Jannie Lasimbang is new BERSIH 2.0 Sabah vice-chair

BERSIH 2.0 is pleased to announce the latest member to join the Steering Committee – Ms Jannie Lasimbang, representing the Sabah Region as a Vice-Chair.jannie lasimbang
Jannie won the Sabah regional election uncontested as the only candidate, nominated by Partners of Community Organisations (Pacos Trust).
She has been a member of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) established under the UN Human Rights Council for six years, where she contributed actively in producing thematic reports.
She was a Commissioner with the Malaysian Human Rights Commission of Malaysia from 2010-2013, where she headed a committee to conduct National Inquiry into the Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples. She now sits in a government task force to look into the implementation of the recommendations from the National Inquiry.
Jannie currently works as the Secretariat Director of the Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) or Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia. She has previously held the position of Secretary General of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (2000-2008) and trainer and programme coordinator for the Partners of Community Organisations, Sabah (PACOS Trust) from 1984-2000.
BERSIH 2.0 is proud and excited to have her on board. We also thank the previous representatives for Sabah, Ms Anne Lasimbang and Andrew Ambrose, for serving BERSIH 2.0 for the past four years.