The Many Shades of Islamism and Islamists in Malaysia
Islamism, referring to a political ideology that valorizes the erection of an Islamic state as the ultimate goal of the Islamic struggle, emerged in Malaysia since the 1960s. The onset of Islamic resurgence in the 1970s injected vigor into Islamist initiatives, which by the 1980s had been adopted by the Malaysian state...
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The Malaysian Federation: Views From East Malaysia
The Malaysia Agreement and the process of establishing the Malaysian Federation in 1963, are increasing being debated by Sarawakians and Sabahans. This has led to the rise of state nationalism in both states. Putrajaya responded by appointing more East Malaysians to the cabinet, creating a committee to deal with ‘devolution of powers’.... Read more >>
Launched in 2010, the NEM laid out an ambitious reform agenda for the Malaysian economy to break free from the middle income trap. The National Economic Advisory Council’s clear and forthright diagnosis led to wide-ranging proposals over the course of this decade. A 2020 target for high-income status and abounding blueprints set things in motion.. Read more >>
Transformation of Malaysian University Models for Sustainability
Over the last 20 years, since the establishment of Malaysia's first private university i.e. Multimedia University, there has been a rapid increase of public and private universities in Mal. Read more >>