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Greetings from the President

The Malaysian Social Science Association, officially known by its Malay name Persatuan Sains Sosial Malaysia (PSSM), was registered on September 14, 1978 after four years of gestation and hard work by the pro-tem committee. Since its formation, PSSM has been under six presidents.

PSSM is today recognized and respected nationally and internationally as a body representing the Malaysian social science community and a vehicle to advance Malaysian social science and public advocacy in Malaysia.

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Past Presidents

Prof. Datuk Dr. Zainal Kling
UM (1978-1980)

Prof. Syed Hussin Ali
(1980-1990)

Prof. Dr. Ishak Shari
UKM (1990-1993)

Dr. Ikmal Said
UM (1993-1996)

Prof. Dr. Jomo K.S.
UM (1996-2000)

Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong
UKM (2000-2010)

Prof. Dr. Mohd Hazim Shah
UM (2010-2014)

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Rashila Ramli
UKM (2014-2018)

Role and History

Persatuan Sains Sosial Malaysia ditubuhkan pada 14 September 1978 dengan matlamat untuk memajukan bidang sains sosial dari segi pendidikan, kajian dan juga advokasi sosial sekaligus mempromosikan pengetahuan sains sosial dan pembangunan yang seimbang di Malaysia. Antara aktiviti persatuan ini termasuk mengelolakan forum, perbincangan, seminar, konferens dan bengkel pembinaan keupayaan (capacity building); menjalankan kajian; menerbitkan buku; dan melibatkan diri dalam dialog bersama agensi kerajaan dan pihak-pihak berkepentingan yang relevan.

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