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Peng Kooi Tew

Head of General Studies Department, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Dr Tew Peng Kooi is the Head of General Studies Department (formerly known as Compulsory Subjects Unit) in UNMC. He has taken up various responsibilities in planning, coordinating and managing the administrative and teaching affairs of General Studies modules since his appointment with the University from 2002. His academic credentials is extensive as he has completed BA (Hons) (1998), MA (Malaysian History) (2001) and PhD (Malaysian Politics) (2007) in University of Malaya. In year 2012, he successfully completed a MA in Education (2012) at UPM. All these scholastic achievements have intended to enhance his teaching quality and leadership in education. In accordance to the Malaysia government education's policy, this department has grown to become an important entity in supporting the teaching and learning in UNMC.

Teaching Summary

Dr Tew Peng Kooi teaching portfolio includes the following:

  • Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation (Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia)
  • Ethnic Relations (Hubungan Etnik)
  • Malay Language Communication 2 (Bahasa Komunikasi 2)
  • Malaysian Studies
  • National Language A (Bahasa Kebangsaan A)
  • Moral Studies

Research Summary

Dr Tew Peng Kooi research strength is in the Malaysian history, mainly the history of the formation, evolution and development of communal and non-communal political parties in Malaysia. This… read more

Selected Publications

  • TEW PENG KOOI, 2011. Prestasi MCA, GERAKAN & DAP dalam Pilihanraya Umum 2008 (MCA, GERAKAN & DAP Performance in the 2008 General Elections). In: JOSEPH M. FERNANDO, ZULKANAIN ABDUL RAHMAN and SUFFIAN MANSOR, eds., Pilihan Raya Umum Malaysia ke-12 (The 12th Malaysian General Elections) University of Malaya Press. 219-248
  • TEW PENG KOOI, 2011. Isu dan Laporan Akhbar Cina Mengenai Kempen Pilihan Raya (By-Election Campaign: Issues and Reports in Chinese Newspapers). In: MOHAMMAD REDZUAN OTHMAN, AMER SAIFUDE GHAZALI and ZULKANAIN ABDUL RAHMAN, eds., Kuala Terengganu Parliamentary By-Election University of Malaya Press. 115-130
  • TEW PENG KOOI, 2008. The History of the Formation of GERAKAN (In Bahasa Malaysia) Journal of the Department of History. 81-106
  • TEW PENG KOOI, 2009. Issues and Reports in Chinese Newspapers (In Bahasa Malaysia) In: Kuala Terengganu Parliamentary By-Election Workshop. 111-127

Current Research

Dr Tew Peng Kooi research strength is in the Malaysian history, mainly the history of the formation, evolution and development of communal and non-communal political parties in Malaysia. This interest is in accordance with his PhD thesis which focuses on the history of one of the non-communal political parties in Malaysia, namely Gerakan Party, between 1968 to 1990. His current analysis focuses on the study of the political situation in this country particularly the impact of the 2013 General Election on Chinese-based parties in Malaysia like MCA, Gerakan and DAP. Ethnic relationships, general elections and the biographies of several political key figures in Malaysia such as Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Dr Tan Chee Khoon are also part of his exploration theme interest.

  • TEW PENG KOOI, 2011. Prestasi MCA, GERAKAN & DAP dalam Pilihanraya Umum 2008 (MCA, GERAKAN & DAP Performance in the 2008 General Elections). In: JOSEPH M. FERNANDO, ZULKANAIN ABDUL RAHMAN and SUFFIAN MANSOR, eds., Pilihan Raya Umum Malaysia ke-12 (The 12th Malaysian General Elections) University of Malaya Press. 219-248
  • TEW PENG KOOI, 2011. Isu dan Laporan Akhbar Cina Mengenai Kempen Pilihan Raya (By-Election Campaign: Issues and Reports in Chinese Newspapers). In: MOHAMMAD REDZUAN OTHMAN, AMER SAIFUDE GHAZALI and ZULKANAIN ABDUL RAHMAN, eds., Kuala Terengganu Parliamentary By-Election University of Malaya Press. 115-130
  • TEW PENG KOOI, 2009. Issues and Reports in Chinese Newspapers (In Bahasa Malaysia) In: Kuala Terengganu Parliamentary By-Election Workshop. 111-127
  • PENG KOOI TEW, 2008. Turning Points of the Gerakan Party, 1968-1971 At: Centre of Malaysian Chinese Studies, (In Press.)
  • PENG KOOI TEW, 2008. Gerakan Party: Political Scenario: Gain and Loss At: Gerakan Party Headquarters (In Press.)
  • TEW PENG KOOI, 2008. The History of the Formation of GERAKAN (In Bahasa Malaysia) Journal of the Department of History. 81-106
  • 2007. Interviewed by RTM for RTM News on the past and future of the Gerakan Party (In Press.)

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