PROF. DR. LIM SHEN-YANG

Dr. Lim Shen-Yang is a Consultant Neurologist and Professor at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. He runs a very busy government clinic and private practice and sees many patients (around 70+ every week) with Parkinson’s and other Movement Disorders. Dr. Lim earned his medical and research doctorate degrees from Melbourne University, and was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians after completing advanced training in adult Internal Medicine and Neurology in Melbourne. He trained in Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders at world-renowned centres in Melbourne and Toronto. Dr. Lim has numerous publications (60+) in prestigious medical journals and book chapters (e.g., published by Oxford/Cambridge University Press). He is an Associate Editor of Neurology Asia, and a regular Reviewer for several neurology journals, including Parkinsonism & Related Disorders and Movement Disorders. He serves on the International Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Society (MDS; this is the main international body representing health care professionals and scientists in this field) Task Force for Parkinson’s Treatment Guidelines, and is the Education Committee Chair and Secretary-Elect of the MDS (Asian-Oceanian section). He has a strong commitment to teaching and has organized or participated as a Speaker in numerous teaching courses on Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders, locally and abroad (in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Japan, Singapore, China, India, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Myanmar, and United Arab Emirates), and has been appointed MDS Visiting Professor and MDS Ambassador. He is a Medical Advisor to the Malaysian Parkinson’s Disease Association (MPDA; this is the largest and oldest community/support organization for Parkinson's patients and caregivers in Malaysia), and a founding member (and current Chair) of the Malaysian Movement Disorder Council (MDC; this the main professional body representing clinical experts in this field in Malaysia). He was part of the 4-strong team representing Malaysia that beat 13 other national teams to win the Tournament of the Minds at the 19th World Congress of Neurology in 2009, and has held the prestigious position as Expert Panellist for the Video Challenge event at the 19th MDS Congress in the United States in 2015. A Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Specialist has expertise in: Parkinson’s and related disorders such as multiple system atrophy (MSA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), tremor (shaking), gait (walking) disorders, and a variety of other movement problems such as dystonia (involuntary muscle pulling), tics/Tourette syndrome, facial spasm; and specialized treatments such as botulinum toxin (Botox) injections, deep brain stimulation (DBS) and apomorphine (APO-go) infusion.

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ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. SITI ZUBAIDAH BINTI ISMAIL

Siti Zubaidah Ismail's main research interest is on the Islamic law and criminal justice in contemporary Muslim countries, particularly in Southeast Asia. She graduated with Bachelor degree in Shariah from University of Malaya and Master of Comparative Laws from International Islamic University Malaysia. She also holds LL.M degree from Birmingham University, United Kingdom and PhD from her alma mater. She has a particular interest on the impact of Islamic criminal law on the society and issues surrounding women and human rights. She has been invited to deliver talks about the shariah criminal jurisdiction and the potentiality of hudud laws in Malaysia. Her compelted research project is a study on the development of Islamic criminal law implementation in Aceh, Brunei and the legal system in Egypt. Her current research is on the relationship and the potential of diyat formula and the insurance tariff in the context of damages for victims of road traffic accident. She is also active with research relating to Muslim converts and deal with particular issue of freedom of religion. She was Visiting Fellow at Asian Law Institute, National University of Singapore in 2010 and Visiting Scholar at Faculty of Law Universitas Indonesia in 2016. Since 2012, she ventured into a new research area on halal standards and regulations and with other colleagues, she pursues her interest on halal management system in Asean countries and Europe, particularly The Netherlands, Belgium and the UK. She was Head of the Shariah and Law Department from 2011 until January 2016. Since October 2017, she is appointed as Research Fellow with Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA). She has more than 50 articles published in international and local journals and is the author of four books: Undang-Undang Kesalahan Jenayah Syariah di Malaysia (UM Press), Pampasan Kecederaan Fizikal akibat Kecuaian Menurut Perundangan Islam (ILBS), Women Who Kill Their Spouses: The Effects of the Background Factors on the Applicability of Legal Defences in English Criminal Law (VDM) and Undang-Undang Tatacara Jenayah Syariah (DBP). She is married with seven children.

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MR. AZNIJAR BIN AHMAD YAZID

An average person with simple needs. Initially trained as an aero MRO artisan, aznijar went beyond that to designing aerocrafts and performing aerodynamic analyses and experiments. Currently busy figuring better ways to cut metals at UM. Personal homepage is at http://103.18.1.124/~aznijar/, while his facebook page can be found at http://www.facebook.com/aznijar. Occasionally he tweets at https://twitter.com/aznijar and his affiliates can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/aznijar-ahmad-yazid-46672b1.

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