Kee Thuan Chye Wiki, Biography, Age, Height, Things You Need To Know

Kee Thuan Chye Bio

kee thuan chye born may 25 1954 aged 60 is a malaysian actor dramatist poet and journalist acting in theatre films and on television for more than 30 years he continues to do so in 1981 kee cofounded the theatre group kami in kuala lumpur a noted civil rights activist he would express in his plays whatever he could not express through the newspapers under malaysias repressive printing presses and publications act pppa for speaking out without fear or favor kee was among the first recipients of the annexe heroes freedom of expression awards when it was launched in 2008 in 2010 he was also voted the 34th most trusted malaysian in a poll conducted by readers digestalthough social reengineering under the new economic policy had already begun after the may 13 incident of 1969 it became more pronounced after mahathir bin mohamad became prime minister in 1981 at the new straits times kee thuan chye received numerous memos from his editorinchief for trying to push the parameters and opening up public discourse on what was deemed sensitive issues firmly believing that the responsibility of a journalist to the public is to inform them of the truth he had to battle with his superiors and as a consequence he was often punished marginalized and shut out in 1988 kee received his masters degree in drama from the university of essex after being awarded a british council fellowship for postgraduate studies in englandin 2001 kee thuan chye became the associate editor of the star in kuala lumpur creating and editing the english column mind our english until retirement in may 2009 his sunday star column playing the fool which he began in april 2001 ran for only two installments before it was cancelled in his inaugural article kee had written that he would be speaking out frankly on social and political issues without fear or favor his second article hitting out at racial discrimination in malaysia was published but when it came to his third article the editors got jittery and suppressed it the star finally decided to terminate the column after kee submitted his fourth article

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