Arveent Srirangan Kathirtchelvan is the Founder and Chief Coordinator of #Liberasi. He has graduated from the University of Manchester with a Masters of Engineering in Chemical Engineering in 2018.

He is passionate in marrying the pure sciences and social science, leading him to found an online engineering magazine, YME Insider , which focuses on the social impact on and of the STEM field. His interest lies in the realms of personal biases and navigating through social constructs in the pursuit of preserving the most common ideologies.

Arveent is one of the first students to work on what was known as the #followthewhisper campaign and The Proposal for The Declaration on Students’ Rights to Freedom of Speech, Assembly and Association to advocate for Malaysian students’ right to freedom of speech in the UK. He was also formerly both an intern at IDEAS Malaysia and a fellow of the Independent School of Thinkers.

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Goh Cia Yee is a member of #Liberasi. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of Nottingham in 2017. He went on to complete the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) in 2018 and is currently doing his pupillage in order to be called to the Malaysian Bar as a lawyer.

Cia Yee was a student leader, serving as the President of Nottingham Malaysian Society between 2015-2016, the Human Rights & Activism Officer of the United Kingdom & Eire Malaysian Law Students’ Union (KPUM) as well as the Non-Regional Chairperson in the United Kingdom & Eire Council of Malaysian Students (UKEC) between 2016-2017. He worked together with Arveent on the #followthewhisper campaign and The Proposal for The Declaration on Students’ Rights to Freedom of Speech, Assembly and Association.

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Michelle Liu is a member of #Liberasi. She obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of Essex in 2018. She is currently pursuing the Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP).

She discovered her interest in human rights and activism when she did her first internship at Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), a Malaysian civil and political rights NGO. Michelle also served as the Human Rights & Activism Officer of the United Kingdom & Eire Malaysian Law Students’ Union (KPUM) between 2017-2018. She was the Chairperson of the Drafting Committee for The Declaration on Students’ Rights to Freedom of Speech, Assembly and Association.

Owing it to her previous editorial internship at CanLaw Asia, she is passionate about making the law accessible for all. She believes that, in an age of fake news, extremist ideologies and political rhetoric, sound knowledge and understanding of the law is more important than ever. She is also deeply interested in world history, politics and criminal justice policy.

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