Ian Yee
Tatler Malaysia|September 2021
Award-winning investigative journalist Ian Yee is determined to prove that journalism has the power to impact social change and make a difference in people’s lives
Chong Jinn Xiung

Ian Yee had no intention of being a journalist. In fact, he admits he got into the industry almost by accident. While waiting to further his studies, he sought a temporary job and signed on to be a cadet journalist at The Star’s youth section, R.AGE.

It was the words of his editor Ivy Soon that changed the way he saw journalism. She often said journalism is a force of good that can be used to tackle big social issues and bring about real change. That convinced him to become a journalist full-time and has not looked back since.

We caught up with Yee to learn more about how he has led his award-winning investigative team.

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