Liew Chin Tong is the Opposition Leader in Johor State Assembly and DAP National Election Director. He served as Malaysia’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 the party’s Deputy Secretary-General and Johor Chairman. He was previously Visiting Senior Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Liew Chin Tong (8)

Malaysia’s 15th General Election: Considering the Chessboard

Liew Chin Tong|Dzulkefly Ahmad

Pakatan Harapan has to win at least 80 seats in peninsular Malaysia in order to safeguard Malaysian democracy and move the country forward.

Malaysia Must Pursue A New Order of Stability via Democracy

Liew Chin Tong

UMNO President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has publicly argued that Malaysia should return to the old order with UMNO as the singular dominant party and Barisan Nasional ruling with two-thirds majority. It is important for the nation to ask, what sort of new political order should emerge?

Malaysia’s Skewed Transport System: Rising Costs Demand Bolder Solutions

Liew Chin Tong

Malaysia’s failure to build an efficient and functioning public transport system has a price tag: a huge fuel subsidy bill, sizable accumulated public debts and a high level of household debts partly caused by car loans. Policymakers should think out of the box and consider subsidising commuters to take public transport.

Malaysia on the Cusp of a New Political Order

Liew Chin Tong

The discourse on Malaysia’s political history has been in flux for some time. This Long Read revisits the series of political, economic and social ideas that have sustained previous political eras and explores what is to come.

Resetting the Security Sector in Malaysia

Liew Chin Tong

Given the pressing domestic and external challenges that Malaysia is facing, it is high time for a refreshed National Security Council that will be able to coordinate policy at the highest level.