Born in a small village in Kelantan, married with 4 daughters. Get his early education in Kelantan. Received his Master and PhD degree in Demography from University Malaya. Dr. Tiun was attached to UM before he left to University Brunei Darulsalam in 1988. In 1991 he was back to Penang and was appointed as a Lecturer in Planning and Management Section, School of Social Sciences, University Sains Malaysia. He was appointed as the section chair in 2001 and was promoted to Assoc. Prof. in 2003.
Besides lecturing and conducting research, he is active in several social activities and Non Governmental Organisation. He was awarded excellence community service award by USM (2002), National Disabled worker Award from the Ministry of Human Resources (2002), Penang Disabled Person Award (2003) and also an excellence services award by USM in 2003. In 2005 he was awarded as a Tokoh Orang Kurang Upaya Kebangsaan. He is the Ex-President of Society of the Orthopaedically Handicapped Malaysia (POCAM), Chairman of USM Disabled Support Group, ex- Resident Association Chairman of his residential complex and also the Penang High-rise Unit Owner Association President. He was appointed as the member Penang Strata Title Board members by the State government from 2005 - 2007. He is also the current President of the Malaysian Council of Sport and Recreation For the Disabled (MASRON), President of the Federation of Physically Disabled Sport Malaysia and chairman of Association Penang Sport and Recreation for the disabled (PESRON) and in 2009 he was appointed as a Chef de mission leading a team of national athletes to the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sport (IWAS game) in Bangalore, India. He had given talks and present several papers in international and local seminars advocating the rights of the PwDs. He also had written several academic books; among them are Basic Guide on Research Methodology, Demography and working women and also The Management of High-rise Residential Complexes in Penang – description and reality
A Guide To Social Research, University Brunei Darussalam, 1990 (137 pages).
“Social-Economic Development and Infant Mortality in Peninsular Malaysia: An Overview,” (eds) Voon. P.K and Tunku Shamsul Bahrin, The View From Within, Geographical Essays on Malaysia and Southeast Asia, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 1992: 173-183.
“Warga Tua: Di Manakah Tempat Mereka?” Dewan Masyarakat, DBP, Kuala Lumpur, Feb. 1993: 44-45.
“Pembangunan: Masalah Wanita Lambat Kahwin,” Dewan Masyarakat, DBP, Kuala Lumpur. June 1993: 62-78.
“Pengaruh Sosioekonomi Dan Asas Pengajaan Bayi: Kes Negara Brunei Darussalam Kajan Malaysia 11(1), June 1993: 62-78.
“Corak danb Penentu Umur Kahwin Pertama Wanita Di Semenanjung Malaysia, Kajian Malaysia, XVII (2) Dis. 1999: 75-104
“Ibu, Oh Ibu,” Main Article Dewan Masyarakat. DBP, Kuala Lumpur, July 1994: 7-15.
[Monographf] Demografi dan Pembangunan Pulau Pinang: Tinjauan ke Atas keluarga, Wanita dan Kerja. Unit of Women and Human Resources Studies, USM, Pulau Pinang, 1994 (115 pages) (With Marsitah Mohd Razi).
[Monograph] Demography and The Development Of Penang Island: Survey on Family, Women and Work. Unit of Women and Human Resources Studies, USM, Pulau Pinang, 1994 (94 pages) (With Marsitah Mohd Razi).
“Penceraian: Mangapa Harus Terjadi?” Main Article Dewan Masyarakat, DBP, Kuala Lumpur, June 1996: 8-16.
[Book] Panduan Asas Penyelidikan Sosioekonomi, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, 1996 (130 pages).
[Book] Pengurusan Kompleks Bangunan Tinggi: Gambaran dan Realiti, Utusan Publication, Kuala Lumpur, 2003 (168 pages)
[Chapter in Book] Pemodenan dan Kesuburan di Semenanjung Malaysia, disunting oleh Asan Ali Golam Hassan, Prognosis Pembangunan & Transformasi Struktur, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 2004:299 – 330.
[ Chapter in book] Kehidupan Bandar: Kesan Perubahan Corak Kediaman Kepada Masyarakat Pulau Pinang, disunting oleh Asan Ali Golam Hassan, Prognosis Pembangunan & Transformasi Struktur, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 2004:299 – 330.
[Journal] Factors Contributing to Problems in managing High-rise Residential Building in Malaysia with Lim Yoke Mui in The Malaysian Surveyor – The Professional Journal of the Institution of Surveyor, Malaysia Feb. 2007, No. 41.3.
[Chapter in book] Tiun. L.T, (2007) “Pembangunan Sosioekonomi dan Peranan Wanita di Semenanjung Malaysia.” Disunting oleh Asan Ali Golam Hassan, Hala Tuju dan Cabaran Pembangunan Sektoral dan Sumber Manusia Dalam Rancangan Malaysia Ke Sembilan. Universiti Utara Malaysia.
[Chapter in book] Tiun. L.T, (2007) “Pembangunan Sosioekonomi dan Transisi Demografi di Semenanjung Malaysia.” Disunting oleh Asan Ali Golam Hassan, Hala Tuju dan Cabaran Pembangunan Sektoral dan Sumber Manusia Dalam Rancangan Malaysia Ke Sembilan. Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Tiun. L.T, Lee Lay Wah and Khor Suet Leng, (2011) Employment of People with Disabilities in Nothern States of Peninsular Malaysia: Employer's Perspective, Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 22(1):79-94
[Research Monograph] Tiun. L.T, Lee Lay Wah, Khor Suet Leng (2011) Peluang dan Cabaran Golongan Orang Kurang Upaya (OKU) Dalam Pasaran Pekerjaan : Kajian di Bahagian Utara Semenanjung Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia
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