Regional Studies & Governance Programme

What is Regional Studies & Governance Programme?

Who are the team members?

Dr Lim Chee Han, Senior Analyst
He is a scientifically-trained researcher. He holds a PhD in Infection Biology from Hannover Medical School, Germany, and a Master’s degree in Immunology from Imperial College London. Prior to joining the KL office, he spent 2 and a half years in the Economics Studies section at Penang Institute, Penang office. He has diverse interests in various socio-political issues. Healthcare and education reform are currently his main research focus, while sustainable development and social equality are also his policy concern. He believes that a nation would advance significantly if policymaking is taken very seriously.

Muhamad Nur Lokman Bin Ridzuan, Administrator / Analyst
He has a Bachelor of Art (Hons.) in International and Strategic Studies from the University of Malaya. He holds a deep interest International Relations, Regionalism, Foreign Affairs, Diplomacy, Security (especially in border security and transnational crime), Southeast Asia Political Development & Counter-Terrorism.

Kenneth Cheng, Analyst
He has a degree in Economics and graduate diploma in Politics. His research interests include parliamentary and electoral reform, local democracy and the political economy of health and housing.

Mohd Izzuddin Ramli, Analyst
He received his master degree in Political Science from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). His research interests include Malay political culture, religion and politics, and subaltern politics, particularly in arts.

Nidhal bin Mujahid, Analyst
Graduated from International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) with a bachelor’s degree of Human Sciences in Political Sciences, his research interest includes the study of Muslim Diaspora in the 18th and 19th century and the relationship between culture and urbanization of Muslims in Penang. He writes occasionally about political Islam and subsequently reads about Malay issues.