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Chua Tian Chang
Date of Birth: 21 December 1963
Place of Birth: Melaka
Chua Tian Chang, or better known as Tian Chua, is a community activist and politician. He has served as Member of Parliament for Batu (Kuala Lumpur) under the symbol of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR). He is currently the national vice president of PKR.
Tian Chua was born in Melaka on December 21, 1963. After graduating from primary and secondary school in Melaka, Tian Chua then continued his study in Agricultural Science at Sydney University in Australia in 1983. Three years later, he opted to study Philosophy instead at the University of New South Wales. He obtained his Bachelor of Art (BA) majoring in Philosophy in 1989. While studying in Australia, Tian Chua was an active in student movement activities and played various roles in activities related to human rights and democracy.
After returning home from Australia in 1990, Tian Chua joined several human rights NGOs, especially workers’ rights. He was appointed as the coordinator of SUARAM, a global human rights advocacy NGO.
In 1992, Tian Chua accepted the offer to work in an institution known as Hong Kong’s Asia Monitor Resource Center (AMRC). AMRC is a research center on labor movement issues, the development of the Workers’ Union, OH & S and industry in the Asia-Pacific region.
Tian Chua was assigned to conduct communication and documentation skills training to various target groups ~eg. NGOs and NGOs. He was also involved in several research projects related to economic changes in the well-being of workers in Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China and Korea.
After his service contract expires in Hong Kong, Tian Chua continues his studies at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague in the Netherlands. Tian Chua completed his Master’s degree in M.A. in “Employment and Labor Studies” with paper thesis “Industrialization and Workers Response: Comparative Studies of Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia”.
Tian Chua returned to his homeland in 1995 and continued his activities in the field of labor movement. He was one of the founders of the Labor Resource Center (LRC) and apointed as Executive Director since 1995. At LRC’s capacity, he has been involved in various training, research, conference, and so on. LRC’s partners include ILO, international trade union organizations, MTUC and other domestic trade unions.