I am a Senior Consultant Paediatrician at the Johor Specialist Hospital, Johor Bahru and is Associate Professor of Monash University School of Medicine in Malaysia. I obtained my basic medical degree from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia) and did my postgraduate training in Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. My specialty is in General Paediatrics with special interest in neonatology, respiratory medicine and biomedical ethics. I am a member of many professional bodies, and of the International Child Health Group. I am the chairman of the Johor Branch of the Malaysian Paediatric Association.
While as a student I started the Medical Christian Fellowship in the medical campus of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and the Christian Fellowship in the Bangi campus in Selangor, Malaysia. After graduation, I joined the Johor Bahru General Hospital in Johor. I am actively involved in church ministries; as preacher, teacher, cell group coordinator, leadership trainer, church board member and was acting pastor for a year. I studied and graduated with a Masters in Ministry from the Malaysia Bible Seminary. In addition I have a Certificate in Spirituality Studies from St. Thomas University, Miami, USA. My PhD is awarded by the Asia Graduate School of Theology Alliance for my studies of spiritual formation strategies in congregations.
Aside from a ministry in preaching and teaching the Word in churches, camps, seminars and Bible seminary, I also contributed numerous articles to the Asian Beacon, Kairos’ Understanding the Modern World Through Christian Eyes magazine and a series of devotions on 1 Chronicles for Asian Notes (2002). I have written a number of books: Random Musings from a Doctor’s Chair: A Christian Doctor reflects on life and all that stuff (2005), A Good Day to Die: A Christian perspective on mercy killing (2005), Live and Let Live: A Christian perspective on biotechnology (2006), Spiritual Formation on the Run (2009), Tales from the Monastery (2013), Till We are Fully Formed (2014), and Conversations with my Granddaughter (2014)
In 2003, I started the Spiritual Formation Institute at the Holy Light Church in Johor Bahru. The mission of the Spiritual Formation Institute is to nurture disciples of Jesus Christ with informed mind, hearts on fire and contemplative in action. My special interest are in theology, philosophy, spiritual formation, Christian spirituality and biomedical ethics.
In community work, I was very active in Rotary, was a member of Rotary Club of Johor Bahru, Rotary Club of Tebrau and chartered member of the Rotary Club of Puteri Lagoon. In the Rotary Club of Tebrau, I started the Rotary Club of Tebrau Heart Fund to sponsor children with congenital heart diseases for corrective surgery in the Madras Medical Mission in India and developed the Calvary Autistic Centre project for Autistic children in Johor Bahru.
I am listed in the Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and in Asia’s 500.
My family and I worship with the Holy Light Church (English) where I am an elder. Holy Light Church is a Presbyterian church in Johor Bharu, Malaysia.