Associate Professor Dr Awang Azman Awang Pawi had served in the academia world for 18 years. The journey of his academic crossing the institutions such as Faculty Of Applied and Creative Arts, Center For Language Studies (Now Faculty of Language and Communication Studies), Nusantara Chair, Institute of East Asian Studies ( Now Institute of Borneo Studies) University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) untill Guest Scholar at Leiden University, Netherlands. He has been involved in the Malay Studies for more than 20 years. He graduated in Malay Studies (UM) for his doctorate and Malay Letters for his Master of Arts (UKM) and Bachelor of Arts Second Class Upper (UKM)(Malay Letters and minor in History). He has researched, written and produced books, chapters in books, refereed journal papers (national and international), mass media and social media. Currently, he is a columnist for Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur and a social media for the Sarawak political affair. His interest in cross-discplinary field in Malay world culture, literature and heritage as well as Borneo ethnics and political culture. He is involved as a life member for Association of National Writer (PENA), Association of South-east Asian Studies in United Kingdom, European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EUROSEAS), Southeast Asia Library Group and Sarawak Development Institute (SDI), Now, he is affiliated at Department of Socio-Culture, Academy of Malay Studies, Universiti Malaya. Field of Research Keywords: Malay/Indonesia Culture and Heritage (Customs, Ritual, Practices and Contemporary), Malay/Indonesia Literature (Modern, Traditional and Contemporary), Malay/Indonesia Politics (Formation, Rhetoric, Tradition, Invention, Contestant's Identity, Election, Political Culture), Borneo Ethnics Studies (Ethnicity, Worlview, Identity, Material Culture, Ritual, Literature and Heritage), Postcolonial Studies and Postmodern (Malay World), Cross-discplinary Approach such as Culture and Literature Studies, Modern folklores in Malay Contemporary's Politic, Politic of Culture, Cultural Studies, The Idea of National Hero from Malay Literature and Culture etc.

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Chua Yan Piaw is a professor in the Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Malaya. He teaches research methods and statistics courses, and worked as a research methods and statistics consultan at the Unit for the Enhancement of Academic Performance, UM (2010 - 2015). His book series "Research Methods and Statistics", book 1 to book 5 with 61 chapters, are the McGraw-Hill's Top-10 Bestselling Titles in Malaysia. He is an author, reviewer and editorial board member of Web of Science ISI journals (Social Science Citation Index). He was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Journal Reviewer Award by the Elsevier publisher for his contribution in reviewing journal articles of a Tier 1 ISI journal in the Thomson Reuters Social Science Citation Index - the Computers in Human Behaviour journal. He has published books in various fields, including arts education, chemistry, science, creative & critical thinking, multiple intelligence, educational leadership and calligraphy. He is also the winner of 6 gold medals of international invention and innovation expos. Besides that, he is an invited speaker for research methods and data analysis using AMOS, SPSS and Smart PLS workshops.

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Dr. Ram Gopal Raj is currently a Computer Scientist and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. He joined the University of Malaya in July 2007 as a Doctoral student. Dr. Ram graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics and Computing in 2004, a Masters in Information and Multimedia Technology in 2006 and PhD in 2011. He has also authored various journal and conference papers related to his areas of expertise. Dr. Ram Gopal Raj was a National Athlete (1998 – 2005): Singles Sculls Medallist in various National and International Rowing Regattas.

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