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  • 1. IKMASBerita Prof. Dr. Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin joined UKM as a tutor in the Department of Economics and Management on 20 March 1973. Six months later she pursued her Masters studies at the University of Essex, under the UKM Staff Training Scheme. After graduation, she was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Economics and Public Policy, Faculty of Economics and Management, UKM in November 1975. In 1978, she left again for Vanderbilt University, USA, to pursue her PhD, under the same training scheme. She was awarded PhD in 1988. A year later she was promoted to Associate Professor and appointed as Head of the Department of Analysis and Public Policy from February 1992 to November 1996. Professor Dr. Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin joined IKMAS as an Associate Fellow in 1997. She was subsequently appointed as the Deputy Director of IKMAS in March 2000. In the same year, she was promoted as Professor in development studies. She was then appointed Acting Director in July 2001, following the untimely demise of the late Professor Dr. Ishak Shari. She was later appointed Director of IKMAS from 15 September 2001 until 18 August 2006. On completion of her term as director, Professor Ragayah continued to be a Principal Research Fellow at the institute until her retirement on 31 December 2012. During her term as Deputy Director and Director, Professor Ragayah steered IKMAS through its growing and learning curve to become a more established and mature institute with national and international networks. IKMAS regional standing can be attributed in part to her hard work in IKMAS Bids Farewell to Professor Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin Kandungan / Contents Perutusan daripada Pengarah / Message from the Director 2 Associate Professor Dr. Faridah Shahadan Completion of Service as Deputy Director of IKMAS, 2007-2012 5 Activities of IKMAS Fellows 6 Research Workshop / Seminars 10 IKMAS Seminar Series 14 Dinner-Cum-Seminar 15 Siri Kolokium Siswazah IKMAS 2012 18 Tahniah Graduan IKMAS 2012 20 Personal Reflections on PhD Graduation 21 Berita Rencam 22 Bengkel Penulisan Buku dan Sanggar Kerja IKMAS 24 The Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals (API Fellowships) 25 Publications by Staff of IKMAS 27 Sumbangan Buku oleh Keluarga Arwah Prof. Dr. Osman Rani 27 IKMAS : A Brief Background 28 constantly promoting the institute whenever she was called to present papers in international conferences, which was quite frequent, given her standing in the academic community in and outside Malaysia. Professor Ragayah contributed greatly to the scholarship in IKMAS in her field of poverty and income distribution. She is passionately concerned with helping the poor not only in terms of academic research but also in her community engagements. Academically, she is well known in the research community in and outside Malaysia as well as with the policy circles where she is constantly called upon to provide policy advice. Besides the government, Professor Ragayah also worked with many international organizations such as UNESCAP, FAO Africa, ILO, UNDP, IPRCC China, World Bank Institute and ANU Enterprise. Her international network links helped raise the profile of IKMAS. Her retirement is a sad day for the institute as IKMAS has lost one of its prominent researchers. Her field, likewise, will suffer an equally great loss as there are few other academics in Malaysia who is as devoted as she was to poverty eradication and the reduction of income disparity in the country. We wish her all the best for her future undertakings. Prof. Dr. Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin Newsletter of the Institute of Malaysian & International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia No. 34, July - Dec. 2012 Berita Institut Kajian Malaysia dan Antarabangsa (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Bil. 34, Julai - Dis. 2012
  • 2. 2 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Pengarah / Director Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan Timbalan Pengarah / Dep. Director Prof. Madya Dr. Faridah Shahadan (8 October 2007 - 7 October 2012) Prof. Dr. Tham Siew Yean (8 October 2012 - Present) Setiausaha / Secretary Rahmah Barun Felo Utama / Principal Fellows Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong Prof. Dr. Tham Siew Yean Prof. Dr. Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin Prof. Dr. Azizah Kassim Felo Kanan / Senior Fellows Prof. Madya Dr. Faridah Shahadan Prof. Madya Dr. Sumit K. Mandal Felo / Fellow Dr. Helen Ting Dr. Andrew Kam Jia Yi Pengurusan / Management Penolong Pendaftar / Assistant Registrar Raznita Abdul Razak Pegawai Penyelidik Sosial / Social Research Officers Roslina Rosli Norinah Mohd Ali Pegawai Teknologi Maklumat / IT Officer Wan Aziaris Wan Aziz Pembantu Perpustakaan / Assistant Librarian Nurul Aini Baydowi Kakitangan Sokongan / Support Staff Mohd Redzuan Mohamad Sauti Nur Fadzilla Yusoff At’iullah Ya’akub Kakitangan Pentadbiran & Sokongan / Administrative & Support Staff Penasihat Suntingan / Editorial Advisor Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan Penyunting / Editor Prof. Dr. Azizah Kassim Penolong Penyunting / Assistant Editors Dr. Helen Ting / Dr. Andrew Kam Jia Yi Grafik / Graphics Wan Aziaris Wan Aziz Edaran / Distribution Roslina Rosli Norinah Mohd Ali Sidang Pengarang / Editorial Board IKMASBERITA Newsletter of the Institute of Malaysian & International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia No. 34, Jul. - Dec. 2012 Berita Institut Kajian Malaysia dan Antarabangsa (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Bil. 34, July - Dis. 2012 Dalam tiga dekad yang lalu, khususnya sejak era Perdana Menteri yang ke-4 Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (1981- 2003), lebih banyak kajian mendalam mengenai ekonomi-politik Malaysia telah dijalankan. Soal-soal penting yang dibangkitkan termasuk yang berikut:- Apakah faktor yang bertanggungjawab bagi kejayaan Malaysia sehingga kini ia menjadi negara multi- etnik yang mantap di sisi politik, dan yang secara umumnya telah merakamkan kadar pertumbuhan yang tinggi walaupun kawasan lain di dunia mengalami kelembapan ekonomi? Pada hemat saya, jawapannya terletak kepada pengurusan ciri kepelbagaian secara strategik. Sejak diperkenalkan Dasar Ekonomi Baru pada 1970, asas ekonomi yang kukuh berlandaskan prinsip ekuiti telahpun ditetapkan dan dimajukan berasaskan kerangka perkongsian kuasa. Melalui masa model perkongsian kuasa ini perlu dihalusi dan disesuaikan dengan konteks pembangunan sosio - ekonomi negara dan dengan tuntutan globalisasi. Malaysia ingin menangani isu-isu dalam negara dan juga cabaran antarabangsa melalui pelan transformasi ekonomi (PTE) yang diperkenalkan sejak 2009. Dalam konteks pembangunan dinamik dan perubahan, corak interaksi antara penyelidikan dan penggubalan dasar boleh menjadi kritikal kepada kemajuan semasa dan masa depan. Sudah tentu, dasar-dasar negara untuk pembangunan politik, ekonomi, saintifik, teknologi, dan budaya akan lebih berkesan jika digubal berasaskan kajian yang baik serta hubungan yang kukuh antara pemerintah dan masyarakat. Mengambil kira dunia kita yang semakin dipengaruhi globalisasi dan saling bergantungan, konsep keselamatan semakin dipandang dalam konteks keselamatan insan dan keselamatan masyarakat. Zaman apabila keselamatan ditafsir terutamanya dari segi ketenteraan dengan tekanan atas keselamatan rejim, keselamatan negara dan kuasa “keras” telah lama berlalu. Kini, fokas adalah kepada keselamatan masyarakat dan kuasa “lembut”. Tuntutan ke atas semua pucuk kepimpinan dan pemerintahan adalah kepada keupayaan membekalkan keperluan dan berkhidmat kepada rakyat, bukan untuk menyediakan diri bagi menghadapi konflik dan perang. Di rantau kita, Persatuan Negara-Negara Asia Tenggara (ASEAN) yang ditubuhkan pada 1967 sedang menumpukan perhatian dan tenaga kepada pembangunan sosio- ekonomi, keselamatan insan dan pengurusan alam sekitar. Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan Perutusan Daripada Pengarah
  • 3. 3 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Dalam agenda baru “Asia Baru” kurun ke-21, semua sektor masyarakat perlu berkecimpung dan terlibat menghasilkan serta memajukan nilai-nilai yang disanjung tinggi iaitu keselamatan, pembangunan, keamanan dan keharmonian. IKMAS selaku institut penyelidikan pasti melakukan kewajipannya dengan menfokus kepada dinamik globalisasi berbagai dimensi dan impaknya ke atas transformasi sosial dan perubahan. Aktiviti-aktiviti IKMAS dalam tempoh Julai-Disember 2012 merangkum kajian yang dijalankan secara individu atau kumpulan, seminar dan persidangan, lawatan malim, bengkel, dan penerbitan. Antara aktitvit utama adalah seperti berikut: Pada 14 Julai, Profesor Pelawat, Prof. Baladas Ghoshal dari Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India menyampaikan kertas seminar berjudul “India, United States and ASEAN: Consonance or Dissonance?”. Seminar ini dianjurkan bersama dengan Institut Kajian Oksidental (IKON) dan Persatuan Malaysia untuk Pengajian Amerika (MAAS). Satu lagi aktiviti anjuran bersama oleh IKMAS, IKON, MAAS dan Lincoln Resource Centre (LRC) di Kedutaaan Amerika Syarikat bertajuk: “U.S. Presidential Election 2012: Analysis of Presidential Debates and Evaluation of Possible Outcomes” berlangsung di Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur pada 30 Oktober. Kebangkitan China dan impaknya kepada rantau ini merupakan topik yang bukan saja menarik minat berterusan tetapi juga merupakan perkara yang penting dalam hubungan antarabangsa. Dr. Heng Siam-Heng, Felo Bersekutu di East Asia Institute, National University of Singapore menyampaikan kertas kerja di IKMAS pada 2 November tentang topik “China’s Economy: Past Rapid Growth, Coping with Global Financial Crisis, and Challenges Ahead”. IKMAS menganjurkan lima seminar penyelidikan di antara bulan Julai dan Disember. Empat darinya berkait dengan penyelidikan mengenai “Kempen Kesedaran Membanteras Pemerdagangan Orang dan Penyeludupan Migran”. Seminar ini diadakan dengan kerjasama Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; UiTM Dungun; UiTM Shah Alam dan Universiti Teknikal Melaka (UTeM). Satu lagi seminar berkaitan dengan penyelidikan mengenai Rohingya Fasa 2 diusahakan dengan kerjasama PERKIM pada 30 Oktober 2012. Ketua kedua-dua projek ini, Prof. Azizah Kassim menyelaraskan lima seminar tersebut, manakala sumber pembiayaan adalah Majlis Antipemerdagangan Orang dan Penyeludupan Migran (MAPO) dan PERKIM. Dari segi penerbitan, IKMAS telah menganjurkan suatu Bengkel Penerbitan di Port Dickson pada 14-16 Disember. Tujuan bengkel ini adalah untuk mengimbas kembali aktiviti penyelidikan dan penerbitan yang sedang diusahakan oleh Felo IKMAS, serta untuk menjana idea dan strategi baru agar menambah bilangan penerbitan dalam jurnal terindeks ISI dan SCOPUS, sejajar dengan misi UKM menjadi universiti penyelidikan yang terkehadapan di peringkat serantau mahupun global. Saya mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada Prof. Madya Dr. Faridah Shahadan yang telah berkhidmat di institut ini sebagai Timbalan Pengarah dari 8 Oktober 2007 sehingga 7 Oktober 2012. Tahniah kepada Prof. Dr. Tham Siew Yean atas pelantikan sebagai Timbalan Pengarah IKMAS mulai 8 Oktober 2012. Diucapkan juga setinggi-tinggi terima kasih kepada Prof. Dr. Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin yang bersara pada 31 Disember 2012 selepas berkhidmat di IKMAS sebgai Felo Utama sejak 2000. Di samping itu, tahniah juga saya ucapkan kepada empat graduan yang dianugerah ijazah sarjana dan doktor falsafah dalam Konvokesyen UKM Ke-40 yang berlangsung pada 20-23 Oktober 2012, seperti berikut: Afrizal Anwar @ Teuku Afrizal (Doktor Falsafah), Ramanan Malini (Doktor Falsafah), Muhammad Febriansyah (Doktor Falsafah), dan Leow Wei Yi (Sarjana Falsafah). Akhir kata, sedikit catitan tentang proses yang sedang dilakukan untuk menstruktur dan mengukuhkan pusat kajian yang cemerlang di UKM. IKMAS ambil maklum bahawa usaha untuk menggabungkan beberapa institut penyelidikan termasuk IKMAS sedang maju dan mungkin membuahkan hasil dalam tempoh yang terdekat, dengan tujuan mengoptimumkan tenaga dan mengukuhkan fokus penyelidikan, kualiti serta hasil kajian. Sehubungan ini, IKMAS mengalu-alukan sebarang perubahan kepada struktur dan pelaksanaan yang mampu meningkatkan imej dan sumbangan UKM selaku universiti penyelidikan yang terkehadapan. Message From The Director In the past three decades, especially since the era of Malaysia’s 4th Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (1981 - 2003), much more in-depth research on Malaysia’s political economy has been undertaken. The key questions that have been raised include the following:- What accounts for Malaysia’s success story to date as a multi-ethnic nation that is politically stable, and which has generallly recorded impressive growth rates despite the economic downswings that have affected many other parts of the world? Indeed, in my view, the answer lies in the strategic management of diversity. Since the introduction of the New Economic Policy in 1970, a solid economic foundation based on principles and considerations of equity was established and developed on the political framework of power-sharing. Over the years, refinements and adjustments to this power-sharing model have become necessary in the context of socio-
  • 4. 4 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 economic development of the country, and also as a result ofthedemandsofglobalization.Malaysiahopestoaddress both national concerns and international challenges through the economic transformation programme (ETP) introduced since 2009. In this context of dynamic development and change, the nature of interaction between research and policy formulation can prove to be critical to current and future progress. To be sure, national policies for political, economic, scientific, technological, social and cultural development are far more effective when they are formulated on the basis of sound research and strong links between government and society. In our present world of increasing globalization and inter-dependence, the concept of security is being viewed more and more in the context of human security and societal security. Gone are the days when security was defined primarily in military terms with emphasis more on regime security, state security and hard power – today, the focus is on societal security and soft power. The demand on all leaderships and governments is to deliver the ‘goods and services” to the people, not to prepare for conflict and war. In our region, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) formed in 1967, is now focusing its energies on socio-economic development, human security and environmental management. In this new agenda of the “New Asia” of the 21st century, all sectors of society need to be involved and engaged to produce as well as promote the cherished values of security, development, peace and harmony. IKMAS as a research institute is clearly doing its part by focusing on the dynamics of multi-faceted globalization and its impact on social transformation and change. IKMAS activities during the period July-December 2012 covers research undertaken individually or as a group, seminars and conferences, visiting scholars, workshops, and publications. Among the principal activities are the following: On 14th July, Visiting Professor Baladas Ghoshal from the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, India delivered a paper entitled: “India, United States and ASEAN: Consonance or Dissonance?”. This seminar was jointly organized with the Institute of Occidental Studies (IKON) and the Malaysian Association for American Studies (MAAS). Another jointly organized event by IKMAS together with IKON, MAAS and the Lincoln Resource Centre (LRC) in the U.S. Embassy entitled: “U.S. Presidential Election 2012: Analysis of Presidential DebatesandEvaluationofPossibleOutcomes”washeldin the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur on 30th October. The rise of China and its impact on the region is a topic of continuing attention and importance in international relations. Dr. Heng Siam-Heng, a research associate at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore delivered a seminar in IKMAS on 2nd November on the topic: “China’s Economy: Past Rapid Growth, Coping with Global Financial Crisis, and Challenges Ahead”. IKMAS organized five research seminars between July and December. Four of them were in connection with the research on “Awareness Campaign for Combating Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants”, which was organised jointly with University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; Universiti Teknologi MARA, (UiTM) Dungun, Terengganu; UiTM Shah Alam, and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia (UTeM) Melaka. The fifth seminar which relates to a Research Project on the Rohingya Phase 2 was jointly organised by IKMAS and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Islam Malaysia (PERKIM). The head of both the research projects Prof. Azizah Kassim co-ordinated the organisation of the five seminars while funding was provided by the Malaysian Council for Anti-trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (MAPO) and PERKIM. In the area of publications, IKMAS organized a Publications Workshop in Port Dickson on 14-16 December. The aim of this workshop was to take stock of ongoing research and publication activities of IKMAS Fellows, and to generate new ideas and strategies to increase the number of publications in ISI and SCOPUS indexed journals, in line with UKM’s goal to be a leading research university at the regional and global levels. I take this opportunity to sincerely thank Assoc. Prof. Dr. Faridah Shahadan who served as Deputy Director from 8 October 2007 until 7 October 2012. I express my congratulations to Prof. Dr. Tham Siew Yean on her appointment as Deputy Director of IKMAS from 8 October 2012. I also wish to express my heartfelt thanks to Prof. Dr. Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin who retired on 31 December 2012 after serving as a Principal Fellow in IKMAS since 2000. IKMAS congratulates the four graduands who were conferred the Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at UKM’s 40th Convocation on 20-23 October 2012, as follows: Afrizal Anwar @ Teuku Afrizal (Ph.D), Ramanan Malini (Ph.D), Muhammad Febriansyah (Ph.D), dan Leow Wei Yi (M.Phil.). Finally, a note on the ongoing process and efforts to restructure and strengthen the research centres of excellence in UKM. IKMAS takes note that efforts are under way to merge certain research institutes including IKMAS in the near future with the aim of optimizing resources and strengthening research focus, quality and output. In this regard, IKMAS welcomes any change in structure and implementation that could enhance UKM’s image and contribution as a leading research university.
  • 5. 5 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Associate Professor Dr. Faridah Shahadan from the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), was first appointed as Deputy Director in October 2007. She completed her second term in October 2012 and has since returned to FEB. During her term as Deputy Director, she has also acted as the Quality Officer for IKMAS and contributed greatly to the improvements in quality of the institute. IKMAS sailed through all the university audits thanks to her diligent oversight in this matter. She has also contributed greatly to the graduate students’ enrolment as numerous post-graduate students sought her out as their supervisor due to her strong statistical and quantitative techniques. These skills complemented the qualitative techniques used by IKMAS fellows and students in the other social science disciplines. The same skills were also used for numerous research surveys that were conducted at IKMAS. Specifically, she partnered with Professor Dr. Ragayah Haji Mat Zin and Professor Dr. Azizah Kassim in their respective research projects. Her jovial and friendly personality enabled her to get along well with the academic and support staff as well as the post-graduate students. We are glad that she continues to serve IKMAS as a supervisor for some of the post graduate students at the Institute. Prof. Tham Siew Yean replaced her as the new Deputy Director of IKMAS. Nonetheless, we will miss her at the IKMAS meetings and socially as well. We wish her the very best in her work at the faculty. Associate Professor Dr. Faridah Shahadan Completion of Service as Deputy Director of IKMAS 8 Oktober 2007 - 7 Oktober 2012 Associate Professor Dr. Faridah Shahadan
  • 6. 6 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Activities of IKMAS Fellows Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan • Presented paper, “The Evolving Paradigm of Regional Security in Asia: From Cold War Bilateralism to Post- Cold War Multilateralism”. Paper presented at the 22nd Conference of International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA), Surakarta (Solo), Central Java, Indonesia, 2-6 July 2012. • Presented paper, “Malaysia and South-South Cooperation: Challenges and Prospects for Empowering the Developing World” at the 8th International Malaysian Studies Conference (MSC-8) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, 9-11 July, 2012. • Chair/Moderator, IKMAS-IKON-MAAS Seminar on India, United States and ASEAN: Consonance or Dissonance, by Prof. Dr. Baladas Ghoshal, Visiting Professor, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India; Sudut Wacana, ATMA Building, UKM, Thursday, 19 July 2012. • Chair/Moderator, IKMAS Seminar on Research Methodology and Thesis Writing, by Prof. Dr. Baladas Ghoshal, Visiting Professor, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India; IKMAS Seminar Room, UKM, Friday, 20 July 2012. • Attended as Director of API Malaysia, the Executive Committee Meeting and International Selection Committee Meeting held in Senggigi beach Hotel Lombok, Indonesia, 11-12 August 2012. • As Guest Speaker, delivered lecture , “Issues in Malaysia- Singapore Relations: Competition, Complementarities, and Regionalism in Southeast Asia” at the Strategic Negotiations for Officials of the Working Groups under the Joint Ministerial Committee for ISKANDAR MALAYSIA, Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), Kuala Lumpur, Monday, 3 September 2012. • Presented paper, “ASEAN Regionalism Today: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities” at the ASEAN Anniversary Forum organized by the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), Kuala Lumpur, 5 October 2012. • Presented paper, “Malaysia’s Management of Religious Pluralism: Domestic, Regional, and International Implications” at the The Planning Workshops for Engaging Southeast Asia: Religion, Public Affairs and Foreign Policies, organized by the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS), Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 18-20 October 2012. • Chair/Moderator, Dinner-cum-Seminar on “U.S. Presidential Election 2012: Analysis of Presidential Debates and Evaluation of Possible Outcomes”. Jointly organized by Malaysian Association For American Studies (MAAS), Lincoln Resource Centre (LRC), Institute Of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS, UKM), and Centre For American Studies (KAMERA, IKON, UKM). Rumah Universiti, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 30 October 2012. • Chair/Moderator, IKMAS Seminar on China’s Economy: Past Rapid Growth, Coping with Global Financial Crisis and Challenges Ahead, by Dr. Heng Siam-Heng, Research Associate, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. IKMAS Seminar Room, UKM, 2 November 2012. • Attended as Director of API Malaysia, the Executive Committee Meeting and 11th API Regional Workshop (25- 28 November 2012) in Hotel, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 22-28 November 2012. • Presented paper “India-Malaysia Defence Relations” at the Workshop on India-ASEAN Defence Relations organized by the S. Rajaratnam, School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 30 November 2012. • Presented paper “Emerging Powers: The Dynamics and Concerns”. Conference Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on International Studies (ICIS) 2012, Impiana KLCC Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4-5 December 2012. Prof. Dr. Tham Siew Yean • Presented updates of Project as Head of MyExpert Cluster at Coordination Meeting for the Preparation of Databank System, National Strategic Higher Education Plan, Phase 2, Global Outreach: New Dimensions, MOHE, 31 July 2012. • Fieldwork for collection of data for Toyota Foundation Research Project on “Education and Human Resource Development for Peace and Development: A Comparative Study of Sri Lanka and Malaysia”, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 12- 17 August 2012. • Co-Chaired meeting as Joint Head of Economics Pillar at the ASEAN-Japan Strategic Partnership and Regional Community Building Meeting, Bali, Indonesia, 1-2 September 2012. • Presented paper, “Challenges for a Market Economy: Case of Malaysia” at the Market Economy Challenges in Southeast Asia Workshop, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 18 September 2012. • Presented paper (co-authored with Andrew Kam Jia Yi), “ASEAN-India FTA:ASEAN Perspectives” at International Conference to Commemorate the 20th anniversary of ASEAN-India Cooperation at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 20-21 September 2012. • Presented paper, “Industrial Policies for Development: Case of Malaysia”, at Kazakhstan Industrial and Service Diversification Seminar, Seoul, 22-23 October 2012. • Presented paper, “Assessing Liberalization in Malaysia’s Private Higher Education”, at Malaysian Private Tertiary Education: A Writers’ Seminar, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, 20 November, 2012. • Presented paper, “Current Trends in Trade Liberalization in HE: Implications for the Future” at the Roundtable Discussion on the Assessment of the Futures of Higher Education, Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 29-30 November 2012. • Moderated a session on “Malaysia’s New FTAs: How Businesses Benefit” at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) PRAXIS Seminar 2013, Double Tree Hilton, Kuala Lumpur, 8 December 2012. • Hosted, organized and participated in the fieldwork for collection of data in Malaysia for the Toyota Foundation Research Project on Education and Human Resource Development for Peace and Development: A Comparative Study of Sri Lanka and Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 19-21 December 2012.
  • 7. 7 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Prof. Emeritus Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong • Chaired the Steering Committee Meeting of The English Language Enhancement Programme Competition among Terengganu Schools for the Sultan Mizan Royal Foundation Challenge Trophy, at the Sultan Mizan Royal Foundation Office, Kuala Terengganu, 1 July 2012. • Chaired the memorial meeting in memory of the late Khoo Khay Jin, social scientist and public intellectual, on the first day of the 8th International Malaysian Studies Conference (MSC8) held at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 9 July 2012. • Delivered a review speech and officiated the launch of four social science books by Malaysian scholars on the second day of the 8th International Malaysian Studies Conference (MSC8) held at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 10 July 2012. • Attended the monthly meeting of the Panel on Consultation and Prevention of Corruption, the Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission, at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy, Kuala Lumpur, 27 September and 30 August 2012. • Chaired the Technical Experts Committee Meeting to screen proposals for the Research Consultancy Project on the Impact of IIM Programmes held at Integrity Institute of Malaysia (IIM), Kuala Lumpur, 28 September 2012. • Served as chair for the Forum: The Need for People’s History organized by the Centre for People’s History, Petaling Jaya, 6 October 2012. • Attended as invited panelist at the Malaysia-Indonesia Strategic Bilateral Colloquium organized by ISIS Malaysia and CSIS Jakarta held at Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya, 7-8 October 2012. • Chaired session and presented “Guidance for Discussion” at the 3rd Latin American and Asian Studies (LASA 3) Workshop held at Puri Pujangga, 18 October 2012. • Served as panelist at the International Conference on “Confronting Unequal Worlds of Development: Crisis of Public Knowledge and the Transnational Social Science Agenda in ASEAN” at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 25-26 October 2012. • Chaired the Third Session at the Bengkel Pendidikan Kanak-kanak Rohingya Di Malaysia: Pembentukan Pelan Tindakan, organized by the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, in Puri Pujangga, UKM, 30 October 2012. • Presented paper “Community Economy: Reflections on its Application in Malaysia” at the International Seminar on People-Centred Development : Enhancing Social Inclusion Through Community Social Enterprises, organized by the CommonwealthAssociation for LocalAction and Economic Development (COMMACT) Malaysia in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics and Management (FEP) UKM, Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA) UKM, and Universiti Utara Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Campus, at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 5 November 2012. • Delivered a policy speech and served as facilitator at the Workshop on the English Enhancement Program Competition among Terengganu Schools for the Sultan Mizan Royal Foundation Challenge Trophy. Organized by the Department of Education Terengganu, in Kuantan, Pahang on 10-12 November 2012. • Presented plenary paper “Ethical Behaviour and Social Peace: Reflections on Possible Common Grounds for Living Together in Both Diverse and Homogenous Societies” at the International Conference on Human Ethics for Peace and Security: Searching for a New Paradigm of Living Together. Organized by the Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific (RUSHSAP) UNESCO Bangkok in collaboration with the College of Arts and Science at Yunnan Normal University and Ruamrudee International School (RIS), Thailand. Lotus Hotel, Kunming, People’s Republic of China on 16-18 November 2012. • Delivered a public lecture entitled “New Crossroads for Malaysian Social Sciences: Challenges and Hopes” organized by the Faculty of Social Development, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, in Kuala Terengganu, 28 November 2012. • Dialogue with staff members and students of the Faculty of Social Development, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, in Kuala Terengganu on afternoon of 28 November 2012. • Gave a speech entitled “Four New Books on Human Security” and officiated the launch of four books on human security organized by the Malaysian Social Science Association together with the Centre for Centre for History, Politics and Strategic Studies, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan, Bangi, 4 December 2012. • Served as facilitator and lead scholar at the Book Writing Workshop organized by the Centre for History, Politics and Strategic Studies, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia held at Equatorial Hotel, Bangi, 10 December 2012. • Delivered keynote address “Development of Malay Society in a Rapidly Changing World based on a Socio- cultural Model” at the International Conference on “Malay Resilience in Facing Challenges of Vision 2020” organized by the Centre for Studies on Malay Excellence, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 11 December 2012. • Delivered keynote address, “Development, Social Transformation and Inequality in Selected ASEAN Countries: Implications for Social Stability and Regional Cooperation” at the International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (ICOSH) 2012 organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 13 December 2012. • Attended the Board of Trustees Meeting of the Sultan Mizan Royal Foundation in Kuala Terengganu, held at Istana Terengganu, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur on 3 October and 27 November 2012. Prof. Dr. Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin • Represented Malaysia to The 2011/2012 East Asian Development Network (EADN) Annual Forum and chaired a session, Manila, 2-3 July 2012. • Presented paper “Menangani Ekstremisme melalui Pembasmian Kemiskinan, Integrasi Masyarakat dan Pertumbuhan Terangkum di Malaysia”, at the Seminar Kebangsaan on ‘Pengembangan Kelas Menengah Muslim dan Peminggiran Ekstremisme di Malaysia’, UKM, Bangi, 17 July 2012. • Attended the “Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Teknikal Perundingan Gaji Negara Bil. 7/2012” as a member of the Committee at the Ministry of Human Resources, Putrajaya, 5 September 2012.
  • 8. 8 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 • Attended the 2013 Post Budget Dialogue as a Vice-President of the Malaysian Economic Association, Kuala Lumpur, 1 October 2012. • Presented paper “Economic Transformation for the Low Income Bracket” at The Pangkor International Development Dialogue 2012, Ipoh, Perak, 20-21 November 2012 • Attended the Meeting to Discuss the Revision of the Concept and Methodology of Poverty Measurement as an expert at the Economic Planning Unit, Putrajaya, 26 November 2012. Prof. Dr. Azizah Kassim • Presented paper “Isu Kritikal di Kalangan Pelarian Rohingya Di Malaysia: Tumpuan Khas Kepada Masalah Perkahwinan, Perceraian Dan Pendidikan”, at a Seminar organized by Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM), Jabatan Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Putrajaya, 6 July, 2012. • Chair, Session G, on “Education, National Development and Transformation”, at the Eight Malaysian Social Science Conference (MSC8), UKM, Bangi, 9-11 July 2012. • Chair, Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Pemeriksa Siswazah (PhD), Institut Kajian Malaysia dan Antarabangsa, UKM, Bil. 06/2012 (Teuku Afrizal Anwar), 20 July 2012. • As Internal Examiner attended the Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Pemeriksa Siswazah (PhD), Fakulti Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan, UKM (Pn. Diana Fauwzia), 2 August 2012. • AsExternalExaminer,attendedtheMesyuaratJawatankuasa Pemeriksa Siswazah Fakulti Sastera dan Sains Sosial, Universiti Malaya, (Ms. Reyhana Sarker), 3 August 2012. • Chair, Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Pemeriksa Siswazah (PhD), Institut Kajian Malaysia dan Antarabangsa, UKM, Bil. 50/2012 (Pn. Malini Ramanan), 14 August 2012. • Presented paper, “Usaha Membendung Kegiatan Pemerdagangan Orang dan Penyeludupan Migran: Menggerak Penglibatan Warga Kampus”, at the Seminar Kempen Kesedaran Mengenai Pemerdagangan Orang Dan Penyeludupan Migran, jointly organized by IKMAS and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; UM campus, 20 September 2012. • Presented paper, “Transnational Marriages Among the Refugees in Malaysia and their Implications on their Status and Identity: The Case of the Rohingyas”, at the International Workshop on Cultural Diversity in Southeast Asia. Organised by the Institute of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 29 September 2012. • Presented paper, “Akta Pemerdagangan Orang Dan Penyeludupan Migran 2007: Matlamat, Pelaksanaan Dan Implikasi Kepada Warga Kampus” at the Seminar Jenayah Pemerdagangan Orang Dan Penyeludupan Migran: Memahami Respons Kerajaan Dan Cabaran-Cabarannya. JointlyorganisedbyIKMASandtheFacultyofAccountancy, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Terengganu, Dungun, 14 October 2012. • Presented paper, “Status Pendidikan Kanak-kanak Rohingya di Malaysia” at the Bengkel Pendidikan Kanak-kanak Rohingya Di Malaysia: Pembentukan Pelan Tindakan. Jointly organized by IKMAS and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Islam Malaysia (PERKIM); Puri Pujangga, UKM, 30 October 2012. • Chair, Fourth Session, Bengkel Kemudahan Pendidikan Kanak-kanak Rohingya Di Malaysia: Pembentukan Pelan Tindakan. Jointly organized by IKMAS and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Islam Malaysia (PERKIM), Puri Pujangga, UKM, 30 October 2012. • Commentator for Cadangan Penyelidikan Calon PhD, Aanantha a/p Thuraisamy (P63270), at the Kolokium Siswazah KITA, UKM, 1 November 2012. • Presented paper, “Pelaksanaan Akta Antipemerdagangan Orang dan Antipenyeludupan Migran 2007: Implikasi Kepada Warga Kampus” at the Seminar Meningkatkan Kesedaran dan Kefahaman Warga Kampus Mengenai Jenayah Pemerdagangan Orang Dan Penyeludupan Migran. Jointly organized by IKMAS and the Faculty of Administration and Policy Studies, UiTM Shah Alam; UiTM campus, Shah Alam, 23 November 2012. • Presented paper, “Malaysia: Migration Policy in an Emerging Market” at the EU-Asia Dialogue: Shaping A Common Future for Europe and Asia. Organized by East Asian Institute; the Kondrad-Adenauer-Stiftung; the European Union Centre in Singapore; and the European Policy Centre in Brussels; Manila 12-14 December 2012. • Presented paper, “Peluang Pendidikan Untuk Kanak-Kanak Orang Pelarian Rohingya di Malaysia” at the Dialog dan Meja Bulat Hala Tuju Pendidikan Alternatif di Malaysia. Organized by Bahagian Perancangan dan Penyelidikan Dasar Pendidikan, Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia, Residence Hotel, Selangor, 18 December 2012. • Presented paper “Usaha Kerajaan Membendung Jenayah Pemerdagangan Orang dan Penyeludupan Migran” at the Seminar Usaha Membanteras Jenayah Pemerdagangan Orang Dan Penyeludupan Migran: Perlunya Penglibatan Warga Kampus. Jointly organized by IKMAS and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia (UTeM); Melaka, 20 December 2012. • Organised, on behalf of IKMAS, the following seminars: • SeminarKempenKesedaranMengenai Pemerdagangan Orang Dan Penyeludupan Migran, jointly organised by IKMAS and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UM, Kuala Lumpur, 20 September 2012. • Seminar Jenayah Pemerdagangan Orang Dan Penyeludupan Migran: Memahami Respons Kerajaan Dan Cabaran-Cabarannya, jointly organised by IKMAS and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Terengganu, UiTM campus, Dungun, 14 October 2012. • Bengkel Kemudahan Pendidikan Kanak-kanak Kaum Rohingya di Malaysia: Penggubalan Pelan Tindakan, jointly organized by IKMAS and PERKIM, Puri Pujangga, UKM, 30 October 2012. • Seminar Meningkatkan Kesedaran dan Kefahaman Warga Kampus Mengenai Jenayah Pemerdagangan Orang Dan Penyeludupan Migran, jointly organized by IKMAS and Fakulti Sains Pentadbiran dan Pengajian Polisi (FSPPP), UiTM Shah Alam at UiTM campus Shah Alam, 23 November 2012. • Seminar Usaha Membanteras Jenayah Pemerdagangan Orang Dan Penyeludupan Migran: Perlunya Penglibatan Warga Kampus, jointly organized by IKMAS and UTeM, Melaka, at UTeM campus, 20 December 2012. • As a member of Majlis Antipemerdagangan Orang Dan Antipenyeludupan Migran (MAPO), attended the council’s monthly meetings on 21 Jun; 26 July, 27 September, 10 October and 27 November 2012.
  • 9. 9 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Dr. Helen Ting • Presented paper, “Nation-building in Malaysia: Current Issues and Concerns” at the National Consultation Meeting: Reconciliation and Nation Building, Saujana Hotel, Jalan Lapangan Terbang, Subang Jaya, 23 July 2012. • Conducted archival research at the National Library of Singapore and the main library of National University of Singapore between 24 July to 6 August 2012. • Presented a paper, “History Education and Nation-building in Malaysia: A Political or Intellectual Challenge?” at the First Conference of the International Research Association for History and Social Sciences Education (IRAHSSE): Achievements and Perspectives, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, 3-5 September 2012. • Submitted a review report as a referee of a manuscript submitted to International Journal of Intercultural Relations in September 2012. • Submitted a review report as a referee of a manuscript submitted to Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture published by University of Malaya in October 2012. • Wrote a report as an External Examiner for a PhD Thesis submitted to the Graduate Research School of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, in November 2012. • Edited an IKMAS Working Paper by Renuga Devi-Voisset, “Being ‘Indian’in the FrenchWest Indies and Malaysia:Two Extreme Geo-Political Identity Models within the Spectrum of the ‘Old Indian’ Diaspora”. Submitted manuscript in November 2012. • Gave a guest lecture “Women’s Movements in Malaysia and the Quest of Polygamy” at the Undergraduate Seminar Inter and Transnational Women's Movements, Philipps- Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany, 10 December 2012. Dr. Andrew Kam Jia Yi • Presented Paper (co-authored with Tham Siew Yean) “Malaysia’s Research Interests in ASEAN and East Asia: An Exploratory Study” at the China-ASEAN Studies Symposium, University of Guizhou, China during the Fifth China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week, 25 – 28 July 2012. • Chairperson in a Session during the China-ASEAN Studies Symposium, the University of Guizhou, China, 25 – 28 July 2012. • Presented Paper “Are Linkages Relevant? A Study on Productivity Spillover Mechanisms in the Malaysian Manufacturing Sector” at The 13th Convention of East Asian Economic Association, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore, 19-20 October 2012. • Chairperson in a Session during The 13th Convention of East Asian Economic Association, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore, 19-20 October 2012. • Represented IKMAS “Majlis Penyampaian Anugerah Inovasi Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi 2012” at Dewan Za’ba, Ministry of Higher Education, Putrajaya, 6 November 2012. Prof. Azizah Kassim with participants at the EU-Asia Dialogue: Shaping A Common Future for Europe and Asia in Manila, 12-14 December 2012. Prof. Dato’Dr.Abdul Rahman Embong second from left, chairing a session at the Rohingya Research Workshop organised by IKMAS on 30 October 2012. On his right is Dr. Hj. Mohd Yunus Ibrahim (Ministry of Education) and on his left are Ms. Ellie Al Daqqa (UNHCR, Kuala Lumpur) and Dr. Nur Anuar Abdul Muthalib (UNICEF). From left to right: Tomoko Sugimura, Professor Dr. Tham, Professor Miki Sugimura, at IKMAS during their field trip in Kuala Lumpur.
  • 10. 10 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Research Workshop / Seminars Workshop Topic: Workshop on Kemudahan Pendidikan Kanak-Kanak Rohingya Di Malaysia: Penggubalan Pelan Tindakan Venue: Puri Pujangga, UKM Date/Day: : 30 October 2012 (Tuesday) By Azizah Kassim The Rohingya Research Project Phase 2 which began in June 2011 is on-going. As part of the project activities for 2012, a workshop was held to provide a platform for various stakeholders to deliberate on the status of educational facilities for the Rohingya children in the Peninsula. The one day workshop was organized by IKMAS in collaboration with Pertubuhan Kebajikan Islam Malaysia (PERKIM) who kindly donated RM5,000 for the workshop. The one day event was attended by 60 participants comprising researchers from UKM, Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM); Rohingya leaders at the national and local levels, agencies directly or indirectly involved with Rohingya and other refugees non-government oganisations such as Malaysian Relief Agency (MRA), Islamic Relief Organisations, Future Global Network, PERKIM as well as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kuala Lumpur (UNHCR), the United Nations Children Educational Fund (UNICEF), and the Ministry of Education. In addition, the Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) and the National Security Council (NSC) in the Prime Minister’s Department also sent some representatives. Seven papers were presented as follows: • Prof. Dr. Azizah Kassim (IKMAS, UKM). Topic: Status Pendidikan Kanak-Kanak Rohingya di Semenanjung. • En. Johari Kan Abdullah (Malaysian Relief Agency). Topic: Cabaran-Cabaran dalam Penubuhan dan Pengurusan Pusat Pendidikan Kanak-Kanak Rohingya: Pengalaman Malaysian Relief Agency (MRA). • Ustaz Mohammad Fadzil Alias (Rohingya Education Center, Penang). Topic: Penubuhan dan Pengendalian Rohingya Education Center (REC) Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang. • En.Abdul Hashim binAbdul Muttalib (LifeBridge Learning Centre, Penang). Topic: Challenges in Starting and Running a School for Rohingya Children. • Dr. Hj. Mohd Yunus Ibrahim (Ministry of Education, Malaysia). Topic: Model Pendidikan Alternatif untuk Kanak-Kanak Tanpa Dokumen Bukan Warganegara di Malaysia. • Ms. Ellie Al Daqqa (UNHCR, Kuala Lumpur). Topic: The Role of UNHCR in Providing Education for Refugee Children. • Dr. Nur Anuar Abdul Muthalib (UNICEF, Kuala Lumpur) Topic: What Can UNICEF Do To Help Educate Refugee / Stateless Children? The children of refugees in Malaysia have no access to state schools, however, there are initiatives by a few NGOs and faith based organizations, in collaboration with international agencies such as the UNHCR and UNICEF to establish learning centres for the children. The papers by researchers and practitioners provided valuable information on the state of education among the Rohingya children; the type of education given them and the challenges faced by managers of these centres. In addition the paper by a representative from the Ministry of Education highlighted the latest government initiative to provide education for undocumented children such as the Rohingyas. The question and answer sessions gave the participants, especially the Rohingya leaders, an opportunity to engage with the speakers on policy issues and to voice their dissatisfaction with the present state of education given to their children and to forward their request for assistance to improve their children access to formal education. Participants at the workshop generally agreed that Malaysia as a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has a responsibility to give refugee children access to formal education and that their syllabus must go beyond the 3Rs (reading, writing and arithmetic) so as to improve their employment potentials. Unless this is done there is the great danger that some of the children may be involved in anti-social and criminal activities. Many of the leaders expressed their difficulties in establishing learning centres in their respective housing areas and a few of the NGOs present indicated their willingness to assist them. Yg. Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Muhammad Rais Abdul Karim, Acting Treasurer of Muslim Welfare Organisation Malaysia (PERKIM) receiving a token of appreciation from IKMAS Director Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan, after officially opening the workshop. Prof. Ruhanas Harun (UPNM), Chair for the first session introducing the two speakers Prof. Dr. Azizah Kassim (UKM) and En. Johari Kan Abdullah (MRA).
  • 11. 11 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 IKMAS takes this opportunity to thank the participants for their contributions at the workshop, especially PERKIM for its financial assistance. Seminars for Research Project on “Penyelidikan dan Kempen Kesedaran Mengenai Pemerdagangan Orang dan Penyeludupan Migran di Kalangan Pelajar dan Pensyarah di Institusi Pengajian Tinggi Awam (IPTA)” . Project Code: OO-2011-007 For the above research project four seminars were held in the second half of 2012. During each seminar a survey was carried out among participating students to assess their awareness and understanding of issues and problems related to human trafficking and the smuggling of migrants as well as the Malaysian government’s response to these phenomena. The seminars were jointly organized with other public universities and held at their respective campuses as follows: Seminar 1 The first seminar entitled “Kempen Kesedaran Membanteras Pemerdagangan Orang Dan Penyeludupan Migran” was conducted jointly with the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Malaya. Held at the Faculty’s Dewan Kuliah F on 20hb September 2012, the one day seminar was attended by 370 participants comprising academic staff together with final year and post graduate students of the Faculty. Seven papers were presented by representatives of the Majlis Antipemerdagangan Orang dan Antipenyeludupan Migran (MAPO) from The Attorney General’s Chamber; Royal Malaysian Police, Bukit Aman; Department of Labour (Ministry of Human Resources); Department of Immigration, Putrajaya; Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Department for Women Development, Ministry of Women and Family Development Malaysia. and a member of MAPO from UKM. The speakers were as follows: • Pn. Kalmizah Salleh (The Attorney General’s Chamber). Topic: Akta Antipemerdagangan Orang Dan Antipenyeludupan Migran 2007: Memahami Akta dan Cabaran Pelaksanaannya. • Insp. Ku Mashahrizul Ku Mahmood (Royal Malaysian Police, Bukit Aman). Topic: Peranan Polis Diraja Malaysia Untuk Membanteras Pemerdagangan Orang. • Tn. Abd Razak Ahmad (Department of Labour, Ministry of Human Resources). Topic: Menangani Masalah Buruh Paksa: Pengalaman Jabatan Tenaga Kerja. • Komander Maritim Nurul Hizam Zakaria (Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency). Topic: Peranan Agensi Penguatkuasaan Maritim Dalam Membanteras Penyeludupan Migran. • Tn. Mohd Ilias Ismail (Department of Immigration). Topic: Usaha Membendung Penyeludupan Migran dari Perspektif Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia. • Pn. Noor Aznida Abdul Hamid (Department of Women Development,MinistryofWomenandFamilyDevelopment Malaysia). Topic: Khidmat Perlindungan Untuk Mangsa Pemerdagangan Orang Dan Penyeludupan Migran. • Prof. Dr. Azizah Kassim (IKMAS, UKM and member of MAPO). Topic: Usaha Membendung Kegiatan Pemerdagangan OrangdanPenyeludupanMigran:Menggerak Penglibatan Warga Kampus. Seminar 2 On Sunday, 14 October 2012 IKMAS organized the second seminar on “Jenayah Pemerdagangan Orang dan Penyeludupan Migran: Memahami Respons Kerajaan dan Cabaran- Cabarannya” in collaboration with the Faculty ofAccountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Dungun, Terengganu The half a day seminar which was held at the UiTM Dungun’s campus was attended by 170 students and academic staff of the university. Four papers were presented as follows: • Prof. Dr. Azizah Kassim, (IKMAS, UKM and member of MAPO). Topic: Akta Antipemerdagangan Orang dan Antipenyeludupan Migran 2007: Matlamat, Pelaksanaan dan Implikasi Kepada Warga Kampus. • Tn.MohamedFauziBinIsmail,DepartmentofImmigration, Putrajaya. Topic: Inisiatif Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia dalam Membendung Masalah Pemerdagangan Orang dan Penyeludupan Migran. • Pn. Zainab Kamar (Department of Labour Peninsula Malaysia, Putrajaya). Topic: Isu Buruh Paksa: Tindakan Jabatan Tenaga Kerja di bawah Akta Antipemerdagangan Orang Dan Antipenyeludupan Migran 2007. • Insp. Muhammad Hafez Abd Halim (Unit ATIP, Royal Malaysian Police, Bukit Aman). Topic: Menangani Masalah Pemerdagangan Orang: Pengalaman Polis Diraja Malaysia. Prof. Dr. Qasim Ahmad (UiTM, Shah Alam) asking a question during the second session. Behind him are some of the Rohingya leaders present at the workshop.
  • 12. 12 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Seminar 3 The third seminar “Meningkatkan Kesedaran dan Kefahaman Warga Kampus Mengenai Jenayah Pemerdagangan Orang dan Penyeludupan Migran” was organised by IKMAS in cooperation with the Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam. Held at the faculty’s campus in Shah Alam on 23 November 2012, it was attended by 90 participants comprising the staff of the faculty and its final year students. In view of time constraint only two speakers were made available; one from the ATIP Unit of the Royal Malaysian Police and the other from UKM. Papers presented were as follows: • Prof. Dr. Azizah Kassim, (IKMAS, UKM and member of MAPO). Topic: Perlaksanaan Akta Antipemerdagangan Orang Dan Antipenyeludupan Migran: Implikasi Kepada Warga Kampus. • Insp. Muhammad Hafez Abd Halim (Royal Malaysian Police, Bukit Aman). Topic: Peranan Agensi Penguatkuasa dalam Membanteras Jenayah Pemerdagangan Orang dan Penyeludupan Migran: Pengalaman Polis Diraja Malaysia. Seminar 4 In organizing the fourth seminar entitled “Usaha Membanteras Jenayah Pemerdagangan Orang dan Penyeludupan Migran: Perlunya Penglibatan Warga Kampus”, IKMAS collaborated with the Faculty of Languages and Human Development, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia (UTeM), Melaka. Held on 20 December 2012 at the Dewan Seminar Fakulti Teknologi Maklumat dan Komunikasi, it was attended by about 200 students and staff of the faculty. The four speakers were representatives from the Royal Malaysian Police, Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur; Department of Labour (Ministry of Human Resources), Department of Immigration, Putrajaya and a member of MAPO from IKMAS, UKM. Papers presented were as follows: • Tn. Mohamed Fauzi Ismail, (Enforcement Division, Department of Immigration, Putrajaya). Topic: Peranan Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia dalam Membendung Masalah Penyeludupan Migran. • Pn. Zainab Kamar (Department of Labour Peninsular Malaysia, Putrajaya). Topic: Menangangi Masalah Buruh Paksa : Pengalaman Jabatan Tenaga Kerja. • Insp. Ku Masharizul Ku Mahmood (Royal Malaysian Police, Bukit Aman). Topic: Usaha Polis Diraja Malaysia dalam Membanteras Masalah Pemerdagangan Orang. • Prof. Dr. Azizah Kassim, IKMAS, UKM and member of MAPO. Topic: Usaha Kerajaan Membendung Jenayah Pemerdagangan Orang dan Penyeludupan Migran. IKMAS takes this opprotunity to thank the host universities and all speakers from the various ministries and government departments who have generuously contributed towards the success of these seminars. It is hoped that the co-operation between IKMAS and all these organisations will continue to benefit all parties. University of Malaya staff with speakers (from left) Ku Masharizul Ku Mahmood, Dr Zulkanain Abdul Rahman (UM), Dr. Siti Nor Awang (UM), Pn Kalmizah Salleh, Prof. Dr. Azizah Kassim and Tn. Abd Razak bin Ahmad. On the extreme right is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Hajar Abu Bakar (UM). UTeM staff, Dr. Hazmilah binti Hasan, and Dr. Noorli Khamis with speakers Tn. Mohamed Fauzi Ismail, Pn. Zainab Kamar, Prof. Dr. Azizah Kassim (IKMAS) and Insp. Ku Masharizul Ku Mahmood. On the extreme right is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor Azizan Idris, chair of the second session. The speakers: From left Azizah Kassim, Mohamed Fauzi Bin Ismail, Zainab Kamar and Muhammad Hafez Abd Halim.
  • 13. 13 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Majlis Jamuan Hari Raya dan Majlis Perpisahan Prof. Madya Dr. Faridah Shahadan, Timbalan Pengarah IKMAS
  • 14. 14 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 IKMAS Seminars Series Topic: India, United States, and ASEAN: Consonance and Dissonance. Speaker: Prof. Dr. Baladas Ghoshal, Visiting Professor, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India. Date: 19 July 2012. Jointly Organizer: IKMAS-IKON-MAAS. Abstract India, United States and ASEAN have shared interest in promoting balance, peace, and prosperity inAsia. The United States consider ASEAN-India relations a linchpin in its rebalancing toward Asia. Secretary Clinton has called Indias Look East policy essential for the integration of the Asia- Pacific region and expressed faith that Indian leadership, democratic values, and economic prosperity will produce positive spillover effects that extend into Southeast Asia. To that end, the United States has become more proactive and serious about regional architecture, deepening ties with allies, expanding new strategic partnerships and seeing India more engaged. This paper therefore argues that encouraging India to focus on Asia has now become a shared interest of the United States, ASEAN, and other Asian powers. Topic: China's Economy: Past Rapid Growth, Coping with Global Financial Crisis and Challenges Ahead. Speaker: Dr. Heng Siam-Heng, Research Associate, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. Date: 2 November 2012. Abstract China's remarkable economic growth may be divided into three phases: (a) the economic reform initiated by Deng Xiaoping in late 1978 until his south China tour in 1992, (b) from 1992 to accession to the WTO in 2001, (c) from 2001 until now. The key feature of the first period is to overcome the ideological shackles of planned economy, to tentatively experiment in a limited way with market economy and to learn from other successful East Asian economies. The key feature of the second period is to introduce free market economy experiences in Shenzhen to the rest of the country. The third phase is to integrate the Chinese economy more closely with the global economy. The move to embrace market economy is combined with a strong state involvement in the forms of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and industrial policies, as well as control of capital flow. The resilience and vitality of the Chinese economy are demonstrated by how it has emerged from the 2008-9 global crisis in good shape. While this is heartening and invites admiration, serious problems are emerging: demographic change, environmental problems, social unrest, income disparity, poor governance, debts of local government. If the Chinese leadership can display imagination and strong leadership, most of these problems can be overcome, and the prospect for growth in the near future is bright. Prof. Dr. Baladas Ghoshal Dr. Heng Siam-Heng Participants at Prof. Ghoshal’s seminar. Participants at Dr. Heng’s seminar.
  • 15. 15 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 MAAS-LRC-IKMAS-KAMERA Dinner-Cum-Seminar Topic: U.S. Presidential Election 2012: Analysis of Presidential Debates and Evaluation of Possible Outcomes Venue: Rumah Universiti, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Date: Tuesday, 30 October 2012. Jointly Organized By: The Malaysian Association for American Studies (MAAS), Lincoln Resource Center (LRC), U.S. EMBASSY, Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS) and Centre for American Studies (KAMERA IN IKON, UKM). Report by: Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan (President, MAAS and Director, IKMAS) This dinner-cum seminar was attended by nearly 100 participants representing various sectors of Malaysian society, including MAAS members, academics, policy analysts from think tanks, government officials, media professionals, and graduate students. The panelists were as follows: Chair: Prof. K.S. Nathan (President, MAAS); Speakers: Dr. Ong Kian Ming Lecturer, University College Sedaya International - UCSI, Kuala Lumpur), Emeritus Prof. Shad Saleem Faruqi (Legal Adviser, Universiti Teknologi Mara - UiTM, Shah Alam), Mr. Neil Phillips (Vice-Consul, U.S. Embassy, Kuala Lumpur), and Dr. Wahabuddin Ra’ees (Associate Professor of Political Science, International Islamic University Malaysia – IIUM, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur). A very lively debate followed all the four presentations covering issues such as the pros and cons of the electoral college system in relations to the democratic vote, candidate profiles and their take on domestic issues and foreign policy, and the likely implications of an Obama or Romney victory for U.S. foreign policy and its global and regional interests. Below is a summary of the panel presentations. Speaker 1: Dr. Ong Kian Ming On Tuesday, the 6th of November, Barack Obama was voted into his 2nd term of office as the 44th States of America. The final tally of Obama’s 332 (62%) electoral college votes to Romney’s 206 (38%) exaggerates the much smaller gap in the popular votes garnered by each candidate. Obama won 50.8% of the popular vote while Romney won 47.6%. This unique aspect of the U.S. presidential election – the winner takes all votes in a state – often means that relatively small differences in support can translate into large differences in the number of electoral college votes won. The past record indicates that a candidate who wins 55% or more of the popular vote will often win more than 80% of the electoral college votes. In the lead-up to the 2012 presidential elections, all signs were pointing to yet another close race, especially when one looked at the polls showing the share of popular vote. These polls showed that both candidates were neck-in-neck. But if one were to focus on the swing states, it was quite obvious from various polls that Obama had the clear advantage. Most analysts who use state based polls for their analysis – including Nate Silver of Five ThirtyEight (a polling aggregation website) fame - were predicting that Obama had at least a 70% chance of winning the election, weeks before election day. Their rationale was simple – Obama had more safe and relatively safe electoral college votes compared to Romney. And among the remaining swing states – Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin – polls showed that Romney was only likely to win two, namely North Carolina and Virginia. Most of the statewide polls showed that Obama was leading, albeit by small margins, in the other swing states. In the end, these polls and pollsters were vindicated.All of the 5 states which were leaning Obama – Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio and Wisconsin – went according to prediction. Virginia, which was too close to call, eventually fell into the Obama column as did, surprisingly, Florida, albeit by a much smaller margin. Romney only managed to win North Carolina, which was projected to fall into his column in most polls. The electoral college system will continue to be scrutinized and critiqued by many using various reasons including its hyper majoritarian tendencies. But given the high constitutional hurdles that have to be overcome in order to change this system, it seems likely to be used in the foreseeable future. Speaker No. 2: Prof. Shad Saleem Faruqi The United States Constitution has given to the world one of the finest systems of constitutional check and balance ever devised. However, the electoral process for the presidency is so unique that, from a comparative constitutional perspective, it is hardly worthy of emulation by other nations. The positive features of the electoral system are firstly, that there is a fixed, pre-determined time and date for the presidential election - a contrast with the parliamentary system in which the incumbent Prime Minister is able to advise the King for an early dissolution of Parliament thereby giving to himself an unfair advantage of choosing the timing of the electoral contest. Secondly, the U.S. President’s victory at the Electoral College is not determined by a ‘simple plurality’ or ‘first past the post’ count as in our parliamentary MAAS President and Director of IKMAS, Prof. K.S. Nathan delivering his Welcome Address.
  • 16. 16 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 constituencies. Instead the President-elect must obtain an absolute majority or 270 of the 538 electoral votes. Thirdly, the way the President and the Vice-President have to confront their challengers in public debates shows a democratic openness that is unknown in many countries. Fourthly, the pre-election “primaries”, though very expensive, dilatory and exhausting, open up the nomination process to a wider electorate. The main defect of the electoral system is the absence of a direct election and the existence of the electoral college. People in every state elect a number of representatives to the electoral college (EC) which eventually chooses the President. Each state’s membership of the EC equals its congressional strength. Such a system existed in Argentina and Taiwan but was abolished. It forces campaign on a state by state basis and pushes aside national issues. What is worse is that non-battle ground states constituting the majority of the population are ignored by the candidates during the campaign. The EC system gives to some states disproportionate voting power. The smaller states enjoy affirmative action in their favour. It advantages the smaller states which have more EC seats then they actually deserve. Other unsatisfactory or remarkable aspects of the U.S. electoral system are the following:- There is no uniform, national electoral law. Despite the above defects what is remarkable about the U.S. population is that it has a remarkable tolerance for its system despite the fact that it has malfunctioned a few times. Perhaps American democracy is so strong that it can thrive while keeping intact some perverse institutions like the Electoral College. It is up to the U.S. citizens whether to mend or end their electoral system. Speaker No. 3: Neil Phillips Although the 2012 U.S. Presidential election was not as close as expected, the result still showed that the U.S. is a country with significant ideological divisions. Although President Barack Obama won the Electoral College by a significant margin of 332 to 206, the popular vote was closer with President Obama winning 50.6% of the popular vote compared to Governor Romney’s 47.8%. Governor Mitt Romney’s flip-flopping on his positions and unwillingness to provide details about what he planned to do did not sit well with the Republican base and left many Independent, centrist voters uncertain of what Mitt Romney’s real positions are and exactly what he would have done if he were elected President of the United States. For example, Mitt Romney stated that he would raise taxes in the U.S. by closing certain loopholes/deductions, but refused to specify which loopholes/ deductions he planned to close. Mitt Romney was not able to gain much ground on national security issues which is typically an area where Republicans are perceived to have an advantage. President Obama’s strong performance against Al-Qaeda weakened any Republican attacks. The third U.S. Presidential debate also revealed that Mitt Romney’s positions on many foreign policy issues were not that different from President Obama’s. President Barack Obama was able to win the election even though he was campaigning into the headwinds of a weak economy. The mantra “Osama Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive” became a simplistic saying to define President Obama’s first term accomplishments. If you support President Obama, it could be argued that he achieved quite a lot in his first term-stopping the financial meltdown, saving the car company, General Motors, implementing universal healthcare, ending the war in Iraq and weakening Al-Qaeda. However, weak economic growth, a national unemployment rate of 7.8% and a soft housing market has left many Americans in a sour mood. The Democrats were able to use some controversial statements made by Republican candidates on issues such as rape and abortion to increase their appeal to women voters. Perhaps, the biggest challenge facing the Obama campaign was explaining what President Obama would do in the next four years that were different from the past four years. Barack Obama’s diffident performance in the first U.S. Presidential Debate left many Americans wondering how much he wanted to be the U.S. President. President Obama’s more energized, attacking performance during the last two Presidential Debates which he was perceived to have won helped reinvigorate his campaign. Speaker No. 4: Dr. Wahabuddin Ra’ees The Third Presidential Debate between President Obama and his Republican challenger Governor Mitt Romney, held on 22nd October 2012, focused on the directions U.S. foreign policy could take after the U.S. Presidential Election. The foreign policy design of President Obama and Governor Romney focused on one important issue: American’s leadership role in world affairs. However, the two candidates approached America’s global role differently. President Obama argued that his administration’s agenda has been, and will continue to keep America safe. He stressed that America will address threats to the U.S. and the world in partnership with friends and allies. He said that his administration considers the security of the state of Israel important and a nuclear Iran is unacceptable. He argued that he will do everything to make sure the Arab Spring achieves its objective of democratizing the Middle East and the Muslim world. President Obama said that China is a competitor and his policies would continue to exert pressure on Chinese elites to acknowledgeAmerica’s strategic and economic concerns around the globe. Governor Romney said America’s leadership role is challenged by threats posed to it by radical extremism, Russia, China and Iran. Therefore, America needs a comprehensive strategy to combat these threats. He argued that the U.S. needs a strong military to exercise effective leadership. His strategy will focus on economic development at home, reform of education, gender equality and rule of law. Romney observed that the Arab spring, instead of democratizing the Middle East region, brought to power radicals and the so-called jihadists. He considers Russia a geopolitical foe, and regards China as ‘Enemy No. 1, expressing strong reservations against China’s trade and commercial practices. The foreign policy designs of President Obama and Governor Romney were geared to protect America’s dominance and indispensable role in world politics. The strategies they put forward focused on the sources of threats and opportunities and how to deal with the threats. President Obama’s approach is based on achieving America’s goals through multilateralism,
  • 17. 17 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 partnershipandengagement.Incontrast,GovernorRomneytakes the view that the U.S. should act alone and must act unilaterally to defend and promote its interests. On balance, it appears that President Obama presented a more focused and rational foreign policy backed up by a four-year track record. On the other hand, Governor Romney was somewhat short on specifics as to how “American unilateralism” could more effectively promote U.S. global and regional interests at the present time and in the near future. Participants attending the MAAS-LRC-IKMAS KAMERA seminar listening to the panel presentations. The Panelists – From left: Dr. Wahabuddin Ra’ees (IIUM), Prof. Shad Saleem Faruqi (UiTM), Prof. K.S. Nathan (Chair), Mr. Neil Phillips (U.S. Embassy), and Dr. Ong Kian Ming (UCSI). A member of the audience asking a question on the relationship between a Republican-controlled House of Representatives and a Democrat- controlled Senate in Congress, and how it might impact on the candidates’ election prospects.
  • 18. 18 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Siri Kolokium Siswazah IKMAS 2012 Oleh: Raznita Abdul Razak Lima Siri Kolokium Siswazah IKMAS telah diadakan antara Julai dan Disember 2012 bertempat di Bilik Mesyuarat IKMAS. Kolokium Siswazah IKMAS yang pertama telah diadakan pada 27 Ogos 2012, Dua orang pelajar membuat pembentangan iaitu calon Sarjana Falsafah, Saeedeh Chamani dan calon Doktor Falsafah, Md Rosli Hj Ismail. Bagi Saeedeh Chamani ini adalah pembentangannya tahap keduanya dengan tajuk “Political Participation of Iranian Women During Mohammad Khatami Presidency (1997-2005)”. Beliau diselia oleh Dr. Helen Ting. Md Rosli Hj Ismail pula telah membuat pembentangan tahap pertamanya dengan tajuk “Pre-schooling as a Nexus of Socialization and Transition: A Study of Four Different Approaches of Private Pre-schooling in Malaysia”. Beliau diselia oleh Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong, Prof. Dr. Lilia Halim dari Fakulti Pendidikan, UKM dan Dr. Sharifah Zarina Syed Zakaria dari LESTARI, UKM. Pada 13 September 2012, IKMAS mengadakan Kolokium Siswazah yang ke dua. Kali ini, pembentangan dibuat oleh tiga orang calon Doktor Falsafah iaitu Mohamed Suhaidi Bin Salleh,Asmawi Noor Bin Saarani dan Muchid. Ketiga- tiga pembentangan adalah pada tahap kedua. Mohamed Suhaidi Bin Salleh telah membuat pembentangan bertajuk “Stratifikasi Sosial dan Identiti dalam kalangan Komuniti Kedayan Sarawak (1980 – 2010)”. Beliau diselia oleh Prof. Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong, Prof. Dr. Azizah Kassim dan Dr. Helen Ting. Pembentangan Asmawi Noor Bin Saarani pula bertajuk “Penilaian ke atas Pengsekuritian Sebagai Bentuk Pembiayaan kepada EKS di Malaysia” dan beliau diselia oleh Prof. Madya Dr. Faridah Shahadan. Muchid pula membuat pembentangan dengan tajuk “Reformasi di Indonesia 1997 – 2004: Berakhirkah Order Baru? Kajian Kes Otorita Batam (1997 – 2004)”. Beliau diselia oleh Prof. Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong dan Dr. Sity Daud dari Fakulti Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan, UKM. Kolokium Siswazah IKMAS yang ke tiga diadakan pada 24 September 2012. Tiga orang membuat pembentangan, seorang calon Sarjana Falsafah iaitu Nik Nur Shafika Mustafa dan dua orang calon Doktor Falsafah terdiri dari Andika Ab Wahab dan Wan Fairuz Wan Chik. Nik Nur Shafika Mustafa telah membuat pembentangan tahap pertama beliau dengan tajuk “Stock and Bond Portfolio: A Co-Integration Approach” dan diselia oleh Prof. Madya Dr. Faridah Shahadan. Andika Ab Wahab yang telah membentang untuk tahap pertama mengemukakan tajuk “Pemerdagangan Orang dan Keselamatan Insan: Impak Inisiatif Malaysia Terhadap Antipemerdagangan Ke Atas Pembelaan Pelarian” Beliau diselia oleh Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan dan Prof. Dr.Azizah Kassim. Wan Fairuz Wan Chik membuat pembentangan pada tahap kedua dengan tajuk “Linkages between MNCs and SMEs in the Electronic Sector in Penang, Malaysia”. Penyelia beliau ialah Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong, Prof. Madya Dr. Faridah Shahadan dan Dr. Sivapalan V. Selvadurai dari Fakulti Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan, UKM. Seterusnya pada 23 Oktober 2012 IKMAS menganjurkan Kolokium Siswazah yang ke empat. Kali ini hanya dengan seorang pembentang calon Doktor Falsafah, Suseela Devi Chandran. Pembentangan tersebut merupakan pembentangan tahap pertama beliau dengan tajuk “Malaysia-India Relations in the Era of Globalization”. Beliau diselia oleh Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan. Kolokium Siswazah IKMAS yang ke lima merupakan kolokium yang terakhir pada tahun 2012 telah diadakan 6 Disember. Tiga orang calon Doktor Falsafah telah membuat pembentangan pada kali ini. Mereka ialah Destanul Aulia, Sitti Naadiah dan Khoong Tai Wai. Destanul Aulia telah membuat pembentangan tahap keduanya bertajuk “Pelancongan Perubatan dari Sumatera Utara ke Semenanjung Malaysia: Tren, Faktor Penyumbang dan Impak”. Beliau diselia oleh Prof. Madya Dr. Faridah Shahadan dan Prof. Dr. Azizah Kassim. Sitti Naadiah yang berada pada pembentangan tahap pertama telah membentangkan tajuk “Implikasi Dasar Pengembangan Sumber Daya Manusia (PDSM) kepada Masyarakat Miskin melalui Pendidikan Non Formal dan Memperkasakan Masyarakat”. Beliau diselia oleh Prof. Dr. Ragayah Haji Mat Zin dan Prof. Madya Dr. Faridah Shahadan. Khoong Tai Wai yang memberi pembentangan tahap pertama bertajuk “Exploring The Dimensions of Soft Skills of Islamic Professional Course: Creating and Validating a Measure Using Mixed Method Research” telah menutup tirai Siri Kolokium Siswazah IKMAS bagi tahun 2012. Beliau diselia oleh Prof. Madya Dr. Faridah Shahadan. Hadirin yang menghadiri Kolokium IKMAS.
  • 19. 19 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Saeedeh Chamani Asmawi Noor Saarani Andika Ab Wahab Destanul Aulia Sitti Naadiah Khoong Tai Wai Wan Fairuz Wan Chik Suseela Devi Chandran Muchid Nik Nur Shafika Mustafa Md Rosli Hj. Ismail Mohamed Suhaidi Salleh Pembentang di Kolokium IKMAS
  • 20. 20 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Tahniah Graduan IKMAS 2012 Oleh: Raznita Abdul Razak Pada 22 Oktober 2012 IKMAS sekali lagi mencatat sejarah di dalam melahirkan empat orang graduan Doktor dan Sarjana Falsafah di Majlis Konvokesyen UKM ke-40. Anugerah Doktor Falsafah telah disampaikan kepada tiga orang graduan IKMAS iaitu Sdr.AfrizalAnwar @ TeukuAfrizal, Pn. Ramanan Malini dan Sdr. Muhammad Febriansyah dan Sarjana Falsafah kepada Sdr. Leow Wei Yi. Sdr. Afrizal Anwar, calon Ph.D dari Indonesia diselia oleh Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong, Felo Utama IKMAS bersama Prof. Dr. Joy Jacqueline Pereira, Felo Utama dari LESTARI. Beliau telah menulis tesis bertajuk Peranan Komuniti dalam Pengurusan Persekitaran: Kajian Kes di Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Di samping itu, dua calon lagi yang dianugerah Ph.D iaitu Sdr. Muhammad Febriansyah (dari Indonesia) dan Pn. Ramanan Malini (dari India) diselia oleh Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong bersama Prof. Madya Dr. Sumit K. Mandal. Pn. Ramanan Malini menulis tesis bertajuk A Study of Telugu Identity and Community In Teluk Intan and Bagan Datoh manakala tesis Muhammad Febriansyah pula adalah mengenai Politik Budaya dan Seni Perlawanan Pada Masa Orde Baru: Satu Kajian Kes Terhadap Aktiviti Kesenian dan Politik Penyair Wiji Thukul. Sementara itu Sdr. Leow Wei Yi merupakan satu-satunya graduan IKMAS yang menerima anugerah Ijazah Sarjana Falsafah pada tahun 2012. Leow Wei Yi, yang diselia oleh Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong bersama Prof. Norani Othman, telah menulis tesis bertajuk Scientific Research in British Malaya, 1900-1941. Seluruh warga IKMAS merakamkan ucapan tahniah kepada keempat-empat graduan tersebut. Tidak lupa juga, ucapan penghargaan IKMAS kepada penyelia-penyelia kesemua graduan atas segala usaha yang telah diberikan bagi memastikan kejayaan pelajar-pelajar mereka. IKMAS berharap lebih ramai pelajar-pelajarnya akan menyempurnakan tesis mereka dengan jayanya pada tahun hadapan. Graduan IKMAS 2012 bergambar bersama beberapa Felo IKMAS. Dari kiri: Mr. Leow Wei Yi, Dr. Muhammad Febriansyah, Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong, Prof. Dr. Tham Siew Yean, Prof. Dr. Azizah Kassim, Dr. Ramanan Malini dan Dr. Afrizal Anwar @ Teuku Afrizal.
  • 21. 21 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Personal Reflections on Ph.D Graduation By: Andrew Kam Jia Yi On 14 December 2012, I have arrived at a historical milestone in my life. I survived four grueling (but rewarding) years of the Australian National University’s PhD programme. “It seems like yesterday” may be cliché sounding at its best but the feeling is as surreal as it (can) get. I ‘served’ my years in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS) which was later integrated into Crawford School’s Ardnt-Corden Department of Economics. Four years of begging for data, living in uncertainty, worrying over statistical significance of variables, pleasing your omnipotent supervisors and the countless destruction of trees through photocopying of drafts often made you wonder whether the scroll you are about to receive is worth all the troubles. However, with the minor struggles aside, I was also truly blessed with an unforgettable lifetime experience filled with challenging weekly seminars which opened my mind to beauty of academic discourses. I had a chance to rub shoulders with many Malaysian leaders, activists, and have engaged in countless enlightening conversations on issues which were usually stored in the nether regions of my interests. In the middle of my Ph.D, I felt that it is no longer a programme per se, but a lifestyle that passively shaped the thinking or the way we view issues. And the four years living abroad have also taught me how to turn a kitchen into an experimental cooking lab. As my name was being called to the stage, I strutted my way to the centre, looking across ANU’s Llewellyn Hall where my friends and family members stood in applause; I cannot help but carved a smile at the Chancellor and basked at the incessant flicking of camera flashlights coming from the crowd. Although the spotlight lasted less than five minutes, the aftertaste lingered until today. As one reminiscence led to the other, I remembered myself in 2002, a clueless looking fresh graduate who quit his job in an investment company to work as a research assistant (RA) at IKMAS. While learning the ropes from some of Malaysia’s finest economists (i.e Prof. Rogayah Hj. Mat Zin and Prof. Tham Siew Yean), I often peeked out from the little window in my RA room and yearn that someday I could be as well established as these icons. Ten years later, that fresh graduate once again became another fresh graduate in a smaller but much deeper pond. Although nowhere near the status of my mentors, I believe my graduation ceremony is just a beginning of an adventure. I owe my gratitude to God, family members and the giants’ shoulders which I have stood on all these years – in no particular order, my wonderful Ph.D supervisors Hal Hill and Athukorala Prema-Chandra; and my mentors Rogayah Hj. Mat Zin and Tham Siew Yean (I call them the ‘HART’ school of thought). I thank my sponsors, the government ofAustralia for theAustralian EndeavourAward and UKM for approving my study leave. Finally, whenever I hear my students complain about the struggles they are going through in their Ph.D programme, I have always wanted to say “Welcome to h…. holistic learning. Follow the light until the end of the tunnel”. It may be the exit or a train moving towards you. Regardless, it is an amazing learning process. After dodging countless of trains, today I have found the exit. Receiving the Doctoral Hood from ANU’s Chancellor Professor the Hon Gareth Evans. With Ph.D Supervisor Prof. Dr. Hal Hill.
  • 22. 22 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Berita Rencam Selamat Datang Warga Baru IKMAS Seluruh warga IKMAS mengucapkan Selamat Datang dan mengalu-alukan kedatangan ahli baru IKMAS Puan Raznita Abdul Razak dan Puan Rahmah Barun. Puan Raznita Abdul Razak, yang sebelum ini bertugas sebagai Penolong Pendaftar di Fakulti Pengajian Islam, telah melapor diri di IKMAS pada 25 Jun 2012. Beliau merupakan Penolong Pendaftar yang baru ditempatkan di IKMAS untuk menjalankan tugas- tugas pengurusan dan pentadbiran di IKMAS. Puan Rahmah Barun, yang telah ditukarkan ke IKMAS bagi menggantikan Setiausaha Pengarah yang telah bersara telah melapor diri di IKMAS pada 3 Disember 2012 bagi membantu di dalam tugas-tugas kesetiausahaan di pejabat Pengarah. Sebelum ini Pn. Rahmah telah bertugas sebagai Setiausaha kepada Dekan di Fakulti Pendidikan. Warga IKMAS berharap kedua dua mereka akan dapat menyesuaikan diri dengan suasana kerja di IKMAS dan dapat memberikan perkhidmatan yang cemerlang serta membantu meningkatkan lagi prestasi IKMAS. Majlis Jamuan Hari Raya dan Majlis Perpisahan Prof. Madya Dr. Faridah Shahadan, Timbalan Pengarah IKMAS Pada 13 September 2012 bersamaan hari Khamis, IKMAS telah menganjurkan Majlis Jamuan Hari Raya. Majlis ini diadakan di ruang kerja institut dan telah dihadiri oleh seluruh warga IKMAS, para pelajar dan para tetamu jemputan khususnya daripada IKON, LESTARI, Pusat Jaminan Kualiti dan Pusat Kepimpinan Wanita. Majlis yang bermula pada pukul 12.00 tengah hari ini telah menyediakan pelbagai juadah yang cukup menyelerakan seperti Sate, Nasi Impit, Soto, pelbagai biskut raya dan pencuci mulut. Kemeriahan amat terasa apabila setiap warga IKMAS turut bersama-sama membuat persiapan majlis dengan menyediakan makanan, menyusun dan menghias ruang pejabat dengan dekorasi raya. Prof.Dr.K.S.NathanselakuPengarahIKMAStelahmemulakan Majlis jamuan Hari Raya ini dengan menyampaikan ucapan alu-aluan. Beliau mengucapkan terima kasih dan Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri kepada seluruh hadirin. Beliau berasa sungguh gembira kerana pada tengah hari ini dapat bersama-sama meraikan Majlis Sambutan Hari Raya Aidilfitri ini dengan penuh rasa muhibbah di dalam suasana mesra dan terbuka. Para hadirin telah mengambil peluang pada majlis untuk merapatkan silaturrahim sambil menikmati juadah yang disediakan. Secara tidak langsung, ia dapat mewujudkan semangat kekeluargaan dan mengukuhkan perpaduan sesama hadirin. Ia juga memberi kesempatan kepada semua hadirin untuk saling bermaaf-maafan dan juga mengukuhkan lagi persahabatan yang sedia terjalin. Pada kesempatan yang sama juga, IKMAS turut meraikan Prof. Madya Dr. Faridah Shahadan, Timbalan Pengarah IKMAS yang akan kembali bertugas di fakulti asal beliau iaitu di Fakulti Ekonomi dan Pembangunan mulai bulan Oktober 2012. Di jamuan ini warga IKMAS mengambil kesempatan untuk merakamkan ucapan penghargaan dan terima kasih yang tidak terhingga kepada beliau atas segala sumbangan beliau kepada IKMAS sepanjang tempoh beliau dilantik sebagai Timbalan Pengarah institut ini mulai Oktober 2007. Sementara bertugas sebagai Timbalan Pengarah, Prof. Madya Dr. Faridah Shahadan juga adalah Pegawai Ketua Kualiti di IKMAS, satu tugas yang sangat penting dan mencabar. Namun beliau telah memberikan komitmen yang tidak berbelah bagi. Majlis Perpisahan YBhg. Prof. Dr. Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin Pada 15 Disember 2012 bertempat di Corus Paradise Resort, Port Dickson telah diadakan Majlis Makan Malam bagi meraikan Prof. Dr. Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin, Felo Utama IKMAS yang bersara mulai 31 Disember 2012. Majlis ini bersempena dengan Bengkel Penerbitan yang telah diadakan mulai 14 hingga 16 Disember 2012 di tempat yang sama. Majlis Makan Malam ini sangat istimewa dan meriah kerana turut dihadiri oleh ahli keluarga warga IKMAS. Majlis dimulakan dengan ucapan alu-aluan oleh Pengarah IKMAS, Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan. Beliau bagi pihak seluruh warga IKMAS telah mengambil kesempatan ini untuk merakamkan ucapan penghargaan dan terima kasih yang tidak terhingga atas segala sumbangan Prof. Dr. Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin kepada IKMAS sepanjang tempohnya berada di IKMAS. Untuk memperingati jasa beliau, satu tayangan video pendek mengenai khidmat beliau di IKMAS telah ditayangkan. Video ini telah disediakan oleh Kakitangan Sokongan buat Prof. Dr. Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin, sebagai ucapan terima kasih yang tidak terhingga atas segala jasa dan komitmen yang tidak berbelah bagi yang telah beliau berikan kepada IKMAS. Majlis pada malam itu berlangsung dalam suasana yang santai dan mesra sambil menikmati juadah yang disediakan. Selamat Bersara kepada Prof. Dr. Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin. Raznita Abdul Razak Rahmah Barun
  • 23. 23 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Majlis Perpisahan YBhg. Prof. Dr. Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan, Pengarah IKMAS menyampaikan ucapan alu-aluan. Prof. Dr. Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin menerima cenderahati perpisahan dari Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan. Antara Felo IKMAS yang turut hadir. Prof. Dr. Ragayah Haji Mat Zin menyampaikan ucapan perpisahan. Gambar kenang-kenangan bersama ahli keluarga warga IKMAS.
  • 24. 24 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Bengkel Penulisan Buku dan Sanggar Kerja IKMAS Tarikh: 14 - 16 Disember 2012 Tempat: Corus Paradise Resort, Port Dickson. Bengkel terakhir Penulisan Buku Transforming Malaysia: Dominating and Competing Paradigms telah diadakan dengan jayanya pada 14 hingga 16 Disember 2012 di Corus Paradise Resort, Port Dickson. Bengkel Penulisan ini adalah hasil dari projek penyelidikan dan penulisan buku yang melibatkan pemegang Kursi Pok Rafeah serta semua felo IKMAS. Ianya merupakan salah satu syarat yang perlu dipenuhi oleh pemegang Kursi Pok Rafeah iaitu Prof. Dr. Anthony Milner. Walau bagaimanapun, pada bengkel ini, Prof. Dr. Anthony Milner tidak dapat hadir kerana tuntutan kerja di universiti asal beliau iaitu di Australian National University. Sebanyak lapan sesi termasuk sesi perasmian dan penutup telah diadakan sepanjang bengkel berlangsung. Lapan sesi tersebut adalah merupakan pembentangan bab oleh setiap penulis bagi projek buku ini. Senarai bab dan penulisnya adalah seperti di bawah: • Introduction: Overview of Malaysia’s Race Paradigm oleh Prof. Dr. Anthony Milner, Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong dan Prof. Dr. Tham Siew Yean. • Race and its Competing Paradigms: A Historical Review oleh Prof. Dr. Anthony Milner & Dr. Helen Ting. • Knowledge Construction, The Rakyat Paradigm and Malaysia’s Social Cohesion oleh Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong. • Race Paradigm and Nation-Building in Malaysia oleh Dr. Helen Ting. • Race-Based Paradigm in Poverty Eradication and Income Distribution Analysis and Policy oleh Prof. Dr. Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin. • Foreign Workers in Malaysia in the Post-Independence Era: Race Paradigm in State Policy, Academic Writings and Public Discourse oleh Prof. Dr. Azizah Kassim. • Trade Policy Formulation in Malaysia: Navigating Between the Economic and Race Paradigms oleh Prof. Dr. Tham Siew Yean. • Malaysia’s National Security Conceptions and Foreign Policy Behaviour: Transcending the Dominant Racial Paradigm? oleh Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan. Ucapan perasmian dan penutup telah disampaikan oleh Pengarah IKMAS iaitu Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan. Pada dasarnya bengkel ini telah berjaya mencapai objektifnya dan pihak pengurusan IKMAS telahpun menyerahkan draf buku ini kepada Penerbit Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) Singapore untuk tujuan penilaian sebelum diterima untuk diterbitkan oleh ISEAS. Pada kesempatan ini juga telah diadakan satu perbincangan ringkas mengenai kemajuan penerbitan oleh setiap felo IKMAS. Setiap felo IKMAS telah diminta untuk melaporkan pencapaian penerbitan masing-masing terutamanya penerbitan yang berimpak tinggi. Pengarah IKMAS telah berpuas hati dengan percapaian yang dilaporkan oleh setiap felo terutamanya oleh Prof. Dr. Tham Siew Yean, Timbalan Pengarah IKMAS. Adalah menjadi harapan Pengarah IKMAS agar semua felo dapat mengikuti contoh yang baik ini dalam usaha untuk meningkatkan percapaian KPI institut khususnya dan universiti umumnya.
  • 25. 25 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 The Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals (API Fellowships) By: API Office The main activities during the July/December 2012 period were the preparations for and participation in the following activities: Applications for fellowships for the period 2013/2014 were closed on 31 August 2012. The total number of fellowships available were four and out of 21 applicants, two were awarded Senior Fellowships and the rest were API fellowships. The Country Committee (CM) met on 18 and 27 September 2012 to study the applications and identify those to be recommended to the International Selection Committee (ISC) for fellowships. The ISC met on 23 and 24 November 2012 in Tagaytay, Philippines and awarded fellowships to all the four who were recommended by the CM. There were two meetings of the Executive Committee (EXECO) of the API Program in the second half of 2012. One was held on 11 and 12 August 2012 in Lombok, Indonesia and the other on 24 November 2012 in Tagaytay, Philippines. The main focus of these meetings was on plans for the next phase of the API Program and the issues and strategies being considered by the Strategic Planning Team of the API Program in this context. Two meetings of Program Coordinators were held during the July/December 2012 period, one on 15 August 2012 in Manila and another on 29 November 2012 in Tagaytay, Philippines. These meetings were preparatory and follow-up meetings related to the meetings of the EXECO were held. IKMAS Director Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan attended these meetings in his capacity as Program Director of API Malaysia. The 11th Annual Regional Workshop of the API Program was held in Tagaytay, Philippines, from 24 to 28 November 2012. A total of 26 API Fellows participated in this Workshop. The theme of the Workshop was ‘Engage! Public Intellectuals Transforming Society’. The Workshop Director was Dr. Mary Racelis, Professorial Lecturer, Graduate Program, Department of Anthropology, University of the Philippines. The Keynote Speaker was Dr. Resil Mojares, Professor Emeritus, University of San Carlos, Cebu City. API Regional Workshop 2012, Tagatay, Philippines (25 – 27 November 2012). From Left: Prof. Dr. Mary Racelis, Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan, Norhayati Kaprawi, Dr. Kam Suan Pheng, Dr. Fadzilah Majid-Cooke, and Too Chee Hung. API Regional Workshop 2012 – Opening Dinner on 25 November 2012 at Tagatay, Philippines. From Left: Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan, Fr. Jose M. Cruz, S. J. (Vice President for University and Global Relations, Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University), and Dr. Filomeno Aguilar (Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University).
  • 26. 26 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 API Regional Workshop 2012, Tagatay, Philippines (25 – 27 November 2012). From left: Prof. Sunait Chutintaranond (Director of Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University), Prof. Surichai Wun’Gaeo (Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Chulalongkorn University), Mr. Tatsuya Tanami (Executive Director of The Nippon Foundation), Prof. Taufik Abdullah, (Chair of Social Science Commission, Indonesian Academy of Science), and Prof. K. S. Nathan (Director of Institute of Malaysian and International Studies - IKMAS). Group photo at the API Regional Workshop 2012, Tagatay, Philippines (25 – 27 November 2012). From left: Mr. Tatsuya Tanami (Executive Director of The Nippon Foundation), Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan and Ms. Susanna George (API Fellow). From left: Dr. Fadzilah Abdul Majid (API Fellow), Ms. Michiko Yoshida (Co-ordinator, API Coordinating Institution, Bangkok) and Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan.
  • 27. 27 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 Publications By IKMAS Fellows VV Abdul Rahman Embong. 2012. “Developmental State Capacity and Institutional Reform”. In Khoo Boo Teik (ed.). Policy Regimes and the Political Economy of Poverty Reduction in Malaysia. Houndsmill, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan (for United Nations Research Institute for Social Development – UNRISD). VV Abdul Rahman Embong (ed.). 2012. Terengganu Merentasi Tiga Abad: Kesultanan, Politik, Ekonomi, Agama dan Budaya. Kuala Terengganu: Yayasan DiRaja Sultan Mizan. VV Abdul Rahman Embong. 2012. “Pendahuluan: Sejarah dan Masa Depan”. In Abdul Rahman Embong (ed.). Terengganu Merentasi Tiga Abad: Kesultanan, Politik, Ekonomi, Agama dan Budaya. Kuala Terengganu: Yayasan DiRaja Sultan Mizan. VV Abdul Rahman Embong. 2012. “Mengungkapkan Sejarah Kesultanan Terengganu, 1708-2008: Sejarah sebagai Guru dan Beban Tanggungjawab”. In Abdul Rahman Embong (ed.). Terengganu Merentasi Tiga Abad: Kesultanan, Politik, Ekonomi, Agama dan Budaya. Kuala Terengganu: Yayasan DiRaja Sultan Mizan. VV Abdul Rahman Embong. 2012. “Ahli Antropologi dan Pemikir Pembangunan yang Mandiri dan Berpengaruh”. In Ong Puay Liu (ed.), Warisan Wacana Pembangunan: Kumpulan Esei Kenang-kenangan H.M. Dahlan. Bangi: Penerbit UKM. VV Nathan K.S. 2012. “US Foreign Policy in Asia: A Comparison of the Bush and Obama Strategies of Engagement”, Journal of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations Kuala Lumpur. Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), Kuala Lumpur, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2012, pp. 5-26. Sumbangan Buku oleh Keluarga Arwah Prof. Dr. Osman Rani Oleh: Roslina Rosli IKMAS amat berterima kasih kepada keluarga Arwah Prof. Dr. Osman Rani, Pengarah Pertama IKMAS kerana sudi menyumbangkan buku milik peribadi Arwah Prof. Dr. Osman Rani kepada Bilik Sumber IKMAS. Sumbangan buku tersebut telah disampaikan oleh isteri Arwah Prof. Dr. Osman Rani, Puan Safiah Osman kepada Prof. Dr. Ragayah Haji Mat Zin untuk diberikan kepada IKMAS. Sebanyak 107 buah buku yang disumbangkan adalah berkaitan dengan bidang ekonomi iaitu bidang kepakaran Arwah Prof. Dr. Osman Rani. IKMAS pasti bahan bacaan yang disumbangkan amat berguna bagi tujuan rujukan dan penyelidikan kepada semua pengguna Bilik Sumber IKMAS. Oleh itu, seluruh warga IKMAS dengan rasa terharunya ingin merakamkan sekali lagi ucapan jutaan terima kasih atas kesudian keluarga Arwah Prof. Dr. Osman Rani menghadiahkan bahan bacaan tersebut kepada IKMAS. Antara buku sumbangan keluarga Arwah Prof. Dr. Osman Rani.
  • 28. 28 • BERITA IKMAS • Bil. 34 • Julai - Disember 2012 The Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), established on 1 April 1995, is a centre for research in the social science within Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). IKMAS adopts a multidisciplinary perspective in conducting research, post-graduate teaching and other academic activities. Staffed by a team of scholars from various disciplines namely economics, sociology, anthropology, political science and history. IKMAS conducts basic, applied and strategic research within the framework of “Globalization and Social Transformation”. Within this ambit, IKMAS research thrust is on the following: • Income distribution, poverty and social safety nets; • Governance, competitiveness and international trade; • International relations and ASEAN security; • Regionalization and regionalism; • Rethinking the issue of state, nation, community and development; and • Transnational movement and the politics of identity, religion and culture. Research in IKMAS is conducted at the institute, cluster and individual levels. All IKMAS Fellows are involved with the institute level research. Cluster researchers in the cluster may be from within UKM or outside UKM. Fellows also purse their respective research within their own discipline in individual projects. Since the establishment of IKMAS, a total of six professors have been appointed as Director of IKMAS. They are Prof. Dr. Osman Rani (February 1995 - April 1997), Prof. Dr. Ishak Shari (April 1997 - June 2001), Prof. Dr. Ragayah Hj. Mat Zin (September 2001 - Oktober 2006), Prof. Dr. Nik Anuar Nik Mahmud (October 2006 - April 2007), Prof. Dr. Tham Siew Yean (April 2007 - December 2010) and Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan (January 2011 - present). Presently IKMAS has five principal fellows, two senior fellows and one junior fellow comprising of sociologist, anthropologist, economist, and a specialist in international relations. The postgraduate programme at IKMAS is consistent with the Institute’s research thrust. Students however are at liberty to decide on their research topics within the social science as long as IKMAS has the expertise to supervise their work. This programme, fully by thesis is offered at both the Master (M.Phil) and the Doctoral (Ph.D) levels either on a full-time or part-time basis. Since its inception, 27 students have graduated from IKMAS, 17 with M.Phil and 10 Ph.D. Currently there are 32 students, including 11 from abroad and of these, 11 are working for their M.Phil while the others are Ph.D candidates. IKMAS : A Brief Background Institut Kajian Malaysia dan Antarabangsa (IKMAS) / Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia Tel: +603 89214169 Faks: +603 89261022 Emel: ikmas@ukm.my