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  DR. CHANDRA MUZAFFAR  
  Deputy President, National Justice Party (keADILan)  
  President, International Movement for a Just World  
     
 

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar is President of the International Movement for a Just World. He was until recently the Director of the innovative and prestigious Centre for Civilisation Dialogue at the University of Malaya. He was Founder of the Malaysian human rights organisation: ALIRAN and is widely regarded as one of Asia's leading social justice advocates.

Dr. Chandra is widely known in the region for his stand on issues of human rights, social justice and civilisation dialogue, and has played a leading role as organiser and participant of numerous international gatherings and conferences on these and related issues. Dr. Chandra is a political scientist by training, and the author of several books and numerous articles on politics, religion and social change. He co-edited with Prof. Joseph Camilleri: Globalisation: The Perspectives and Experiences of Religious Traditions of Asia Pacific (1998).

Chandra Muzaffar was born in 1947 in Bedong (Kedah). He is a graduate of Singapore University where he got a Ph.d in Social Sciences (1977). From 1970 to 1983, he was a professor at the University of Malaysia (in political sciences). In 1985, he became a member of the executive committee of the Asian Commission on Human Rights. In October 1987, he was arrested by the Malaysian government and released without conditions in December 1987.

Dr. Chandra has played a major part in the Reformasi movement in Malaysia and is currently Deputy President of the National Justice Party (keADILan).