Our Team

Pushpan Murugiah

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Pushpan Murugiah is an accomplished individual with a diverse background. He holds a Masters of Business Administration and is a law graduate from the University of London. Over the past 20 years, he has gained extensive experience in the corporate sector, working in various roles within banking and investment companies. His areas of expertise include compliance, good governance, operational management, human resource management,  corporate management, and corporate consultancy. His previous attachment also included working with the IPPF ESEAOR-TSF project under UNAIDS.

Pushpan has also made contributions in the field of research and writing. He has written about corruption and has been involved in research papers on topics such as mutual legal assistance, asset recovery, and economic policy corruption, including the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). Additionally, he was a founding committee member of C4 Center.

Outside of his professional endeavours, Pushpan is an active member of the People’s Medic, a coalition of paramedics, doctors, and surgeons who provide paramedic services during public rallies. He is deeply passionate about various causes, including anti-corruption efforts, environmental conservation, children’s rights, and biodiversity issues.

In his leisure time, Pushpan enjoys reading, scuba diving, engaging in nature activities, and traveling. His diverse interests reflect his curiosity and zest for life.

Arief Hamizan

Policy and Programme Coordinator

Arief Hamizan is the Policy and Programme Coordinator at C4 Center, where he leads research and advocacy on a broad range of reform issues, including whistleblower protection, freedom of information, political financing, and environmental governance.

He holds an MSc Comparative Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh, graduating with distinction as a Chevening Scholar. His dissertation investigated the relationship between colonial land regimes and the construction of indigenous identity in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, and its impact upon policymaking following independence.

Arief also holds an LLB from the International Islamic University Malaysia and completed his pupillage at a major Malaysian law firm, where he worked in corporate litigation with a focus on anti-corruption issues and government abuses of power.

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. 

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.

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.

Nabila Syuhada Zulkeflee

Environmental Research Officer

In her role as the Environmental Research Officer at C4 Center, Nabila advocates for the reform of Malaysia’s environmental governance framework, with particular focus on its connection to corruption. She has contributed to several major research projects with the organisation, including a reevaluation of Malaysia’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) framework, the mismanagement and corruption scandals associated with Government-Linked Companies (GLCs), and international plastic waste trade issues.
 
Nabila is an Environmental Technology graduate from MARA University of Technology. Prior to joining C4 Center, she was a Scientific Education Officer at Dark Cave and later joined Malaysian Cave and Karst Conservancy where she advocated for the conservation of Batu Caves. Nabila has also worked in the manufacturing sector, where she dealt with compliance issues and curbing industrial pollution under Environmental Quality Act 1974 to curb industrial pollution. 

Prishanth Linggaraj

Policy and Legal Research Officer

As Policy and Legal Research Officer at C4 Center, Prishanth advocates for legal reform through an intersectional lens, identifying gaps which allow for the perpetration and perpetuation of corruption as well as measures to uphold good governance. His focus areas include ombudsman institutions, whistleblower protection, right to information, and the autonomy of domestic oversight institutions. He has a particular interest in the intersection between human rights, international law and corruption, leading C4 Center’s involvement with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
 
Prishanth holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Taylor’s University, Malaysia, where he wrote a dissertation on the unconstitutionality of sodomy laws under the Penal Code based upon a comparative analysis of various Commonwealth jurisdictions. Subsequently he went on to complete his pupillage with a commercial law firm based in Mont Kiara and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2023. He also has experience volunteering with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and a grassroots queer rights movement, and spends his free time reading about postcolonial theory and literature from the global south.

Sangeetha Niscinta Nandini

Research Officer

Sangeetha is a Research Officer at C4 Center. Her primary focus area is the business-politics nexus, identifying issues of corruption, abuses of power, and cronyism. Currently, she researches governance and transparency issues within the administration of Federal Lands. Beyond this, Sangeetha also leads C4 Center’s community outreach initiative through the organisation’s ‘Build My-Town’ card game. In her free time, she enjoys arts event and listening to music.
 

Asyraf Abdul Samad

Social Media and Campaigns Officer

Asyraf Abdul Samad is the Social Media and Campaigns Officer. He graduated with honours from Limkokwing University with a degree in Broadcasting and Journalism, and has worked for several news organisations in Malaysia, including the New Straits Times and The Star. He previously co-directed a documentary film about the struggles of government hospital cleaners in Malaysia, which was screened at the Freedom Film Festival in 2019. The film, titled Bila Kami Bersatu, featured interviews with cleaners and their union leaders, receiving positive reviews in its honest highlighting of their plight.

Asyraf is passionate in his aspiration to expose injustices and human rights abuses. Born to a diplomat father, he grew up in various third world countries and witnessed the harsh realities of poor and failed states. He uses his creative talents to tell stories that matter and raise awareness on issues that affect the most vulnerable. He is an active member of Amnesty International Malaysia, where he served as the Youth Representative to the Board of Governance until 2021.

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