Prestigious US ‘Democracy Award’ for Cynthia Gabriel of C4

Source: FMT News

Anti-corruption activist one of five worldwide to receive award from US-based National Endowment for Democracy at Capitol Hill, Washington DC, on June 7. Pic from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: Anti-corruption activist Cynthia Gabriel has seen her efforts recognised by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which is based in Washington DC, the United States.

The NED will be presenting her with its 2017 Democracy Award on Wednesday, for her “courageous efforts in battling the scourge of official corruption”.

Gabriel, who is Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) executive director, left for the US yesterday to attend the award ceremony to be held at Capitol Hill.

According to the NED website she will be one of five recipients this year. The other five being Khalil Parsa (Afghanistan), Rafael Marques de Morais (Angola), Claudia Escobar (Guatemala) and Denys Bihus (Ukraine).

Malaysiakini reported that Gabriel was surprised over her selection for the award but was honoured nonetheless over the recognition for her efforts. Read more