‘Malaysia Baharu’ and the Reform Agenda Must Remain on Track

Statement by the Malaysian Social Science Association The recent controversy over fake degrees, or degree from ‘degree mills’ and not being transparent regarding one’s qualifications especially among certain leaders of the new government, has once again brought two interrelated issues to the forefront: that of integrity, honesty and trustworthiness among leaders, and the ‘paper chase’ […]

Rebuilding The Nation, Reclaiming Malaysia’s Position in the World


Statement by the Malaysian Social Science Association (PSSM) on the 14th General Election The Malaysian Social Science Association (PSSM) welcomes a new dawn for Malaysia, the birth of Malaysia Baharu (new Malaysia). This historic change has been ushered in by the Malaysian people in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018 when they voted […]

Uphold Academic Freedom

Malay Mail Online

Uphold Academic Freedom, Freedom of Thought and Enlightened Approach in Resolving Differences in Points of View The recent uncalled for incidents namely the temporary detention of the Turkish writer Mustafa Akyol who was invited to be on a speaking engagement in Malaysia and the harassment of Akyol’s host, Dr. Farouk Musa of Islamic Renaissance Front […]

The Ethnic Relations Module

Ethnic Relations Module

Statement by PSSM regarding the Ethnic Relations Module Persatuan Sains Sosial Malaysia or the Malaysian Social Science Association (PSSM) as a professional social science body takes note of the growing concern expressed in public debates regarding the draft Ethnic Relations Module recently approved by the Cabinet for use in the teaching of all first-year university […]

Congratulatory Message on the Appointments of PSSM Members to UN Posts

United Nations

Persatuan Sains Sosial Malaysia (PSSM) would like to extend its warmest congratulations to two of its life-members for their recent appointments to prestigious positions at the United Nations. PSSM’s immediate past President, Professor Dr K. S. Jomo, formerly of the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration, University of Malaya , has been appointed by the […]

US-led War of Aggression Against Iraq

US-led War of Aggression Against Iraq

Statement by the President of the Malaysian Social Science Association on the Us-led War of Aggression Against Iraq This morning at the break of dawn in Baghdad (about 10.25 am Malaysian time), the Bush Administration launched massive air and missile strikes against Iraq . This was followed by subsequent waves of bombings on Baghdad and […]