Marina Mahathir


Country: Malaysia

Former UN Person of the Year, Marina Mahathir is a Malaysian writer and activist whose passion for women’s rights has been a constant thread throughout her working life. Writing columns about current issues for over 25 years, she has published three compilations. Marina co-produced a TV program for young women and founded Zafigo.com, a travel website for women in Asia.

Marina Mahathir, yang pernah menerima UN Person of the Year, adalah seorang penulis dan pegiat asal Malaysia yang memiliki fokus untuk hak-hak perempuan sepanjang karirnya. Marina telah menulis artikel-artikel mengenai isu-isu terkini selama 25 tahun lebih dan menerbitkan tiga kompilasi tulisan. Marina ikut memproduseri sebuah program TV untuk perempuan muda dan mendirikan Zafigo.com, situs travel untuk perempuan di Asia.

Appearing in

Main Program: Marina Mahathir: Telling It Straight

A tireless advocate for the rights of women and minorities in her home of Malaysia, Marina Mahathir is admired (and occasionally admonished) for telling it straight. She joins Michael Vatikiotis, …


Main Program: A Question of Faith

For these writers, an intellectual engagement with religion has been an ongoing preoccupation. What can an objective discussion of religion teach us in a time when fundamentalism is dividing societies? …