Thursday, April 30, 2009

Media Under Najib Forum: Speaker Profile (Wong Chin Huat)

Wong Chin Huat
Wong Chin Huat is the Chair of the Writer Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI), an advocacy group for free and competitive media environment formed after the political takeover of Nanyang Press by the ruling Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) in 2001.

He is also a founding member of Civil Society Initiative for Parliamentary Reform (CSI@Parliament), a group of social activists working with lawmakers on legal, institutional and policy changes including Freedom of Information Act at both federal and state levels.

A political scientist by training and a journalism lecturer by trade, Wong Chin Huat is based in Monash University Sunway Campus. He is completing his PhD on electoral system and party system in West Malaysia at University of Essex, UK.

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