Member, Malaysian Parliament (People’s Justice Party)
Fuziah Salleh is a Member of the Malaysian Parliament, winning the position as a candidate for the People’s Justice Party (KeADILan) in the last Malaysian General Elections held in March 2008. Ms. Salleh is currently Head of the Training Bureau of the People’s Justice Party, Member of the Supreme Council for the Party, and Division Chief of KeADILan Kuantan. She held the post of National Women Chief of KeADILan for two terms, ending in May 2007. Ms. Salleh is also a corporate trainer and training consultant for multinationals, corporate institutions, and NGOs in the area of human resource development and women’s empowerment. She is experienced in counseling various interest groups in the UK and Malaysia, ranging from youth, students, married couples, and women involved in domestic violence. In the mid 90s, she was attached to a state government institution as a counselor and was also responsible for setting up a voluntary counselling unit, where she became an advisor and trainer for the volunteers. Among her contributions is to initiate work on a shelter home for young girls, Raudhatus Sakinah, which is now operating in its eleventh year. Born in the state of Johor, Ms. Salleh grew up in Pahang, where she received her early and secondary education in Kuantan, before furthering her studies in the United Kingdom. She graduated in Counselling Psychology from the University of Reading (UK) and later completed her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. In the UK, she headed the Young Muslims UK, whose members are British-born Muslim youth from different nationalities. On returning to Malaysia, Ms. Salleh channeled her contributions into an NGO, Jamaah Islah Malaysia (JIM), as head of the women’s wing (1993-1999). She is married to Dr. Russly bin Abd Rahman with six children and three grandchildren.