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Affiliate Organisations

Go to International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)

International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)

Go to Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

Go to The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM)

The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM)

Go to Association of Geotechnical Societies in SouthEast Asia (AGSSEA)

Association of Geotechnical Societies in SouthEast Asia (AGSSEA)

Go to Geotechnical Society of Singapore (GeoSS)

Geotechnical Society of Singapore (GeoSS)

Go to Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society (SEAGS)

Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society (SEAGS)

About The Society

Our society aims to promote the theory and good practice of geotechnical engineering and to foster the involvement of its members in national as well as international activities.

The Malaysian Geotechnical Society (MGS) was incorporated in 14 March 2013.

It was accepted to become a Member of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) in October 2013.

A committee consisting of the following, who shall be termed the office-bearers of the Society, shall be elected at the annual general meeting:
a. President
b. Deputy President
c. Secretary General
d. Honorary Treasurer
e. Four (4) Ordinary Elected Committee Members
f. Immediate Past President

In addition, the Committee may co-opt up to five (5) additional members of the Society to attend (generally for a period of one year).

We are pleased to inform that the revised Statutes is approved by the Registry of Societies on 25 August 2017. Please click here for a copy of revised Statutes.

For more membership details, or if you want to Join Us as a member, click here.

Current Committee

IR. LIEW SHAW SHONG

President
Ir. Liew Shaw Shong is a senior director/founder of G&P Geotechnics Sdn Bhd. He has 26 years’ work experience in geotechnical engineering consulting. He is a Fellow Member/past chairman/advisor of the Geotechnical Engineering Technical Division of IEM Malaysia and a Council Member of ACEM.

IR. ASSOC. PROF. DR. DOMINIC ONG EK LEONG

Deputy President
Ir. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dominic Ong Ek is an Associate Professor and Director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Faculty of Engineering, Computing & Science, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak He is also actively involved in geotechnical consultancy works.

IR. DR. CHIN YAW MING

Secretary General
Ir. Dr. Chin Yaw Ming is a geotechnical and foundation specialist with 25 years of comprehensive technical knowledge. Currently, he is a principal of CYM Consult, a geotechnical consultancy firm. He is also an advisor to the Geotechnical Consultancy Unit of Penang Island City Council.

Ir. Dr. Chan Swee Huat

Honorary Treasurer
Ir. Dr Chan Swee Huat is a Director of Geo-Excel Consultants Sdn. Bhd. He has been involved in design and construction of various geotechnical specialist works for the past 21 years.

IR. DR. CHAN SIN FATT

Committee Member
Ir. Dr. Chan Sin Fatt graduated from the University of Malaya with 1st Class Honours in Civil Engineering and completed his PhD at the University of Sheffield. He is a Fellow of IEM, the Institution of Civil Engineers UK, and the ASCE. He has been involved in the public and private sectors.

IR. LO CHONG CHIUN

Committee Member
Ir. Lo Chong Chiun is a Technical Director of a consulting engineering firm based in Sabah. He has more than 30 years of experience in the design, contract administration and project management of major civil, structural, geotechnical and infrastructure development projects.

IR. DR. HISHAM MOHAMAD

Committee Member
Ir. Dr Hisham Mohamad is an Associate Professor at the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department of UTP. He obtained his PhD degree from University of Cambridge, UK, and MSc from Imperial College. Dr. Hisham is an expert in applications for geotechnical infrastructure.

IR. LEE PEIR TIEN

Committee Member
Ir. Lee Peir Tien obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from University of Technology, Malaysia in 2001. He set up his own geotechnical consultancy firm in 2019. He is the Chairman for Geotechnical Engineering Technical Division of IEM for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 Sessions.

IR. DR. TING WEN HUI

Co-opted Member

DATO IR. DR. GOH TEIK CHEONG

Co-opted Member
Ir. Dr Goh Teik Cheong is a professional engineer registered with BEM, Malaysia, a Professional Interviewer for IEM’s Professional Interview and BEM’s Professional Assessment Examination. Currently, he is the Executive Director with M.E.I. and has over 30 years of work experience.

Ir. Koo Kean Siang

Co-opted Member
Ir. Koo Kean Siang has over 30 years’ experience of pioneering work in soil investigation, geotechnical instrumentation and foundation testing. He attained his Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kerala, India, and was conferred a Master in Geotechnical Engineering from AIT, Thailand.

Ir. Dr. Lee Lin Jye

Co-opted Member
Ir. Dr. Lee Lin Jye join Public Works Department Sarawak since 1999. He is currently the head of the Geotechnical Unit in the Department. He assists the department to carry out designs, reviews and comments on geotechnical works under the Public Works Department Sarawak.

Ir. Raftah binti Mahtar

Co-opted Member
Ir. Raftah binti Mahfar holds a Degree in Civil Engineering from UTM and M.Sc in Civil & Structural Engineering from UKM. Ir. Raftah has over 30 years’ technical experience in the industry and she is actively involved with IEM as a Corporate Member and IEM’s Professional Engineer Interview.

IR. YEE YEW WENG

Immediate Past President
Ir. Yee Yew Weng is presently Director, Geotechnical for Gamuda GEO Sdn Bhd. He has over 29 years of experience across South East Asia. He is also a Council Member of the Association of Geotechnical Societies in Southeast Asia (AGSSEA) and Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society (SEAGS).

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