Deputy Country Representative, Malaysia
Expertise: International Relations (ASEAN), Political Economy (Malaysia), Politics of Globalisation: multinational corporations, war, conflict, politics and religion, Elections: Monitoring and Observation (Asia), NGOs and Development (Malaysia)
Herizal Hazri is the deputy country representative in The Asia Foundation's Malaysia office. He is responsible for program design and coordination for the Foundation's programs in Malaysia. Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Hazri served as a consultant with several think tanks and public policy consulting firms internationally as well as Malaysia. He is known for his civil society development efforts in Malaysia, particularly in the area of human rights and democracy. He has worked in twelve Asian countries under the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) to promote democratization efforts, namely in Indonesia, East Timor (now Timor-Leste), Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Taiwan, and his home country, Malaysia. In 2004, Mr. Hazri managed the only International Election Observation Mission for the Afghanistan Presidential Election and deployed 45 long-term and short-term observers to Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. This marked the first time an election observation team was allowed to observe an electoral process in Iran. Mr. Hazri has published three books on election observation and electoral politics: Report of the Indonesian Legislative and Presidential Election 2003-2004, Afghanistan Presidential Election 2004, and Politics of the Straits: an Observation of the Taiwan Legislative Election.
Education: BEc in Economic Development, with honours, from the University of Malaya, MSc in Global Politics from the University of London