Back in 1987, Meenakshi Raman was among those detained under Operation Lalang.
Spending 47 days in solitary confinement, Meena was never charged with anything – though, at the time, this young lawyer had been working on several public interest cases, including the infamous Asia Rare Earth case.
The experience of being detained strengthened her convictions, and Meena has continued to work on issues relating to the environment, social justice, development, developing countries and North-South affairs, as president of Sahabat Alam Malaysia and through her involvement with the Third World Network and the Consumers Association of Penang.
She joins BFM to talk about why she eschewed corporate life and instead took the road less travelled, fighting to help the poor and underserved.
Produced and presented by: Juliet Jacobs