Bachelor of Applied Science (Geomatics), RMIT Melbourne
Danesh is a Research Analyst working on applying mapping technologies to various Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) projects; and electoral systems research. After completing his Bachelor of Applied Science (Geomatics) with a First Class Honours at RMIT, Melbourne, he began his career producing maps for various Australian tourist publications before joining a software company where he worked with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for diverse business applications, and other asset management projects. Later he worked for one of the leading GPS companies in the world, TomTom. He returned to Malaysia in 2017 and served as a data analyst at INVOKE, an electoral data analytics firm, while also working on electoral reform activities via his NGO, Tindak Malaysia. He has spoken and written about open electoral data, re-delineation and Malaysian electoral issues in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
- D.P. Chacko, (2020). ”Party-hopping of lawmakers in Malaysia – A Menu of Remedies‘, JCI-JSC Policy Briefs.
- D.P. Chacko, (2020). Reintroduction of Local Government Elections in Malaysia. Bersih 2.0 Research Report (Malaysia: The Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0).
News & Op/Eds
Danesh Chacko, Research Analyst, writes in to recommend two policy options to manage political hopping in Malaysia.
Danesh Prakash Chacko, JCI Research Analyst, presents remaining two options on managing defecting politicians in Malaysia.
Danesh Prakash Chacko, JCI Research Analyst, presents two out of four options on managing defecting politicians in Malaysia.
Danesh Prakash Chacko, a Research Analyst, discusses two main approaches on how to manage the issue of political defections
The value of our votes will become even more unequal with the introduction of 18-year-old voters and automatic voter registration, cautions electoral reform group Tindak Malaysia...
The Election Commission’s redelineation report will result in increased ethnic segregations as it packs different races into different constituencies, a group has said...