have referred to Fendy as Rafizi Jr. – not just for their resemblance – but also for Fendy’s debating prowess.
In university, Fendy won the National Integrity Debate competition and was the first runner-up for the Prime Minister’s Debate, the most prestigious debating tournament in the country.
Debating aside, Fendy was also won the Best Memorial Award, Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition at national level, and was the first runner-up of the prestigious Pidato Piala Diraja. He was also the President of Mahasiswa KEADILAN Malaysia (MKM).
Fendy is a practicing lawyer who volunteers for INVOKE in his free time.
Upset with the performance and scandals of the current government & enthusiastic about a better Malaysia, Salahuddin started to follow Rafizi Ramli’s campaign in early 2015.
He graduated from Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysia-France Institute with Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Mechatronics. Salahuddin was also the President of the Student Representative Council (MPP) during his university years. He started his career as an Engineer with a local upstream oil and gas company.
Salahuddin is a proud alumnus of Maktab Rendah Sains Mara.
James was the Founder and President of Malaysian Progressives UK (MPUK) with an audience reach totaling 2 million. He also had experience in leading research teams at corporate-centric BFM and legal firm Thomas Phillip, besides working as a part-time academic assistant in the UK for 3 years.
James’ legal research experience was honed through his First Class Law degree from Queen Mary University, 3 academic prizes and a 2nd place prize at a mooting competition judged by the top judge in UK, Lord Neuberger.
James was raised in the ‘Chinese bubble’ before politics opened his mind to different sides of Malaysia. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at Oxford University. James listens to Bob Dylan.
Quennezy is currently practising as a corporate lawyer and is a member of Lincoln’s Inn, having graduated from the University of Warwick, UK. She was the Parliamentary Research Officer for four young Members of Parliament (2013-2014) and had a short stint as a Management Consulting Analyst in Accenture (2010-2011).
She is dedicated to fighting for a better Malaysia. Having witnessed first-hand the 2013 uprising in Egypt, she believes that the younger generation holds the key to social and political reform if Malaysia is to prevail over kleptocracy and corruption.
Azri Malek graduated from Cardiff University in 2008. He was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln’s Inn in 2009. At university, he was awarded the Cardiff Law School Scholarship and the Edgar S Buck Prize by Eversheds in recognition of his academic performance.
He commenced his legal practice in the Corporate Commercial Division at one of the largest law firms in Malaysia. He is currently the Principal & Founding Partner of Malek, Paulian & Gan, a boutique law firm specializing in Corporate, Construction & Property related transactions.
Outside of practice, he regularly devotes his time to social activism – especially in youth empowerment projects. He currently serves as the head for the legal bureau, Angkatan Muda Keadilan Selangor.
Ainina is in her second year of a Bachelor’s degree course, majoring in Psychology at IIUM. She has been an active member of Mahasiswa KEADILAN Malaysia (MKM) since her first year in university. She worked closely with Teach For The Needs Malaysia in March 2016, believing that everyone has the chance to shine if given a chance. Given her passion in understanding human behaviour and social responsibility, she enjoys grassroots advocacy and volunteering work.
She completed an internship with Keadilan Executive Internship Program (KEIP) under Rafizi Ramli. Her past academic, co-curricular and leadership achievements led to her receiving the Intel Andy Grove Scholarship. She enjoys reading, running and playing hockey in her free time.
Megat is an Electrical & Electronics Engineering graduate from University of South Australia. Megat’s political awareness started when he was as young as 6 year old in 1998. Starting with something purely sentimental and emotional, he slowly grew to find that the cause actually resonated with his values ideologically. He took the opportunity of joining the Keadilan Executive Internship Program (KEIP) under Rafizi Ramli during his 2nd year in university with the hope that he could contribute something more direct and impactful to the cause. Along the way he met like-minded friends with whom he would together help found a student organization Malaysian Progressives in Australia (MPOZ). Today Megat is a practicing engineer, still hopeful for his letter of offer from Liverpool FC.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the National University of Singapore in 2013, Wyhow started out as a lecturer at a private college and a volunteer data analyst at Wong Chen’s office. As the “math guy”, he was entrusted with working out fiscal policies for the opposition budget, and spotting trends in demographic data in the urban poor in P104 Kelana Jaya.
He is well versed in Microsoft Excel, Python, and Azure Machine Learning, and previously worked using R and SQL databases. Wyhow enjoys picking up new skills in technology. He is currently a certified Microsoft Office Specialist, Google Certified Educator Level 2, and a Google Apps Certified Administrator. As of Sept 2016, he is working on Microsoft’s Professional Degree Programme in Data Science, and his Chartered Financial Analyst Level 1 June 2017 examination.
SUM DEK JOE
Joe is currently a Master of Economics student at the Australian National University (ANU). Prior to postgraduate study, he completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at the same university with a full international scholarship awarded based on his outstanding results in STPM. Joe is also known of being the first intern to be accepted and placed at the Office of Senator Nick Xenophon at the Australian Parliament House, responsible of conducting research on domestic public policy.
Apart from academic achievements, Joe has always been actively involved with youth activism in Malaysia. He started volunteering for BERSIH 2.0 during GE13 and co-founded Malaysian Progressives in Australia (MPOZ) upon the completion of his internship with Rafizi Ramli. Now, he is the city coordinator for BERSIH Canberra and recently has been invited to join the central committee of Global BERSIH.
Having interned with the KEADILAN Executive Internship Program (KEIP) under Rafizi Ramli. Midi is a Bank Negara scholar who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Monash University, Australia. He is also a proud alumnus of a famous boarding school in Ipoh – Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
In Australia, Midi was part of the Malaysian Aspiration Program – the intellectual arm for the Malaysian Student Council of Australia (MASCA) besides being an active member of IKRAM Australia. Later, he co-founded Malaysian Progressives in Australia (MPOZ). Midi’s deep interest and passion in law earned him the Thomson Reuters Prize for Constitutional Law in 2012.
Madihah was one of the first few staffs of National Oversight & Whistleblowers (NOW) Malaysia. She was also a former intern to Rafizi and a Volunteer Coordinator overseeing 300 volunteers in GE13. On top of that, she was also the Parliamentary Research Assistant to Sim Tze Tzin in 2014.
Madihah was the co-founder of Malaysian Progressives in Australia (MPOZ) in 2014 which encourages political discourse and mobilization of young Malaysians overseas. Madihah is currently studying in Melbourne University and is currently campaigning for fair work for international students facing exploitation.
Galvin is a university student studying for certification with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in Malaysia. He grew up in a middle class family and was fairly detached and ignorant about politics until he interned for Rafizi Ramli when he was 19. The experience exposed him to the poverty, racial disunity and corruption within the country. His dream is for all that to change in time.
Previously, he spent 2 years in Australia where he was the Deputy Chairperson of the Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia (MASCA) and also President of the Malaysian Students’ Organisation in a university there. Besides studying, he is currently interning for a fund management company and volunteers frequently for INVOKE. On weekends, he spends time cheering for Manchester United.
Isabel is currently studying for an MA (Honours) in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. She is actively involved in Malaysian Progressives UK (MPUK), Enactus St. Andrews and Pan-Asian Careers Initiative St. Andrews. Besides being involved in non-profit organisations, she devotes her free time to volunteerism and dance.
Her internship in 2015 with the KEADILAN Internship Program (KEIP), which was managed by Rafizi Ramli, had awakened her from political ignorance. From then on, she became increasingly interested and passionate about politics, thus leading her to a summer internship with Darell Leiking in Sabah.