Pure Life Society appoints human rights advocate Ambiga Sreenevasan president

The Pure Life Society has announced the appointment of Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan as its new president, following the recent death of Datin Paduka Dr A. Mangalam. The news was shared by Hindu Sevai Sangam in a congratulatory Facebook post, which wished Ambiga strength and determination in her new role.

Ambiga, 67 years old, has an impressive background as a lawyer and human rights advocate. In 2009, she received the US International Women of Courage Award. She also served as the president of the Malaysian Bar Council from 2007 to 2009 and was a former co-chairman of the Coalition for Free and Fair Elections, commonly known as Bersih.

“Congratulations to Datuk Dr Ambiga Sreenevasan on her appointment as the new president of Shuddha Samajam (Pure Life Society). May the Almighty shower His blessings on her and give her the strength and determination to carry out her duty successfully,” the post read.

“Mother” Mangalam, who co-founded Pure Life Society and was its life president, died on June 10.

Ambiga attended Convent Bukit Nanas in Kuala Lumpur, where she served as head prefect in 1975. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Exeter in 1979.

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