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Mr. Mohamad “Hanif” Abdullah

Research Officer, Kelana Jaya Division
United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Malaysia

Hanif is a research officer for the Kelana Jaya Division of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), which is Malaysia’s largest political party. In this capacity, he assists in the monitoring, assessing, and reporting on political affairs. He is also responsible for writing speeches and organizing party related events. Prior to this, Hanif was a special administrative officer in the Office of the Honorable Muhyiddin Yassin, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.

For his project, Hanif plans on forming the “Malaysian Coalition of Youth
Against Corruption,” which will consist of representatives from different NGOs and provide a forum where ideas for fighting corruption can be exchanged. The coalition’s early activities will culminate in a “Walk Against Corruption,” which will enhance the coalition’s profile and encourage others to join. 

Mohamad received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.