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by Tan Sze Ming last modified Sep 08, 2012 05:40 PM
Contributors: Dr. Joyce Lee
is a Malaysian politician and is currently the Member of Parliament for Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. Fuziah has been elected to Parliament in the Malaysian General Election held in March 2008, defeating the incumbent Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Fu Ah Kiow from Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), one of the major component parties of the Barisan Nasional (BN) ruling coalition.

Y.B. Hajjah

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Selangor / Pahang

Russly bin Abd Rahman

People’s Justice Party (PKR), 1999 – present

  • Methodist Girls’ School, Kuantan, Pahang
  • University of Reading, United Kingdom (Counseling Psychology)
  • University of Wales, United Kingdom (MBA)

Before entering politics, Fuziah Salleh was a corporate trainer and training consultant for multinationals, corporate institutions and NGOs in the area of human resource development and women’s empowerment. She is experienced in counseling various interest groups in both the UK and Malaysia, ranging from youth, students, married couples and women involved in domestic violence. In the mid-90s, she was attached to a state government institution as a counselor and was also responsible for setting up a voluntary counseling unit, which is named Unit Kaunseling Islah JIM (1993) where she later became the advisor and trainer for the volunteers there.

  • Elected National Vice President (November 2010 - present)
  • Supreme Council Member
  • Kuantan Division Chief (2002 - present)
  • National Election Director (Feb 2010 - December 2010)
  • National Training Director (April 2008 - January 2010)
  • Deputy National Election Director (Jun 2007 - May 2009)
  • National Women Chief (2000 - 2007)
  • Started as Deputy National Women Chief when the party (KEADILAN) was formed in 1999

  • Earlier days of Fuziah Salleh’s involvement in the community, she was actively involved in NGOs. In the United Kingdom (UK), where she headed a youth organization The Young Muslims UK, (1988-1992) whose members are British born Muslim youths from different nationalities in the UK
  • On returning to Malaysia, she channeled her contributions in an NGO, Jamaah Islah Malaysia (JIM) as Head of Women’s Wing (1993-1999). Her critical views on women issues were often sought by the media at that time
  • Supreme Council Member of National Council of Women’s Organization (NCWO) in 1995-1997
  • Member of Women Agenda for Change (WAC) and involved in the Formulation of Women’s Agenda For Change in 1999
  • To initiate work on a shelter home for young girls, Raudhatus Sakinah, which until today has operated into its fourteenth year
  • Founder member for Women’s Institute for Research Development and Advancement (WIRDA)

Also, Fuziah Salleh spearheaded the famous “Stop Lynas Rare Earth Refinery” campaign in Kuantan after being elected as Member of Parliament for Kuantan in 2008. Fuziah first parliamentary speech to raise concern over the risks of Lynas Advance Materials Plant (LAMP) project in Gebeng, Kuantan was on 18 November 2008.

“Concerned Citizen of Kuantan” is a civil society group initiated by Fuziah and her team in 2008 to discuss the LAMP issues and to distribute leaflets to create public awareness about the hazardous rare earth refinery. The awareness campaign organized between 2008 and 2010 was taxing with limited organizations and individuals were willing to render assistance. Also, only the local Chinese media picked up the LAMP issues, while both the English and Malay media didn’t. In 2009, Fuziah and team managed to get media coverage of the LAMP issues in Kuantan via the Malaysian television channels, in both the NTV7’s and the TV2’s Mandarin programs.

In early March 2011, public awareness has been heightened by the articles on Lynas rare earth refinery project in Gebeng, Kuantan published in the New York Times. At the same time, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster has ramped up fear in the Malaysian people about the risks of radioactive exposure. Since then, the “Stop Lynas Rare Earth Refinery” campaign has started to gain momentum by attracting the national and international media attention, of which enabling the campaign to gradually evolve into today’s mass social movement in Malaysia.


Sources and Contributed by Y.B. Fuziah Salleh & Dr. Joyce Lee

Kuantan, P83

- Committee Member of ASEAN Inter Parliament Assembly (AIPA) Malaysia - Committee Member of Gender Caucus Malaysian Parliament Member of Malaysian - Parliamentary Friendship Group (Asia Pacific Group) - Member of ASEAN Inter Parliament Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) - Shadow Parliamentary Committee for Pakatan Rakyat (Prime Minister’s Department) - Committee Member of Inter Parliament Union (IPU) Malaysia (March 2008 - June 2010)

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Khairil Yusof
Khairil Yusof says:
Jul 26, 2012 03:50 PM

Hi Sze Meng can you add in Sources and Additional Notes the sources for this detailed information information?

Tan Sze Ming
Tan Sze Ming says:
Aug 01, 2012 12:32 PM

Source and Additional Notes already there, no?