Makmor Tumin is a Political Scientist at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Malaya, and has been serving at the institution since 1997. His works are on issues such as political thoughts, civil society, and social policies mainly on public health. He currently has eight books credited under his name, of which five of them deals with political thought, including one on feminism in Malaysia while another three on public health, focusing on organ donation and transplantation in this country.
Since 13 years ago, he has engaged in works of civil society, both through interdisciplinary analyses and campaigns on the awareness of organ donation. His works in this area have been published in many ISI journals, collaborating with experts such as those from the Faculty of Medicine and the Academy of Islamic Studies. His current interdisciplinary work are related to understanding how the philosophical dimension of political thought can be understood within the sharia law. Hence, many of his recent works are co-authored with academicians who are trained in Islamic Studies.
His works on Islamic studies can be accessed through the following link:
He has currently published 20 articles in ISI journals, 17 in Scopus journals, 23 in Non-(Scopus/ISI) journals, 13 book chapters and 16 book reviews. He had been actively writing for local magazines and newspapers from 1997 to 2004, from which he has published more than 100
articles. Beginning in 2021, he has started contributing to articles in magazines, focusing on political thought, and three of his articles have appeared in Dewan Budaya.
With eyesight that began to deteriorate at the age of 11, he enrolled in a blind school in 1983 before continuing his studies at the University of Malaya. He is currently an Executive Board member of the ASEAN University Network - Disability and Public Policy (AUN-DPPnet).
Below are some information about his book projects, to which many of them are jointly done with experts on Islamic Studies:
1. Islam dan Governan di Malaysia (2021), edited by Sharifah Hayaati Syed Ismail, Mohd Izani Mohd Zain, Makmor Tumin.
2. Masyarakat Sivil di Malaysia: Isu dan Cabaran (2022), edited by Makmor Tumin, Mazlan Che Soh, Sharifah Hayaati Syed Ismail.
3. The History of Islamic Political Thought in the Malay World (2022), by Auni Abdullah (translated by Makmor Tumin).
1. Pemikir Politik Islam Alam Melayu di Malaysia, edited by Makmor Tumin, Abu Hanifah Haris, Mohammad Tawfik Yaakub.
Pemikiran Politik Islam Masa Kini: Sandaran Syariah dan Falsafah, edited by Makmor Tumin, Mohamad Zaidi Abdul Rahman,
3. Islam and the History of Politics and Government in the Malay World, by Auni Abdullah (translated by Makmor Tumin).
1. Casual Talk on Philosophy, Religion, and Good Life (90 percent completed), Makmor Tumin.
2. Muhammad Uthman El-Muhammady's Examination on al-Mawardi's Book on TheOrdinances of Government (65 percent completed), adapted by Ahmad El-Muhammady and Makmor Tumin.
3. Sejarah Falsafah Politik Barat: Daripada Metafizik Telos kepada Hipotesis Fitrah Manusia (50 percent completed) by Makmor Tumin.
4. Masyarakat Sivil Maya di Malaysia: Penerusan dan Perubahan (30 percent completed), Mazlan Che Soh, Makmor Tumin, Sharifah Hayaati Syed Ismail.
5. Kritikan Komunitarianisme Terhadap Liberalisme: Wacana Metafizik, Deontologi , dan Teologi (30 percent completed), Makmor Tumin.
6. Manusia adalah Khalifah: Kedaulatan Rakyat dalam Pemikiran Islam Moden (The Caliphate of Man: Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought) (25 percent completed) , by Andrew F. March (translated by Makmor Tumin).