Khoo Kay Kim

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Tan Sri
Khoo Kay Kim
Qiū Jiājīn
Khoo Kay Kim speaking at a small public discussion in February 2009
Born (1937-03-28) March 28, 1937 (age 80)
Kampar, Perak
Residence Petaling Jaya[1]
Nationality  Malaysia
Alma mater University of Malaya
Occupation Historian
Spouse(s) N. Rathimalar (1966–present)[1]
Children Eddin Khoo
Rubin Khoo
Mavin Khoo
Parent(s) Khoo Soo Jin (Father)
Chuah Gaik See (Mother)

Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim (Chinese: 邱家金) (born 1937) is a Malaysian historian of Chinese Malaysian descendent. He is currently an emeritus professor in the History Department of the University of Malaya.


Khoo Kay Kim was born in Kampar, Perak, Malaysia on March 28, 1937. He received a B.A., M.A., and a Ph.D. in 1959, 1967, and 1974 respectively from the University of Malaya. His doctoral thesis was entitled The Beginnings of Political Extremism in Malaya 1915-1935 (1974), where he was supervised by Kennedy G. Tregonning, the Raffles Professor of History at the University of Malaya. Khoo is one of the co-authors of Rukunegara. He is a highly regarded national academic for his views on local sports and socio-political issues.[2]


In January 2011, Khoo was appointed Chancellor of KDU University College.[3]


  1. ^ a b “We were not an ordinary country”, Deborah Loh, 17 October 2011, The Nut Graph
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  3. ^ KDU UC's website

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