Thursday, January 01, 2015

UNIVERSITI MELAYU: ARAH TUJU TAHUN BARU 2015

Happysus, M. Rizwan dan Faisal
Tahun baru 2015 membawa ilham untuk memberi arah baru untuk Universiti Melayu, jika di Indonesia digelar Universitas Melayu.  Banyak yang telah berubah di internet semenjak Univeristi Melayu di maya ini dibina dalam blogspot Google.

Pagi ini, 1.1 2015 saya bersama seorang rakan baru, seorang rakan lama yang baru ditemui semula dan seorang lagi rakan yang bukan baru telah berbincang di Taman Sukma, Samariang, Sarawak.  InsyaAllah Universiti Melayu akan dijenamakan semula dengan kemudahan internet pada masa kini.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

UNIMAS BUKA SEMULA INSTITUT PENGAJIAN ASIA TIMUR (IPAT)

Pada minggu lepas pihak pengurusan UNIMAS telah melantik dekan dan pengarah baharu universiti tersebut yang akan berkuat kuasa pada 1 Januari 2015.  Antara yang disenaraikan adalah Prof. Madya Dr. Shahren Tun Zaidi yang dilantik sebagai Pengarah, IPAT.  Sekaligus bermakna bahawa IPAT yang telah ditutup selama setahun semenjak Prof. Madya Dr. Sanib Said menamatkan kontrak beliau pada akhir tahun 2013, telah dihidupkan semula.  Dalam masa yang sama UNIMAS juga telah membuka semula Institut Rekaan/ Design yang mengalami nasib yang sama kecuali CTC yang nampaknya tidak terdapat dalam senarai tersebut.

Keputusan UNIMAS membuka semula IPAT telah disambut baik oleh mantan pengarah, Prof. Abdul Halim Ali yang sempat ditemubual pada 21 Disember 2014 dan begitu juga Dr. Sanib Said yang berasa lega supaya Kursi Nusantara yang dibiayai oleh Amanah Khairat Yayasan Budaya Melayu akan memainkan peranan yang aktif seperti dahulu.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

PERSIDANGAN ANTARABANGSA KABOKA 7 2013


KONFERENSI ANTAR UNIVERSITI SE BORNEO-KALIMANTAN KE-7 (KABOKA KE-7)

Sukacita dimaklumkan KABOKA 7 2013 telah mendapat sambutan hangat dari peserta dalam dan luar negara. Sehubungan itu, tarikh penghantaran kertas kerja penuh KABOKA 7 2013 dilanjutkan sehingga 30 September 2013. Panduan penyediaan kertas kerja penuh boleh diperolehi di sini. Maklumat lanjut tentang KABOKA Ke-7, boleh diperolehi melalui laman sesawang iniKABOKA 7

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Program PhD, Bantuan kewangan disediakan


Permohonan adalah dipelawa untuk ijazah PhD dari Nusantara yang berkelayakan.  Pembiayaan akan disediakan.  Keterangan lanjut adalah seperti di bawah ini:

1. PhD studies on Plant-Wildlife-Human Evolutionary Association:  The Department of Zoology with USM colleagues are keen to work on the Plant-Wildlife-Human Evolutionary Association (e.g. dispersal patterns) in the Sunda Shelf region by using selected molecular markers. Candidates will register in UNIMAS with GRA stipend.

2. PhD Candidates in Small Carnivores: Candidates in molecular ecology and population ecology to conduct research in Ulu Baram river basin, Sarawak, Malaysia (at least 12 months of field work) and will register in UNIMAS with GRA stipend. 

Mereka yang berminat sila nyatakan dalam komen.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hang Tuah In History


Received emails from friends attaching someone called Monkey who made fun of Hang Tuah.  Here is my reply.  This is no monkey business, leave it to the historians to debate.

Some newspapers carried an interview with Tan Sri Professor Emeritus Dr. Khoo Kay Kim who rejected Hang Tuah as a historical figure fit to be a Malaysian hero.  His view was disputed by Datuk Professor Emeritus Dr. Nik Hassan, an archaeologist and Kassim Ahmad, a literary intellectual who studied the text.  In the same vein, V. Braginsky, a Russian Malay literary scholar and Leonard Andaya, a renown American historian, many years ago believed in the historicity of Hang Tuah.

With due respect, Prof. Khoo Kay Kim is from an old Rankean school of history that could see only easy to read and easy to see facts, and only hard facts, especially, as he mentioned, those western and Chinese sources.

To be fair and objective historians must also refer to other sources, such as the Malay historiography and oral history, two sources that are widely used. In this case, Hang Tuah is mentioned in the book, Sejarah Melayu and, of course, later it generated a full narrative in an other book, Hikayat Hang Tuah that originated from an oral history. In addition there are other evidence from Hang Tuah's own descendants who keep a genealogy and perhaps more well known are his well and grave. Obviously, these are enough sources to argue the existence of the Malaysian hero,Hang Tuah; a real historical figure.

However, the under current of this debate is not so much Hang Tuah's historicity but his ethnicity, a constestation initiated by a racist theoretical framework unknowingly adopted by some journalists.