Siti Kasim is a human rights lawyer and a LGBTI rights defender. She is a council member of the Malaysian Bar’s human rights committee and the co-deputy chair of the committee on Orang Asli rights. She has defended Orang Asli indigenous communities fighting for their lands against mining and logging activities in Peninsular Malaysia. Siti Kasim is also a prominent advocate for the LGBTI community in the country. She has already received death threats for speaking out against the rise of religious extremism in Malaysia.