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AEI Insights Vol. 6, Issue 1, January 2020

AEI Insights Vol.6, Issue 1, January 2020
AEI Insights Vol.6, Issue 1, January 2020
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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

Prof. Sarinah Low Abdullah, Deputy Executive Director (Research & Internationalization), AEI, University of Malaya

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

Datuk Prof. Dr. Norma Mansor, 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, University of Malaya

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

AEI AEI-Insights: An International Journal of Asia-Europe Relations,
Vol. 6, Issue 1, January 2020,
Published by the Asia-Europe Institute University of Malaya
ISSN: 2289-800X
© Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya

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Contributor Biographies

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

Fumitaka Furuoka is an Associate Professor 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.

Beatrice Lim is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy at Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Her research interests include labour economics and gender studies.

Khairul Hanim Pazim is a lecturer of Human Resource Economics program at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). Her research interests broadly combine the areas of labour economics and ageing studies.

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. 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 just realised in New York.

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.

M.Miandy Munusamy is an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer of the 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. He has been seconded to the ASEM Education Secretariat Jakarta from 2015 to 2016 and attached to ASEM Education Secretariat Belgium in 2018 and 2019. In September 2017, he started his Doctorate study at Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya. His research is on Advancing the Internationalisation of Higher Education in Malaysia through the support of the ASEM Education Process.

Nur Nazifah Ahmad Rosland is a National Specialist in Stakeholder Engagement and Gender at United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), Malaysia. She is an alumnus of AEI, Univeriti Malaya, having pursued International Masters in ASEAN Studies (IMAS).


Promotion of human rights by providing equal employment opportunities for the disadvantaged workers in ASEAN (PDF 411KB)
Fumitaka Furuoka, Beatrice Lim, Khairul Hanim Pazim

Future of the global south: some critical foreign policy considerations (PDF 318KB)
Anis H Bajrektarevic

The internationalisation of higher education: a networking based conceptual framework (PDF 254KB)
M.Miandy Munusamy, Azirah Hashim

‘New Regionalism’: ASEAN – RoK partnership in socio-cultural and education exchanges (PDF 246KB)
Nur Nazifah Ahmad Rosland

Defining the environmental crime – why is the global legal and political action urgently needed (PDF 409KB)
Anis H Bajrektarevic

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (2017-2020) report of activities - (2018-2019) (PDF 126MB)

Addendum (PDF 60KB)

Last Updated: 27/02/2020