This podcast features a talk by Dr Lim Teck Ghee on Malaysia's electoral tsunami and aftermath. The seminar is moderated by ANU Malaysia Institute's Dr John Funston.
Lim Teck Ghee’s career has straddled academia, civil society and international development organisations.
In his academic career, besides holding a Social Science Chair in the University of Malaya, he was a Visiting Fellow and Professor at universities in Australia, the United States and Europe. He has received a number of academic awards including the Harry Benda prize for his work on the peasantry in colonial Malaya, based in part on his PhD thesis at ANU.
After leaving academia, he was Regional Advisor with the United Nation's ESCAP and Senior Social Scientist with the World Bank, Washington DC.
On return to Malaysia, he was Director of the Centre for Public Policy Studies, ASLI and CEO of the Center for Policy Initiatives.
His recent books include: Multiethnic Malaysia: Past, Present and Future (2009, with Alberto Gomes and Azly Rahman); Challenging the Status Quo in Malaysia (2017) and Anatomy of An Electoral Tsunami (2018, with Thayaparan and T Netto).
Currently a public policy analyst, his work appears regularly in news portals such as Malaysiakini and his website. He also writes the column “Another Take” in The Sun newspaper.