Cambodian Care, Phnom Penh
Koy used to work with various Christian organizations in the past 10 years in the area of leadership and management of development programs. Recently, God has called him and wife to step out by faith and start a ministry called “Cambodian Care” to serve hundreds of underprivileged children through opening schools in the underprivileged areas in outside of town of Phnom Penh and provinces of Cambodia. Through their three well established schools, 450 children are able to receive quality formal education, 2 congregational churches and 1 house church are planted and well pastored. Koy has 1 dearest wife, four children and 1 adopted son. Koy has a master degree in development management. Both Koy and Reny vision and passion is to open 200 licensed and well up running schools and 200 daughter churches with them pastoring these churches and schools.
Human Rights Lawyer
Andrew Khoo graduated from King’s College London with an LLB (Hons) and AKC in 1988 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1991 and the High Court of Malaya in 1995. He is in his seventh year as an annually elected member of the Bar Council, and serves as Co-Chair of the Human Rights Committee. Having moved from corporate law to human rights in 2007, he has represented the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM), Bar Council, Council of Churches Malaysia and Bible Society of Malaysia in watching briefs before Malaysia’s Federal Court, Court of Appeal and High Court. Andrew also chairs the Bar Council’s Trade in Legal Services Committee, which deals with the liberalisation of the Malaysian legal services market, and sits on the Selection Committee for the admission of foreign law firms and lawyers. Since June 2011 he has chaired the Bar Council’s Sub-committee on Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing.
Rev. Michael Yeo
Church of Praise, Johor Bahru
Reverend Michael Yeo has been a Senior Pastor for the past 12 years and an Associate Pastor for 10 years. He is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God of Malaysia. He has a Degree in the Bachelor of Theology and a Masters in Counseling.
He was addicted to heroin for 12 years, and imprisoned twice for drug possession. However, he was then saved by God’s grace and became a staff of a Drug Rehab Centre for 5 years before entering the pastoral field. Since then, he is being secured and surviving with God’s Grace.
Ooi Kiah Hui
Director of Policy, Advocacy & Research
Ms Ooi Kiah Hui currently serves in the Policy, Advocacy & Research Department with Malaysian Care. She has been learning and working with the poor communities since 2003, believing that the Kingdom of God is for here and now, especially for the needy and marginalised. She finds that there’s still much to learn and do, with Jesus, fellow followers of Christ and the community themselves. Kiah Hui was trained in Social Development and Sustainable Livelihoods.
ASP (RTD) Thavamany Gopal
Licensed and Registered Counselor with Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia
Understanding Juvenile Delinquents
ASP (RTD) Thavamany Gopal is a retired Assistant Superintendent of Prison. He has 35 years of experience in which he has worked in 5 different prisons in Malaysia which include Kajang Prison, Taiping Prison, Bentong Prison, Johor Prison and the Prison’s Head Quarters.
His qualifications include a Diploma in Counseling and a Degree in Psychology. He has attended for various training courses mainly in the States and United Kingdom. Courses attended includes Counseling, Therapeutic Community, Relapse Prevention and Alpha. He was appointed by the Minister as the Committee Member for the Board of Counselors of Malaysia, Member of the High Council of the Prison Officers Association.
He is currently a counselor under the Board of Counselors of Malaysia, in which he trains counselors & conduct basic counseling course for Depot Immigration Officers, works on the Therapeutic Community Program and Counseling for Juveniles in Sekolah Integrasi & Henry Gurney School.