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Lau Zhe Wei

Academic Qualification

  • PhD in Political Science - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bristol
  • Master of Social Science (Political Science) - Masters Degree, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (Political Science)[Distinction] - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Lau Zhe Wei (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Expert Profile

I officially joined IIUM as Assistant Professor on October 2018.  Prior to this, I was an Academic Trainee attached to IIUM, sponsored to pursue my PhD (Politics) in University of Bristol.  Before furthering my PhD studies, I had teaching experience in a few private higher education institutions.  Beside the courses that I had taught (as shown in another section), my main research areas include, but not limited to Malaysian politics, electoral studies, Malaysian Chinese studies and Hong Kong Politics.  I was also a SUSI Scholar in year 2019, sponsored by the Department of State, United States.

Area of Specialisation

  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Political Sciences and Public Policy ~ Electoral Studies - Hong Kong elections
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Political Sciences and Public Policy ~ Electoral Studies - Elections in Malaysia
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Political Sciences and Public Policy ~ Malaysian Politics - Malaysian Politics

Teaching Responsibilities

FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2020/2021 2019/2020
INDUSTRIAL TRAINING 2020/2021 2019/2020
INTERNSHIP 2018/2019
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
MALAYSIAN POLITICAL IDEAS & EXPERIENCE 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
RESEARCH PAPER I 2020/2021 2019/2020

Research Projects

2020 - 2020 Perspectives of Malaysians towards the Socioeconomic Wellbeing and Political Stability in Malaysia
2019 - 2019 Socio-Political Sentiments of Non Malays in Johor
2021 - Present FGD on Public's Perceptions of Government Programmes and Current Issues
2020 - Present Research Component for APPGM-SDG 2020
2020 - Present Understanding the needs and expectations of SMEs post-Covid-19

Award & Recognition

08 Jul, 2019 Study of U.S. Institute (SUSI for Scholar 2019) - Department of States, United States International



2021 《当今大马》藐视司法案:政客应修法废法 = Malaysiakini's contempt of court. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 25 February 2021 () pp.
2021 “法庭派”仍然获得巫统内部支持 ="Court Cluster" is still commanding UMNO's internal support. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 21st January 2021 () pp.
2021 2022年预算案与公积金 =Translated as Budget 2022 and Employees Provident Fund). Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 04 November 2021 () pp.
2021 PEMULIH和举白旗:政府失败的证明 (Translated as PEMULIH and White Flag Movement: proof of government's failure). Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 01 July 2021 () pp.
2021 今日的内阁,希盟必须负上责任 = Pakatan Harapan should bear the responsibility for the cabinet's formation. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 2 September 2021 () pp.
2021 以专栏支持艾茵同学 = A column in support of Ain. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 13 May 2021 () pp.
2021 伊斯兰法和伊斯兰政策的分别 =Translated as Differences between Islamic law and Islamic public policy. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 21 October 2021 () pp.
2021 信任动议是最基本的要求 = Motion of confidence is the basic expectation. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 9 September 2021 () pp.
2021 先抗疫后政治是废话 巫统希盟须短暂合作 = Curbing pandemic before politics is a nonsense: UMNO and Pakatan Harapan should temporarily cooperate). Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), () pp.
2021 反跳槽法与选举罢免的“ 三步曲” = 'The Three Steps' for anti-party hopping law and recall election.. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 16 September 2021 () pp.
2021 后巫统代表大会政治演变 =Political position post-UMNO General Assembly. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 01 Apr 2021 () pp.
2021 国会复会与巫统政治 = Reconvening of Parliament and UMNO's politics. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 08 July 2021 () pp.
2021 国大党与伊斯兰党持不同意见 = MIC and PAS hold different opinions against their allies respectively. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 08 Apr 2021 () pp.
2021 土团可以考虑不竞选马华议席 = PPBM can consider not to contest in MCA seats. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 22 April 2021 () pp.
2021 基于需求或身份?从土著股权看资源分配 = Need-based or identity-based: distribution of Bumiputera equity. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 30 September 2021 () pp.
2021 处理冠病和经济问题的两种主要方案 = Two main methods in handling pandemic and economy problems. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 28th January 2021 () pp.
2021 巫统,你们还等什么?= UMNO, what are you waiting for?. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 11 February 2021 () pp.
2021 巫统的囚徒困境 = UMNO's Prisoner's Dilemma. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 12 August 2021 () pp.
2021 应该立法杜绝网路霸凌吗?= Should legislation to stop cyberbullying?. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 29 April 2021 () pp.
2021 慕尤丁可否不开国会?(Translated as Can Muhyiddin refuse to reconvene Parliament?). Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 24 June 2021 () pp.
2021 慕尤丁政府垮台了吗? = Has Muhyiddin's Government collapsed?. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 14th January 2021 () pp.
2021 抗疫失败:政府应暂交出政权 = Failure in handling the pandemic: the government should consider to temporarily surrender governing power. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 27 May 2021 () pp.
2021 撤销紧急状态与条例 = Revoke proclamation of emergency and emergency ordinances. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 29 July 2021 () pp.
2021 政府失去人民的信任 (Translated as The government has lost the trust of the people). Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), () pp.
2021 政府屈服于银行,却向公务员开刀?= The government succumbed to the banks, but attacked the civil servants?. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 03 Jun 2021 () pp.
2021 斗士党在诚信党旗帜下竞选的利与弊 = Pejuang to contest under Amanah. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 04 February 2021 () pp.
2021 检视民政党复兴之路 = revisit Gerakan's road to revival. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 18 February 2021 () pp.
2021 沙比里和安华的相位之路 =Ismail Sabri's and Anwar's road to Prime Ministership. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 19 August 2021 () pp.
2021 珍惜剩余时间,下届大选就不能再称YB了 = appreciate the leftover tenure_ wouldn't be addressed as YB after next General Election. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 04 March 2021 () pp.
2021 理性的看待断肢法和355法令 = Rational discourse on Hudud Law and Act 355. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 23 September 2021 () pp.
2021 第15届大选巫统与希盟不应该合作 = UMNO should not work with Pakatan Harapan in 15th General Election. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 25 Mar 2021 () pp.
2021 紧急状态必须仅为了推迟选举,没别的 = Proclamation of Emergency to postpone election only, nothing else. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 17 Jun 2021 () pp.
2021 给首相一个机会 = Give the Prime Minister A Chance. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 26 August 2021 () pp.
2021 罪恶税应从统一税收账户中分离 = Sin Tax should be separated from Consolidated Fund. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 11 Mar 2021 () pp.
2021 联合政府实际政治上行不通 = Unity government is not feasible in real politics. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 10 Jun 2021 () pp.
2021 若无法提供完善服务,就惩罚服务供应公司吧!= If public service providers could not provide reasonable quality of service, they should be penalised. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 14 October 2021 () pp.
2021 行动党华沙与英沙之争 = The contest between Chinese 'sand' and English 'sand' in DAP. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 15 April 2021 () pp.
2021 要彻底解决以巴问题需要新策略 = A new strategy is needed to solve Palestine-Israel issue. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 20 May 2021 () pp.
2021 资深政治人物应该考虑退休 = Veteran politicians should consider to retire. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 7th January 2021 () pp.
2021 赢多议席做老二或赢少议席做老大 = Winning more seats but becoming less senior partner or winning less seats but becoming most senior partner. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 18 Mar 2021 () pp.
2021 部长不该干涉警队运作 = Minister should not interfere in the operation of the police force. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 06 May 2021 () pp.
2021 首相真的有人数吗?= Does the Prime Minister really have the number?. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 5 August 2021 () pp.
2021 马六甲州政权:关键在于伊斯兰党 =Translated as Malacca's state election: PAS as the kingmaker). Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 28 October 2021 () pp.
2021 马六甲风波:政客的不务正业 =Translated as Malacca's political saga: irresponsible politicians. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 7 October 2021 () pp.
2020 “马无配”正副相位 = Mahathir-nobody" as Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister pairing. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 25 June 2020 () pp.
2020 1118直播:慕尤丁再次没告诉你的事实 = Live on 1118: Again, truth that Muhyiddin did not tell you. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 19th November 2020 () pp.
2020 2021年财案:政府应学习相信人民的理财能力 = 2021 Budget: Government needs to learn to trust her people's financial management ability. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 12th November 2020 () pp.
2020 Ke mana hala tuju Azmin Ali dalam jangka masa panjang?. Malaysia Dateline, () pp.
2020 Tiada parti gabungan mampu bertahan kecuali BN. Malaysia Dateline, 10 March 2020 () pp.
2020 中立的国会议长:可能吗?= A neutral speaker: is that possible?. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 16th July 2020 () pp.
2020 允许提取公积金第一户口:有用吗 = Allowing withdrawal from EPF Account 1: does it help?. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 26th November 2020 () pp.
2020 公积金提领换汤不换药:谁的责任?= Old wine in a new bottle for EPF withdrawal: whose fault?. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 3rd December 2020 () pp.
2020 关于1031直播,慕尤丁没告诉你的事实 = Live on 1031: truth that Muhyiddin did not tell you. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), () pp.
2020 关闭多源流学校:站不住脚的政治巧言善辩 =Abolishing vernacular schools: political rhetoric that doesn't stand. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), () pp. 1-4
2020 反跳巢法只是次要 = Anti-party hopping law is secondary. The Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 30th April 2020 () pp.
2020 国盟国阵大联盟不会持续长久!= Grand coalition of PN-BN would not last long!. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 17th December 2020 () pp.
2020 土团党在大选后的生存能力 = Survivability of PPBM post-general election. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 18th June 2020 () pp. 1-4
2020 土团党开放给非土著 是生路还是死路一条? = Opening its membership to non-Bumiputera: a way of life or a dead end?. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), () pp. 1-4
2020 土团党有可能与巫统合并或回归巫统吗? = Is it possible for PPBM to merge with UMNO or to return to UMNO?. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 4th June 2020 () pp.
2020 土团巫统谈妥了:我错了 = PPBM & UMNO have compromised: I have mistaken. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 9th July 2020 () pp.
2020 安华称掌握足够议员支持,可能吗?= Anwar claimed he has the majority, is that possible?. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 24 September 2020 () pp.
2020 巫统不加入国盟?国盟与全民和谐之别 = UMNO refused to join PN; difference between PN and MN. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 6th August 2020 () pp.
2020 希盟还能去哪里?= Where else PH can head to?. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 24th December 2020 () pp.
2020 平民隔离防疫,为何政治人物做不到?=If citizens can undergo quarantine, why can't politicians do the same?. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 8 October 2020 () pp.
2020 我们在跟疫情拼,你们在为权力拼 = We are fighting against the pandemic, you are fighting for your power. 透视大马专栏 (Malaysian Insight (Chinese) Column), 14th May 2020 () pp.
2020 斗士党在马来西亚政治版图的方向 =The position of Pejuang in Malaysian political landscape. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), () pp. 1-4
2020 新冠肺炎不认部长 = Covid-19 does not differentiate minister. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), () pp. 1-4
2020 有条件行动限制令未达预期的完美 = Conditional Movement Control Order is not as perfect as expected. 透视大马专栏 (The Malaysian Insight (Chinese) Column), 28th May 2020 () pp.
2020 有条件行管令:太仓促了 = Conditional movement control order: too hasty. 透视大马专栏 (Malaysian Insight (Chinese) Column), 7th May 2020 () pp.
2020 杀鸡焉用牛刀?政党名单制遏制议员跳槽 = Party-list to curb party-hopping akin to shooting butterflies with rifles. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 30th July 2020 () pp.
2020 民政党复兴之路 = Gerakan's road to revival. 透视大马专栏 (Malaysian Insight (Chinese) Column), () pp.
2020 第15届大选迫在眉睫? 言之过早 = Is 15th General Election coming soon? it is too early to say. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 1 October 2020 () pp.
2020 统考,无休止的问题= UEC: A no-ending issue. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 23rd July 2020 () pp.
2020 解析巫伊土团,葫芦里卖什么药? = Analysing UMNO, PAS and BERSATU. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), () pp.
2020 谁会成为首相?安华、姑里或…… = Who will be the Prime Minister? Anwar, Ku Li or.... Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), () pp.
2020 酒精与复苏限行令:更右翼公共政策 = Alcohol and recovery Movement Control Order: a more right-wing public policy. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 11th June 2020 () pp. 1-4
2020 阿兹敏只能受委最高理事 = Azmin Ali only being appointed as member of PPBM Supreme Council. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 17th September 2020 () pp.
2020 雪隆布城CMCO——政客们,你们开心了吗? = Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya under CMCO: politicians, are you happy?. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 15 October 2020 () pp.
2020 霹雳政权搭配: 土团党才是关键 = Political alliance in Perak: PPBM is the key. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 10th December 2020 () pp.
2020 马哈迪斗士党:叫土团党太沉重 = Mahathir's Pejuang party: PPBM in a tougher situation. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), () pp.
2020 马来西亚政党联盟之道 = Coalition party in Malaysia. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 2nd July 2020 () pp. 1-4
2020 马来西亚的立法改革 = Legislative reforms for Malaysia. Malaysian Insight (Chinese Column), 31st December 2020 () pp.
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Analysis of the 14th general election in Malaysia and general political developments in other countries. In: Women 2 Win: Global Asian Women Leaders Network (GAWLN) Cohort 2/2021,
2021 Can a mouse lift an elephant? explanation of chinese investment in Malaysia’s East Coast railway construction. In: Research Seminars on ASEAN-China-Norms,
2020 Recent political developments in Malaysia. In: Webinar Series in Politics & Society - 4,
2019 David vs Goliath: a lesson from Hong Kong district election. In: Talk Organised by Department of Political Science, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia For Public,
2019 Introducing extradition law in Hong Kong : erupting the latent. In: International Conference On Religion, Governance And Sustainable Development (ICRGD2019),