The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) has over one hundred members from eighteen countries across Asia and the Pacific, consisting of former political, diplomatic and military leaders, senior government officials, and scholars and opinion leaders. APLN aims to inform and energize public opinion, especially high-level policymakers, to take seriously the very real threats posed by nuclear weapons, and to do everything possible to achieve a world in which they are contained, diminished and eventually eliminated.


  • Elina NOOR

    Elina NOOR

    Elina Noor is a senior fellow in the Asia Program at Carnegie where she focuses on developments in Southeast Asia, particularly the impact and implications of technology in reshaping power dynamics, governance, and nation-building in the region.

  • Hasmy AGAM

    Hasmy AGAM

    Hasmy Agam served as the Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations, President of the Security Council of the UN, and Secretary-General of the Association of South-East Asian Nations Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Jawhar HASSAN

    Jawhar HASSAN

    Tan Sri Jawhar was the Former Chairman of Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia

  • KUIK Cheng-Chwee

    KUIK Cheng-Chwee

    Cheng-Chwee Kuik is Professor of International Relations and Head of Asian Studies at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), National University of Malaysia (UKM).

  • Mohd Isa RASTAM

    Mohd Isa RASTAM

    Tan Sri Rastam is a former Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia. He served in various capacities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in Malaysian diplomatic missions abroad.

  • Rajmah HUSSAIN

    Rajmah HUSSAIN

    Dr. Rajmah Hussain has served as Ambassador of Malaysia to USA, France and Austria, and as Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations.