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 Audacious and unafraid to speak her mind

Boo Su-Lyn is co-founder and editor-in-chief of CodeBlue, a health news site based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that reports on important health care issues and policies in Malaysia and around the world. CodeBlue is an editorially independent programme of the Galen Centre for Health & Social Policy, a public policy research and advocacy organisation based in Kuala Lumpur. CodeBlue seeks to promote health care as a human right.

Ms Boo has 11 years’ experience in journalism, starting as a political reporter at The Malaysian Insider in 2010 and then assistant news editor at The Malay Mail, before she co-founded CodeBlue in 2019.

She is author of Unapologetic, a non-fiction book that pushes the case for individual empowerment, secularism, and civil liberties.

In 2016, Ms Boo won an award from the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) for “extraordinary reporting on human rights issues”.

Ms Boo is a libertarian, or classical liberal, who believes in minimal government involvement in the economy and in social issues. In the area of health care, she advocates for people’s right to speak out on issues that affect their personal health and to demand for better health policies.