Patrick Christopher Lee. Journalist, The Star, Kuala Lumpur. Patrick covers transport and environment but has varied interests, from outdoors to writing comedy sketches, as well as a background in IT. His AJF project will focus on cyber security and the rise in cyber attacks in Asia.
Aidila Razak. Aidila is the assistant news editor at Malaysiakini, assisting the chief editor in managing the newsroom. She wants to research the trade of migrant workers into Malaysia for a series in Malaysiakini.
Karen Kesawathany Arukesamy. Journalist at The Sun, Kuala Lumpur, reports on general news, including politics, social and human rights issues. Project: Media role in influencing the welfare of vulnerable communities in Malaysia.
Noelle Lim Li-Jek. Presenter and producer of the morning show of BFM, a business radio station, BFM 89.9 radio (English), Kuala Lumpur. Freelances for Edge and other publications. Project: Renewable energy.
Niki Cheong. Deputy editor, R.AGE, Star Publications, Kuala Lumpur. Writes and edits for a weekly youth section in the Star, and runs its social media initiatives. Topic: Journalists’ use of social media.
Chee Yoke Heong. Editor with Third World Network, an international NGO based in Kuala Lumpur that focuses on development and social justice. Two-time winner of ADB Institute’s journalism awards. Interested in studying FTAs.
Karen Yap. Financial reporter at Mergermarket Group, Kuala Lumpur. Plans to research organ trading.
Leong Siok Hui. Travel and tourism writer at The Star, Kuala Lumpur. Plans to research sustainable tourism.