Oon Yeoh

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Oon Yeoh is a Malaysian writer, editor and New Media consultant. He has over a decade of experience in the journalism and publishing industry spanning various media such as print, web and mobile.

Though his career has primarily been focused on media work, from January 2007 through December 2008 he worked as a senior research scientist at Telenor Research & Innovation Centre Asia Pacific, located in Cyberjaya. He headed the "Mobile Media" project focusing on mobile web (WAP 2.0) concepts. He returned to the journalism industry in January 2009, taking up the position of editor for New Media at The Edge. He left The Edge in June 2010. He is currently a new media consultant.

He has a weekly current affairs column which appears in theSun every Wednesday. He also has a tech column in Malaysiakini that is published every Thursday.

Yeoh is widely regarded as the country's first political blogger, having launched his "Transitions" blog on Malaysiakini on January 1, 2003. Jeff Ooi started his blog "Screenshots" one day later on January 2, 2003. Both of them considered each other as sparring partners on the nascent blogging scene, often responding to each other's blog and cross-linking each other's postings.

He later went on to pioneer political podcasting, creating a program called "Realpolitik" with political analyst Ong Kian Ming, which debuted on Malaysiakini on April 7, 2008. Since Ong was at the time based in the US (doing his PhD at Duke...
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