MR EZRA RAVIN PONNUDURAI
My name is Ezra Ravin Ponnudurai and I am honoured to serve as a co-chair for this conference. This is the first time I am chairing so please bear with me. I have been MUNing since 2015 and have attended 6 conferences (4 awards won) so far with the prestige of being a member of the Secretariat for BACMUN 2015. MUN is a great platform to unite passionate Malaysian youth to come together to solve issues both inside and out of the council room. I would like to also make the point that MUN is not simply a conference which ends after the closing ceremony, it serves also as a stepping stones to greater things. The skills learnt here can further enhance a person to bring about change to their community.
My advice to delegates is to speak up, even though it may be your first time and that one should never be afraid to ask us chairs questions. Here’s to a good conference!
MR TIMOTHY WONG KA YE
Timothy Wong is a graduate in IT from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. He hails from Sabah, though he has spent most of his formative years in the Klang Valley. Model United Nations was first introduced to him ten years ago, when he was in Form 1. He is a founding member of the Model UN club at his secondary school, it being the first club of its kind to be founded in a government school. Timothy’s Model UN adventure has taken him to many conferences and countless wonderful experiences; a particular highlight being appointed Head of Delegation for Team Malaysia in 2015 for the 25th World Model United Nations Conference held at Seoul, South Korea. Of the 22 conferences he has attended, 8 of them were in the capacity of chairperson. Timothy has also helped organize several conferences, and is an advisor to Taylor’s Model United Nations Club at Taylor’s College Subang Jaya. Other passions include following the McLaren-Honda Formula One racing team, looking for the best wantan mee, photography, music and exploring places of interest.
MS HISHMA MOHAMED HAFEEZ
Currently doing a Bachelors Degree in Business and Commerce with a double major in IB and Economics, Hishma has always gravitated towards extra curricular activities that involve public speaking. Prior to this she has won a Best Position Paper Award in the Security Council at Colombo Model United Nations 2012, a Higher Commendation Award in the Arab League at Sri Lanka Model United Nations and an Honorable Mention in the UN Human Rights Council at the Nottingham University Model United Nations 2016 conference. Additionally she has co-chaired the third General Assembly at SLMUN 2013 and has been the chair for the first General Assembly at COMUN 2014 as well being the under secretary general of Administration at MONMUNIC’16 and the Co-President of UNHRC at APUMUN’16.
MS FAIZA HAIDER
I’m an International Relations and Writing student at Monash University Malaysia. I have been doing MUN for the past three years and I have won several awards as a delegate, served as a chair and secretariat member in various conferences in Malaysia. I have also been to international conferences as a delegate, recently to WorldMUN held at Rome and as a student officer at the Asia pacific model United Nations.
Currently I am serving as the president of the Monash Malaysia MUN society. This is the first time I will be serving as a chair in the hybrid MUN for MPCC and I am really looking forward to meeting all the delegates.
MR KRIISHAND A/L GOPALA KRISHNAN
A multiple award-winning veteran of 8 years in the local Model United Nations circuit with over 37 conferences attended and numerous Head Chair positions held nationwide; your Chair for the inaugural Model UN council session is none other than the charming, debonair, and above all devastatingly intelligent Kriishand Gopal.
A current student of Law & President of the Model UN & Debate Societies at Brickfields Asia College, he is a soft-spoken but undeniably charming and assertive lad; who has been a fixture of the Malaysian MUN scene throughout its phases. Having begun his experience at the tender age of 13, he is one of the pioneers of the regional and national conference franchise; amassing countless ‘Best Delegate’ awards and harnessing the talents of youths throughout the nation, inspiring many. His contributions to the Malaysian scene are unprecedented, with numerous Model UN workshops run by him & occasional stints with UN Association Malaysia. He is a fervent advocate of the virtues of Model UN, & has always been one to believe in its ability to shape our generation’s mentality for the better; for us to realise our potential as a generation of hope.
His pretty-boy appearance belies a mind as sharp as his wit, and his extensive knowledge about public policy, Malaysian shenanigans and the United Nations are all formidable aspects to his personhood. His intimidating charisma also masks his wry sense of humour, a particular sense of wit that never fails to sharply articulate and uncover the common fallacies of human life.
Few people in Malaysia are as well equipped and diverse as Kriishand is in guiding you through our very first Model UN session of the Malaysian Public Policy Competition. We found it necessary, and befitting in every way to have him on board as we diversify this competition; for his passion, purpose & success are all well in tandem with the virtues of this policy-based competition.
MS INA HANNINGER
Hi Everyone! My name’s Ina Hanninger and it is my pleasure to be serving as a chair for MPPC’s 2016 hybrid Model United Nations session. Over the past 3 years doing MUN, I’ve had a total of 7 chairing experiences, 8 delegate experiences, 5 delegate awards and 2 secretariat positions- leading up to me taking up the current role of Secretary-general of SelangorMUN. And through all of this, I really do vouch for what a fulfilling experience MUN has been for me, both intellectually and socially. I wish you all the best in the debate session, please do take the spirit of MUN to heart; be diplomatic, think critically of solutions and most of all, cooperate and compromise.
MR BRYAN TAN
Hello everyone! I’d like to start off by expressing my immense gratitude towards this conference, and the people involved in shaping this prestigious conference into what it is today.
My name is Bryan Tan and I’m honoured to serve as chair for MPPC 2016. I first started with Model United Nations a few years back and to date I’ve attended more than 20 conferences both locally and internationally. Some of the more memorable conferences I’ve attended was NTUMUN in Singapore as well as the Harvard Model United Nations in China. MUN and debate have always been close to my heart as I truly believe that each of us process unique ideas and perspectives and it is through comprehensive dialogue and discussion that such ideas be brought to fruition.
Debating aside, I’ve always had a fascination for business and investment and as such I’m currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business and Commerce in Monash University. During my leisure time I’m often playing pool, having the occasional game of bowling, playing badminton or just chilling with my mates.
With the ever changing and unpredictable global landscape, MPPC 2016 will definitely be a catalyst to empower the Malaysian youth to think out of the box and solve real world issues. Words cannot describe how excited I am to be involved with MPPC 2016 and I look forward to welcoming and seeing all of you.