Research Assistant at the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

Being passionate about the political and economic development around the world, I have taken an unconventional path in my career. Despite graduated with a first class Bachelor of Accounting degree from Universiti Malaya, I had then joined, a pioneer news portal, as a rookie journalist in 2007. This choice was proven to be an eye-opener for me when Malaysia witnessed an unprecedented ‘Political Tsunami’ in 2008 general election and as a result thereof, created a new enthusiasm among the people aspiring for political, social and economic reforms.

Apart from reporting and analysing the mainstream daily news, I had the opportunities to visit the Sarawak indigenous community, which were dislocated by the Bakun dam project in 2000s, and made coverage on their plights. I also talked in the Indigenous Voices in Asia Regional Networking Workshop in 2013 at Bangkok.

Over a span of 6 years, I was promoted as the News Editor of Chinese desk and tasked with the responsibilities of leading and co-ordinating the team of reporters and making crucial editorial decisions.


  • –present
    Research Assistant at the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Australian National University