Niki is a former journalist who lectures on and research media, power and politics. He is currently based at The University of Nottingham, UK, researching political communication on the Internet, focusing on political astroturfing and propaganda.
Prior to his PhD studies, Niki was editor of R.AGE, the youth platform of Malaysia’s largest English daily, The Star. He is also most known for his fortnightly column The Bangsar Boy, which ran in The Star from 2006 to 2017, in which he discussed socio-cultural issues in Malaysia. To mark the 10th anniversary of the column, Growing Up in KL: 10 Years of The Bangsar Boy was published by MPH in January 2017.
Niki is often sought out for his commentary on social issues and digital culture, and has been featured on the BBC, Al Jazeera, Dutch daily Trouw and MTV Asia among others. He has previously lectured at The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus and Monash University Malaysia, among others.Subscribe to my newsletter