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Europe in the New Asia: New Anxieties, New Constructs

1st & 2nd August 2019 • Auditorium, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

YB Senator Liew Chin Tong

Deputy Minister of Defence, Malaysia

YB Senator Liew Chin Tong Keynote Address
1st August 2019 - 9:20am

YB Liew is a prominent political leader with a strong academic background.

Following the victory of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition on 17 July 2018, YB Liew was appointed as a Senator. He was Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Kluang constituency in Johor during the period of the 13th Parliament of Malaysia and was Member for the Bukit Bendera constituency in Penang from 2008 to 2013. He is Political Education Director and a Central Executive Council member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP).

YB Liew is a graduate in Asian Studies (Honours) and Arts (Political Science) from the Australian National University (2004). He later obtained an International Masters in Regional Integration from the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya (2006).

YB Liew was previously the Executive Director of Penang Institute (previously Socio-Economic and Environmental Research Institute, SERI) (2009-2012) and also Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore.

His books include “Putrajaya Milik Siapa?” (2013), “Middle Malaysia: Centre Ground Is Battle Ground” (2013), and “Speaking for the reformasi generation Kuala Lumpur: Research for Social Advancement (REFSA)” (2009).

His academic publications include:

Liew Chin Tong and Francis Hutchison , “Implementing Pro-Employment Policies at the Sub- national Level” in Ooi Kee Beng and Goh Ban Lee (eds) Pilot Studies for a New Penang (Penang: Socio-Economic and Environmental Research Institute SERI, 2010)

Liew Chin Tong, “PAS’ Leadership: New Faces and Old Constraints”; in Lorraine C. Salazar and Daljit Singh (eds) Southeast Asian Affairs 2007, (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2007)

Liew Chin Tong, “PAS politics: defining an Islamic State” in Edmund Terence Gomez Politics in Malaysia: the Malay dimension Oxon: Routledge, 2007)

William F. Case and Liew Chin Tong, 'How Committed Is PAS to Democracy and How Do We Know It?', Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs, Volume 28, Number 3, December 2006

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