Bersih 2.0 Names Activist Thomas Fann as New Chairman

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Election watchdog coalition Bersih 2.0 has unveiled its new office-bearers, with activist Thomas Fann as its new chairman.

Fann is the founder and chairman of pro-reform non-governmental organisation Engage and a member of the Citizen Action Group on Enforced Disappearances (CAGED).

He was also part of the Bersih 2.0 steering committee in 2013-2016 where he served first as the southern region vice-chair and then as treasurer.

Muslim Youth Movement Malaysia (Abim) secretary-general Muhamad Faisal Abdul Aziz, a lawyer and writer, is the new deputy president.

Two vice-chairmen, Ann Teo and Beverly Joeman, will represent Sarawak and Sabah, respectively.

Vice-chairperson of the Civil Rights Committee of the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Ngeow Chow Ying, a lawyer, is the new treasurer.

Committee members are Ng Geok Chee and Alexzander Johnson.

The Bersih election committee announced in a statement yesterday that Fann and the others in the new Bersih committee for 2018-2020 were elected unopposed when nominations closed on Oct 22.