Dato' Dr Hou Kok Chung


Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Government of Malaysia

Dato' Dr Hou Kok Chung, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Higher Education assumed the post of Deputy Minister of Higher Education Malaysia in April 2008. The last position he held was Director of the Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya. He began his career at the University of Malaya as a Lecturer in the Department of Chinese Studies in 1991, and was appointed as Head of the Department of East Asia Studies UM ten years later. He received undergraduate and master degrees from UM, and in 1998 a doctorate from SOAS London. He is also a Member of Parliament for the constituency of Kluang, Johore, and sits in the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) Presidential Council and on the MCA Central Committee.