Writer. Journalist. 30. Malaysian.
An inquisitive person, Pei Ling is interested in a wide variety of topics as a writer and journalist. Her writings have been published in the Malaysian press including English daily The Star, online news portal The Nut Graph, community weekly Selangor Times and business weekly Focus Malaysia, and the international press such as National Geographic News.
She joined The Star as a full-time journalist in January 2017 and left in September 2017. Before that, she worked as a communication consultant for the European Forest Institute’s EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Facility’s Asia Regional Office in Kuala Lumpur from September 2015 till end 2016. She researched the history of student activism in Malaysia in the late 1960s and early 1970s for Pusat Sejarah Rakyat (People’s History Centre) between March and August 2015.
Pei Ling started her humble career in journalism as a staff writer with community newspaper Selangor Times, covering state, local councils and community affairs between late 2010 and mid-2013. As a young journalist, she was privileged to be given the opportunity to write a monthly environmental column As If Earth Matters for The Nut Graph in mid-2010. One of her opinion pieces won the Penang’s Green Journalism Award (Special Prize) in 2011.
In 2013, Pei Ling was awarded the British Chevening Scholarship to read an MA in Environment and Development at King’s College London. She graduated with a First Class journalism degree from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in 2010.
She has also taken on writing, editing, translation, and rapporteuring assignments with non-profit organisations previously.
Pei Ling speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Malay and Cantonese. She can be reached at peilinggan[a]gmail.com or via Twitter @plgan.
颜珮玲现在是名自由工作者，专门提供涉及环境、发展、政治、经济等社会课题的研究、书写和翻译服务。她于2013年获得英国政府奖的学金前往伦敦大学国王学院就读硕士，专攻环境与发展课题。未获得奖学金前，她在马来西亚的报界工作了三年。从2010年末至2013年中，她在现已停刊的雪州时报《Selangor Times》担任全职记者，报道州、地方政府和社区新闻。此外，她于2011年凭她在独立新闻网站《The Nut Graph》的环境专栏获得槟州政府颁发的环境新闻特别奖 (Green Journalism Award – Special Prize)。毕业于拉曼大学新闻系，珮玲的文章也曾刊登于任国家地理新闻《National Geographic News》 。她擅长中、英、马来文和粤语 。