CHEONG KEE CHEOK
Dr. Cheong Kee Cheok is currently a Associate Fellow at the Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya. As a graduate of the University of Malaya, he obtained his PhD at the London School of Economics. Upon returning to Malaysia, he joined the FEA, UM, and was appointed first as Deputy Dean, then the Dean of Faculty. After a decade at UM, he spent 16 years overseas at the World Bank as an Economist and subsequently Senior Economist. He was Acting Coordinator for China and Vietnam in the Economic Development Institute (now known as the World Bank Institute). After returning to Malaysia in 1997, he continued to work as consultant for the Bank and UN agencies. His work has taken him to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia and North Korea and other Asian countries. His research interests include economic development, transition economies, employment and poverty and international economic relations.