Syahredzan Jo­han

A Nat­u­ral Pro­gres­sion

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Call him a lawyer; call him a civil ac­tivist; call him the po­lit­i­cal sec­re­tary to DAP stal­wart Lim Kit Siang. Ap­prox­i­mately one month after GE14, Syahredzan Jo­han was ap­pointed as po­lit­i­cal sec­re­tary to the Iskan­dar Pu­teri mem­ber of par­lia­ment – a news that was widely re­ported. But he is quick to down­play his role, say­ing “Lim is a vet­eran politi­cian and mem­ber of par­lia­ment, he does not re­ally need my as­sis­tance.”

Now a part­ner at RamRais & Part­ners, he grad­u­ated from Cardiff Univer­sity in 2005 be­fore he was called to the Bar of Eng­land and Wales. He was ap­pointed as the codeputy chair­per­son of the Bar Coun­cil’s Con­sti­tu­tional Law Com­mit­tee, which came up with the suc­cess­ful MyCon­sti­tu­tion cam­paign, in 2009. From 2012 to 2017, he was an elected mem­ber of the Malaysian Bar Coun­cil.

“After many years of be­ing in­volved in civil so­ci­ety ac­tivism, I came to the con­clu­sion that the most suit­able way for me to make pos­i­tive changes to the coun­try is through pol­i­tics. I also wanted to do all I can to see a change in govern­ment, so that is why I joined the DAP. It is a party with prin­ci­ples that I iden­tify with,” Syahredzan re­veals the rea­son be­hind his de­ci­sion join pol­i­tics.

Speak­ing on his fu­ture plans, he says, “Right now, I just want to learn. There is so much to learn about be­ing in a po­lit­i­cal party. Thank­fully, the party has also given me a lot of op­por­tu­ni­ties to learn, so it has been a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence thus far.”

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