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08 April 2024 |
Ravi Mahalingam

Ravi is a Programme Manager for Countering People Smuggling at the RSO. Ravi joined the team at the end of March 2024 and is a seasoned public service officer with over 14 years of experience in project management, strategic planning, policy analysis and development, as well as research and evaluation.

Ravi has served at various government agencies in Malaysia including the National Strategic Office of the Council for Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants, Ministry of Home Affairs; the Immigration Department of Malaysia; and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. His work primarily focused on security-related matters, particularly on migration, migrant workers, and transnational crimes that include trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants.

As a Programme Manager for Countering People Smuggling at RSO, Ravi brings a wealth of knowledge, dedication, and a relentless drive to combat one of the most pressing challenges of our time. He is committed to making a tangible difference in the lives of those affected by people smuggling activities while contributing to broader efforts to uphold human dignity and security in the region.

Recommended Book: “The People Smuggler: The True Story of Ali Al Jenabi, the ‘Oskar Schindler of Asia'” by Robin de Crespigny is a powerful and compelling account of one man’s extraordinary journey as a people smuggler and his subsequent transformation into a humanitarian. The book tells the true story of Ali Al Jenabi, an Iraqi refugee who became known as the “Oskar Schindler of Asia” for his efforts to save hundreds of asylum seekers from persecution and death. “The People Smuggler” is a gripping and thought-provoking read that challenges readers to confront the complexities of migration, human rights, and the responsibilities we have towards one another as fellow human beings. It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the capacity for compassion even in the most desperate of circumstances.