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AEI Insights Vol. 5, Issue 1, January 2019

AEI Insights Vol.5, Issue 1, January 2019
AEI Insights Vol.5, Issue 1, January 2019
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Editorial Board


Prof. Dr. Azirah Hashim, Executive Director, AEI, University of Malaya

Managing Editor

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sameer Kumar, Associate Professor, AEI, University of Malaya

Editorial Board members

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jatswan S. Sidhu, Deputy Executive Director (Academic), AEI, University of Malaya

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fumitaka Furuoka, Senior Research Fellow (Visiting), AEI, University of Malaya

Datuk Prof. Dr. Norma Mansor, Professor, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya

Dr. Roy Anthony Rogers, Senior Lecturer, Department of International and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya

Dr. Rahul Mishra, Senior Lecturer, AEI, University of Malaya

Dr. Nurliana Kamaruddin, Senior Lecturer, AEI, University of Malaya

International Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. T. J. Pempel, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

Prof. Emeritus Dr. Wilfrido V. Villacorta, De La Salle University, The Philippines

Prof. Dr. Aileen San Pablo-Baviera, University of the Philippines, The Philippines

Prof. Dr. Anthony Milner, Visiting Professor, AEI

Prof. Dr. Rajendra K. Jain, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Prof. Dr. Alfredo C. Robles Jr., Professor of International Studies, College of Liberal Arts, De La Salle University, The Philippines

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Bersick, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Prof Dr. Martin Jeffrey Holland, Director, National Centre for Research on Europe, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Prof. Gerhard Leitner, Emeritus Professor of English Linguistics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Contact Information

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University of Malaya
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Contributor Biographies

Biographies in the order as authors’ articles appear in the journal.

Fumitaka Furuoka is a visiting senior research fellow at Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya. He obtained Ph.D. from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2002. His research interests include labor economics and international economics.

Aida Idris is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya. Before joining the world of academia, she had worked as an engineer and a consultant in several multinational firms in Malaysia. Her research interests include SME development, entrepreneurship, cross-cultural management, and international education.

Beatrice Lim is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy at Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Beatrice obtained her PhD in Economics from University of Wollongong in 2017. Her research interests include labor economics and gender studies.

Rostika Petrus Boroh is a lecturer at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy at Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Rostika holds a Masters in Human Capital from Universiti Malaysia Sabah in 2009. Her research interests include labor economics and human capital.

Miandy Munusamy is an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer of Public Service Department, Malaysia. He joined the Policy Coordination and International Division, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) in April 2009 as a desk officer for multilateral cooperation. In September 2017, he started his Doctorate study at Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya. His research is on Internationalisation of Higher Education in Malaysia and The ASEM Education Process.

Azirah Hashim is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Malaya and currently, Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya. Her research interests include Academic and Professional Discourse, Language Contact in SE Asia and Higher Education in ASEAN. Her publications include co-edited volumes, ‘Communicating with Asia: the future of English as a Global Language’ by Cambridge University Press and ‘International Arbitration Discourse and Practices in Asia’ by Routledge, London and articles in World Englishes, Text and Talk, Multilingua and Discourse Studies.

Patrick Ziegenhain from Germany is currently Visiting Professor at the Department of Business Administration at Atma Jaya University in Jakarta/ Indonesia. Previously, he had been Visiting Professor at the Asia-Europe Institute of University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Interim Professor at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany (2015), Visiting Professor at De la Salle University Manila/ Philippines in 2014 and Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat) at the Department of Political Science, University of Trier/ Germany (2007-2014).

Lili Yulyadi Bin Arnakim is currently a Faculty Member at the Faculty of Humanities and attached at Department of International Relations, BINUS University, Jakarta as Lecturer Specialist, and a visiting professor at the Asian- Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya. His current research project is on Revisiting “Development” in Developing Countries: A Comparative Study between Southeast Asia and Latin America.

Nurliana Kamaruddin is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya. She earned her PhD in International Studies majoring in Development Cooperation at Ewha Womans University, Seoul and her Masters in International Cooperation at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. She teaches East Asian Society at the undergraduate level in the East Asian Studies Department, and Political Security Agenda of ASEAN at the Masters level in Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya.

Naziaty Mohd Yaacob is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Malaya. She obtained her doctorate in 2009 from the University of Salford, UK. She teaches architectural design, theory and philosophy, architectural research and universal design. Naziaty is a disability advocate in Malaysia since 1998. She was one of the National Council Member for the Persons with Disabilities Act 2008 for the first two terms, expert reference in Accessibility and Universal Design for UNESCAP. In 2015, she founded ZaSve currently a pre-startup business entity under UM Innovations Sdn. Bhd.

Pacilia Tan Saw Kun is a Graduated Architect registered under Board of Architect Malaysia since 2012. She obtained her Bachelor of Architecture in 2011 from University of Malaya and her Master in Architecture and Preservation from Polytechnic University of Milan in 2016. She was one of the blogger during the Milan Expo 2015. She is working in a medium-size architecture firm as a Project Architect, fully hands on with various scale projects from private single bungalow to high-rise apartment in different phase of development.

Melda Kamil Ariadno (SH, LLM, PhD) is a Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta. She is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Law Universitas Indonesia and the Head of Center for Sustainable Ocean Policy. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Universitas Indonesia in 1992. Then, she received both her LL.M. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1995 and 2011, respectively. She has served as legal expert for several governmental bodies among others the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.

Anis H Bajrektarevic is chairperson and professor in international law and global political studies, Vienna, Austria. He has authored six books (for American and European publishers) and numerous articles on, mainly, geopolitics energy and technology. For the past decades, he has over 1,200 hours of teaching on the subject International Law. Two of his books are related to cyber space, cyber law and cyber wrongdoings. Professor is editor of the NY-based GHIR (Geopolitics, History and Intl. Relations) journal, and editorial board member of several similar specialized magazines on three continents. His 7th book is to be realised in New York in December.


Labour market in Asia and Europe: A comparative perspective on unemployment hysteresis (PDF 386KB)
Fumitaka Furuoka, Aida Idris, Beatrice Lim and Rostika Petrus Boroh

Internationalisation of higher education in Malaysia: Insights from higher education administrators (PDF 423KB)
M.Miandy Munusamy and Azirah Hashim

Islamic revivalism in Indonesia: Contestation between substantive and formalist Muslims (PDF 398KB)
Lili Yulyadi Bin Arnakim

The politics and policies of population change in Indonesia and Malaysia (PDF 548KB)
Patrick Ziegenhain

Review of “Post-industrial development in east Asia, Taiwan and South Korea in comparison” by Min-hua Chiang, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 (PDF 391KB)
Nurliana Binti Kamaruddin

Architects finding inspiration in Europe: Erasmus mundus program experiences (PDF 1.28MB)
Naziaty Mohd Yaacob and Pacilia Tan Saw Kun

Twinning Europe and Asia in Cyberspace: The EU legislation, ASEAN and its transformative power (PDF 322KB)
Melda Kamil Ariadno and Anis H Bajrektarevic

Report: Jean Monnet CoE Activities Report – Year 2017-18 (PDF 281KB)

Errata (PDF 191KB)

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