Master of Arts (International Relations), Australia National University; BSocSci (Hons) National University of Singapore

Ho Yi Jian is a Research Associate with research areas in governance, international relations and comparative politics. He holds a Masters in International Relations from the Australian National University under the Hedley Bull Scholarship and a bachelors in Political Science from the National University of Singapore as an ASEAN Scholar. He has experience in advocacy and think tank work, with selective publications in Malaysian socio-economics, migration, electoral politics, energy, and South China Sea security.


Current Projects

  1. Electoral Inclusivity in Malaysia
  2. Freedom of Information in Malaysia
  3. SDGs for Indigenous Peoples
  4. A/S-S/A as Art Science Approaches to Knowledge Generation for Sustainable Development

JCI Events

Youth Defence Summit 2019

December 7, 2019 • 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

As a consequence of 30 years of peace since the end of the Communist Insurgency, the Malaysian public at large has developed a serious disconnect with the Malaysian Armed Forces...

Selected Publications

  • Benjamin YH Loh and Ho Yi Jian, “Don’t Jump, Time to Work: The Political Maturity of Sabahan Digital Spaces Through the 2020 State Elections”, in Bridget Welsh, Benjamin Loh, and Vilashini Somiah (Eds.),  Sabah from the Ground: the 2020 Eleections & the Politics of Survival, SIRD and ISEAS: 2021.
  • “A Rights Plan for Freedom of Information in Malaysia”. C4 Center Report, November 2019.
  • “Electoral Inclusivity Reforms in Malaysia”, Bersih 2.0 Report, January 2020.

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