Posted On July 10, 2014By thanhnhan.huynhle@gmail.comIn Social Science, Uncategorized

Featured local academic
– Professor Edmund Terence Gomez

Edmund Terence Gomez is Professor of Political Economy at the Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya.  He has also held appointments at the University of Leeds (UK) and Murdoch University (Australia) and served as Visiting Professor at Kobe University, Japan and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  From September 2014 till March 2015, he will serve as Visiting Professor at the University of California, San Diego. Between 2005 and 2008, he served as Research Coordinator at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), in Geneva,Read More
Malay Silat: How relevant is it in this modern age? Professor Zainal Abd Latiff Zainal Abd Latiff is Emeritus Professor of Theatre in the Performing Arts Department, at the Cultural Centre, University of Malaya. Presently, he holds a grant of RM42,000.00 under the program of Malay Identity and its manifestation in Malaysia and in the Nusantara Region (MALI). Professor Zainal’s work on Silat has been strongly pioneering. Silat, the Malay art of self-defense, is practiced in Malaysia, Indonesia, and The Philippines. The form Champa Silat has existed and developed since theRead More
Ethno-political discourse among ordinary Malaysians: Diverging accounts of “The good old days” in discussing multiculturalism Richard Buttny Azirah Hashim Kiranjit Kaur Article published in Text & Talk, De Gruyter Mouton Volume 33, Issue 3, Pages 289–309, May 2013 In this study, a small group of ethnically diverse Malaysians was assembled to discuss the state of multiculturalism in Malaysia. Discursive analysis was used to get at the participants’ accounting practices and constructions of multiculturalism. Participants’ accounts revealed an increasing social distance between the Malays and the non-Malays, but differing assessments andRead More
Associate Prof. Dr. Mohd Nasir Bin Hashim Dr. Mohd Nasir Hashim is a prominent figure in the University’s music arena. Having served the Cultural Centre in University of Malaya for 24 years, he is a seasoned musician specializing in composition, orchestration and music technology. Upon graduation from the Mara Institute of Technology (UiTM) in Music, Dr. Nasir later obtained his post graduate degrees at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Dr. Nasir also studied under the tutelage of Andrew Llyod Webber in writing scores for musical broadways. His affiliations withRead More
Contemporary Islam in Theory and Practice with Special Reference to Science and Law Prof. Dr. Mohd Hazim This research program is based on the premise that contemporary Islam is engaged in facing the challenges of modernity at several fronts, namely the epistemological, scientific, political, economic, cultural, and legal domains. We will focus our attention on only the epistemological, scientific, and legal domains in this study. We will begin by looking at the historical background involving science in Islamic civilisation (Sub-Program 1) in order to throw light on Islamic attitudes andRead More
Unemployment of University Graduates in Malaysia and Other Developing Countries: Solution – Holistic Student Development An international Research project including Malaysia, Pakistan and the Philippines Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Maya Khemlani David Research Group: Dr. Francisco Perlas Dumanig Dr. Neda Saeipoor Mr. Syed Abdul Manan (PhD candidate)   Summary As soft skills are required by employers and are apparently being taught in universities, the research objective was to determine the perception of undergraduates of the soft skills programmes in 25 universities in Malaysia, Pakistan and the Philippines. A questionnaire wasRead More