Faculty of Law, University of Malaya
19 Nov 2019
Senior Lecturer is conferred the Darjah Paduka Mahkota Perak (PMP)
Dr Saw Tiong Guan, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, was on the 16th of November conferred the Darjah Paduka Mahkota Perak (PMP). He was one of 23 recipients of the PMP, among 254 recipients who were conferred with honours and awards in conjunction with the 63rd birthday of Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, Ruler of Perak.
Dr Saw was born in 1980 in Raub, Pahang and showed an early enthusiasm in film, working in a video store while still in high school in the mid-1900s. He went on to read law at the University of Malaya in 2000 and was called to the Bar as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2005. In 2011, his doctoral thesis ‘The Final Cut: Film Censorship in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia’ earned his degree PhD from the University of Melbourne. His first book, ‘Film Censorship in the Asia Pacific Region’ was published by Routledge, London. He also authored ‘Casebook on Criminal Procedure in Malaysia’ and collaborated with the late Professor Norchaya Talib on ‘Prinsip-Prinsip Asas Tort’ published by Sweet and Maxwell, the first Bahasa Melayu law of torts textbook.
In 2007 Dr Saw wrote and directed his first film, ‘G16 G17’, which won the best short film award at the 2008 Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival. In 2013 he produced and directed ‘Past Present’, which had its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival and was screened in Austria, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the US, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. In 2016 together with world renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle, he directed ‘Wind’, which was released for charity to help children from poor families attend school. He is also one of the associate producers of ‘Sultan Azlan Shah: Judge, Jurist, King’, a documentary which was broadcasted in 2018.
Dr Saw has been an Associate at the Centre for Media and Communications Law, Australia, since 2011. He has been a subject editor since 2016 of the Asian Journal for Comparative Law, based at the National University of Singapore.