SUARAM is led by energetic and spirited Malaysian activists. The current staff of SUARAM are:
1. Nalini Elumalai (Executive Director)
Nalini is an activist who fought alongside SUARAM for 6 years. She joined SUARAM in 2006 after her graduation as a campaign coordinator for the Anti ISA and other detention without trial laws. She is one of those involved in organising the first ever historical biggest Anti ISA rally in 2009. She is the Executive Director for SUARAM since 2012.
2. Diane Savari (Finance Manager)
Diane is responsible for handling the accounts and the administrative tasks within SUARAM. She joined SUARAM in 2009 and has a very wide experience in the cause of women issues in Malaysia.
3. Sarah Devaraj (Refugee Desk)
Sarah Devaraj joined SUARAM in 2010. She is responsible for making awareness about refugees in Malaysia. Before taking over the Refugee Desk, she was involved with the local democracy campaigns led by SUARAM.
4. Wong Kar Fai (Documentation & Monitoring)
Trained as a lawyer, Wong Kar Fai is one of the active volunteers with SUARAM since 2009 . He joined SUARAM since June 2012 as the Documentation and Monitoring coordinator. His responsibility is to oversee the writing of the Malaysia Human Rights Report published by SUARAM annually.
5. Maisarah Muhd Najib (Outreach & Event)
Maisarah is the Oureach & Event Coordinator in SUARAM since 2011. She was formerly the coordinator of FreedomFilmFest, an annual Malaysian human rights film festival by KOMAS. Her task is to promote the work of SUARAM and assisting in delivering the different campaigns within SUARAM. In addition to that, she also organises human rights training, manages SUARAM’s volunteers and oversees the sales of SUARAM’s publications and merchandise.
6. Ahmad Syukri Abd Razab
Syukri, who joined SUARAM in April 2012 as the Right To Trial coordinator is among the few activists who was actively involved within the student movement. He is very vocal and have extensive experience in the student movement and is still involve in helping the leaders of the student movement. He is currently spearheading the campaign to release the remaining ISA detainees and managing the right to trial campaign in SUARAM.
7. Theva Rajan (Right To Justice)
Theva joined SUARAM in 2012 as the Right To Justice coordinator. He has substantial experience in organising marginalized communities in Malaysia due to his involvement with JERIT. He is responsible for SUARAM’s campaign to reform the police force in Malaysia in collaboration with other civil groups.