Francis Loh takes over as Aliran president as Rama steps down

Dr Francis Loh has taken over as Aliran president after P Ramakrishnan decided to step down at the 35th annual general meeting of the society today.


Aliran members present unanimously elected scholar-activist Loh, the outgoing honorary secretary, to lead the organisation.

Dr Mustafa K Anuar, the outgoing assistant secretary, was elected honorary secretary replacing Loh, while Leena Mohan takes over as assistant secretary. Anil Netto was returned as honorary treasurer.

Ramakrishnan will remain in the Aliran leadership as he was elected to the executive committee member. Also elected to the committee were Dr Prema Devaraj, Andrew Wong, Dr Soon Chuan Yean, Dr Andrew Aeria, Sarajun Hoda bin Abdul Hassan, Angeline Loh, Dr Subramaniam Pillay, Dr Lye Tuck-Po, Ch’ng Teng Liang and Henry Loh.

In his keynote address, outgoing president Ramakrishnan told members, “Based on the Auditor-General’s Report, the BN has forfeited its right to stay on in power. Political change is inevitable; it will come. Let’s go for it.”