7 female leaders named to APR subcommittees
by Chooi Yew Tzen
Seven female Scout leaders tread on new grounds as they were named members of four APR Scout Subcommittees this morning. The seven represent six National Scout Organizations (NSOs); Dr. Virin Daenraj (Thailand), Aishath Aham (Maldives), Belinda Wang Ling Yu (Scouts of China or SoC), Fahmida (Bangladesh), Kim Yoobinara (Korea), Sara Ma Hsiu Lan (SoC) and Veena Pradhan (India).
Delegates attending the sixth day of the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference welcomed the seven female Scout leaders who are now members to four of the five Subcommittees except the Financial Management Subcommittee.
The APR Communications and Partnership Subcommittee, chaired by Dr. Ahmad Sabri Saad (Malaysia), welcomed Fahmida and Sara Ma, who are joined by Berthold Sinaulan (Indonesia), Darren Tay Fu Wen (Singapore), Hussain Jawad (Maldives), Justin Kim Hyoung Gyun (Korea), Muhammad Rizwan Jaffar (Pakistan), Tsang Wing Hong (Hong Kong), Ut Sangjitt (Thailand), Yorimasa Matsudaira (Japan) and Muhammad Naufal Othhman (Malaysia) as the YAMG member in the Subcommittee.
The adviser for this Subcommittee is APR Scout Committee member Chay Hong Leng (Singapore) and supported by Luz Taray (APR Support Centre).
Kim and Dr. Virin joins Cedrick Gayona Train (Philippines), who chairs the APR Programme subcommittee. The other members of the Subcommittee are Hon Teng Fong (Macau), Hussain Mohamed Haneef (Maldives), Ling Kay Kau (Hong Kong), Mohammad Atiquz Zaman (Bangladesh), Rio Ashadi (Indonesia), Sherman Sheng Hsiao Ming (SoC), Stephen Tyas (Australia), Yang Chen (Singapore) and Edwin Chow Yik Mau (Hong Kong), the YAMG member.
Newly elected APR Scout Committee member Elston Hyd (Australia) shoulders the role as adviser.
Aishath is the sole female presence in the APR Adults in Scouting Subcommittee, chaired by Antong Shahrudin Rahmat (Singapore). The other Subcommittee members are Allan L. Rellon (Philippines), Banchong Chompoowong (Thailand), Bishow Shrestha (Nepal), Dr. Cyrus Wadia (India), Em Piseth (Cambodia), Hidehito Okubo (Japan), Mohammad Laiyin Nento (Indonesia), Wilson LaiWai Sang (Hong Kong), Zahid Mahmood (Pakistan) and Kumar Ritesh Agarwal (India) as the YAMG member in this Subcommittee.
APR Scout Committee member Mohammad Rafiqul Islam Khan (Bangladesh) is the adviser for this Subcommittee.
Both APR Programme Subcommittee and APR Adults in Scouting Subcommittee are supported by Syd Castillo (APR Support Centre).
Meanwhile, Belinda Wang and Veena takes on heavy roles as members of the APR Governance Subcommittee, chaired by Neville Tomkins (Australia). Other members of this Subcommittee are Dr. Anbarasan Thuraimanikam (Singapore), Dr. Muhammad Tariq Masood (Pakistan), Paramasivam Palany (Malaysia), Prabath Kularathna (Sri Lanka), Settanun Ungkulpasvich (Thailand), Simon Rhee Hang Bock (Korea), Tam Kwok Kuen (Hong Kong), Yukinori Ideta (Japan) while Hasan Mohamed (Maldives) is the YAMG member.
Dr. Ie-Bin Lian (SoC) is the adviser for this Subcommittee, supported by Prassanna Srivastava (APR Support Centre).
The APR Financial Management Subcommittee, which is chaired by Jimmy Ang (Phillipines), is the only all-male Subcommittee. The remaining 11 members are Ahmed Anwar (Maldives), Chuan Yang Hoo (Singapore), Dr. Awang Zainin bin Hj Suntim (Malaysia), Dr. Kim Si Bum (Korea), Dr. Krishna Kumar Khandelwal (India), Liaw Hsueh Chun (SoC), Mohammad Mahmudul Haque (Bangladesh), Terrence Ho Wai Keung (Hong Kong), Zubair Al-Farooq Lodhi (Pakistan) and Daniel Ruan Chun Lin (SoC), the YAMG member.
The adviser for this Subcommittee is APR Scout Committee member BI Nagarale (India), supported by Thian Hiong Boon (APR Support Centre).
Members of the other three Committees were also named; APR Foundation Management Committee, APR Messengers of Peace Regional Decision Committee (MoP RDC) and APR Awards Committee.
The APR Foundation Management Committeeis chaired by Dr Chao Shou-po (SoC), and joined by Dr. Chu Chun Ho (Hong Kong), Dr. Lee Bok Yie (Korea), Mohamed Ali Khalid (India), Paulus Tjakrawan (Indonesia), Pansak Ransibrahmanakul (Thailand) and Tadashi Murayama (Japan), and advised by Dr. Ie-Bin Lian.
APR MoP RDC members comprise Paul Parkinson (Australia), Dale Corvera (Philippines) and JRPangilinan (APR Support Centre) while theAPR Awards Committee comprise Ahmed Ali Maniku, Dr. Ie-Bin Lian,Reiko Suzuki, Seo Eun Bae, Mohamad Effendy Rajab and JR Pangilinan.