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July 2021
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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.

Total PSSM Membership


Role and History

Formed on 14 September 1978, the Malaysian Social Science Association (PSSM) aims to advance the corpus of social science knowledge through education, research, publication and other forms of discourses, building and strengthening the social science community, as well as engaging in public advocacy to influence policy making and public awareness in Malaysia.

PSSM undertakes several flagship programmes, among them: First, the biennial International Malaysian Studies Conference (MSC) (launched in 1997) which brings together Malaysian scholars and Malaysianists to share research findings and ideas on various dimensions of Malaysian society; second, publishing the peer-reviewed biannual journal, the Southeast Asian Social Science Review, since 2016, dedicated to the advancement of critical scholarship in the field of the social sciences and humanities; and third, organising the capacity building workshop for young social science scholars.

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