【讨论组一】 Panel 1
Overcoming the Dilemma of Development: The Local Governance Perspective
蔡依霖 Chua Yee Ling
At present, Chua Yee Ling is the opposition People’s Justice Party’s (PKR) State Assemblywoman of Kuala Sepetang, Perak, She has been actively engaged in youth political activities, advocating rights issues since her college days. She co-founded “Youth for Change”, a non-profit organization for young people. In 2008, she was the election campaign director for PKR’s Gan Pei Nei who won her parliamentary seat in Rawang, Selangor. Chua later became a District Councillor in Hulu Selangor, where she contributed her passion in semi-urban development at a grassroots level. In 2013, she contested in general election for the first time and won. “Look, Port Weld-Kuala Sepetang Art Carnival” was one of her main community building projects in 2014 to galvanize the villagers’ interest, love and enthusiasm for their village.
叶舒惠 Yap Soo Huey
Yap Soo Huey obtained her Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) at Monash University, Australia and worked as a research scientist in Australia’s largest not-for-profit virology and communicable disease research centre, the Burnet Institute in Melbourne. In 2011, she took up the position of Science, Technology & Innovation Officer in the Penang Chief Minister’s Office. As of 2013, Soo Huey is the State Assemblywoman for Pulau Tikus Constituency and is involved in issues pertaining to community improvement, urban liveability and mobility, and municipal planning and development. In the State Assembly, Yap has promoted bicycling as an alternative to automobiles, and also the one-way traffic system in Pulau Tikus. She is also the Vice Chairman for the Penang DAP women’s wing.
Adrian Banie Lasimbang
Executive Director at TONIBUNG, Sabah
黄书琪 Suki Wong Shu Qi
A Bachelor of Journalism and Politics (double major) graduate of the National University of Governance (National Chengchi University), Taiwan. Shu Qi is now the State Assemblywoman of Senai, Johor. She is also the Johor DAP policy director and the National DAP Women Assistant Publicity Secretary. She aspires to contribute to the well-being of the people, as well as to make Malaysia a better place for all to realize big dreams.
【讨论组二】 Panel 2
The Development of Urban Spaces under Globalization: Heterogeneity & Hybridity
卢日明 Dr. Loo Yat Ming
建筑师兼讲师，英国伦敦大学学院巴特列建筑学院建筑历史及理论博士，留校教学多年。现于中国宁波诺丁汉大学科学与工程学院建筑与建筑环境系担任助理教授，教导建筑学，推崇跨文化思想，研究重点在建筑、多元城市、文化认同、移民与全球化交集处。除了建筑工程，他也热衷于以社群为基础的文化生产与社会活动，将它们视为城市历史形塑的一种介入与空间策略形式。因此在2000年联合创立马来西亚策略资讯研究中心（SIRD），出版政经社会的书籍。著有《Architecture and Urban Form in Kuala Lumpur: Race and Chinese Spaces in a Postcolonial City》（2013）。
Dr. Loo Yat Ming is an Assistant Professor in Architecture & Built Environment, Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. He obtained his Master degree in Architectural History and PhD in Architecture and Urbanism from the Bartlett, University College London. As a registered architect, urbanist, architectural historian and theorist, his academic research explore ways of connecting the issues of cultural identity, architecture and globalisation in envisioning intercultural urbanism. Besides architectural projects, he is also keen on community-based cultural production and social activities, seeing them as a form of intervention and spatial tactics in making cities and history. This includes co-founding the Strategic Info Research and Development (SIRD) in 2000 to publish books on social, political and economic issues. He is the author of Architecture and Urban Form in Kuala Lumpur: Race and Chinese Spaces in a Postcolonial City, (Ashgate Publishing, 2013).
Dr. Mohamad Tajuddin bin Haji Mohamad Rasdi
马来西亚思特亚大学（UCSI）建筑环境与工程学院的建筑系教授，擅长伊斯兰建筑的建筑学理论与历史，尤其从先知穆罕默德的圣训观点与早期西方现代主义的思想框架进行研究分析，已出版多部关于回教堂设计与社群课程，并经常给讲座予宗教领袖、学者与大众。他也翻译早期现代主义、本土建筑与国家认同相关的理论。他希望可透过社区建筑的文化与价值的设计观点进一步影响公共政策。除了在《星报》、《前锋报》等主流媒体书写关于社会与建筑的文章以外，他也透过书写教育、种族主义，及伊斯兰激进主义，冀望能勾勒出一个新马来西亚社会。最新出版为《Architecture, Society and Nation Building》（2012年）及《Looking For a New Malaysia》。
Dr. Mohamad Tajuddin bin Haji Mohamad Rasdi is a Professor at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, UCSI University, Cheras. He specializes in theory and history of architecture with emphasis on the ideas of Islamic Architecture from the perspectives of the Prophet Muhammad’s Sunnah (traditions) and the framework of early western modernist thoughts. He has published many books and articles on the subject of mosque designs and community curriculum, as well as translating many of the early modernist theories into Malay while documenting the theories of local architects. Apart from his main academic fields his crusade is to bring changes to public policies and perception on cultural and value based design ideas in the realm of community architecture. Apart from being a columnist in the mainstream media like The Star and Utusan Malaysia writing on society and architecture, he writes frequently on issues of education, racism, Islamic extremism and his personal blueprint for building a New Malaysian Society. His latest books are Architecture, Society and Nation Building (2012) and Looking For a New Malaysia.
郑达馨 Tay Tat Sing
Tay Tat Sing studied architecture in University Sains Malaysia and Cardiff University, UK. He is the co-founder of Tetawowe Atelier, a young and dynamic design firm specialises in creating design narratives. What is thought to be raw materials taken from the site’s existing rain trees, the geometrical shape of a site that is reminiscent of Miro’s artwork, the way the owners would spend their lazy afternoon, birds on the wire, dialogues between the river and passers-by, a Beatles song, a banal job site depicted in a Kafkan dreamlike space – are the sources of inspiration for their design.
庄易凡 Chung Yi Fan
Graduated from Lund University, Sweden with a Master’s in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science, Chung Yi Fan is the Parliamentary Researcher for opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) since June 2013. He is a keen observer and in some instances, an active participant in the environmental movement in Malaysia.
【讨论组三】 Panel 3
Social Dynamics of Communities: Finding Alternative Development Practices
庄白琦 Choong Pai Chee
Choong Pai Chee obtained her Bachelor of Economics in University of Malaya before completing her Master of Social Science from The Hong Kong University Science and Technology. She is the founding member of Malaysia Youth and Students Democratic Movement (DEMA) in 1998 during the Reformasi Movement, advocating campus democracy and student rights. She was also actively involved in Save Our School Damansara Movement, a community education rights movement aimed at reopening a community Chinese language primary school that had been abandoned for 8 years since 2001. She became the personal assistant of PKR’s Elizabeth Wong, the Selangor State Executive Councillor after the political tsunami swept off the ruling National Front (Barisan Nasional) from power in the state of Selangor on 8 March 2008. At present, being a full time mother of two, she still manage to find time to be the executive director of “Look Port Weld” Kuala Sepetang Community Arts Carnival, caring and preserving the green environment in the Kuala Sepetang fishing village in Perak. She is also actively involves in community education programs such as storytelling, love-the- environment kids camp as well as advocating fun learning.
杨两兴 Yeoh Lian Heng
Yeoh Lian Heng is a community arts worker and curator who believes that art has the ability to participate and change society. In 2004 he founded the art space and collective Lostgens with his artist peers, pursuing eclectic expression in the exploration of arts’ roles in society. In his projects, Yeoh utilizes art towards increasing awareness and understanding of various social issues such as the loss of cultural heritage in “Pudu and Petaling Street community art project” in Kuala Lumpur. He was also the curator for “Notthatbalai Art Festival”, Kuala Lumpur and a number of community projects. He utilizes community art project to increase awareness and understanding of various social issues such as the loss of cultural heritage.
Victor Chin is a well-known Malaysian painter, famous for his water colour paintings, depicting the characteristics and facades of the Straits Settlements traditional shop houses. His collection of 64 artworks embodies the effort to ensure the survival of Malaysian architectural heritage. His photographic collections give visual profiles of the various marginalised communities in Malaysia including the Orang Asli and the disabled athletes which he hopes would contribute to better public awareness. His current art activism has led to the formation, with some friends, the Rakan KL and Rakan Mantin on social network.
Chan Seong Foong
Chan is a sociologist. She was active in community in the 1980s, organising rubberestates and with factory workers in the Free Trade Zones. She later went on to work with the UNAgencies which is based in Switzerland to oversee an international development education programme. She decided to take time off to bring up her family in Malaysia. She has rekindled her passion for community work and is back as a cultural activist working in collaboration with Victor Chin on theproject of RakanMantin, a traditional Hakka tin mining village, south of Kuala Lumpur, which is underthreat of demolition.tors of Rakan Mantin.
洪菀璐 Hung Wan Lu
Born in Taipei, Hung Wan Lu is a Taiwanese residing in Penang. A graduate trained in architecture (Tamkang University) and anthropology (National Tsing Hua University), she conducted fieldwork in Balik Pulau in 2007, got married and eventually resides in Penang since 2008. She was involved in heritage conservation projects when working at Tan Yeow Wooi Cultural and Heritage Research Studio and became little Mimi’s full-time mother in 2010. She joined Urban Sketchers Penang when Mimi was 10 months old and has since developed a habit of conducting fieldwork on the spot while doing outdoor sketching, any time and at any place. Currently she freelances as an independent researcher and illustrator. She is an author of 《Simple Fieldnotes of a Mama》.
【圆桌论坛】 Round-table Discussion
The Monstrosity of Development:
The Anti-Public Health Hazards Movements in Malaysia
and the Communities involved in them
黄孟祚 Wong Meng Chuo
Wong Meng Chuo was born in Sibu, Sawarak in 1950. He studied theology and pastoral studies, and obtained his Master Degree in Environmental Management from the Imperial College, London. He was a pastor, press editor, college lecturer and researcher. As a social and environmental activist, he dedicates his time and efforts on the indigenous people’s struggles for land rights and welfare. He is a veteran in many non-profit organizations, and has been the director of Institute for the Development of Alternative Living (Ideal) since 1996. At present he is a columnist, social and environmental consultant, a Sibu Election observer, and author of various publications.
李健聪 Lee Chean Chung
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering (with Honours) from Malaysia’s Multimedia University (MMU), Lee Chean Chung went on to pursue a Master Program in Transportation & Logistics at the Malaysia University of Science & Technology (MUST). He had worked in a US & Hong Kong-based company before getting himself involved in political movements. He joined the Political Studies for Change Unit (KPRU) as a Research Officer after the 12th General Election on March 8, 2008. Besides his current positions as the State Liaison Committee Member for the People’s Justice Party (PKR) in Pahang and Acting Chairman for Indera Mahkota PKR Division, he is also active in environmental movements. He has been the Media Chief for Stop Lynas Coalition (SLC) as well as Publicity Chief for Himpunan Hijau 2.0. After the 13th General Election held on May 5, 2013, he is elected as the State Assemblyman of Semambu Constituency in Pahang, and the PKR environmental bureau chief.
李长特 Lee Chong Tek
The Chairman of Kuala Lumpur Rejects Incinerator Action Community.
王钧瑜 Jo Ann Wang
Jo Ann Wang obtained her Bachelor degree from National Taiwan University with a double major in Public Health and Sociology, and minor in Anthropology. Now a third year Master’s candidate, she spent her first year in Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene before transferred to Department of Anthropology in second year. She has been active in various conference such as The International Conference for Overseas Chinese Studies 2014; Taiwan Society for Anthropology and Ethnology Joint Meeting 2014; 5th Postgraduate Student Forum on Science, Technology and Society 2014 (where she won the Best Paper Award); and 7th Postgraduate Student Forum on Anthropology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong 2015, where she published her paper on the anti-petrochemical movement in Pengerang, Johor. Her main research focuses on environmental movements.
张溦紟 Cheong Wey Jin
Cheong Wey Jin studied media studies and speech communications. But it was sociology that gave her the knowledge map she was looking for. In 2010 she joined think tank Refsa and later headed publishing house Genta Media. By January 2015 she embarks a new career as a freelancer, trying very hard to strike a balance between theory and practice as well as between idealism and reality.
Making Resistance Possible: Alternatives to Neo-liberalism
陈信行 Chen Hsin Hsing
Prof. CHEN Hsin Hsing received his PhD from Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is currently an associate professor in Shih-Hsin University, Taiwan, teaching development theories and social movement at the Graduate Institute for Social Transformation Studies.
Professor Chen was a leading organizer of Taiwan’s student movement in the 1980s, and he has been a keen observer and participant of Taiwan’s labour and student movements since then. He has published scholarly works on the politics of science and labour in the age of globalization. He also contributes regularly to one of the most influential online news sites in Taiwan, cool loud.
陈允中 Chen Yun Chung
Prof. CHEN Yun Chung was born in Malaysia. He was trained as a community planner (MPhil in Planning, Taiwan National University; Ph. D. in Urban Planning, UCLA). He is currently an associate professor in Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. His research focuses on innovation studies and critical urban studies.
As a community planner, he has been actively participating in preservation and community building projects in Hong Kong, including preservation of Queen’s Pier in 2007 and rebuilding of new Choi Yuen Village in 2010.
In 2006, he co-founded a charity NGO – Community Cultural Concern (CCC) – to launch participatory community building projects in Hong Kong. The on-going projects of CCC include: 1) Since 2006, the living revitalization of Blue House, in which the original tenants have a choice to stay. This is an innovative and pioneering success in preservation movements. 2) Since 2010, the participatory planning of Choi Yuen New Village, with 47 village households moving and rebuilding their community together. This is also the first eco-community building project in Hong Kong.
As an activist, he has been strong opponent of privatization of public assets, slash-and-burn style urban renewal and top-down development projects that force evict its inhabitants. In the current student-led democracy movement that started in September 2014 – so called umbrella revolution – he sets up “mobile democracy classroom” at three major occupied streets where college teachers and activists provide democracy-themed classes for the students and protesters.
黄丽嫣 Vivienne Wee
新加坡妇女行动与研究协会（AWARE）研究及倡导主任，曾任至少五届执行委员。她曾主持新加坡妇女组织理事会领导的“停止对女性暴力！”国家计划。本身是人类学者的她也长期关注性别与发展，特别是其与文化的关系，曾在新加坡国立大学、香港中文大学及香港城市大学任职，并参与创立香港城市大学发展研究硕士课程，以及新加坡私立新跃大学社区领导与社会发展硕士学位课程。她也活跃于希尔卡特加赫妇女资源中心（Shirkat Gah-Women’s Resource Centre）主领的“妇女赋权及民主发展领导”跨国计划。
Vivienne Wee is AWARE’s second Research and Advocacy Director. She is a founding member of AWARE. She served on at least five Executive Committees and several sub-committees, including research and advocacy on key issues. She formerly chaired the national task force ‘Stop Violence Against Women!’, led by the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations.
As an anthropologist, Vivienne has worked extensively on gender and development, especially in relation to culture. She taught at the National University of Singapore, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong. She played a key role in initiating the Master’s Programme in Development Studies at City University of Hong Kong and the Master’s Programme in Community Leadership and Social Development at SIM University (Singapore). She is also involved in the multi-country programme “Women’s empowerment and leadership development for democratization”, led by Shirkat Gah Women’s Resource Centre in Pakistan.
Dr. Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj
Member of Parliament of Sungai Siput
Wan Hamidi Hamid
从事新闻从业员25年，先后待过Berita Harian, New Straits Times, The Star, The Sun, The Straits Times，与The Malaysian Insider。他也在吉隆坡澳洲高级委员会担任媒体关系顾问。现为众意媒体社长，同时负责马来西亚民主行动党媒体关系、政治沟通与宣传工作。
He has spent more than 25 years in journalism, working with, among others Berita Harian, New Straits Times, The Star, The Sun, The Straits Times Singapore, as well as online news portal The Malaysian Insider. He also had a stint as media relations adviser at the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur. At present, besides advising Genta Media, he also helps Malaysia’s Democratic Action Party with media relations, political communication and publicity.