KUALA LUMPUR: PKR vice-president Chua Tian Chang, better known as Tian Chua, has been appointed as special adviser to Works Minister Baru Bian effective March 1.
Baru, in a statement today, said Tian Chua is an experienced, influential and principled man who was active and had good relations with both local and foreign NGOs.
Tian Chua was the former Batu MP from 2008 till 2018.
He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree from University of Sydney, Australia (1984-1986), and Bachelor of Arts (History & Philosophy of Science) from University of New South Wales, Australia (1989).
He also holds a Master of Arts (Employment & Labour Studies) from the Institute of Social Studies, in The Hague, the Netherlands, in 1994.
Tian Chua has received various awards, including the Malaysian Human Rights Fellowship from the National Human Rights Association (Hakam) in 1998 and the AIF Rose Award from the National Labour Federation of Denmark in 2003 for his work pertaining to labour rights in Malaysia.