Forbes has recently unveiled its list of “50 Over 50: Asia-Pacific 2023,” featuring remarkable women who are making waves in their respective industries and serving as inspirations for the next generation.
One of the women on this prestigious list is Ambiga Sreenevasan, a trailblazing Malaysian Indian known for her outstanding achievements in law and human rights advocacy.
Ambiga Sreenevasan is a well-known Malaysian lawyer, activist, and human rights advocate. Born to a prominent Malaysian urologist, she began her work as a lawyer in England in 1980 and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar two years later.
Over the next three decades, Ambiga ‘s work focused more on commercial and corporate litigation. However, she rose to prominence in 2007 when she led a march of 2,000 lawyers as president of the Malaysian Bar, calling for judicial reform.
This event marked a turning point in Ambiga’s career and earned her recognition as a champion of democracy and human rights in Malaysia.
Since then, Ambiga’s work as an advocate has continued to focus on fighting for human rights and promoting democratic reform in Malaysia. In 2011, she chaired a movement calling for election reform, and she has been a staunch advocate for Malaysian women’s rights.
Ambiga has received numerous awards for her work, including the U.S. International Women of Courage Award in 2009. Her advocacy work has earned her both praise and criticism in Malaysia. Despite this, she remains committed to her job in promoting human rights and democratic values in Malaysia.
You’ve always been an inspiration to us, and now you’re inspiring people on a global scale by being featured in Forbes! Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition, Ambiga Sreenevasan.
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