Liew Chin Tong

Liew Chin Tong

Liew Chin Tong was Malaysia's Deputy Defence Minister from July 2018 to February 2020. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party's Central Executive Committee.

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Asian Angle | Malaysia’s two emergencies: why 2021’s freeze on democracy is not like the trouble of 1969

PM Muhyiddin now has unfettered powers after calling a state of emergency to handle surging Covid-19 cases, the first time one has been declared since racial riots in 1969, but voters will not tolerate a return to authoritarian rule.

16 Jan 2021 - 5:31PM

PM Muhyiddin now has unfettered powers after calling a state of emergency to handle surging Covid-19 cases, the first time one has been declared since racial riots in 1969, but voters will not tolerate a return to authoritarian rule.

Malaysia’s two emergencies: why 2021’s freeze on democracy is not like the trouble of 1969
Opinion | Why Muhyiddin’s government and Malaysia’s fragile status quo won’t last much longer

Malaysia’s shifting alliances, past betrayals, internal party divisions and future electoral prospects make for a complex and unstable situation.

18 Dec 2020 - 12:58AM

Malaysia’s shifting alliances, past betrayals, internal party divisions and future electoral prospects make for a complex and unstable situation.

Why Muhyiddin’s government and Malaysia’s fragile status quo won’t last much longer
Opinion | Why the next 100 days are crucial in the battle for Malaysia’s soul

The only way for Malaysians to prevent a full restoration of the Old Order (Umno) is to mobilise for a rumoured election in three months’ time.

11 Jun 2020 - 12:42AM

The only way for Malaysians to prevent a full restoration of the Old Order (Umno) is to mobilise for a rumoured election in three months’ time.

Why the next 100 days are crucial in the battle for Malaysia’s soul
Opinion | China should free itself of ‘zero-sum thinking’ and help create new rules for a multipolar world

Beijing shouldn’t use the China-US binary to define the world but forge ties with Asian neighbours without behaving like a big power or causing anxiety among smaller nations, says Malaysia’s Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong.

22 Oct 2019 - 4:12PM

Beijing shouldn’t use the China-US binary to define the world but forge ties with Asian neighbours without behaving like a big power or causing anxiety among smaller nations, says Malaysia’s Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong.

China should free itself of ‘zero-sum thinking’ and help create new rules for a multipolar world
Asian Angle | Malaysia must win hearts and minds to confront regional terrorism

Deputy minister of defence champions a ‘whole of society’ approach as well as greater cooperation between governments.

10 Jun 2020 - 5:21PM

Deputy minister of defence champions a ‘whole of society’ approach as well as greater cooperation between governments.

Malaysia must win hearts and minds to confront regional terrorism
Opinion | What Malaysia’s ‘Mahathir doctrine’ means for China-US rivalry

The thinking of Malaysia’s new prime minister – ‘Mahathir 2.0’ – offers an insight into weaker states’ views of the evolving Asian order in the Trump-Xi era and suggest a firmer stance on the South China Sea

10 Jun 2020 - 5:20PM

The thinking of Malaysia’s new prime minister – ‘Mahathir 2.0’ – offers an insight into weaker states’ views of the evolving Asian order in the Trump-Xi era and suggest a firmer stance on the South China Sea

What Malaysia’s ‘Mahathir doctrine’ means for China-US rivalry