Liew Chin Tong, a senator in Malaysia’s Dewan Negara, served as the country’s deputy defence minister from July 2018 to February 2020. Since 1999, he has served in the Democratic Action Party in various capacities. He is now a member of the party’s Central Executive Committee and is its National Political Education Director. He is also Visiting Senior Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Liew Chin Tong (2)

Malaysia’s Long Overdue Defence Reforms: Jettisoning the Age of Innocence

Liew Chin Tong

The age of innocence that has dominated Malaysia’s attitude towards defence matters in the past three decades needs to be jettisoned. Given mounting threats in its external environment, Malaysia needs to accelerate defence reforms centred on the concept of jointness across multiple domains.

America, China and Southeast Asia: Where “Win Win” Can Become a Reality

Liew Chin Tong

If China and the United States play their cards right, the two powers can avoid a hot or cold war. This will be good news for the world, in particular Southeast Asia.