THE HONOURABLE SENATOR LIEW CHIN TONG
WCIT2020 Public Engagement Forum
A Shared Vision: Malaysia’s Challenges in the New Millennium
11.03.2020 | Wednesday | 10.30 am
Liew Chin Tong was born on 27 November 1977 at Subang Jaya, Selangor. He had his early education at Kwang Hua Private High School up to 1995 before he pursued his tertiary education at Australian National University (ANU) and graduated with Bachelor of Asian Studies (Honors) and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2004. He later obtained International Masters in Regional Integration at Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya (UM) in 2006. Liew previously was the Executive Director of Penang Institute (previously Socio-Economic and Environmental Research Institute, SERI), 2009-2012 and Executive Director of Research for Social Advancement (REFSA), 2007-2011. He was also Former Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. In 1999, Liew joined Democratic Action Party (DAP). He holds the portfolio of Political Education Director and is a Central Executive Council member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP). Currently, Liew was appointed as a Senator and he was subsequently appointed as the Deputy Minister of Defence following the victory of the opposition-led Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition on 17 July 2018. 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).