FAREEZ PREM RAJ has extensive experience as a Senior/Head of Customer Relations Division with a Government agency. His job scope involves Customer Services, Media management and operations of Call Centres. Additionally, he conducts trainings as a facilitator, trainer and motivator. Among the trainings he has conducted and facilitated for, include ALM Group staff, TNB front liners, Customer Relations Offi cers and Customer Services Assistants and Jebat Putra Group of Companies. He has also been actively involved in organising Family Days, Corporate Dinners and events for Corporate companies. A former Kuala Lumpur M-League goalkeeper, he has also organised many sporting event. He is also a qualified soccer coach who has conducted many coaching clinics.
ALWIN RAJASURYA is an undergraduate, currently pursuing The University of London external law programme. Active in territory level debating and has represented Advance Tertiary College (ATC) at various University level debate competitions. Has won the KDU (Kolej Damansara Utama) Debate Open in 2009. Received secondary education at St. John’s Institution and led the schools’ drama team to victory in the Kuala Lumpur Drama championship and placed second at the national championship. Has been involved in the management and media relations of international sports and theatre events. Among the events include Champions Youth Soccer Cup 2006 (Malaysia), KL World 5s Futsal 2007, Comedy Court at KLPac and Actors’ Studio Bangsar (2006-2008), Visit Singapore Expo 2008 (Curve), various international concerts merchandising crew (Usher, Slash and Gwen Steffani) and a Fiat car launch (2009).
TONY MARIADASS has been a sports journalist with the News Straits Times Group for 29 years, culminating as the Sports Editor of The Malay Mail. After leaving the company in 2006, he was with the National Sports Council as the Corporate Communications Director for more than a year, before he crossed over to the National Sports Institute as their Corporate Communications Consultant for another year. During these two years, he was also the Sports Media Offi cer for the Minister of Sports, Dato’ Seri
Azalina Othman. In 2008, he accompanied the Sports Minister to her new posting with the Ministry of Tourism, where he initially was with her office, before being
posted as the General Manager of the Shopping Secretariat under Tourism Malaysia till February 2009. Since 2009, he has been the Contributing Editor of Asian Bowling Digest – a bi-monthly magazine – which is now being published by Surya Vision Communications as of September 2010.
He has been the Media and Communications Consultant for the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC) since November 2009. Was in New Delhi, from April 2010 to July 2010, as the Director of Press Operations, attached with the
2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games Organising Committee. For the Guangzhou Asian Games in November 2010, appointed as specialist bowling writer for the Games News Service. As a sports journalist, he has travelled the globe covering many international sports events and Multi- Sports Games like the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Asian Games in Hiroshima (1994), Bangkok (1998) and Doha (2006), twelve consecutive South East Asian Games – regional multi-sports event - from 1983 to 2007 (Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, Kuala Lumpur & Vietnam) and 1998 Commonwealth Games.
Among the international events include, World Athletics Championships, Stuggart, Germany, Inter-Continental Hockey Tournament in Poznan, Junior World Cup, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1994 Soccer World Cup, Los Angeles, USA, Pre-Olympics and Pre-World Cup Soccer Tournaments in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Nepal and Riyadh, Thomas Cup badminton championships in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, AMF World Cup Tenpin Bowling in Lisbon 2000, Bangkok 2001, Latvia 2002, Honduras 2003, Singapore 2004 and Melaka (Malaysia) 2009, World Ranking Masters Bowling ( Florida, USA, 2003), World Bowling Championships (1999 Abu Dhabi, 2003 Kuala Lumpur), World Bowling Team Cup, Odense, Denmark 2003, Asian Championship in Hong Kong, World Youth Championship in Guam(2004) and Asian Schools Championship (2003 Penang, Malaysia). Among sports awards won include the Malaysian Press Institute (MPI), Sports Journalist of the Year 2002 and the Gosta Zellen Golden Quill Award 2004 in Singapore at the AMF World Cup Championship by World Bowling Writers. From 2009, he has been freelancing doing media events before the formation of Surya Vision Communications Sdn. Bhd. in March 2010.