Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS
BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Choong Pui Yee is a senior lecturer at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Malaysia. She teaches ASEAN studies and security issues in Southeast Asia. Her research interests include social movements, contentious politics, Malaysia domestic politics, and security issues in Southeast Asia. She has also published a few book chapters, journal articles, policy papers and numerous commentaries. A trained political scientist, Dr. Choong has held senior research positions in think tanks in Malaysia and Singapore. Beyond her academic research experience, she has worked on several state government projects which includes providing policy recommendations.


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • PhD, PHILOSOPHY, MONASH UNIVERSITY, AUSTRALIA
  • M.Sc, SCIENCE(STRATEGIC STUDIES), NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
  • B.Arts, ARTS(SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES), UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • Contentious Politics, Repression and Mobilization
  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES (Malaysia Politics )
  • COMPARATIVE POLITICS
  • Research Interest
  • Social Movement Studies (Contentious Politics, Repertoires of Contention )
  • Southeast Asian Affairs (Southeast Asia Politics and Society, Security Issues and Political Development in Southeast Asia )
  • Malaysia Politics (Elections, Democracy and Civil Society )
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    Refereed Journals
    2013
    • Choong P.Y.(2013). Continuing Revolt of the Chinese Voters: The Case of Kepong, The Roundtable, The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, Vol 102(6), 428-556
    2012
    • Choong P.Y and Liow Joseph. C.Y. (2012) Negotiating Religious Freedom: Christianity in Muslim Majority Malaysia, Peace and Policy , Vol 17, 78-94
    Book Chapter
    2015
    • Choong. P.Y.(2015). The Case of Titiwangsa: Changing Features of Election Campaigns in Johan Saravanamuttu, Lee Hock Guan and Mohammad Nawab bin Osman (eds), Coalitions in Collision: Malaysia's 13th General Election, Singapore: ISEAS, 221-234
    2014
    • Choong P.Y.(2014). Grassroot Movements' Dependency on New Media Contemporary Malaysia" Prospects and Limitations, in Alan Chong and Faizal bin Yahya (eds),State, Society and Information Technology in Asia: Alterity between Online and Offline Politics, New York : Ashgate, 93-108
    2013
    • Choong P.Y. (2013). Kepong and Titiwangsa: Messages or Money? in Meredith Weiss (ed), Electoral Dynamics in Malaysia : Findings from the Grassroots, Malaysia and Singapore: Gerak Budaya and ISEAS Publication, 125-138
    2011
    • Choong P.Y. (2011). More than a Cake Party: Evolving Protest in Malaysia in Yang Razali (ed), Issues in Human Security in Asia, Singapore: RSIS and ISEAS Publication, 117-119
    Case Study
    2022
    • Choong, P.Y (2022). SDG 5: Women in Political Positions. SDG for Malaysian States. https://sdg-for-malaysian-states-sdsn.hub.arcgis.com/pages/sdg-5-indicator-551-women-in-pol
    Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
    2022
    • Choong P.Y. (2022). Dwindling Political trust and Democratic Decline in Malaysia, Stratsea
    2021
    • Choong P.Y.(2021).The Allah Controversy in Malaysia: More than Semantics, Fulcrum ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute , 26th March.
    2016
    • Lee I.W and Choong P.Y.(2016). No Easy Way to Deal with North Korea, Today Online, 23 February.
    • Choong P.Y. (2016). UMNO's Longevity owes much to loyalty but at what cost?, Today Online, 19th May.
    • Choong P.Y(2016). An Update from Malaysia: New Parties, Old Politics, Thinking ASEAN, October.
    2013
    • Choong P.Y. (2013). The Rural-Urban Divide is Blurring, Today, 24th March.
    2012
    • Choong P.Y(2012). Malaysia's Right Wing Problem, The Diplomat, 2nd March.
    • Choong P.Y(2012) Malaysia's Bersih 3.0: Sentiments, Perceptions and Politics, The Jakarta Post.
    2011
    • Choong P.Y(2011). The Undulation of the Yellow Wave, Asia Times Online, 7th July.
    • Choong P.Y. (2011). The Icons and Implications of Post Bersih Rally, Asia Times Online, 12th July.
    • Choong P.Y. (2011). Does Malaysia need the ISA?, Asia Times Online, 12th July.
    Monograph
    2021
    • Choong P.Y.(2021). Eradicating Child Marriages in Southeast Asia : Protecting Children, Challenging Cultural Exceptionalism, Penang Institute.
    2020
    • Choong P.Y.(2020). Innovations in Elderly Care Needed in Malaysia and in Penang, Penang Institute, Penang Institute Monograph Series.
    Original Writing
    2021
    • Choong P.Y.(2021). Covid-19 Fuels Democratic Decline in Southeast Asia, Penang Institute.
    • Choong P.Y and Beh M.T. (2021). Stringent MM2H Requirements Mar Malaysia s Record as Preferred Destination for Long-term Residence, Penang Institute.
    • Choong P.Y. (2021). Strengthening Preventive Measures Against Child Sexual Abuse in Malaysia. Penang Institute.
    2020
    • Choong P.Y.(2020). Covid-19 Impact on the Tertiary Education Sector in Malaysia, Penang Institute Covid-19 Crisis Assessment.
    • Choong P.Y(2020). Lessons from Southeast Asia's Responses to Covid-19, Penang Institute Covid-19 Crisis Assessment.
    • Choong P.Y and Khor S.K. (2020). Re-evaluating Southeast Asian Public Health Strategies in Preparation for a Second Wave of Covid-19 Infections, Penang Institute.
    • Choong P.Y. (2020). Specifics of the Impact of Covid-19 on the Young, Penang Institute.
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    State Government
  • Penang Sports Index , Principal Investigator(PI), 2021 - 2021, Penang State Government  (National)
  • ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Professional Services
    (Contribution),(Duration),(Level),(Role)
  • Chairperson/Moderator, candidature defence presentation of Omer Faruk Cingir (Ph.D. candidate, matric number: 17035939/1). Title of presentation: Migration, Governance and Foucauldian Biopower: The Case of Filipino and Indonesian Irregular Migrant Workers in Sabah, Malaysia, 29/07/2022 to 29/07/2022, University, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • Chairperson/Moderator, candidature defence presentation of Tomoko Okuda (M.A candidate, matric number: 17058726/1). Title of presentation: Impact of Emerging Technologies on Southeast Asian Labour Market Insights from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, 29/07/2022 to 29/07/2022, University, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • Chairperson/Moderator, candidature defence presentation of Kuan Suk Tien (M.A candidate, matric number: 17199148). Title of presentation: Ancestral Temple and Preservation of Penang Chinese Cultural and And Heritage: A Case Study of Leong Sang Tong Khoo Kongsi, 08/07/2022 to 08/07/2022, University, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • SDG for Malaysian States -Women in Political Positions, 01/06/2022 to 01/06/2023, International, (Expert Advisor)
  • Non-resident Fellow, 30/04/2022 to 30/04/2025, International, (Research Fellow/Associate)
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • Non-resident fellow of Research Centre for Asian Studies, Hainan Normal University , Research Centre for Asian Studies, Hainan Normal University , 2022 (GENERAL ACHIEVEMENTS)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    INVITED SPEAKER
  • Malaysia : Democratization through elections, Hybrid Regimes: Democratic Challenges in Southeast Asia , 24/11/2022 to 24/11/2022, International College of Innovation, National Chengchi University, Taipei  (International)