Watchman's Committee

Members of NECF Malaysia Research Commission

Chairman: Steven Wong

Deputy Chairman: Dr Living Lee

Members: Dr Teresa Chai, Dr Chan Geok Oon, Cheong Seng Gee, Dr Goh Chee Leong, Rev Khoo Boo Wah, Dr Leong Tien Fock, Dato' Lew Sip Hon, Rev Lim Yeu Chuen, Rev Loh Soon Choy, Datuk Paul Low, & Dr P. Vijay.

Coordinator: Eugene Yapp (NECF Executive Secretary)


  Field of Study

Chairman: Steven Wong

Steven has been an economist and public policy researcher for over twenty years. He was educated at the University of Melbourne, Australia and attends SIB KL.


Economics and politics, international relations & Islam

Vice-Chairman: Living Lee, Ph.D

Dr Lee is Professor in the Department of Geology, University of Malaya, specializing in palaeontology or the study of fossils. Dr Lee holds a B.Sc.(Hons) and M.Sc. in Geology from University of Malaya and a Ph.D. from University of Liverpool. He is a past president of the Graduates' Christian Fellowship and Vice Chairman of the Fellowship of Evangelical Students of Malaysia. He is Chairman Elder of the Peoples Park Baptist Church, Petaling Jaya.


Scripture & Science, Creation care


Leong Tien Fock, Ph.D

Dr Leong is the Research Coordinator of Malaysia Campus Crusade for Christ. He is also Adjunct Lecturer of Seminari Theologi Malaysia and the East Asia School of Theology (Singapore). He has a B.E. (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Malaya, an M.A. in Old Testament Studies from Wheaton College, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from University of California, Los Angeles. He worships at the Beacon Presbyterian Centre in Kepong.

The Bible & the Contemporary World

Chan Geok Oon, Ph.D

Dr Chan is a former lecturer at the University of Science, Malaysia. She is now an itinerant worker, primarily in strategic intercession for nations. She has been actively involved in reconciliation initiatives in several countries. Dr Chan holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology.

Prayer Movements and their Impact on Communities

Cheong Seng Gee

Seng Gee is the Executive Director and founding partner of Professional & Organisation Development Sdn Bhd (a Human Resource Consultancy Firm), as well as the director of P.O.D. Education. He holds a MBA in Finance & Investment from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He is an adviser to the Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) of Malaysia and is also the Chairman of the Local Church Executive Committee of Sungai Way-Subang Methodist Church where he worships.

Marketplace Issues and Theology

Rev Loh Soon Choy

Rev Loh is an ordained minister, an advisor to the Evangelical Free Church of Malaysia and a lecturer emeritus at Malaysia Bible Seminary. He holds a master's degree in theology from the Asia Theological Seminary, Manila and has done further sabbatical studies at Overseas Ministry Study Centre in New Zealand and at Yale University in Connecticut, United States.

Theological Issues and Christian Education

Datuk Paul Low

Datuk Low is Senior Adviser of Malaysia Sheet Glass Berhad. He is the former President of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers [FMM] and currently serves as its Vice President. He is a member of the National Economic Action Council (NEAC), the National Information Technology Council (NITC) and the National Council for the Development of Science and Research. In addition, he sits on the board of several government corporations and public listed companies. He is a Chartered Accountant. Datuk Low worships at the River of Life Sanctuary, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur

Implications of ICT on Society

Rev Khoo Boo Wah

An Anglican minister; he teaches the Old Testament & Theology at Alpha Omega International College; he has a master's degree in theology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.


Dato' Lew Sip Hon

Present chairman of Dayadina Group of Companies in property development and investment; he was formerly a deputy minister of Trade & Industry (1978-1983) and a former Ambassador to the United States (1983-1986).

Christians & Politics

Teresa Chai, Ph.D

Dr. Chai is the President of Alpha Omega International College as well as a missions pastor in Grace Assembly. She is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. She spent eight years in Bangladesh, first as a researcher with the United Bible Societies and then involved herself in development work with the Danish Santal Mission. Teresa obtained her masters (1991) and doctoral (2003) degrees in Intercultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, California.

Intercultural Communication, biblical theology & principles of missions, women in missions, cultural anthropology, education, literacy, development work, mission history.

Rev. Lim Yeu Chuen

Rev Lim has been in the pastoral ministry for 26 years. Currently he is the senior pastor of Kota Kemuning Assembly of God. He is also a full time lecturer in Bible College of Malaysia. He is presently pursuing his doctorate of ministry study with Asia Pacific Theological Seminary on Pentecostal Leadership.

Discipleship, Personal Spirituality

P. Vijayan, DBA (Aus)

Dr. Vijayan serves in New Dawn - an extended ministry of Christ in Us, USA. Vijay is a banker by profession specializing in knowledge management, entrepreneurship and enterprise risk management. He holds a doctorate in Business Administration from New South Wales, Australia. In addition, he has a MSc in Multimedia Technology and a BA (Hons) in Accountancy and Finance from Napier University, Scotland.

Spiritual formation & application of faith in the marketplace

Goh Chee Leong, Ph.D

Chee Leong currently serves as the Vice President of HELP University College as well as the Dean of the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences. He also sits in the EXCO of the Malaysian Psychological Association (PSIMA). He obtained his doctorate in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Otago, in New Zealand.

He is currently serves on the board for the Fellowship of Evangelical Students (FES) Malaysia, and as the project leader for several UNICEF interventions in Malaysia. He is also frequently involved in corporate consulting and training.

He worships in Emmanuel Methodist Church with his wife, Pei Shee and their daughter, Aletheia.

Youth & Families