Leerang Bato

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Sept 2004 to June 2006 Master in Arts.

Graduate Institute of Chinese Linguistics and Documentation, Tamkang University, Taiwan.

Title of Dissertation Studies of Malaysia Language Planning: Controversial between Monolingual Policy and Plights of Ethnic Minorities.

July 1989 to April 1993 Bachelor Applied Sciences(Hons) in Environmental Biology.University of Science, Malaysia(Universiti Sains Malaysia),Penang, Malaysia.

Sept 1997 to July 1998 General Studies in Western Philosophy, Xiamen University,Fujian Province, The Peoples’ Republic of China


Environmental Journalism Award 2000/01
Grand Prize, Chinese print media category.

Chinese Media Journalism Award 2000
Special Mention, Literature Category.

Malaysia Press Prize 1999(Hadiah Kewartawanan Malaysia)

Grand Prize, Chinese print media category.


An Introduction to Chinese Temples and Worship Places in Malaysia.
Published by Mentor Publication, Kuala Lumpur, Aug 2003,
Co-author, Dr.Soose, Chen

Under Collection of National Library of Australia.Chinese Acquisitions List | October 2004, Zhou, Zenan. Zhui gen : Malaixiya miao yu yu zong ci xun you (1). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia :2003. Temples, Chinese -- Malaysia.CALL NUMBER OC 1913 7234.


TV producer:Jan 2009 to May 2010

Producer,editor and TV journalist for Radio TV Malaysia’s Mandarin program, called Galeri Mandarin. A daily 10 minutes documentary on sociocultural issues.

Free-lance Writer: Sept 2007 to Jan 2009

Planner, Researcher and Script writer for ASTRO AEC documentaries “Living In Malaysia”.
On Air during Oct 2008 to Dec 2008, at ASTRO AEC channel 301..

Freelance Journalist and stringer for several Malaysia online news .Columnist for local newspapers and magazines.

Investigative Reporter: Aug 2006 to Aug 2007

Investigative reporter of feature desk in a local Chinese newspaper, Oriental Daily Press,Malaysia.

Conducting investigative journalism on issues related to languages and ethnicity, Islamic and Chines

  • Work
    • Documentary film maker
  • Education
    • Master of Arts, Degree in Environmental Biology