Sunday, November 06, 2005

About Myself

James Wong Wing On, a former Member of Parliament and ex-Senior Staff Writer of the Chinese-language Sin Chew Jit Poh (now renamed as Sin Chew Daily ), is the Chief Analyst of's Strategic Analysis Malaysia (SAM).

Educated in Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and English, he read political science and economics in Australia's Monash University and also completed University of Malaya's postgraduate courseworks in Strategic and Defence Studies.

He was given Excellent Journalist Awards for two consecutive years of 1998 and 1999 by the Malaysian Press Institute (MPI), and thrice invited by Singapore's Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) as a guest speaker on political development in Malaysia.

He is a permanent member of the Malaysia-China Friendship Association, Vice-President of the Malaysian Association for American Studies (MAAS) and member of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS).

He is the author of the Chinese-language Psychology for an Open Society (Kuala Lumpur, Dataran Sejahtera, 2001) and English-language From Pacific War to Merdeka - Reminiscences of Abdullah CD, Rashid Maidin, Suriani Abdullah & Abu Samah (Kuala Lumpur, SIRD, 2005). He is also a consultant to the English-Chinese translation team of Alias Chin Peng: My Side of History (Singapore, Media Masters, 2004).

He lives in Subang Jaya with his wife.

He can be contacted through

(The views expressed in this personal blog do not necessarily reflect the opinion of any of the above-mentioned organisations)


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