Wan Saiful Wan Jan is chief executive of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs in Malaysia. He is also director of the Southeast Asia Network for Development and chairman of the Istanbul Network for Liberty. Wan has worked with several organizations, including the Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit think tank, the British Conservative Party’s research department and Social Enterprise London. He is now a columnist for The Star, a national newspaper in Malaysia. His opinion has been quoted by various media, including BBC, Reuters, Wall Street Journal Asia, International Herald Tribune, Al-Jazeera and The Economist. Additionally, he is also a member of the advisory board at Laureate International Malaysia.