The lady icon, who is known for her unwavering effort in fighting corruption and cronyism, has recently received a distinguished honour internationally.
Cynthia Gabriel, the founder and the former executive director of the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) is among the eight honoree who has been bestowed with a prestigious honour “2022 Anti-Corruption Champions Award” by the U.S. Department of State.
This accolade is given by the Ambassador McFeeters and Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Dan Kritenbrink, thanking her for her arduous efforts in combating corruption and promoting transparency as well as accountability in government.
According to a press statement from the U.S. Department of State, this coveted recognition is given to the individuals who have demonstrated leadership, courage, and impact in preventing, exposing, and combating corruption.
Gabriel is generally acknowledged in Malaysia as a significant human rights advocate. She has devoted most of her professional career advocating and supporting human rights, good governance, and democratic freedoms.
Taking this great feat to Twitter, this inspiring lady has expressed her utmost gratitude upon receiving the esteemed award.
“Thank you @usembassykl for hosting a fabulous party in my honor. I hope the prestigious award and enormous recognition of my work and @c4center the last 8 years, together with my graft buster comrades. will spur us on towards a cleaner Malaysia. #globalanticorruptionchampion” – Cynthia Gabriel
Thank you @usembassykl for hosting a fabulous party in my honor. I hope the prestigious award and enormous recognition of my work and @c4center the last 8 years, together with my graft buster comrades. will spur us on towards a cleaner Malaysia. #globalanticorruptionchampion pic.twitter.com/o7xhGIWFtm
— Cynthia Gabriel (@cynthia_gabriel) March 11, 2023
Some of the outstanding deeds that Cythia imparted upon our country
Gabriel has also worked on UN contract research projects in the areas of migrant and refugee study, as well as their vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. The spirited lady spent most of her time developing and guiding the work of leaders in human rights developments in Malaysia and throughout the world.
The activist was appointed by the Eminent Council of Persons in May 2018 to the powerful 1MDB special committee, as well as the council to develop a national anti-corruption plan that would report directly to the Prime Minister.
Gabriel, who possesses degrees in both science and legal fraternities, has served and worked with various United Nations programmes on research projects in the fields of democracy and human rights (OHCHR), governance, organised crime, and anti-corruption (UNODC).
She served as Vice President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) global human rights advocacy group, co-founded the Asia Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM ASIA) human rights network, and is currently an elected board member of the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) coalition, which includes approximately 400 organisations worldwide.
Gabriel has a large network in the local and global media and has appeared as a leading human rights advocate and whistleblower on corruption scandals involving Malaysia’s political leadership on CNN, BBC World, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, and The Washington Post, to name a few.
She has previously received the coveted democracy award from the National Endowment for Democracy for her courageous advocacy and persistent services at the United States Congress from Speaker Paul Ryan. Last year, she also been nominated for 2022 International Women of Courage Award by the United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
Cynthia Gabriel is a great inspiration for many women and youngsters.
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Congratulations & keep inspiring us, Cynthia Gabriel! ✨
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