Prof. Madya Dr. Saraswathy Chinnasamy @ Sara
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Education/Biography

PhD (New Media & Politics), The University of Adelaide, Australia (2014)

(Published) Internet Elections & Democratising Forces

MA (Broadcast Journalism) The University of Malaya, Malaysia (UM, 2003)

BA (Mass Communication) National University of Malaysia (UKM, 2000)

 

Current Position

Political & Social Media Analyst

Faculty of Communication & Media Studies

University of the Technology Mara (UiTM)

Selangor, 40000 Malaysia.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sara Chinnasamy is actively engaged in Malaysian political and new media discussions. Her expertise extends to actively providing comprehensive and analytical research, apart from also forwarding valuable feedback on political and social media movement & development. Most of her political and new media research works are published on a weekly basis in major local newspapers and broadcast media.  Mainstream media, which includes print and television broadcast often requires critical analysis on the latest political situations in the country; which best explains various invitations and television appearances that Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sara Chinnasamy received and fulfilled. These public appearances extend from featuring on national radios, to TV news and TV Live Talks Shows. These media appearances are trilingual; they had been carried out either in English, Bahasa Malaysia or even in Tamil. The peak of her career would be on the release of an international book titled “New Media Political Engagement & Participation in Malaysia” by leading and world-top publisher, Routledge at the Parliament of Malaysia on the 8th of November 2017. It was officiated by the former Honourable Minister of Communication & Multimedia Malaysia, Datuk Seri. Dr. Salleh Keruak. Prior to the grand launching, the book was launched in two other major cities on the 6th of October 2017 by Routledge Third Avenue, New York and Routledge Milton Park, United Kingdom on the same day. This book has also obtained catalogue listing under the British National Library and the United States Congress Library. This book focuses on how new media politics and social media platforms played important roles in Malaysian voters’ voting decision-makings despite the presence of mediation of political events in Malaysia.

She is an expert in broadcasting journalism including filming production and new media & political journalism. She started her career in media from a young age and her working portfolio includes working at System Television Malaysia Berhad (TV3); a private TV network as a production crew member for an entertainment program. She focused her interest on media topics and on news production. Later, she was appointed as a radio news editor attached at the public broadcaster, Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) Kuala Lumpur. A year later she was chosen by RTM TV newsroom as a broadcast journalist from 1999-2005. Her role concentrated on political news and assignments and this expanded to parliamentary reporting and related analysis and live cross-overs in prime news and other news bulletins. She had also produced specials reports, which track developments in technology, life and culture in Malaysia. A few of her reports were recognised by the Ministry of Information as the best special reports and some were nominated for the national telecommunication awards. As evidence of her ability to multi-task, Sara was offered the hosting job on morning talk shows for a few segments. In 2013, she completed her doctorate in new media politics at the University of Adelaide, Australia. She was the receiver of the University Adelaide’s DR Stranks Travel Fellowships Grant Award in 2011. In her research work, she integrated her experiences of broadcast journalist and described examples of how developing countries use Western theories especially in media connections and conflicts.

She currently teaches the courses Asian Politics and on postgraduates’ level, International Communication. She supervises Master (by research and coursework) and PhD degree candidates. Other research interests: media communication & consumption, research methodologies, media laws and ethics, media & democracy, international politics, qualitative approaches, journalism studies, new media and technologies and cultural studies. She was also actively involved in Malaysian media appearance on national political issues and social media involvement prior, during and post Malaysian General Election 2018 (GE14). Sara was invited to several programs on Bernama News Channel, Astro Awani, Astro Tamil Channel, and radio talk-shows that discussed on the issues of GE14, with Sara's main focus was to give her opinions from the social media perspective as she is a social media scholar. Sara did not just give her opinions but was rather actively involved in the GE14's discussions from an academician's point of view. She also managed to present a glimpse of her social media analysis on the situation of Malaysian Elections throughout the years.

 

Professional Affiliation

 

  1. Malaysian Press Institute (MPI) Membership since 2003
  2. International Communication Association (ICA) Individual member 2011-2013
  3. Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) Individual member (1990 to 2014)
  4. Panel Jury for the Anugerah Seri Angkasa (National Media Awards) Ministry of Communication & Multimedia, Putrajaya, Malaysia 2017
  5. Panel Jury MyCCSKILLS Innovation & Invention Community College, National Level, Ministry of Higher Education, Putrajaya, Malaysia.
  6. Panel Jury for the Anugerah Seri Angkasa (National Media Awards) Ministry of Communication & Multimedia, Putrajaya, Malaysia 2018
  7. Mainstream Media Newspapers Columnist (Berita Harian, News Straits Times, Kosmo, Utusan Malaysia, Astro Awani & Sinar Harian Newspaper)
  8. Political & Social Media Analyst, Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM

 

Working Experiences

 

In Broadcast Journalism Field

 

  1. Crew of Entertainment (TV3) (JUN 1997)
  2. News Editor, Radio Editorial Desk RTM (JAN 1997)
  3. Political Broadcast Journalist, TV News Room Centre, RTM NOV (1999-2005)
  4. Parliamentary Journalist (Live telecast Parliamentary News from Parliament TV News Unit (1999-2005)
  5. Journalist Electoral Reports (Sarawak Election) RTM TV News RTM 2001
  6. Journalist Technology & Invention RTM TV News (All Languages Prime Hours TV1/TV2/Singapore Channel NewsAsia/Brunei TV) TV News RTM (2002-2003)
  7. Journalist Malaysian Life Styles, Foods and Culture (All Languages Prime Hours TV1/TV2/Singapore Channel NewsAsia/Brunei TV) TV News RTM (2002-2003)
  8. Host Selamat Pagi Malaysia/Morning Talk Show (SPM) RTM Ehwal Semasa TV (2000-2005)

 

Recognition of Awards in Media Broadcasting Industries 

 

  1. Award of the Best Serial Report 2001 (5 Series-US Attack on Afghanistan) by the Ministry of Communication & Multimedia Malaysia with Department of Broadcasting Malaysia, RTM Malaysia 2001
  2. Nomination of Best Technology Reports 2002 by DIGI Telecommunication, Hotel Equatorial, Kuala Lumpur
  3. Nomination of Best Technology Reports 2003 by DIGI Telecommunication (Malaysian Private Telecommunication Corporation), Hotel Equatorial, Kuala Lumpur.

 

 In Academic & Research Field

 

  1. Corporate Member Communication & International Relation Unit, UiTM Perlis, Malaysia (JULY-2006)
  2. News Editor, Arau News Bulletin Magazine, Arau Campus, UiTM Perlis, Malaysia (AUGUST 2006)
  3. Media & Publicity Member for 30th UiTM Anniversary Arau Campus, UiTM Perlis, Malaysia (SEPT-2006)
  4. Committee of UiTM 2005 Quality Celebration Day, Arau Campus, UiTM Perlis, Malaysia (SEPT 2006)
  5. Committee of Media & Publicity, International Conference on Mediamorphosis UiTM 2005 by Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia (Broadcast UiTM Deputy VC Prof. Azizul Yahya and School Dean, Assoc. Prof. Illias Salleh in RTM TV) 2006
  6. Welfare & Sports Members, Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2006)
  7. Committee of Web & Publishing, Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2006)
  8. Committee of Inter-Faculty Sports Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2006)
  9. Advisor of Student Election 2005, Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2006)
  10. Committee of Media & Publicity, 50th UiTM Anniversary by Department of Corporate Communication & International Relation, Chancellery, UiTM Shah Alam (Broadcast UiTM Vice-Chancellor Datuk Seri Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Abu Shah in all local TV networks 2006)
  11. Committee of Welfare & Sports, Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2006)
  12. Committee of Web & Publishing, Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2006)
  13. Committee of SAF (Inter-Faculty Sports) Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam
  14. Committee of Media & Publicity, International Conference on Media and Information Warfare UiTM by Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (Broadcast UiTM Vice-Chancellor Datuk Seri Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Abu Shah in all local TV networks 2006 
  15. Committee of Event Management, Symposium on Knowledge Communication Studies Collaboration with Jakarta University of UNPAD by Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2007)
  16. Advisor of Pre Graduation Night, Faculty Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2007)
  17. Advisor of Faculty Web Launching Ceremony & Dean List Award Giving by Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2007)
  18. Committee of SAF (Inter-Faculty Sports) Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2007)
  19. Committee of Welfare & Sports, Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2007)
  20. Academic Advisor & Registration, Faculty Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2007)
  21. Committee of Exam, Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam
  22. Committee of Media & Publicity for Malaysian 2008- Election Results Workshop by Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, (Broadcast Dean Prof.Adnan Hashim in RTM News /arranging press conferences/publicity)
  23. Committee of Pelan Tindakan Pencegahan, Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2008)
  24. Committee of Exam for Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2008)
  25. Internal Audit Faculty, Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2008)
  26. Committee of Welfare & Sports, Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2008)
  27. Chairman of Faculty’s Research, Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2013-2015)
  28. Master of Journalism Curriculum Review Committee, Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam (2014-Dec 2017)

 

Academic Research Grants: Local & International

 

Australian DR Stranks Travel Fellowships Grant Award, awarded by The University of Adelaide, Australia. Award 2011: AUD2500.00

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sara Chinnasamy

 

 Malaysian Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. Award 2015: MYR67,700.00

Title:” ‘Constructing A New Leading-Edge News Gathering Model from the Rising Complexity of Independent Online News Portals versus Mainstream Media Reporting’

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sara Chinnasamy

 

 Malaysian Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia Award 2015: MYR52,200.00

 ‘Disaster Relief and Preparedness: Modeling Crisis Communication Disaster Intervention Plan From 2014 Flood Catastrophe in Malaysia’

Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Azizul Halim Yahya (Dean)

Investigator: Dr. Sara Chinnasamy

 

Malaysian Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia Award 2016: MYR50,000.00

Title: ‘Constructing the 1 Malaysia Identity Making and Nation Building Model Among Multi-Ethnics’

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sara Chinnasamy

 

Malaysian Multimedia Communication Commission (MCMC) Consultancy Research Grant

Award 2017: MYR50,000.00

Title: ‘Communication & Multimedia Act 1998: Facts, Issues & Judgement’.

Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismail Sualman, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sara Chinnasamy, Dr. Massila Hamzah and Dr. Yuslinda Mat Yassin.

 

Malaysian Multimedia Communication Commission (MCMC) Consultancy Research Grant

Award 2018: MYR50,000.00

Title: ‘Convergence: Compilation Legal Cases under MCMC – Social Regulatory’.

Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismail Sualman, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sara Chinnasamy, Dr. Massila Hamzah and Dr. Yuslinda Mat Yassin.

 

 Academic Awards

 

  1. Higher Degree Research Scholarship Award by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (Malaysian Government Scholarship for PhD, 2009)
  2. University of Adelaide DR Stranks Travel Fellowships Grant Award by Australia (2011)
  3. Anugerah Khidmat Cemerlang UiTM (2007)
  4. Best Paper & Presenter Award, United Kingdom’s International Conference Communication & Cultural Sciences (ICCCS, LONDON) 25 July 2017
  5. Promoted as Associate Professor 1 Nov 2017
  6. Launching of Routledge Book “New Media Political Engagement & Participation in Malaysia” at the Parliament of Malaysia on the 8th of November 2017 by the former Honourable Minister of Communication & Multimedia Malaysia, Datuk Seri. Dr. Salleh Keruak.
  7. Best Presentation Award, World Conference Media & Mass Communication (MEDCOM 2018, BANGKOK Thailand) 5 April 2018
  8. Keynote, Plenary Speaker at the Global Conference on Journalism & Mass Communication 5th-6th July 2018 Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

Research & Publications

 

Research Monographs

Chinnasamy, S. (2003). RTM as Development Agent in Malaysia. University Malaya.

Chinnasamy, C & Zainab, Z. (2009) The Quality of RTM News after MS ISO 9001:2000, University Technology Mara

Chinnasamy, S & Faizal, S. (Eds.) (2009). An analysis of youths’ mindsets toward development in the Eastern Coast Region of Peninsular Malaysia. University Technology Mara (UiTM).

Chinnasamy, S. (2014).  A study of the impact of the internet, Malaysiakini. com and democratising forces on the Malaysian general election. The University of Adelaide, Australia.

 

International Books

 

Chinnasamy, S. (2017). New Media Political Engagement and Participation in Malaysia. Routledge Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, Taylor & Francis Group, Oxfordshire.

(Launched at United Kingdom & United States on the 6 October 2017. Launched in Malaysia on the 8 November 2017 by the Minister of Communication & Multimedia, Datuk Seri. Dr. Salleh Keruak).

 

Local Books

 

Sualman, I, Dziyauddin, H, Hamzah,M, Chinnasamy & S, Yassin,Y  (2018) “Convergence: Komplikasi Kes-kes Perundangan MCMC-Kawal Selia” MCMC Cyberjaya 29 March 2018

Sualman, I, Dziyauddin, H, Hamzah,M, Chinnasamy & S, Yassin,Y  (2018) “Akta Komunikasi 1988” MCMC Cyberjaya 1 May 2018.

 

International Book Chapters

 

Griffiths, M., & Chinnasamy, S. (2013). Malaysia’s Internet Governance Dilemma . Developing E-Government Projects: Frameworks and Methodologies, IGI GLOBAL (SCOPUS)

Griffiths, M., & Chinnasamy, S. (2014). Ambiga Sreenevasan and Malaysian Counter-Publics. Bloomsbury Books. (SCOPUS)

 

International Book Reviews

 

Chinnasamy, Sara. The media for democracy monitor: A Cross National Study
of Leading News Media [Book Review] [online]. Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture
& Policy, No. 153, Nov 2014: 172-174. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary
;dn=812929086192954;res=IELLCC> ISSN: 1329-878X. [cited 21 Dec 14].

Chinnasamy, Sara. Rhetoric online: The politics of new media [Book
Review] [online]. Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture & Policy, No. 145, Nov
2012: 173. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=991692238043269
;res=IELLCC> ISSN: 1329-878X. [cited 06 Jan 15]

 

Conferences, Proceedings and Journals

 

Sualman, I., Hua, N., & Chinnasamy. (2008). Content Analysis of Malaysian Newspapers on General Election 2008 . Election, Malaysian-2008 Election Workshop, Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam

Sulaman, I., Hua, N., & Chinnasamy. (2008). Content Analysis of Selected Malaysian Newspapers on 2008 Election, CSSR 09’ UITM-RMI UiTM Shah Alam.

Yassin, Y., Arabi, S., & Chinnasamy, S. (2007). Aids, Media and Culture: A Case Study of Utusan Malaysia on HIV/AIDS. UKM-MENTION International Conference, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor Malaysia.

Sulaman, I., Hua, N., & Chinnasamy. (2008). Content Analysis of Malaysian Newspapers on General Election 2008 . Malaysian-2008 Election Workshop, Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor Malaysia.

Sulaman, I., Hua, N., & Chinnasamy. (2008). Content Analysis of Selected Malaysian Newspapers on 2008 Election, CSSR 09’ UITM-RMI UiTM Shah Alam. Selangor Malaysia.

Khattab, U., & Chinnasamy, S. (2009). Combating Development Journalism via Bloggerism: New Media and News Sources in Changing Malaysia. UPM-PACA International Conference. Serdang, Selangor Malaysia.

Chinnasamy, S., Faizal, S., & Hashim, A. (2009). An analysis of youths’ mindsets toward development in the Eastern Coast Region of Peninsular Malaysia.  UPM-PACA International Conference, Serdang, Selangor Malaysia.

Chinnasamy, S. (2010). Traditional media, alternative media and nation building: Lessons from Malaysia’s 2008 General Elections. Adelaide Postgraduate Symposium, University of Adelaide, South Australia.

Chinnasamy, S. (2013). Independent News Portals (INPs) versus Mainstream media: Experiences and Practicalities in Electoral Reporting. Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) – Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century, University of South Australia (UNISA), Adelaide, Australia.

Chinnasamy, S & Griffiths, M. (2014).  Emerging Forms of Internet-Enabled Political Participation in Malaysia. Proceedings for MEDIASIA - The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) Osaka, Japan.

Chinnasamy, S. (2013). Online Democracy in Action. Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Global Networks – Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges, Fremantle, Western Australia.

Chinnasamy, S & Griffiths, M. (2014). Political Participation in Malaysia.  IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication and Film, 1 (1) (SCOPUS)

Chinnasamy, S. (2014). Malaysian Media Practicalities in Electoral Reportage, International Conference on Communication, Media and Society, International women University, Bandung Indonesia and Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, UiTM Malaysia.

Chinnasamy, S. (2014). The Impact of Social Media Advertising on State-By-Elections in Malaysia. 2014 ICA Regional Conference: Digital Transformations, Social Media Engagement and the Asian Century, 1-3 Oct 2014, Queensland University of Technology - Gardens Point, Brisbane, Qld.

Chinnasamy, S. (2015). Malaysia's Internet, Regulatory Challenges and Democratization of News. Indonesia International Conference on Business, Management and Communication. pp.511-532. Postgraduate Programme, University Mercu Buana, South Sulawesi Indonesia (ISI SCOPUS)

Rosnon, R., & Chinnasamy, S. (2015). Indigenous Education Policy in Malaysia: Discourse, Power/Knowledge and Governmentality. 3rd International Conference on Educational Research and Practice (ICERP) Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia. www.icerp2015.upm.edu.my/ICERP%202015_Sc.

Rosnon, R., & Chinnasamy, S. (2015). Discourse of Indigenous Education Policy: The Malaysian Case. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 3 (10), pp.126-140.

Chinnasamy, S. (2015). Social Media, Democratic Movement and Challenges on the Content. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research. 3 (11) (SCOPUS)

Chinnasamy, S. (2015).  Social Media and On-Line Political Campaigning in Malaysia.  Journal for Advances in Journalism and Communication. (SCOPUS).

Yahya, A.H., Ashraf, D.M., Khalil, D.S., Noordin, W.N., Chinnasamy. S. (2016). Web Journalism and its Democracy Practice in Malaysia: The Perspectives of Minority Groups. The Business and Management Quarterly Review (BMQR), 7, 3-4.

Chinnasamy, S & Razak, M. (2016). The mediation and political agenda influence of government owned print media towards the implementation of Government Service Tax (GST) system. The Business and Management Quarterly Review (BMQR), 7, 3-4.

Chinnasamy, S & Anuar, M. A., (2016). Malaysia's by-election and challenging media landscape: The tactics in manipulating voters mind. The Business and Management Quarterly Review (BMQR), 7, 3-4.

Yahya, A.H., Azizan, A.A,  Sidek, J.J., Chinnasamy, S., (2016). Social media and democratization: A new form of democratic transition. The Business and Management Quarterly Review (BMQR), 7, 3-4.

Chinnasamy, S & Yusof, A., (2017). 1Malaysia and Malaysian Ethnics’ Understanding and Perception: Road to Nation-Building Making. International Conference Business & Social Sciences, Phuket Thailand. (SCOPUS)

Chinnasamy, S., Ramli, S. & Hashim, A., (2017). Citizen Journalism, Social Media & Malaysian Social Political Climate. International Conference Business & Social Sciences, A Famosa Melaka. (SCOPUS)

Chinnasamy, S., Gun, M. & Hashim, A., (2017). Freedom of Speech & Hatred Speech Involvement in Social Media. International Conference Communication & Cultural Sciences, London, United Kingdom. (SCOPUS – BEST PRESENTER & BEST PAPER AWARD 2017)

Chinnasamy, S., & Shokordey, S., (2018). Parents Awareness on the Internet Threats and the Control Measures on Children’s Internet Usage. 4th World Conference on Media & Mass Communication – “Power of Media: Shaping the Future”, Bangkok, Thailand. (ISI SCOPUS)

Chinnasamy, S., Faizal, S. & Manja, ZS., (2018). Malaysian Politicians and Self Presentation on Facebook. 4th World Conference on Media & Mass Communication – “Power of Media: Shaping the Future”, Bangkok, Thailand. (ISI SCOPUS)

Chinnasamy, S., Hashim, A. & Ishak, K., (2018). Political Tsunami: The Influence of Social Media on Voting Behaviours. 4th World Conference on Media & Mass Communication – “Power of Media: Shaping the Future”, Bangkok, Thailand. (ISI SCOPUS – BEST PRESENTATION AWARD MEDCOM 2018)

Chinnasamy, S., & Hashim, A., (2018) Malaysian 14th General Election: Mahathirism & New Media. The Global Conference on Journalism & Mass Communication – Voice of Media, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Chinnasamy, S. (2018). GE14: The Rise of Digital Voters and Facebook Election. Majlis Professor Negara’s Buletin Pemikir Negara Edisi Khas PRU14, 25 April.

https://www.yumpu.com/id/document/view/60061312/buletin-mpn-edisi-khas-pru-14

 

National & Community Services

 

Chinnasamy, S. (2015). Kematangan intelek perlu disemai bagi menilai berita - Masyarakat harus buat perbandingan sumber lain sahihkan maklumat . Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 4 September.

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). Invaara Piramugar (Live Radio Interview on the Appointment as Head of Jury for Radio Category Awards Anugerah Seri Angkasa 2016 (Malaysian Public Tamil Radio Station Minnalfm Interview). Minnalfm (96.3) 7 January 2016.

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). A Proud moment for our Indians: Dr Sara became the Head of Juri for Anugerah Seri Angkasa, Makkal Osai Newspaper.  23 January.

RTM Radio Interview (TAMIL) “Malaysian Media Development” 96.3 Minnalfm, RTM Kuala Lumpur (20 Feb 2016)

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). News RTM TV1 Berita Nasional Pukul Satu: Number Of International Students Admitted Into Malaysian Institutions In 2015 Surpasses Target By 3.1 Per Cent, 26 April 2016.

Head of Jury for Radio Nominations Anugerah Seri Angkasa (National Media Awards Recognition by Malaysian Ministry of Communication & Multimedia), Angkasapuri 20-21 May 2016

Chinnasamy, S. (2015). Makkal Naduveh Programme (Indian Ethnic Development in Education Sector (Malaysian Public Tamil Radio Station Minnalfm Interview). Minnalfm (96.3 FM) 25 May.

Chinnasamy, S. (2015). Asia Media Summit 2015 Review (English Radio Traxxfm Interview). Traxxfm (90.3), RTM 30 May.

RTM TV News Interview “Malaysia as Education Hub for International Students” 17 June 2016 (TV1 Prime News 8.00PM)

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). Pola Pengundian bukan Melayu di 2 PRK (Non-Malays Voting Patterns in 2 By-Elections). Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 21 June.

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). Politik Semasa dan Integriti (Integrity and Politics) . Sinar Harian (Editorial Section), 20 Ogos.

http://www.sinarharian.com.my/karya/pendapat/politik-semasa-dan-integriti-1.554195

RTM TV News Interview “ASEAN SUMMIT” 20 September 2016 (TV1 Prime News 8.00PM)

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). Persempadanan semula tak jamin kemenangan parti (Claims redelineation exercise favours BN unfounded, say academics) . Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 4 Oktober.

https://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/berita-harian5831/20161004/281625304801173

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). Claims redelineation exercise favours BN unfounded, say academics. Malaysiakini.com, 6 Oktober.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/358031

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). Dakwaan Persempadanan Semula Berpihak Kepada BN Tak Berasas (Redelineation exercise is not favours to BN). BERNAMA NEWS, 7 Oktober.

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/bm/ge/newsperspectives.php?id=1289089

RTM Radio Interview (BAHASA) “Persempadanan Semula SPR” 88.8 Berita Nasional FM, Kuala Lumpur (7 October 2016)

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). Dakwaan Persempadanan Semula Berpihak Kepada BN Tak Berasas. Malaysiandigest.com, 6 Oktober.

http://malaysiandigest.com/bahasa-malaysia/635709-dakwaan-persempadanan-semula-berpihak-kepada-bn-tak-berasas-penganalisis.html

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). Persempadanan Hanya Cadangan . Sinar Harian (Editorial Section), 7 October.

http://www.sinarharian.com.my/karya/pendapat/persempadanan-hanya-cadangan-1.570222

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). Dakwaan Persempadanan Semula Berpihak Kepada BN Tak Berasas. BERNAMA NEWS, 8 Oktober.

http://www.umno-online.my/2016/10/06/dakwaan-persempadanan-semula-berpihak-kepada-bn-tak-berasas-penganalisis/

RTM Radio Interview (BAHASA) “Pengaruh Parti Bersatu” 88.8 Berita Nasional FM, Kuala Lumpur (15 October 2016)

RTM Radio Interview (BAHASA) “Transformasi Nasional 2050” 88.8 Berita Nasional FM, Kuala Lumpur (15 October 2016)

RTM TV News Interview “Budget Cuts for Higher Education in 2017’s Budget” 23 Oktober 2016 (TV1 Prime News 8.00pm)

RTM TV News Interview “Deepavali Festive Carnival” 8 November 2016 (TV1 Prime News 8.00PM)

RTM Radio Interview (BAHASA) “Post Budget Tourism” 88.8 Berita Nasional FM, Kuala Lumpur (10 November 2016)

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). Pengundi muda faktor penentu PRU 14 (Young Voters Determine 14th General Election 2014). Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 21 November.

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). UMNO tetap jadi sandaran bukan Melayu (Non-Malays is still depending on the UMNO Party). Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 1 December. https://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/berita-harian/20161201/281646779751956

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). Setiap Individu Perlu Ada Kebolehan Literasi Media Sosial – Ahli Akademik (Every Individu should have media literacy ability). BERNAMA NEWS, 6 December. http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/bm/ge/newsperspectives.php?id=1309275

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). Pengundi Muda di PRU14 (Young Voter in the 14th General Election). Sinar Harian (Editorial Section), 21 December. http://www.sinarharian.com.my/karya/pendapat/pengundi-muda-penentu-pru14-1.599750

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). Persempadanan hanya cadangan (Redelineation is only a suggestion). Sinar Harian (Editorial Section), 21 December. http://www.sinarharian.com.my/karya/pendapat/persempadanan-hanya-cadangan-1.570222

Chinnasamy, S. (2017). BRIM untuk semua tanpa prejudis. Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 18 Januari.

https://www.bharian.com.my/node/236232

Chinnasamy, S. (2017). Parti Berdepan Krisis Ketidakpercayaan. Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 14 Februari.

https://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/berita-harian5831/20170214/283068414066064

Chinnasamy, S. (2017). Krisis Dalaman DAP Mungkin Berlarutan. Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 17 Mac.

https://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/berita-harian5831/20170317/281586650409581

Chinnasamy, S. (2017). Elak Fitnah Politik Media Sosial. Sinar Harian (Editorial Section), 4 Mei.

http://www.sinarharian.com.my/karya/pendapat/elak-fitnah-politik-media-sosial-1.669536

Chinnasamy, S. (2017). Tahap Literasi Media Elak Diperdaya Laporan Palsu. Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 11 April.

https://www.bharian.com.my/node/270678

Chinnasamy, S. (2017). Amaran Kementerian Komunikasi & Multimedia Admin Whatapp Boleh Dipenjara: Hanya Sekat Maklumat Palsu Bukan Kebebesan Bersuara. Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 28 April.

https://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/berita-harian5831/20170428/281595240425046

Chinnasamy, S. (2017). Parti Keramat Kekal jadi Tunjang Pemerintahan. Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 11 Mei.

Chinnasamy, S. (2017). Don’t Underestimate Media Literacy.  News Straits Times Newspaper (Editorial Piece), 25 May.

https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/letters/2017/05/242487/dont-underestimate-media-literacy

Chinnasamy, S. (2017). Kemeriahan Rumah Terbuka ala-Malaysia Erat Perpaduan. Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 7 Julai.

https://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/berita-harian5831/20170707/281663960039687

Chinnasamy, S. (2017). Aduan Penting Sekat Berita Palsu Tersebar. Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 10 Oktober.

https://www.bharian.com.my/rencana/komentar/2017/10/335404/aduan-penting-sekat-berita-palsu-tersebar

Chinnasamy, S. (2017). Sekat WhatsApp, Banteras Berita Palsu. Sinar Harian (Editorial Section), 24 October.

http://www.sinarharian.com.my/karya/pendapat/sekat-whatsapp-banteras-berita-palsu-1.747356

Chinnasamy, S. (2017). Lensa Bukan Melayu: UMNO perlu lakar kemenangan yang pasti demi semua. Astro Awani Online (Editorial Section), 3 December.

http://astrogoread.astro.com.my/topics/article/s_9596-s_9596-16426588

RTM Radio Interview (TAMIL) “Fake News on Media Social” 96.3 Minnalfm, RTM Kuala Lumpur (18 Dec 2017)

Chinnasamy, S. (2017). Manfaat media social jana persepsi baik pengundi muda. Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 20 December.

https://www.bharian.com.my/rencana/komentar/2017/12/365576/manfaat-media-sosial-jana-persepsi-baik-pengundi-muda

https://www.facebook.com/bhonline/posts/10155875334140600

Chinnasamy, S. (2018). Media Literasi Elak Fitnah: Media Sosial & Pacu Perpaduan. Magazine Mentari Ministry of Communication & Multimedia Malaysia, (Second Edition), Putrajaya.

Chinnasamy, S. (2018). Media Sosial Mampu Menpengaruhi Pengundi PRU 14. Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 28 February https://www.bharian.com.my/rencana/muka10/2018/02/393862/media-sosial-mampu-pengaruhi-pengundi-pru-14

Chinnasamy, S. (2018). A Facebook Election Year? New Straits Times Newspaper (Editorial Section), 28 February https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnists/2018/02/339743/facebook-election-year

Chinnasamy, S. (2018). GE14 Facebook Election Year.  Tamil Nesan Newspaper (Tamil) (News), 1 March.

Chinnasamy, S. (2018). Spectre of fake news hangs over general election. New Straits Times Newspaper (News), 20 March.

https://www.nst.com.my/news/politics/2018/03/347237/spectre-fake-news-hangs-over-general-election

RTM Radio Interview (TAMIL) “NATIONAL JOURNALISM DAY”. 96.3 Minnalfm, RTM Kuala Lumpur (11 April 2018)

Chinnasamy, S. (2018). Kesejahteraan Wanita Kekal Agenda BN. Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 17 April.

https://www.bharian.com.my/rencana/muka10/2018/04/413135/kesejahteraan-wanita-kekal-agenda-bn

Chinnasamy, S. (2018). Aku janji khas untuk pengundi. Kosmo Jurnal Newspaper (Editorial Section), 28 April.

Chinnasamy, S. (2018). Pilihan raya dan impak media sosial. Berita Harian Newspaper (Editorial Section), 2 Mei.

https://www.bharian.com.my/kolumnis/2018/05/419736/pilihan-raya-dan-impak-media-sosial

RTM Radio Interview (TAMIL) ‘Do & Don’t on Polling Day 9 May 2018’. 96.3 Minnalfm, RTM Kuala Lumpur (8 May 2018)

RTM Radio Interview (TAMIL) ‘Do & Don’t on Polling Day 9 May 2018’. 99.3 THR Raaga Radio News, Kuala Lumpur (8 May 2018)

Chinnasamy, S. (2018). Hala tuju MCA, MIC selepas PRU-14. Kosmo Jurnal Newspaper (Editorial Section), 19 Mei.

Chinnasamy, S. (2018). Media Social Pencetus Gerakan Delibrasi Masyarakat. Kosmo Jurnal Newspaper (Editorial Section), 30 Jun.

http://www.kosmo.com.my/jurnal/media-sosial-pencetus-gerakan-delibrasi-masyarakat-1.699369

Chinnasamy, S. (2018). Emergence of MOMO challenges. Astro Tamil News Interview on Momo Special Report , 15 Aug.

 

Public Engagement  & Media Live Talk Show

 

Chinnasamy, S. (2015). ASTRO TV Channel 201 Live Talk Show Program Viluthugal ‘Malaysian Indian Ethnic's Education Prospects’ 18 MAY 2015 (9.30aa-10.00am) (TAMIL) Wisma Ali Bawal Studio, Petaling Jaya Selangor.

Chinnasamy, S. (2016). RTM TV1 Live Talk Show Program ‘Apa Kata Wanita Bersempena Hari Buruh’ (Women’s Role & Labour Day), 31 April 2016 (11.00am-12.00pm) (MALAY)

Chinnasamy, S. (2016) ASTRO TV Channel 201 Live Talk Show Program Viluthugal 'The importance of political knowledge and voting among Malaysian youth”’ 28 November 2016 (10.00am to 10.30am) (TAMIL) Wisma Ali Bawal Studio, Petaling Jaya Selangor.

Chinnasamy, S. (2017) ASTRO TV Bernama 501 THE NATION Live Talk Show ‘Women Empowerment’ 17 January 2017 (11.00am-12.00pm) (ENGLISH)

Chinnasamy, S. (2017) ASTRO TV Vanavil Channel 201 Live Talk Show Program Viluthugal ‘Social Media Ethics & Regulatory Aspects’ 8 August 2017 (10.00am to 10.30am) (TAMIL) Wisma Ali Bawal Studio, Petaling Jaya Selangor.

Chinnasamy, S. (2017). RTM TV1 Live Talk Show Selamat Pagi Malaysia ‘Menuju Kearah Kecemerlangan: Pelancaran Buku New Media Political Engagement’ 7 November 2017 (10.00am-10.30pm) (MALAY)

Chinnasamy, S. (2017) ASTRO TV Vanavil Channel 201 Live Talk Show Program Viluthugal ‘Impact of Fake News on Social Media’ 28 December 2017 (10.00am to 10.30am) (TAMIL) Wisma Ali Bawal Studio, Petaling Jaya Selangor.

Chinnasamy, S. (2018) TV3 Live Talk Show ‘Soal Jawab’ – ‘Fake news and the impact on Malaysia’  7 February 2018 (10.00pm-11.00pm) (MALAY)

https://www.facebook.com/soaljawabTV3/videos/vb.1800574529954443/2076690639009496/?type=2&theater 

Chinnasamy, S. (2018). Post-Truth: Impact on Malaysian Society (The Power of Social Media As Panelist), 27 February, Ampang Kuala Lumpur (ENGLISH)

Chinnasamy (2018) ASTRO AWANI TV Channel 501 #MALAYSIAMEMILIH : Live Talk Show ‘Media Sosial Medan Tempur PRU14’ (Media Social as GE14 Plafform Debate)  15 April 2018 (2.00pm-3.00pm) (Malay)

http://www.astroawani.com/video-malaysia/malaysiamemilih-media-sosial-medan-tempur-pru14-202079#.WtSC-1LiowI.facebook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbmxSuroFeI&feature=share

Chinnasamy (2018) BERNAMA TV Channel 502 RUANG BICARA: Live Talk Show ‘Berakhirnya Era Politik Kedai Kopi’ (The End of Coffee Shop Politics)  25 April 2018 (9.00pm-10.00pm) (MALAY) Kuala Lumpur.

https://www.facebook.com/BernamaNewsChannel/?hc_ref=ARRhkHImfKG3a9cY5xq6h-mveqw8rMlpCRME12Jq639k4GShx6VGcJ9VvXAFT2KtsiI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vunFB3lM7kE

Chinnasamy (2018) ASTRO AWANI TV Channel 501 #MALAYSIAMEMILIH : Live Talk Show ‘Media Sosial & Pengundi Muda’ (Young Voters & Media Social)  29 April 2018 (2.00pm-3.00pm) (Malay)

Chinnasamy (2018) ASTRO TV VANAVIL Channel 201 Live Talk Show Program Viluthugal ‘14th General Election Voters’  5 May 2018 (9.30am-10.00am) (TAMIL) Wisma Ali Bawal Studio, Petaling Jaya Selangor.

Chinnasamy (2018) ASTRO AWANI TV Channel 501 #MALAYSIAMEMILIH : Live Talk Show ANALISA AWANI ‘Startegi Raih Undi Komuniti India’ (Startegy raising votes from Indian Community)  5 May 2018 (9.30pm-10.30pm) (Malay)

http://www.astroawani.com/video-malaysia/malaysiamemilih-analisis-awani-strategi-raih-undi-komuniti-india-205594

Chinnasamy (2018) UTUSAN MALAYSIA Live Talk Show Program On Facebook ‘Pilihanraya Facebook’ (Facebook Election) 8 May 2018 (3.00pm-4.00pm) (MALAY) Utusan Malaysia Studio, Kuala Lumpur.

https://www.facebook.com/UtusanOnline/videos/sembang-online:-pilihan-raya-facebook/10155482737236347/

Chinnasamy (2018) ASTRO AWANI TV Channel 501 #MALAYSIAMEMILIH : Live Talk Show ANALISA AWANI ‘Gelombang Akhir Kempen PRU14 – Hari Terakhir Kempen’ (The Final Waves of GE14 – Final Campaigning Day)  8 May 2018 (8.00pm-12.00am) (Malay) Kuala Lumpur.

Chinnasamy (2018) BERNAMA TV Channel 502 #ANDAPENENTUNYA : Live Talk Show ‘Final Count Down of General Election 14th Results 9 May’  9 May 2018 (1.00pm-4.00pm) (MALAY) Kuala Lumpur.

Chinnasamy (2018) BERNAMA TV Channel 502 #ANDAPENENTUNYA : Live Talk Show ‘Final Count Down of General Election 14th Results 9 May’  9 May 2018 (10.00pm-2.00am) (MALAY) Kuala Lumpur.

Chinnasamy (2018) ASTRO TV VANAVIL Channel 201 Live Talk Show Program Viluthugal ‘Final Count Down of General Election 14th Results 9 May’  9 May 2018 (7.00pm-9.30pm) (TAMIL) Cyberjaya Studio, Selangor.

Chinnasamy (2018) ASTRO TV VANAVIL Channel 201 Live Talk Show Program Viluthugal ‘Post - General Election 14th Results’  11 May 2018 (9.30pm-10.00pm) (TAMIL) Wisma Ali Bawal Studio, Petaling Jaya Selangor.

Chinnasamy (2018) BERNAMA TV Channel 502 THE NATION : Live Talk Show ‘ 14th General Election Mediatation’  11 May 2018 (3.00pm-4.00pm) (MALAY) Kuala Lumpur.

Chinnasamy (2018) Wacana Sinar 62: Live Talk Show “Dari Aktivist Jadi Wakil Rakyat” (From Activist to People’s Representative)  12 Jun 2018 (3.00pm-5.00pm) (MALAY)

https://www.facebook.com/SinarHarian/videos/10156663795649883/UzpfSTExNDU4OTg1OTI6MTAyMTU4MzM5OTUyOTk5MDk/

http://www.sinarharian.com.my/nasional/media-sosial-pencetus-kekuatan-1.845572

 

Academic Postgraduate Supervision

 

Master of Communication (MC770 UiTM) - Completed

  1. Nur Najiha Binti Zainal Anuar (Student ID: 2015631734)
  2. Salmie Binti Shokordey (Student ID: 2015791005)
  3. Aishah Farah Binti Mohamad Nazri (Student ID: 2014850672)
  4. Nor Amira Mohamed Rozi (Student ID: 2013918979)
  5. Mohd Syazwan Rahimy Mohd Mokthar (Student ID: 2013697124)
  6. Nurul Syamimi Bt Ramli (Student ID: 2014426998)
  7. Michelle Gun (Student ID: 2014757437)
  8. Ahmad Syamim bin Tuan Hassan (Student ID: 2014631908)
  9. Hani Zarina Zaharuddin (Student ID: 2015156125)
  10. Samiyah Nur Hasyimah Bt Alias (Student ID: 2016406906)
  11. Norain Bt Abdul Manaf (Student ID: 201681621)
  12. Anida Bt Mohd Tahrin (Student ID: 2016672302)

 

PhD Communication & Media Studies (MC950 UiTM) – Final Year

  1. Areej Abdul Fattah MohD Al Bostangy (Student ID: 2015232564)