Our Team

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Pushpan Murugiah

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Pushpan Murugiah is a law graduate from the University of London and has spent the last 20 years in the corporate sector ranging from banking to investment companies. His previous attachment also included working with the IPPF ESEAOR-TSF project under UNAIDS. His specialty includes compliance, operational management, human resource management, corporate management, and corporate consultancy. He is also an active member of the People’s Medic, a coalition of paramedics, doctors, and surgeons who provide paramedic service to the public during public rallies. He was also a founding committee member of the C4 Center and has been active in providing advisory support including research papers on a number of topics related to corruption and governance. His passion includes reading, scuba diving, nature activities, and traveling.

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Sudhagaran Stanley

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Stanley, a law graduate from Northumbria University, Newcastle UK, was also the former Chairman of the Episcopal Commission for Migrants and Itinerants, Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. He also co-founded and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Life-Bridge Learning Center, a school that provides free education to hundreds of Rohingya Muslim students from Myanmar. Stanley previously served in the Penang Office under Human Development projects and has been involved in various for the last 13 years, including advocating issues on social justice, governance, and human rights. He had also co-founded the Islander’s Youth Network in Penang in 2006 and served as chairman for 2 terms. 

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Farhana Baharin

Finance & Administrative Officer

Farhana is the Finance and Administrative Officer who has dedicated several years to supporting programs, financial management, and administrative tasks at C4 Center. She completed three years of studies in Accounting and has worked in the corporate sector for nine years before joining the organization. Farhana also handles the admin works at C4 Center. She is a mom who during her free time enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and hiking with her boys. 

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Wong Si Peng

Event & Projects Officer

Si Peng has been a professional event manager for over 20 years overseeing corporate events in various industries ranging from IT, pharmaceutical to automobile organizing product launches, international and regional conferences, award ceremonies and sport events such as marathons and fun runs. She is also a qualified scuba diving instructor with the aim of training safe new divers with appreciation towards marine conservation. In her free time, she organises beach clean-ups, volunteers for coral surveys monitoring the health of Malaysia’s coral reefs and shark conservation awareness programmes.

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Pang, Sherilyn

Research Officer

Pang Sherilyn has been a reporter for print, online publications and broadcast news. As a reporter for international broadcasting organisation, NHK Japan (based in Kuala Lumpur), Pang co-produced TV news for some of Malaysia’s most crucial events including the 1MDB scandal, GE-13 & GE-14, the murder of North Korean Kim Jong-nam, regional terrorism, Rohingya refugees crisis, among others, and delved in Parliamentary issues. She is also former member of the Foreign Correspondent Club as its treasurer and written extensively on the SME and property sectors, including economic and national policy matters with numerous published works for print. Pang is also an all-round Malaysian citizen who involved herself in human rights activism from a young age, a significant element which fuels her career in journalism.

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Kavitha Manimaharan

Social Media & Communication Officer

Kavitha is the Communication Officer at C4 Center. She holds a Master in Social Science from the University of Malaya and has years of experience working in various media outlets locally and abroad. Kavitha’s work experiences include election reporting for NewsTalk Dublin, report writing for WWF Singapore and beauty blogging/vlogging for Beauty Insider Malaysia. She is also a climate change advocate who, in her free time, enjoys spreading her love and passion for the environment with others.

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Bryan Cheah

Research Officer

Bryan is a law graduate from the University of London external programme, and has had prior experience working for a human rights organisation as well as for a university research centre, focusing on drug policy and prison reform amidst COVID-19. Bryan’s current areas of research in C4 Center cover COVID-19 pandemic and governance issues related to the transparency of public procurement of healthcare services.

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Nabila Syuhada Zulkeflee

Environmental Research Officer

Nabila is an Environmental Technology graduate from MARA University of Technology (UiTM). Prior to joining C4 Center, she was a Scientific Education Officer in Dark Cave. Later, following her passion for conservation works she joined an NGO named MCKC and assisted on the Batu Caves expedition project. She then also explored growth in industrial area and has three year experience as a Quality Control Officer. Currently, Nabila is spearheading all of C4 Center’s environmental governance projects.

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Sangeetha Niscinta Nandini

Research Officer

Sangeetha is an intern turned research officer after working with C4 for a year. She was the assistant researcher for the ‘Business in Politics’ report, spearheaded the ‘Jom Play Build MY-Town’ event and assisted with multiple marketing and social media content. Currently, her focus area is on Business in Politics as well as being one of the main liaisons for C4 Center’s card game, Build My-Town. Previously, Sangeetha has held multiple roles ranging from an executive to Presidential Office throughout her secondary & tertiary studies/ schooling & university years. In her free time, Sangeetha, an un-proclaimed foodie enjoys looking for new eateries to try and is always on the hunt for a new activity to do.


Prishanth Linggaraj

Policy and Legal Research Officer

Prishanth holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Taylor’s University, Malaysia, and went on to complete his pupillage with a commercial law firm based in Mont Kiara. Subsequently, he opted to pursue his passion for legal reform advocacy and research by joining C4 Center, wherein he uses his research and writing skills to analyse Malaysian laws and government policies on matters related to corruption and governance. He has experience volunteering with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and a grassroots queer rights movement. Prishanth has a particular interest in the intersection between human rights, international law and corruption – thereby leading to him championing C4 Center’s involvement with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).