Jayanthi Devi Balaguru
Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia

Ms. Jayanthi Devi Balaguru previously served as the vice-chair of the CALD Women’s Caucus. She is a lawyer, and an active member of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia. Among her posts as an elected member of the Central Committee of the party are secretary general of the Women’s Wing (Wanita), vice chair of the Central Law and Human Rights Bureau and chair of the Federal Territories State Women’s Wing.

An advocate for a fair and just society who believes that each voice needs to be heard and rights should be respected. Ms. Balaguru regularly conducts programs on women’s empowerment.


Rachada Dhnadirek
Vice Chair
Democrat Party of Thailand

Dr. Rachada Dhnadirek is currently an Executive Committee Member of the Democrat Party (DP) of Thailand. She was elected to the House of Representatives as Bangkok‘s Representative and served from 2007-2013. In her second term as a Member of the Parliament (MP), she was nominated as Vice Chairperson of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs. Furthermore, during her first term as an MP, she was the Deputy Spokesperson of the Shadow Cabinet and the Director of Democrat Party Youth Center.

Additionally, she has been actively involved in promoting significant advocacies like enhancing people’s political participation, empowering women, campaigning for cervical cancer protection, and educating people on personal finance management.

Before entering politics, she already obtained two master’s degrees from the Nottingham University and Glasgow University UK, and a PhD in International Business from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Thailand. She also served as an Assistant Professor in Public Administration at the Mahidol University Thailand.

About Us

The Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) was inaugurated in Bangkok in 1993, with the support of then Thai Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai and South Korea’s Kim Dae-Jung. CALD, which offers a unique platform for dialogue and cooperation, is the only regional alliance of liberal and democratic political parties in Asia.
Unit 410, 4/F La Fuerza Plaza 2, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave. corner Sabio St., 1231 Makati City, Philippines
+632 8196071; +63998 576 0877


Contact Us