About Us

THE CERITA RAKYAT TEAM

Professor Dr Mohamad Tajuddin Mohamad Rasdi

is a prolific writer and speaker in architecture, politics, social issues, religious matters and education. He obtained his Masters and Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Wisconsi, and awarded the Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Prof Tajuddin has authored and published 52 books to-date on architecture concerning Islam, the mosque, housing, community building and planning of administrative centres and won four National Book awards. He is currently a columnist in The Star and Sin Chiew Daily and lectures in a private university in Malaysia.

Angeline Lesslar

After 26 years in the communication business Angeline is now focused on pastoral work in the Catholic Church of Saint Thomas More, Subang Jaya. She heads the PMEIA Ministry In the church centered on building relationships with  Christian and other religions. She leads an Inter-Faith Committee Of Buddhist, Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus and other Christian Churches within Subang Jaya/USJ

Angeline Wong Wei Wei

is a lecturer at the Faculty of Creative Industries, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR).  Her PhD thesis focused on representations of dialogue and negotiation in inter-ethnic romantic relationships in Malaysian indie films.  Her research interests include interethnic engagement and negotiation as well as cultural and literary studies.  

Eddy Lee

is a lecturer in the American Degree Program since his return from the USA in the 1990s.  He specializes in Music Appreciation and World Religions. A few years ago, due to midlife crisis, Eddy also got himself a Master in Guidance and Counseling from University Putra Malaysia.

As a mind and body health enthusiast, Eddy practices yoga, Reiki and workout in the gym regularly. He aspires to guide people to walk in the path of self-healing and enlightenment

Louise Manjaji

writes (scripts mostly) for a living. Sometimes she moonlights as technical writer in the oil and gas and energy sector.

Dharmalingam Vinasithamby

is a freelance writer and workshop facilitator. He was born in KL but lives in Johor Bahru, his home over the last 30 years. He worked as a journalist for several years with Asiaweek in Hong Kong and the Straits Times in Malaysia and Singapore, and was also involved with community development projects in India. Dharma spends his leisure time writing for pleasure and coaching community groups in public speaking

Patricia Nambiar

After years living abroad, Patricia Nambiar now lives in Petaling Jaya.  Patricia believes in lifelong learning and has honed her online teaching and learning skills. She is also interested in community and social issues.  She loves listening to stories and experiences of times past.

Patricia Nunis

a Malaysian of Portuguese and Asian descent is a facilitator specialized in participatory processes. She collaborates with colleagues from the Institute of Cultural Affairs Taiwan to develop facilitators for Asian communities. In Malaysia, Patricia navigates the space of inter-ethnic and inter-faith dialogue in Malaysia bringing her participatory skills to building bridges across communities. More on http://www.harmonywks.com