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Dr. Phang Siew Nooi

 

Address : 5, Jalan 4/53A, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Telephone No. : 603 – 77824991     H/P : 016-2745299

Email : phangsn99@gmail.com

Citizen : Malaysian


 

Academic Qualification

1. Bachelor of Economics (Public Administration), University of Malaya, 1975.

2. Masters in Economics (Public Administration), University of Malaya, 1978.

3. Ph.D (Local Government), Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham, England, 1985.

4. Passed Sijil Bahasa Malaysia Kursus Intensive Peringkat Tinggi, Pusat Bahasa, University of Malaya, 1976.

5. Passed Peperiksaan Am Kerajaan, Public Services Department, 1980.

6. Certificate for completion of Advanced Course in the Management of Urban Development, School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham, 1995.

 

Awards

1. University of Malaya PhD Scholarship 1981.

2. Excellence in Service Award, University of Malaya 1995.

3. Individual Study Fellowship, School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham, England, 30.10.1995 to 24.11.1995.

4. Excellence in Service Award, University of Malaya 2004.

5. Silver Medal for team project entitled ”Revisiting Local Government Finance and Equalisation Grant in Peninsular Malaysia”, in Research and Innovation Exhibition 2004, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

6. Silver Medal for team project entitled “The Role and Functions of Local Government in Nation Building”, in Research and Innovation Exhibition 2004, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

7. Best Paper Award for paper “Patient Satisfaction as an Indicator of Service Quality in Malaysian Public Hospitals” (co-author, Noor Hazilah Abd. Manaf) at 10th International QMOD Conference, Lund University & Linkoping University, Campus Helsingborg, Sweden, 18-20 June 2007.

 

Employment and Teaching

a. Tutor, Division of Public Administration, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya from September 1975 – June 1979.

b. Lecturer, Department of Administrative Studies and Politics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya from July 1979 - 1989.

c. Associate Professor, Department of Administrative Studies and Politics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya from 1989 - 2000.

d. Professor, Department of Administrative Studies and Politics, University of Malaya from 2000 – 2008.

e. Professor, Faculty of Business and Management, Open University Malaysia from March 1 – October 31, 2009.

 

Courses Taught :

(i) Introduction to Politics and Administration

(ii) Local Government and Urban Development

(iii) Personnel Administration

(iv) Personnel Management and Development

(v) Local Government & Urban Management

(vi) Administrative Management

(vii) Metropolitan Planning

(viii) Public Policy

(ix) Development Administration (MPA)

(x) Urban Management (MPA)

(xi) Introductory Human Resource Development

(viii) Supervision of PhD candidates

 

Publications (Local and International); Journals, Books, Research Reports and Proceedings


a. Books

- Phang Siew Nooi, Sistem Kerajaan Tempatan di Malaysia, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, 1989.

- Phang Siew Nooi, Financing Local Government in Malaysia, University of Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur, 1997.

- Phang Siew Nooi, Sieh Mei Ling, Lang Chin Ying and Norma Mansor, Women Managers of Malaysia, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya Publication, Kuala Lumpur, 1991.

- Phang Siew Nooi, (editor), Green Productivity Programs and Activities in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Experiences of Selected NPOs, Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo, 2000.


b. International and Local Publications

- Phang, Siew Nooi, “Some Consequences of Urbanization: Squatters and Housing Problems in West Malaysia”, in Urbanization and National Development in Asia, Sit, Victor F.S. and Mera, Koichi (eds.), Summerson Eastern Publishers Ltd. Hong Kong, 1981, Chapter VI, Part 3, pp. 53 – 60.

- Phang, Siew Nooi, “Relationship Between the State and Local Government in West Malaysia”, in Journal of Planning and Administration, Vol. 9, No. 1, Spring 1982, International Union of Local Authorities (IULA), The Hague, pp. 66 – 73.

- Chee, Peng Lim; Phang, Siew Nooi and Boh, Margaret, “The History and Development of the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation in Malaysia”, in Eastern Banking: Essays in History of the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, King, Frank, H. H. (ed.), The Athlone Press, London, 1983, Chapter 17, pp. 350 – 391.

- Phang, Siew Nooi, “Masaalah Pengambilan Kakitangan di Penguasa-Penguasa Tempatan di Semenanjung Malaysia” in Buletin INTAN, Vol. 10, No.1, April 1986.

- Phang, Siew Nooi, “An Evaluation of the Efficiency of a Local Authority in the Provision of Cleansing Services in Malaysia – A Study of the Klang Municipal Council”, in Buletin INTAN, Vol. 10, No. 2, December 1986.

- Phang, Siew Nooi, “Local Government Reform - A Comparative Study of Selected Countries in Africa and Southeast Asia”, in Journal of Planning and Administration, Vol. 14, No.1, Spring 1987, International Union of Local Authorities (IULA), The Hague, pp. 31 – 38.

- Phang, Siew Nooi, Book Review on Local Administration and Regional Development in Asia, edited by Hari Mohan Mathur & Helmut Palla, Asian and Pacific Centre, Kuala Lumpur (APDC) & the German Foundation For International Development (DSE), 1983, in Public Administration and Development, Vol. 7, No. 1, January-March 1987, a Journal of the Royal Institute of Public Administration, (RIPA), England.

- Phang, Siew Nooi, “Local Government in Malaysia – Issue of Democracy, Local Elections and Public Participation in Democracy and Democratic Rights, Civil Rights Committee, Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, October 1987.

- Phang, Siew Nooi, “Kerajaan Tempatan di Malaysia Pada Masa Kini – Pengalaman Dalam Proses Penyusunan Semula”, in Buletin INTAN, Jilid 12, Bil. 2/3, 1988.

- Phang, Siew Nooi and Norris, Malcolm, “The Restructuring of Local Government in West Malaysia and Its Impact on the Recruitment of Personnel”, in Jurnal Antropologi dan Sosiologi, Vol. 16, 1988. (Journal of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia).

- Phang, Siew Nooi, “Municipal Councils in Peninsular Malaysia After Restructuring: Issues and Problems”, in Urban Government and Development in Asia, Ruland, Jurgen (ed.), Weltforum Verlag, Munchen, Koln, London, 1988, Chapter 4, pp. 167 – 186.

- Phang Siew Nooi, Stephen Chee and Siti Rohani Yahya, “Local Authority Functions and Service Performance”, in Local Financial Equalization System, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Kuala Lumpur, July 1989.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Some Aspects of Local Government Management in Malaysia – Issues and Problems”, in Pakistan Administration, Vol. XXVI, No. 2, July-December 1989.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Issues and Problems in Local Government Management – Improving Local Government Performance”, in Jurnal Produktiviti, Vol. 9, December 1990. (Journal of the National Productivity Centre).

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Sources of Financing Local Government: New Avenues For Thought”, in Sarawak Gazette, Vol. CXVIII, April, 1991.

- Chee, Stephen & Phang, Siew Nooi, “The Role of Residents, NGOs and Quasi-Public Agencies in Local Government in Malaysia”, in Comparative Studies of Public Administration: The Role of Residents, NGOs and Quasi-Public Agencies in Local Government, EROPAH, Local Government Center, Tokyo, Japan, 1992, Chapter 8, pages 177 – 203.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Role of Women in Local Government Politics”, in The Borneo Mail, August, 22, 1992.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Increasing Local Government Revenue and the Concept of Financial Equalisation”, in Borneo Review, Vol. III, No. 1, June 1992.

- Phang Siew Nooi and Norris, Malcolm, “Performance of a Local Council in Solid Waste Management - A Study of Supervision and Control of Human Resource”, in Jurnal Produktiviti, Vol.16, December 1994.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Privatisation of Local Authority Services – Experience of Some Local Authorities in Peninsular Malaysia”, in Development Review, (Institute of Development Studies, Sabah), Vol. 10, No.2, May-July 1995.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Penswastaan Perkhidmatan Kerajaan Tempatan - Pengalaman Beberapa Kuasa Tempatan di Semenanjung Malaysia” (terjemahan), in Development Review, Vol.10, No. 2, May – July 1995.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Determining the Reliability and Potential of Local Government Sources of Revenue in Sabah Utilising Trend Analysis and Elasticity Measurement”, in Borneo Review, Vol. V1. No. 2, Dec. 1995, pages 85 –108.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Cities of Joy” in Greenwave, vol. 1, No. 3 July 1996 (publication endorsed by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment).

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Increasing the Income of Cities – Malaysia”, in Increasing The Income of Cities: Tapping The Potentials of Non-Land-Based Sources of Municipal Revenues, Mathur, Om Prakash and Einsiedel, Nathaniel von (eds), Centax Publications, New Delhi for UNDP/UNCHS (Habitat), Nairobi, 1996, Chapter 3, pp 171 – 212.

- Phang, Siew Nooi, Kuppusamy S, Norris, Malcolm W., “Metropolitan Management of Kuala Lumpur”, in The Dynamics of Metropolitan Management in Southeast Asia, Ruland, Jurgen (ed.) Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 1996, Chapter 5, pp.133 – 167.

- Phang Siew Nooi, Augustine Koh & Halimaton Saaidah, “Urban Environmental Management in Malaysia”, in Joanne F.K. Atkinson (ed.), Urban Environmental Management in Southeast Asia: An Overview of Current Practice, Eschborn Germany, 1997 (GTZ & ASEAN Publication), pp.53 – 74.

- Phang Siew Nooi, Discussant and Commentator on Professor Melville L. McMillans paper “Local Governments: An International Perspective on Industrialised and Developing Countries”, in Sulaiman Mahbob(et al), Malaysian Public Sector in the Twenty-First Century: Planning For 2020 and Beyond, MIER & Queen’s University Canada Publication, 1977, pp. 218 – 221.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Future Development in Local Government Through Strategic Management,” in Jurnal Productivity, Bil. 16, January 1998.

- Phang, Siew Nooi and Lee, Kiyau Loo, “Frozen Food: Fika Foods Corporation Sdn. Bhd.”, in Policies, Research and Programs in Cleaner Production: Case Studies in the Food Industry Sector, Pagan, J. Robert, & Williams, Leslie J. (eds), Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific (RIAP), University of Sydney in association `with APEC Publication, 1999, pp. 76-85.

- Phang, Siew Nooi and Lee, Kiyau Loo, “Beverage: In’ Joy Marketing (M) Sdn. Bhd”, in Policies, Research and Programs in Cleaner Production: Case Studies in the Food Industry Sector, Pagan, J. Robert, & Williams, Leslie J. (eds), Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific (RIAP), University of Sydney in association `with APEC Publication, 1999, pp. 86 – 97

- Phang, Siew Nooi, “Kerajaan Tempatan”, in Perkembangan Undang-Undang Perlembangaan Persekutuan, Ahmad Ibrahim (ed.) Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, 1999, Chapter 12, pp. 439 – 479.

- Phang, Siew Nooi; Lee, Kiyau Loo; Foo, Hee Boon; “Malaysia – Country Profile on Green Productivity Practices”, in Green Productivity Practices in Select Industry Sectors, Asian Productivity Organisation Publication, Tokyo, 2001, pp. 49 – 87.

- Phang, Siew Nooi, “Urban Management and the Challenges for Local Government”, in Buletin Ingenieur, Vol. 12, Quarterly 3/4, Sept. 2001.

- Phang, Siew Nooi, “Urban Challenges to Local Government in the Era of Globalisation”, in Borneo Review, Vol. 12, No. 2, December 2001.

- Phang Siew Nooi; Abdullah Sanusi Ahmad, “Role of Universities in Meeting the Challenges Urban Environment”, Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, Vol XXXVIII Nos 1& 2, 2001.

- Phang, Siew Nooi, “Green Productivity: A Brief”, in Berita ENSEARCH, Issue No.2, 2002.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Urban Challenges to Local Government in the Era if Globalization”, in Reinventing Sabah: Global Challenges and Policy Responses (eds. Mohd. Yaakub Hj. Johari and Chong Shu Yaw), Institute for Development Studies (Sabah), 2003, pp. 333 – 348.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Local Government in Malaysia – Some Consideration and thoughts in Planning and Implementation”, in Principles and Practises of Good Governance: The Way Forward for Sabah (Editors: Mohd Yaakub Hj Johari and Chong Shu Yaw), Institute for Development Studies (Sabah), 2004, pp. 121-129.

- Phang Siew Nooi and Beh Loo See, “Aspects of Sustainable Development and Their Linkages to Agenda 21: A Malaysian Perspective”, in Principles and Practises of Good Governance: The Way Forward for Sabah (Editors: Mohd Yaakub Hj Johari and Chong Shu Yaw), Institute for Development Studies (Sabah), 2004, pp. 131–144.

- Phang Siew Nooi and Beh Loo See, “Pursuing Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and Moving Beyond:Malaysia’s Experience with Malaysian Airline System (MAS)”, TINJAUAN:Policy and Management Review (Universiti Brunei Darussalam) Vol. 6, 2004-05, pp. 44 – 61.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Administrative Reforms through the MPA: The Malaysian Experience”,in Marc Holzer, Mengzhong Zhang, Keyong Dong (Eds. in Chief), Frontiers of Public Administration , New York:The United Nations Public Administration Network & Washington DC: The American Society for Public Administration, 2004-2006, pp. 173 – 182.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Local Government”, in Zakaria Haji Ahmad (volume ed.), Government and Politics 1940-2006, The Encyclopedia of Malaysia, Editions Didier Millet, 2006, pp. 94 – 96.

- Phang Siew Nooi and Loo See Beh, “Rearticulating Spiritual Hegemony and Reconceiving Divinity: Malaysia’s Islam Hadhari”, in Dominique Schirmer, Gernot Saalman, Christle Kessler (Eds.), Hybridising East and West:Tales Beyond Westernisation:Empirical Contributions to the Debates on Hybridity, Lit, Munster, Germany, 2006, pp. 219 – 234.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “City Slicker Discovers Nature”, in Malaysian Naturalist, Vol. 61-1, September 2007, pp. 45-48.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Decentralisation or Recentralisation? Trends in Local Government in Malaysia”, in Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, Issue 1, May 2008.

- Phang Siew Nooi, Kuppusamy Singaravelloo, Beh Loo See, “Urbanisation and Impact on Development in Malaysia”, in Journal REKAYASA: Journal of Ethics, Legal and Governance (Universiti Utara Malaysia), Vol. 3, Oct. 2007.

- Phang Siew Nooi, Noor Hazilah Abd Manaf, “Malaysia and Its Civil Service:Perspectives, Planning and Reform”, in Journal of Administrative Studies, (Jahangrinagar University, Dhaka), No. 1, June, 2008, pp. 25-40.

- Noor Hazilah Abd Manaf, Phang Siew Nooi, “Patient Satisfaction as an Indicator of Service Quality in Malaysian Public Hospitals”, in The Asian Journal on Quality, Korean Society for Quality Management, Vol. 10, No.1, 2009, pp. 77-87.

- Phang Siew Nooi, Loo Sze Wei,”Education and Research via the Open University Malaysia – An Opportunity for Local Government”, in Commonwealth Journal of local Governance, Issue No. 4, Nov. 2009, pp. 138-142.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Recentralization Amidst Decentralization of Local Government in Malaysia”, in Evan M. Berman (ed.), Public Administration in Southeast Asia, Taylor & Francis Publication, United Kingdom, Chapter 16 (forthcoming), 2010.


c. Research Reports and Proceedings

- Phang, Siew Nooi, Resettlement in Low-Cost Housing Schemes: A Case Study of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Family Planning in the Cheras Low-Cost Housing Scheme. SEAPRAP Research Report No. 59, December 1980. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.

- Phang, Siew Nooi, “Perkhidmatan-perkhidmatan Awam Untuk Menemui Keperluan-keperluan Dasar”, Chapter Five, in World Bank Report 1980, Translation work from English to Bahasa Malaysia under the Chairmanship of Professor Di Raja Ungku Aziz.

- Phang, Siew Nooi, Stephen Chee and Siti Rohani Yahya, “Local Authorities Revenue Equalization System – A Study of Ten Sample Local Authorities in Peninsular Malaysia”, a Final Report submitted to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government and the Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), September 1988.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Isu dan Masalah Dalam Pengurusan Kerajaan Tempatan - Meningkatkan Prestasi Kerajaan Tempatan”, in Proceedings of Seminar Produktiviti dan Mutu Pihakberkuasa Tempatan, September 1990, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Faculty of Economics and Administration and the National Productivity Centre.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Participation of Women in Three Selected Local Authorities in Peninsular Malaysia”, Research Report No. 5, December, 1991, published by the National Population and Family Development Board, Kuala Lumpur.

- Norris, Malcolm and Phang, Siew Nooi, Urban Management in Penang Island, State of Penang, Malaysia: The Institutional Framework of Urban Government, Case Study No. 7, a Research Report published by the Development Administration Group, School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham, England, April, 1992.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Monitoring the Impact of Policies and Progress Towards Sustainable Development” in Proceedings on Perspectives on Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region, 25 – 27 October 1995, Association of Development Research and Training Institutes of Asia and the Pacific (ADIPA).

- Phang Siew Nooi, Koh, Augustine, Md. Noor, Kamariah., “Solid Waste Management in Malaysia”, in Human Resources For Sustainable Development: Report, Action Plan and Case Studies, The Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific, University of Sydney, Sydney, 1996, Case Study No. 4, pp.68-77.

- Phang Siew Nooi and Norris, Malcolm, “Performance of a Local Council in Solid Waste Management: A Study of Supervision and Control of Human Resources”, in UMP-Asia Occasional Paper No. 25, Feb. 1996.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Malaysia: Political, Economic & Social-Cultural Overview”, in Proceedings of Executive MBA ’96 Study Mission to Malaysia, 14 – 21 March 1997, Imperial College Management School, United Kingdom.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Solid Waste Management Malaysia”, Case Study III in Human Resources for Sustainable Development: Pilot Continuing Education Seminar Report, Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific (RIAP) and APEC, University of Sydney, May 1997, pp.61– 67.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Role of Local Government in the Community”, in Proceedings of the EPSM Seminar on Local Communities and the Environment, 25 – 26 October 1997, Environmental Protection Society Malaysian (EPSM).

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Local Government in Malaysia – Approaching the Urban Century and the New Millennium”, in Proceedings of EPSM Second Seminar on Local Communities and the Environment, 22 – 25 October 1998, EPSM.

- Phang Siew Nooi, et,el. “Kajian Geran Tahunan Berasaskan Kaedah Kesimbangan Yang DiBeri Oleh Kerajaan Persekutuan Kepada PBT dankajian Kedudukan Kewangan PBT”. A Report submitted to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia. April 2003.

- Phang Siew Nooi, et,el. “Laporan Suruhanjaya Siasatan Bagi Pekerja Perkhidmatan Di Semenanjung Malaysia. September 2003.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Administrative Reforms through the MPA”, Proceedings of 2nd Sino-US International Conference on Public Administration: Challenges & Opportunities for Public Administration in a Rapidly Changing World, Renmin University of China, Beijing P.R. China, 25 – 26 May, 2004.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Coordinator’s Summary Report on ASEAN Region Local Administration Forum 2004”, in Report on the ASEAN Region Local Administration Forum 2004, The Japan Council of Local and International Relations, Singapore (CLAIR), Mac 2005

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Driving Forces on Local Government Delivery” in Graham Sansom (ed.) Better Local Services: Improving Local Government Delivery through Innovation & Partnerships, Report of the Asia-Pacific Regional Symposium Kuala Lumpur, July 2005, Making Local Governance Work Series 3, Commonwealth Secretariate, United Kingdom, 2006, pp.9 – 11.

- Phang Siew Nooi, et,el. "Kajian Keberkesanan Peranan dan Fungsi Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan dalam Pembangunan Negara", (A Study on the Effectiveness, Role and Functions of Local Authorities in National Development, Malaysia). A Draft Report submitted to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia, March 2006 and a Final Report to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government and Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia, April 2007 (unpublished).

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Appraising Local Government in a Transforming Community in Malaysia” in Proceedings on First Bi-Annual EURA Conference on Cities in City Regions,European Urban Research Association, Warsaw, Poland, 11–14 May, 2006.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Administrative Reforms in Malaysia- Confronting New Dimensions in Government Administration” in Proceedings on International Conference on Administrative Reforms in South and South East Asia, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 28 – 29 June, 2006.

- Phang Siew Nooi; Noor Azina Ismail; Kuppusamy Singaravello; Lee Kiyau Loo, A Study on Improving Local Government Delivery System in Malaysia: Enhancing Excellent Service Delivery at Local Authority Level Towards National Performance Culture. A report for the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia, July, 2006 (unpublished).

- Phang Siew Nooi, External Evaluation Report on Practicum Workshop on Green Productivity, Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo, Japan, December, 2006.

- Phang Siew Nooi; Lee Kiyau Loo; Ho Khek Hua; Kuppusamy Singaravelloo, The Evaluation Study on National Budgeting: Mainstreaming Gender Analysis. A report for the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Malaysia, January 2007 (unpublished).

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Efficient Service Delivery and Community Participation through Local Government Restructuring”, in Proceedings of the Commonwealth Local Government Research Seminar, Auckland, March 2007.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Transforming Local Government: The Challenge to Centralization”, in Proceedings on Local Government in Malaysia: The Search for New Directions, Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies and Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya, 22 May, 2008.

- Phang Siew Nooi, “Administrative Reform Initiatives for Global Challenges: New Dimensions for Local Government”, in Proceedings on China’s Reform in the Next Step: Changes and Choices, International Forum on China Reform, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and China Institute for Reform and Development (CIRD), 1-2 Nov. 2008, Hainan, P.R. China.


d. Reviewer

- Mathur, Hari Mohan; Palla, Helmut (eds.), Local Administration and Regional Development in Asia, Asian and Pacific Development Centre (APDC), Kuala Lumpur and the German Foundation for International Development (DSE), 1983.

- Zahari, A.R., Memahami Kerajaan Tempatan di Malaysia, Fajar Bakti, Kuala Lumpur, 1991.

- “Tinjauan Pendapat Pegawai-Pegawai Awam Terhadap Isu-Isu Pembaharuan dalam Pentadbiran Awam Malaysia”, paper for Pertanika, Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, February 2007.

- “The Practice of Fiscal Federalism in Malaysia” chapter for book entitled “The Practice of Fiscal Federalism:Comparative Perspectives”, published by the Glocal Dialogue on Federalism, Lafayette College, USA, June 2006.

- “Local Governance Management in West Sumatra”, paper for Jurnal REKAYASA, Universiti Utara Malaysia, August 2006.

- “Bureaucratic Efficiency and Democratic Accountability: Conflict or Compatability”, paper for Jurnal REKAYASA, Universiti Utara Malaysia, August 2006.

- Review of Courses for the Diploma in Business Studies Programmes for Life College Malaysia, 2006.

- “Malaysia’s New Assertive Role in Foreign Economic Relations: Whither the Constituent States?” for book Federalism and Foreign Relations, McGill-Queens University Press, 2007.

 

Administrative Duties and Committee Member in the University and Faculty

- Head, Department of Administrative Studies and Politics, April 1997 – March 1999, April 2002 – April 2003, 1 April 2005 – 5 June 2005, August 2005 – March 2006, December 2006 – August 2007.

- Member of Senate University of Malaya, 20 October 2006 – 19 October 2009

- Senate Representative for Board of Examiners for PhD candidates, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics and Faculty of Law, University of Malaya.

- Chairperson, Jawatankuasa Program Siswazah (Pengajian Pentadbiran & Politik) FEA, 1997-1999.

- Division of Public Administration’s Representative in FEA’s Undergraduate Committee 1986 - 1988.

- Assistant Treasurer of the Malaysian Economic Association, 1986 – 1987. Member, Population Studies Unit, FEA.

- Division of Public Administration’s Representative in Jawatankuasa Penjagaan Bangunan dan Kawasan Fakulti, FEA, 1980 – 1981.

- Chairman of Faculty Library Committee, FEA, 1988 – 1991.

- Representative, University of Malaya Library Committee, 1988 – 1991. FEA’s representative to Kumpulan Perancang Antara Agensi - Pembangunan Bandar (1APG – UD), EPU. 1990

- Chairperson, Finance Sub-Committee of the Family Day Committee of FEA, 1995.

- Faculty representative to the Postgraduate Studies Committee of FEA, 1995 – 1997.

- Member of the Board of Examiners for Unit Perundingan Universiti Malaya’s (UPUM) Certificate in Human Resource Management (CHRM) Course, 1997 – 1999.

- Committee member, Jawatankuasa Program Siswazah (Pentadbiran Awam), 1990 – 1992.

- Committee member, Pameran Sempena Perasmian Bangunan Peperiksaan, 1995.

- Committee Member, Jawatankuasa Pengajian Ijazah Lanjutan, FEA, 1997 ¬– 1999.

- Committee Member, Jawatankuasa Program Siswazah (Pengajian Bersama) FEA, 1997-1999.

- Committee Member, Jawatankuasa Pengajian Ijazah Pertama, FEA, 1997 – 1999. Member, Board of Directors of the University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education 1998.

- Committee Member, Jawatankuasa Panel Pemilihan Pensyarah FEP, 1998 – 2003.

- Committee Member, Jawatankuasa Kesepakaran Bagi Fakulti Ekonomi & Pentadbiran, 2001.

- Committee Member, Jawatankuasa Rayuan Untuk Calon Ijazah Tinggi, Institut Pengajian Siswazah, Universiti Malaya, 2002 -2005.

- Chief Coordinator for Research and Innovation Expo. 2004, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, September 2004.

- Chairperson, Committee for Research and Coordination, August 2004 – June 2005.

- Chairperson, Postgraduate Committee for Department of Administrative studies and Politics, 2004 - 2006.

- Committee Member, Undergraduate Committee, Faculty of Economics, 2004 – 2008.

- Programme Coordinator, Centre for Graduate Studies, Open University Malaysia, August 2009.

- Committee Member, Jawatankuasa Pengurusan Akademik Universiti ( Committee for Management of University Academic Affairs), Open University Malaysia, July 2009.

- Member, Board of Studies for Undergraduate Programme in Political Science and Public Policy, Faculty of Applied Social Science, Open University Malaysia, June 2009.

 

Government and Public Appointments

- Member, Board of Directors of the Employees Provident Fund, Malaysia, June 1990 – June 1992.

- Committee member, Employees Provident Fund Development Committee, June 1990 – June 1992.

- Committee member, Employees Provident Fund Audit Board, June 1990 – June 1992.

- Committee member, Technical Working Group (TWG) For Local Government for the Seventh Malaysia Plan, 1994.

- Committee member, Petaling Jaya Municipal Council Sub-committee for Increasing Local Revenues 1994.

- Committee member, Malaysia Chapter Asia Pacific Women in Politics 1994.

- Member of the United Kingdom Delegation to the 14th Session of the United Commission for Human Settlements in Nairobi, Kenya 26th April – 5th May 1993.

- Advisory Member, Jawatankuasa Penawaran Program Sarjana Pengurusan Awam (MPM) School for Social Development, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 2001.

- Chairperson, Commission of Enquiry for Workers in the Services Sector in Peninsular Malaysia, Ministry of Human Resource, October 2002 – October 2003.

- Committee member, Jawatankuasa Pemandu Penyelidikan dan Pembangunan, Institut Penyelidikan Pembinaan Malaysia (CREAM), Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia, 2003.

- President, Green Productivity Association, Malaysia, 2002 – 2010.

- Advisor and Member, Academic Advisory Board of Life College, Malaysia, 1 January 2004 – 31 December 2008.

- Associate Editor, Borneo Review, Journal of the Institute for Development Studies, Sabah, 2004.

- Editorial Board, Jurnal REKAYASA, Journal of Ethics, Legal and Governance, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 2004 -2010.

- Committee Member, Ministry of Housing and Local Government Technical Committee for Master Plan Study on New Villages in Peninsular Malaysia, 2003 – 2005.

- Advisor, Association for Local Government Women Councillors, Malaysia, May 2007 to date.

- Research Associate, International Institute of Public Policy and Management (INPUMA), University of Malaya, 1 August 2006 – 31 July 2011.

- Member, Editorial Board of Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance (e-journal, CLGF and University of Technology Sydney), from 2008.

- Member, Advisory Board of the Journal of Administrative Studies (JAS), Department of Public Administration, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, from 2008.

 

Papers Presented at Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

- “Urban Redevelopment in Penang: The Case of the Penang Urban Centre”, in Graduate Seminar Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 25 October 1977, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Squatter Problems in Penang”, Graduate Seminar Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 26 September 1978, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Some Consequences of Urbanisation Process: Squatters and Housing Problems in West Malaysia”, at the Tsukuba Urbanization Conference, 10 - 15 August 1981, Tsukuba, Japan.

- “The Restructuring of Local Authorities in West Malaysia”, at the Development Administrative Group Seminar, 11 March 1985, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England.

- “Memahami Metodoloji Penyelidikan”, at Bengkel Kaedah Penyelidikan, 10 January 1987, organised by Kelab Pentadbiran Awam, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Metodoloji Penyelidikan - Beberapa Cara Mengutip Data”, at Bengkel Kelab Pentadbiran Awam, 6 January 1988, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Local Authority Functions and Service Performance”, joint paper with Chee, Stephen and Rohani, Siti; at Higher Level Seminar on Local Financial Equalization System, 5 - 6 September, 1988, organised by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government at Cameron Highlands, Malaysia.

- “Review of Local Authority Functions and Capacity”, at Ministry of Housing and Local Government Seminar, 14 January 1989, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Women and Development in Malaysia - Implications for Planning and Population Dynamics”, Paper commentator in Colloquium Women and Development in Malaysia, 10 - 12 January, 1989, organised by the Population Studies Unit, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Motivation in the University Hospital”, at University Hospital Administrative and Nursing Staff Seminar, 24 June 1989, at Bilik VIP, University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Local Government in Peninsular Malaysia - Towards Improving Local Government Performance”, at Bengkel Untuk Kerajaan Tempatan Negeri Sabah, 20 - 21 December 1989, organised by the Biro Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Sabah, in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

- “Isu dan Masalah dalam Pengurusan Kerajaan Tempatan; Menigkatkan Prestasi Kerajaan Tempatan”, at Seminar Produktiviti dan Mutu Pihakberkuasa Tempatan, 22 – 23 September, 1990, organised by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Faculty of Economics and Administration and National Productivity Centre, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

- “Sources of Financing Local Government: New Avenues for Thought”, in First Meeting of the Consultative Committee on Local Government in Malaysia, 11 - 12 March 1991, organised by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government in Taiping, Malaysia.

- “Local Government System in Malaysia with Emphasis on Training Needs for Local Government Employees”, at Annual Conference of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration 1991, 26 July – 2 August, 1991, organised by the Human Resource Development Bureau Sabah in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

- “Participation of Women in Local Government Politics in Peninsular Malaysia”, in Seminar Status and Role of Malaysian Women in Development and Family Welfare, 26 - 27 August, 1991, organised by the NDFPA and Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, in Port Dickson, Malaysia.

- “Increasing Local Government Revenue and the Concept of Financial Equalisation”, in Workshop on Local Government Finance, 25 November 1991, organised by the Institute of Development Studies and the Ministry of Local Government and Housing Sabah, in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

- “Women’s Participation in Local Government Politics”, in Workshop on Vision 2020, Challenges to Local Government, 10 - 12 August, 1992, organised by the Institute of Development Studies Sabah in Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.

- “Institutional Framework of Urban Management”, joint paper with Professor Ken Davey and Dr. Richard Batley of the School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham, England, at the Fourteenth Session of the Commission on Human Settlements, 26 April - 5 May, 1993, organised by the United Nations on Human Settlements in Nairobi, Kenya.

- “An Overview of the Report on Metropolitan Management of Kuala Lumpur”, joint paper with Mr. Kuppusamy S. in Workshop on Metropolitan Management in Southeast Asia, 7 March, 1994, organised by the Singapore Institute of Southeast Asian Studies ISEAS) in Singapore.

- “Modernity With Traditionalism: The Case of Kuala Lumpur”, in Conference on Local Cultures in the Global City, 29 - 30 April 1994, organised by the German Oriental Institute and Sociology Department, Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey.

- “An Overview of the Sources of Municipal Revenue - Land and Non-Land Based in Malaysia”, in Regional Meeting of Country Case Studies on Non-Land Based Sources of Municipal Revenues, 4 - 5 August 1994, organised by the Urban Management Programme, United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand.

- “Managing the Urban Poor Through the NADI Programme: A Local Authority Effort”, in International Workshop on Human Settlements and Sustainable Urban Development in Southeast Asia: The Challenges for the 21st Century, 5 – 17 September, 1994 organised by INTAN and the Urban Management Programme, United Nations in Kuala Lumpur.

- “Privatisation of Local Authority Services - Experience of Some Local Authorities in Peninsular Malaysia”, in Workshop on Privatisation of Services in Local Authorities, 26 - 28 September, 1994 organised by the Institute of Development Studies Sabah in Sandakan Sabah, Malaysia.

- “Non-Land Based Sources of Municipal Revenue in Malaysia”, in Regional Workshop on Non-Land Based Sources of Municipal Revenue, 9 - 11 March 1995 organised by the Urban Management Programme, United Nations in Kuala Lumpur.

- “Monitoring the Impact of Policies and Progress Towards Sustainable Development”, in Perspectives on Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region, ADIPA Eleventh General Meeting, 25 – 27 October 1995, organised by the Association of Development Research & Training Institutes of Asia and the Pacific (ADIPA) and the Institute of Development Studies Sabah in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

- “Review of Recent Public Policy Changes and Transformation in Malaysia”, in Staff Research Seminar of the School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham, 21 November 1995 organised by the Development Administrative Group, University of Birmingham in University of Birmingham, England.

- “The Challenges Facing Local Government: The Role of Strategic Management”, Keynote Address in International Workshop on the Challenges Facing Local Government: The Role of Strategic Planning, 22 March 1996 organised by International Union of Local Authorities Asia Pacific Section (IULA-ASPAC) and INTAN in Kuala Lumpur.

- “Local Government Finance and Management” in a Briefing on Local Government Matters to the Chief Minister of Johore State on 28 March 1996 organised by the Johore Chief Minister’s Office, Johore Bharu.

- “Monitoring Environmental Aspects of Solid Waste Management” in International Symposium on Economic Development of the Regions Along the New Euro-Asia Continental Bridge, 7 – 9 May 1996 organised by the State Science and Technology Commission, Peoples Republic of China, Beijing.

- “Urban Environmental Management in Malaysia”, joint-paper with Halimaton Saadiah (Selangor State, Town and Country Planning Department) and Augustine Koh [Asian Society for Environmental Protection (ASEP)] in ASOEN-GTZ International Workshop on Urban Environmental Management, 19-21 August 1996, organised by ASOEN and GTZ in Jakarta, Indonesia.

- “Solid Waste Management in Malaysia - A Case Study of Petaling Jaya”, joint-paper with Augustine Koh (ASEP) and Kamariah Md. Noor (Petaling Jaya Municipal Council) in Pilot Seminar on Sustainable Development 1-4 November 1996 organised by The Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific (RIAP) and the University of Sydney in Cape York, Queensland, Australia.

- “Keperluan Kepada Pengurusan Persekitaran Bandar”, paper presented in Sesi Percambahan Fikiran Mengenai Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan, 19-20 June 1997, organised by the Johore State Government, Johore Bharu.

- “Local Government Revenue Sharing and Performance Indicators: The Malaysian Experience” (joint paper with Kuppusamy S. and Sharifuddin Zainuddin, FEA) in Workshop on Revenue Sharing and Performance Indicators, 25-29 August 1997, organised by Department of Local Administration (DOLA) and Thailand Development Research Institute, sponsored by UNDP.

- “Role of Local Government in the Community”, in Seminar on Local Communities and the Environment, 25-26 October 1997 organised by the Environmental Protection Society of Malaysia (EPSM) in Petaling Jaya.

- “Green Productivity and Cleaner Production in Malaysia”, in APO-UNEP Joint Workshop on GP/CP Promotion 10-11 November, 1997 organised by the Asian Productivity Organisation in Bangkok.

- “Brief Overview of Cleaner Production Activities in Malaysia” (joint paper with Lee Kiyau Loo, INTAN) in APEC-HRD Project Meeting Workshop on Human Resource Management For Cleaner Production Needs in APEC Countries, 17-18 November 1997 organised by RIAP, University of Sydney in Singapore.

- “Social Issues in the Housing Industry”, 2nd March 1998 organised by the HELP Institute in Kuala Lumpur.

- “Human Resource Management for Cleaner Production Needs in APEC-A Malaysian Case Study of Fika Foods Corporation Ltd. Co.” (Joint paper with Lee Kiyau Loo, INTAN) in APEC Human Resource Development In Cleaner Production Workshop, 22-24 June 1998 organised by RIAP, University of Sydney, and Kuala Lumpur.

- “Local Government in Malaysia – Approaching the Urban Century and the New Millennium”, in Second Seminar on Local Communities and the Environment, 22-25 October 1998, organised by EPSM in Petaling Jaya.

- “History of Local Government in Malaysia” in The Japan Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) Short-Term International Study to Malaysia, 16 – 19 November 1999, University of Malaya.

- “Financial Challenges for Local Government in the New Millennium and the Way Forward” in Ministry of Housing and Local Government ExecutiveTalk, 27 November 1999, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Approaches to Building a National Action Plan by Government to Promote Green Productivity (GP)” in Planning Meeting for APO’s GP Activities in the Asia Pacific Region, 10 – 12 February 2000, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Role of Universities in Meeting the Challenges of a Changing Urban Environment” (co-writer Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Haji Abdullah Sanusi Ahmad) in National Seminar on Challenges for Sustained Recovery and Growth: The Malaysian Economy in the Dawn of the New Millennium, 4 – 5 April, 2000 Petaling Jaya.

- “Pengurusan Bandar Yang Baik Oleh Kerajaan Tempatan”, in Ceramah Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), 27 April 2000.

- “Need For a Transformation Process for Local Authorities To Meet The Increasing Demands of A Growing Population in An Ever Changing Environment, in Sesi Ilmuan to the Minister of Housing & Local Government (Dato’ Seri Ong Kah Ting), 8 May 2000, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Urban Governance - Issues and Challenges in the Context of Malaysia”, in National Conference on Housing & Urban Governance, 20 – 21 July 2000 Petaling Jaya.

- “Urban Governance: Positioning Local Government in Malaysia to Meet the Challenges of the Urban Century”, in Fifth National Civil Service Conference on Good Governance: Issues and Challenges, 22 – 24 June 2000, INTAN, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Kewangan Kerajaan Tempatan Malaysia: Sumber dan Pengurusan” (co-writer with Kuppusamy Singaraveloo and Raja Noriza Raja Ariffin), in Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Perunding Majlis-Majlis Daerah Seluruh Malaysia (JKPMD) Tahun 2000, 3 – 5 August 2000 Lumut, Perak.

- “The Role of Local Government and the Community”, in Journalist Workshop “You, Your Community & the Environment”, 25 – 26 August 2000 FRIM Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Better Urban Governance to Improve Quality of City Living – What We Hope for our City in the 21st Century”, in KL 21 Convention & Exhibition-Kuala Lumpur in the New Millennium, 12-13 Feb. 2001, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Role of Local Government in Urban Management”, in First Workshop on Urban Management Indonesia – Malaysia”, 23 – 25 March 2001 Petaling Jaya.

- “Local Agenda and You” in Seminar on Towards Sustainable Development and Consumerism; Use Cleaner Production and the Natural Step, organised by ENSEARCH Malaysia, 24 May 2001, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Urban Challenges to Local Government in the Era of Globalisation”, in Conference on Novel Approaches in Urban Management Within the Context of Local Government, organised by IDS (Sabah), 9 & 10 October 2001, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

- “Local Agenda 21:Origins, Concepts, Principles, Elements and Its Necessity”, in Conference on Local Agenda 21:Raising Community awareness and Participation – The New Approach, organised by IDS (Sabah), 18 March 2002, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

- “Latar Belakang Kajian GTBKK Fasa Ke – 2”, joint paper with Raja Noriza bt. Raja Ariffin, in Mesyuarat Kajian dan Penyelidikan ke Atas Pemberian Geran Tahunan Berasaskan Kaedah Keseimbangan (GTBKK), May 14 2002, Kuantan, Pahang.

- “Aspects of Sustainable Development and their Linkages to Agenda 21”, in Conference on Local Agenda 21: Together with the Community as Partners in Action Planning – The Way Forward, organised by IDS (Sabah) and Sandakan Municipal Council, 16 July 2002, Sandakan, Sabah.

- “Reorienting University Education for Agenda 21”, in Symposium on The Role of Universities in supporting Agenda 21: Building Partnerships, 14 August 2002, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Thoughts for Consideration in the Formulation of a Master Plan in Relation to Good Local Governance”, Workshop on Towards Effective Local Governance in Sabah, organised by IDS (Sabah) and Papar District Office and Council, 24 July 2003 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

- “Local Governance in Malaysia and the Need for Training”, in Workshop on Capacity Development in Local Governance: Africa-Asia Cooperation, organised by the UNCRD Africa Office, 28 – 29 August 2003, Nairobi, Kenya.

- “Administrative Reform through the MPA: The Malaysia Experience”, in Conference on Second Sino-US International Conference on Public Administration, 24-25 May, 2004, Beijing.

- “Explanation on Concept of Project on Local Authorities and their Reorganization in Malaysia”, in workshop Mesyuarat Kajian Keberkesanan Peranan & Fungsi PBT dalam Pembangunan Negara, 03-04 June, 2004, Penang, Malaysia.

- “Urban Governance: Old Issues, New Challenges”, Workshop in National Housing and Property Summit 2005: Improving Demand, Managing Growth During Challenging Times, 12-13 August 2004, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Laporan Akhir Kajian Geran Tahunan Berasaskan Kaedah Keseimbangan (GTBKK) yang diberikan oleh Kerajaan Persekutuan kepada PBT”, Briefing to Ministry of Housing and Local Government, 01 September 2004, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Leadership, Management and Governance”, Workshop in Mesyuarat Kedua Kajian Keberkesanan Peranan dan Fungsi PBT Dalam Pembangunan Negara, 28 December 2004, Seremban.

- “Community Participation in Urban Development – Getting Involved”, International Conference on Achieving Innovation and Best Practices in Urban Management (INNOBP-URBAN), 08-09 March 2005, Ipoh, Perak.

- “Functions and Roles of the Local Authorities in Malaysia”, Workshop on Kajian Keberkesanan Peranan dan Fungsi Kerajaan Tempatan di Malaysia, 28 April 2005, Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

- “Issues and Challenges in Managing Local Government – The Malaysian Experience”, Seminar in University of Brunei, 21 May 2005, Brunei (co-presenter Azhar Harun).

- “Linking Eastern and Western Partners: Past Experience in Cooperation” Workshop in Globalised Academic Encounters: Cultural Differences and Intercultural Asian-Western Cooperation, 03-04 June 2005, University of Freiburg, Germany.

- “Capacity Building of Local Authorities and Councillors”, Meeting of Malaysian Local Authorities Women Counsellors, 18-19 June, 2005, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

- “Driving Forces in Local Government Delivery – Whose Role and Responsibility?” in Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) Asia Pacific Forum, 11-14 July 2005, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Urban Sector Strategy Review: A Country Paper for Malaysia” in ADB Expert Group Meeting on Urban Sector Strategy Review: Managing Growth in Asia, 28-29 July, 2005, Manila, Philippine.

- Citation Speech: Awarding of the title of Professor Emeritus to Dr. Stephen Chee Hong Chye, University of Malaya Convocation, 10 August 2005, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Cadangan-cadangan Model-model PBT”, Briefing to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, 20 September 2005, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Local Government in Malaysia; Role and Responsibility”, (co-presenter Goy Siew Ching), in FSS Seminar Series, Faculty of Social Sciences, UNIMAS, Sarawak, 9 February 2006, Kuching, Sarawak.

- “Appraising Local Government in a Transforming Community in Malaysia”, in First Bi-Annual EURA Conference: Cities in City Regions, 11-14 May 2006, Warsaw, Poland.

- “Bantuan Kewangan Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan” (co-presenter Mangaleswari Subramaniam), in Persidangan Akauntan PBT 2006, 9-11 July 2006, (organised by UUM), Langkawi.

- “Administrative Reforms in Malaysia – Confronting New Dimensions in Government Administration”, at International Conference on Administrative Reforms in South and South East Asia, 28 – 29 June 2006, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

- Inaugural Lecture, “Local Government in a Transforming Society: Formal Harmony, Informal Discord”, 15 September, 2006, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Local Government Finance in Malaysia”, at Seminar on Public Finance in East Asia, 4 -5 December 2006, Academy of Finance, Vietnam Ministry of Finance, Hanoi, Vietnam.

- “Reviewing the Local Government Act, 1976 (Act 171)”, at Dialogue on Reviewing the Local Act, 1976, 8 February 2007, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Presentation of Research Activities Carried Out at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya”, 25 March 2007, in Commonwealth Local Government Research Colloquium, Auckland, New Zealand.

- “Effecting Service Delivery and Community Participation through Local Government Restructuring”, 26 March 2007, in Commonwealth Local Government Research Colloquium, Auckland, New Zealand.

- “Local Communities and the Environment: Addressing Climate Change and Advancing Sustainable Living in Malaysia through LA 21”,15-16 June 2007, in Sustainable Living Malaysia Forum, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Emerging Neo-centralism and Local Government’s Response to Transparency and Accountability”, 13-14 August 2007 in International Conference on Democratisation and Good Governance in the Malaysian Public Sector, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Confronting New Frontiers in Public Sector Management and Crafting Dimensions to Meet the Challenges”, 28 October 2007, Keynote Paper in Seminar on Public Management Issues, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Kedah.

- “Global Environmental Issue for NGOs in the Region:Country Paper for Malaysia”, 11-13 December 2007, in Workshop on Global Environmental Issue for NGOs in the Region, Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo.

- “Transforming Local Government – the Challenge for Centralisation”, 22 May 2008, in Seminar on Local Government in Malaysia- the Search for New Directions, Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies in collaboration with the Institute of China Studies, Kuala Lumpur.

- “Administrative Reform Initiatives for Global Challenges: New Dimensions for Local Government”, 1-2 Nov. 2008, in International Forum on China’s Reform in the Next Step: Changes and Choices, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and China Institute for Reform and Development (CIRD), Haikou, China.

- “Transition in Administrative Reforms: Decentralisation and Shifting of Power to Local Government”, 2-3 Dec. 2008, in International Conference on Facing the China Challenge: Administrative Experiences and Regional Cooperation in the Era of a Growing China, Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

 

Technical Advisor, Trainer and Guest Lecturer

- Trainer on: Leadership; Theory and Practice in a Management Course organised by the Association of Hire Purchase Companies Malaysia 17th Nov. - 19th Nov. 1993, Kuala Lumpur and similarly on 28th June - 30th June 1994.

- Technical Adviser and Guest Lecturer on Urban Revenue Sources and Urban Housing Provision (20th and 21st July, 1995) in International Course on Planning and Management of the Urban Environment organised by INTAN, 10 July - 5 August 1995, INTAN, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecture cum Trainer in Symposium on Urban Projects; Malaysia’s DBKL’s NADI Programme on Managing the Urban Poor (31 Oct 1995), for participants in the Management of Urban Development Course, organised by the Development Administrative Group, University of Birmingham, 31Oct - 24 Nov 1995, England.

- Guest Lecturer for a policy seminar on Public Policy Reform, Malaysia’s position (1st Nov. 1995), for international participant in the Improving Performance in the Public Service Course organised by the School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham, 30 Oct - 24 Nov 1995, England.

- Technical Adviser cum Trainer on System of Government and Functions of Local Authorities in Malaysia and Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries (3 Jan. and 8 Jan.1996), in Training of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Officials organised by INTAN, 2 - 14 January 1996, INTAN Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer on The System of Government in Malaysia for the General Tax Administration Course (26 June - 6 August 1996) organised by the National Tax Academy, Income Tax Department, 26 June 1996, Bangi, Selangor.

- Technical Adviser and Guest Lecturer on Enhancing Urban Revenue Sources: Non-Land Based Sources for international course sponsored by the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme on Planning and Management of the Urban Environment (2 July - 3 August 1996) at INTAN on 22 July 1996, Kuala Lumpur.

- Technical Adviser and Guest Lecturer on Community Development in a Sustainable Environment (7 October 1996) in International Course on Integrated Environmental Planning and Management organised by INTAN, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer on Structure and System of Solid Waste Management in Malaysia, in “Seminar on Solid Waste Management”, organised by INTAN, 15-16 October 1996, INTAN, Kuala Lumpur.

- Trainer cum Guest Lecturer on Environmental Impact Assessment (Kesan-Kesan Alam Sekitar) (12 March 1996) for Economic Growth and Policy Management Programme, organised by INTAN, 10-14 March 1997 at INTAN, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer on Socio-Cultural, Political and Economic Aspects of Malaysia, (16 March 1997) for the Management School, Imperial College London, U.K. Study Mission To Malaysia Programme, organised by Palladian Strategies International, 10-21 March 1997, at Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer cum Trainer on Urban Environmental Problems and their Impact on Development (4 June 1997) for Environmental Impact Assessment Workshop (Bengkel Penilaian Kesan-Kesan Alam Sekitar), organised by INTAN 2-6 June 1997 at INTAN, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer on The System of Government in Malaysia (1 July 1997) for the General Tax Administration Course organised by the National Tax Academy 26 June-6August 1997 at Bangi, Selangor.

- Technical Adviser cum Guest Lecturer Community Development in a Sustainable Environment (13 October 1997) for Course on Integrated Environmental Planning & Management organised by INTAN 22 September – 25 October 1997 at INTAN, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer on Socio-Cultural, Political and Economic Aspects of Malaysia, for the Management School, Imperial College London, U.K. Study Mission To Malaysia Programme, organised by Palladian Strategies International, 15 March 1998, at Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer on Capacity Building and Urban Development (19 June 1998) for Visiting Senior Indian Government Officers to Malaysia, organised by INTAN, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer on The System of Government in Malaysia (1st July 1997) for the General Tax Administration Course organised by the National Tax Academy 26 June – 6 august 1998 at Bangi, Selangor.

- Guest Lecturer on Local Government Finance Course, 25 April 2001, INTAN, Kuala Lumpur.

- Technical Adviser cum Guest Lecturer on Practicum Workshop for Trainers/Consultants on Green Productivity organized by INTAN-APO-NPC, 25 Feb.-29 March 2002, INTAN, Kuala Lumpur, 2002.

- Guest Lecturer on Strategic Management/Strategic Focus on Local Authorities organized by INTAN, 7 May 2002, INTAN, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer on Diploma Sains Siasatan in Public Administration (DSS) organized by University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.

- Guest Lecturer on Community Participation in Urban Planning – Case of Local Agenda 21, INTAN 22 July 2002, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer on Strategic Management, organized by INTAN 1 April, 2003, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer on Community Participation in Urban Planning – Case of Local Agenda 21, Planning and Management of the Urban Environment, organized by INTAN, 22 August 2005, Kuala Lumpur.

- Trainer cum Guest Lecturer on Local Administration System in Malaysia for CLAIR Singapore organised by The Japan Council of Local authorities for International Relations, Singapore, 25 August 2005, Singapore.

- Guest Lecturer for Senior Staff Course to Malaysia: Strengthening of BPTAC Project, Ministry of Establishment, Bangladesh, organised by OPEN University, 5 June 2006, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer for INPUMA’s Course on Effective Capacity Building for Senior Sudanese Officials; IV, 21 August 2006, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer for visiting Senior Sudanese Local Government Officers, 6 September, 2006, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer for members of the Malaysian Nature Society, on “Issues and Challenges in Local Government”, 8 July and 18 September 2006, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer for International Workshop on Improving Financial Administration for Local Government for Academy of Finance, Vietnam; 6 – 8 December 2006, Hanoi, Vietnam.

- Guest Lecturer for INTAN’s International Course on Urban Planning and Management, 13 December, 2006, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer for INTAN’s Course on Leadership and Management for Local Authorities, 27 Febuary 2007, Kuala Lumpur.

- Resource Speaker for INPUMA’s course on International Politics and Economics for CLMV Public Officials V, 15 May, 2007, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer for INTAN’s Workshop on Project and Programme Planning for Local Authorities, 17 August, 2007, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer for INTAN’s course on Sustainable Environment and Town Planning for Local Authorities, 24 October, 2007, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Speaker for INTAN’s course on Urban Planning and Management, 23 November, 2007, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Speaker for INTAN’s Diploma in Public Administration course on District Administration and Management and Local Government, December 26, 2007, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer for INTAN’s course on Leadership and Strategic Management, 9 April, 2008, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Speaker for INPUMA’s training programme on International Politics and Economics for ASEAN Public Officials, 13 May, 2008, Kuala Lumpur

- Guest Speaker for INTAN’s workshop on Leadership and Strategic Management- Series 2, 17 June, 2008, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Speaker for INTAN’s course on Diploma in Public Management, 14 July, 2008, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer for Vietnam’s Academy of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Hanoi, on Financial Issues in Malaysia- Strategies for Growth and Development, 30 July, 2008, Hanoi, Vietnam.

- Guest Speaker for INPUMA’s training programme on Macro Economic Management Training Programme for the Republic of The Sudan Government Officials, 18 October – 1 November, 2008, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer for INTAN’s course on Managing Urban Informal Economy for Poverty Reduction: Challenges to Socially Inclusive City in Malaysia, 29 October, 2008, Kuala Lumpur.

- Guest Lecturer for INTAN’s international programme for Afghanistan High level Officers, 17 April, 2009.

- Guest Lecturer for the National Tax Academy course on General Tax Administration, 2009; The System of Government in Malaysia, 21 July, 2009, Tax Treaty Course 2009, 5 Oct. 2009 and Third Country Training Programme:International Taxation, 3 Nov. 2009.

 

Chairperson, Resource Person and Organiser

a. Chairperson

- Chairperson for Plenary Session on Vision 2020 Workshop organised by the Institute of Development Studies Sabah, at Kundasang, 10 - 12 August 1992.

- Chairperson for Seminar Siswazah, A Study of Malaysian Environmental NGOs: Their Impact on Public Attitude and Awareness Towards the Environment, organised by FEA, 18 March 1994.

- Session Chairperson, Workshop on Privatisation of Services in Local Authorities, organised by the Institute of Development Studies Sabah, at Sandakan, 26 - 28 August, 1994.

- Panel Chairperson, Conference on Women’s Leadership, organised by the Malaysian Chapter Asia Pacific Women in Politics, Kuala Lumpur, 3 - 7 October 1994.

- Session Chairperson for Korean Country Report in Regional Workshop on Non-Land Based Sources of Municipal Revenues organised by the Urban Management Programmed, United Nations at Kuala Lumpur, 9 - 11 March 1995.

- Panel Chairperson for Seminar “The Caring Developer of 2020, organised by Universiti Malaya and the Housing Developers Association Malaysia, Shah Alam, 22-23 July 1997.

- Panel Chairperson, Seminar on Local Communities and the Environment, organised by the Environmental Protection Society of Malaysia (EPSM) in Petaling Jaya, 25-26 October 1997.

- Panel Chairperson, EPSM Capacity Building Seminar: Partnerships for Local Agenda 21 organised by EPSM in Petaling Jaya, 25 September 1999.

- Session Chairperson, Regional Workshop on Participatory Governance “Making Cities People-Friendly”, organized by Socio-Economic & Environmental Research Institute, Penang in collaboration with TUGI, UNDP and UNCHS, Taiping, 24-26 September 2001.

- Session Chairperson, FEA Seminar, Development Studies: Directions and Destinations, organized by the Department of Development Studies, FEA, 16, January, UM.

- Chairperson, 1st APHR Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, organized by UM, Kuala Lumpur, 1-4 July 2003.

- Session Chairperson, Workshop on “Towards Effective Local Governance in Sabah”, organized by Institute for Development Studies (Sabah), Kota Kinabalu, 24 July 2003.

- Session Chairperson and Forum Coordinator, in “ASEAN Region Local Administration Forum 2004: Human Resource Development for Local Administration Officers in ASEAN”, Yangon, 15 – 16 September 2004

- Session Chairperson, Dialogue: The Future of Asia-Europe Economic Relations, organized by Asia-Europe Institution, University Malaya, 18 February 2005.

- Chairperson for Graduate Event, organized by Institute of Postgraduate Studies, University Malaya, 11 – 12 May, 2005.

- Chairperson and Coordinator in workshop on “Local Government: The Malaysian Experience”, for Delegation from CLAIR, Singapore, organized by Faculty of Economic, University Malaya, 20 – 21 September 2005,

- Chairperson, workshop on “Mesyuarat Ketiga Kajian Keberkesanan Peranan dan Fungsi PBT dalam Pembangunan Negara” Seremban, 30 September 2005.

- Session Chairperson in Seminar “Building International Capacity in Asia (BICA): Japanese ODA in the ASIAN Region”, by RIAP, University of Sydney, in FEA, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 22 March 2006.

- Session Chairperson in Inaugural Conference on Green Purchasing “Connecting Green Asia with the Global Market”, Petaling Jaya, 6 November 2006.

- Session Chairperson in International Conference on China in the World, the World in China, “Implications of a Transforming China; Domestic, Regional and Global Impacts, Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 5-6 August 2007.


b. Resource Person

- Resource Person; second meeting of the Consultative Committee on Local Government in Malaysia, organised by the Shah Alam Municipal Council, Shah Alam, 10 – 12 October, 1991.

- Discussant and Commentator for Professor Melville McMillan’s paper entitled “Local Governments: An International Perspective on Industrialised and Developing Countries”, in MIER Workshop on Malaysia’s Public Sector in the 21st Century: Planning for 2020 and Beyond organised by the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER), Kuala Lumpur, 25 – 26 June 1996.

- Local Government Management Course organised by INTAN (National Institute of Public Administration), Malaysia, 18 February – 15 March 1980.

- Research Seminar on Social and Psychological Aspects of Fertility and Family Planning Behaviour organised by ESCAP/WHO, Bangkok, and 18–27 November 1980.

- Planning and Urban Management Course organised by INTAN, Malaysia, 20 April – 23 May 1981.

- Validation Conference on Women Managers in Government and Non-Profit Organisations, Asian Institute Of Management, Manila, 28 Aug – 2 Sept. 1989.

- Workshop for the Evaluation of a Green Productivity Training Manual Malaysia, Asian Productivity Organisation, Penang, 7 – 12 May 1999.

- Green Productivity Promotion Mission in Kuching, Asian Productivity Organization, Kuching, 21 – 22 May 1999.

- Workshop on Enhancing Organizational Competitiveness Through Green Productivity Asian Productivity Organization, Kuala Lumpur, 19 – 20 March 2001.

- Session Discussant in International Conference on the Sustainable Development of the Seas of East Asia: Towards a New Era of Regional Collaboration and Partnerships, Putra Jaya, 8 – 10 December 2003.

- Conference on Malaysia-China Relations: Strengthening Partnership, Kuala Lumpur, 27 April 2004.

- Conference on Effective Academic Leadership, Petaling Jaya, 19-20 July 2005.

- Dialogue on Reviewing the Local Government Act 1976 (Act 171) with Minister of Housing and Local Government and Ministry Officers, Kuala Lumpur, 8 Feb. 2007.

- Workshop on Programme for Alleviating Poverty among the Urban Poor organised by the Association for Local Government Women Councillors and Ministry of Housing and Local Government, 14-15 February, 2008.


c. Organiser

- Faculty representative in Organising Committee for Seminar Produktiviti Dan Mutu Pihakberkuasa Tempatan, in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Universiti Malaya and the National Productivity Centre, 22 – 23 September 1990.

- Organising Committee for Conference on Women’s Leadership, at APDC, Kuala Lumpur, 3 – 7 October 1994.

- Co-organiser on behalf of the University of Malaya for International Seminar on Urban Challenges to the Environment in Malaysia in conjunction with World Habitat Day Celebrations with the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, INTAN and Faculty of Economics and Administration, Universiti Malaya, 2 October, 1995.

- Co-organiser for Universiti Malaya’s and Housing Developers Association of Malaysia’s (UM-HDAM) Inaugural Executive Development Seminar for 1997.
Faculty’s representative as the co-organiser for Universiti Malaya’s and ICC Consoltan Centre’s 4th National Human Resource Conference 1998 at IPSP, Universiti Malaya, 14 July 1998.

- Organising Chairperson, National Seminar on Public Affairs and Management, organized by the Department of Administrative Studies and Politics, UM. 23 –24 June 1999.

- Organising Chairperson, 1999 CLAIR Short–Term International Study (Malaysia), Faculty of Economics and Administration, UM, 16 – 19 November 1999.

- Organising Chairperson for Technical Workshops on Financing Local Government in Peninsular Malaysia held in Kuala Lumpur, 2 – 4 September 2001; Kuantan, 12 May 2002; Malacca, 25 October 2002.

- Organising Chairperson for Technical Workshops on Efficiency, Role and Functions of Local Authorities in National Development held in Penang, 3 – 4 June,2004; Kuala Lumpur, 28 December; Seremban, 29 September – 1 October 2005.

- Member Organising Committee for Rapid Appraisal Workshop on Improving Local Government Delivery System in Malaysia, Petaling Jaya, 13 July, 2006.

 

Participation as Country and Institutional Representative

- Seminar on Developing a Work Ethic Within a Corporate Culture, organised by the Institute of Development Studies Sabah in Kundasang, 25 – 26 September, 1989.

- Seminar on Developmental Role of Corporate Culture, organised by the Institute of Development Studies Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, 12 – 13 September, 1990.

- Meeting on Consequences of Population Change in Malaysia, organised by FEA, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 2 March 1992.

- Seminar of Economic Globalisation organised by the Universiti Utara Malaysia at Pulau Langkawai, 16 – 17 August 1992.

- City Net High Level Policy Seminar on Financial Management of Local Authorities organised by the Urban Management Programme, United Nations, at Bombay, India, 20 – 21 November 1993.

- Workshop on Programme on Using Training Videos, Kuala Lumpur, 23 March 1994.

- Conference on Trainers Meet Trainers, Kuala Lumpur, 23 – 24 August 1994.

- Seminar on Urban Development Policy organised by EPU Kuala Lumpur, 5 December 1994.

- Workshop on Fourth Workshop of the Feasibility Study on the Introduction of Land Readjustment in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 16 March 1995.

- Faculty representative to Workshop on Towards A Sustainable Development Vision For Malaysia organised by Sustainable Development Network Malaysia (SUSDEN) and CIDA, Kuala Lumpur, 11 June 1995.

- Seminar on The United States, Asean and Indo China organised by the Malaysian International Affairs Forum and USIS, Kuala Lumpur, 27 June 1995.

- Seminar on International Seminar Cum Exhibition on Environmental Technology Management organised by INTAN, Kuala Lumpur, and 10 July 1995.

- Workshop on Evaluation of Revenue Raising Mechanisms to Fund Environmental Activities, organised by the United States Environmental Protection Agency at INTAN, Kuala Lumpur, 11 – 15 September 1995.

- Participant at Intensive International Course on Management of Urban Development, sponsored by the School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham at Birmingham, England, 30 October – 24 November 1995.

- Workshop on The Principles of Environmental Enforcement, organised by the United States Environmental Protection Agency at INTAN, Kuala Lumpur, 5 – 7 December 1995.

- Workshop on Hazardous Household Waste organised by INTAN and DANCED (Denmark) at INTAN Kuala Lumpur, 24 – 26 April, 1996.

- Conference on Work Integrated Learning: Meeting Industry’s Human Resource Needs in the 21st Century organised by University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 1 Oct. 1997.

- Participation at First Asia – Pacific Roundtable on Cleaner Production organised by Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Thailand, Bangkok, 12 – 14 November 1997.

- Malaysia’s representative at APO-UNEP Joint Workshop on GP/CP Promotion organised by Asian Productivity Organisation, Bangkok, 10 – 11 November 1997.

- Workshop on Malaysian-Danish Institute for Environmental Education & Training organised by DANCED and SIRIM, Subang Jaya, 26 – 27 November 1997.

- Faculty representative to National Seminar on Pembaharuan Pentadbiran Awam di Malaysia organised by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and MAMPU, Bangi, Selangor, 7 July 1998.

- Workshop on Green Productivity: Increasing Productivity and Profit by Minimising Waste, organized by NPC, INTAN and APO, Kuala Lumpur 18 – 19 May 1999.

- Training Course on Local Agenda 21 Petaling Jaya, organised by UNDP and Ministry of Housing & Local Government, Petaling Jaya, 10 – 17 April 2000.

- Mission member in Integrated Community Development Green Productivity Observational Study Mission on Natural Farming to the Republic of Korea, 3-9 November 2002.

- Second World Conference on Green Productivity: Looking Beyond the Johannesburg Summit for Sustainable Development, Manila, Philippines, 9 – 11 December 2002.

- Workshop on Malaysia-China Relations: Strengthening Partnership, organised by Malaysian Strategic Research Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 27 July, 2004.

- National Municipal Council Meeting organised by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Sibu, Sarawak, 8 – 9 August, 2004.

- National Women’s Summit, Kuala Lumpur, 24 August 2004.

- Training Course on Leadership for Universiti Malaya staff, Petaling Jaya, 19 – 20 July, 2005.

- Luncheon Talk; Federal-State Relations: The Malaysian Experience, organised by INPUMA, Kuala Lumpur, 15 June, 2006.

- Seminar on The Impact of Globalisation on Communities, organised by NEAC-UM-RMIT, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 29 August, 2006.

- Workshop on Klang Valley Focus Group Discussion on Local Councils,organised by Women’s Development Collective and the All Petaling Jaya Pro Action Committee, Petaling Jaya, 18 November, 2006.

- Training Course on Leadership for University of Malaya Management staff, Bangi, 28-29 April, 2007.

- Workshop on Cooperating Out of Poverty to Achieve Malaysia’s Development Goals: Empowering the Hard Core Poor by 2010, Faculty of Economics and Administration, 28 June, 2007.

- International Workshop on Promoting Gender Equality in Local Government: A Strategy Workshop on the Role of Women in Local Government (Asia), organised The Commonwealth Local Government Forum, All India Institute for Local Self Government and UN Habitat, Goa, India, 22-24 July, 2007.

 

 Research and Consultancy Projects

1. A Family Planning Project; Resettlement in Low-Cost Housing Schemes in Cheras. Funding: Southeast Asia Population Research Awards Program, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, and Singapore. Commenced January 1980 completed December 1980.

2. Local Government in Sabah; Case Study of Two Local Authorities in Kota Kinabalu and Penampang. Funding: Vote F, University of Malaya. Commenced April 1981 completed June 1981.

3. Local Government and Community Development in Malaysia: Participation and Performance in the Local Political System, joint project with Zakariah Hj. Ahmad (Project Coordinator) and Wan Hashim (Universiti Kebangsaan), and Mavis Puthucheary (University of Malaya). Funding: Asia Foundation. Commenced May 1985 completed December 1986.

4. Local Authorities Revenue Equalization System in Malaysia, (Project Director) with team members Stephen Chee and Siti Rohani Yahya (Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya). Funding: Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) & the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Kuala Lumpur. Commenced November 1987completed October 1988.

5. Women Managers in Government and Non-Government Organisation, joint project with Sieh Mei Ling (Project Coordinator), Norma Mansor and Lang Chin Ying (Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya). Funding: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Commenced January 1988 completed September 1989.

6. Role of Local Government in the Urbanisation Process of Malaysia. Funding: Vote F, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Commenced October 1990 completed November 1991.

7. Participation and Contribution of Women in Local Government Politics, a component project of Status and Role of Malaysian Women in Development and Family Welfare. Funding: United Nations Family Planning Association (UNFPA). Commenced November 1990 completed September 1991.

8. Research into Urban Management Institutions in Malaysia, joint project with Malcolm Norris (Project Director), University of Birmingham. A component of the World Bank Project on Urban Management Institutions in Developing Countries. Funding: World Bank through the University of Birmingham, England. Commenced August 1991 completed January 1992.

9. Research into the System of Metropolitan and Urban Government in the United States (a sabbatical leave research project). Commenced October 1992 completed March 1993.

10. Metropolitan Management in Southeast Asia: Kuala Lumpur City Hall, (Project Director), with Kuppusamy Singaravelloo and Malcolm Norris. Funding: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore (ISEAS). Commenced April 1993 completed December 1994.

11. Non-Land Based Sources of Municipal Revenues in Malaysia, a component project of a Regional Research Project on Non-Land Based Sources of Municipal Revenues. Funding: United Nations Urban Management Programme. Commenced February 1994 completed March 1995.

12. Research on New Sources of Revenue in Local Government. Funding: Institute of Development Studies Sabah (IDS). Commenced October 1994 completed February 1995.

13. Urban Issues and the Environment With Special Emphasis on Solid Waste Management and Water Resource in Malaysia. Sabbatical leave research projects. Commenced February 1996 completed October 1996.

14. Human Resource Management for Cleaner Production Needs in APEC Countries. (Malaysian Coordinator & Project Director). Funding: Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific, University of Sydney. Commenced November 1997.

15. Kajian Rancangan Tempatan Kertih-Kemasik, Terengganu (Sektor Alam Sekitar). Funding: State of Terengganu. Commenced August 1997 completed January 1998.

16. Kajian Rancangan Tempatan Banting-Telok Datuk, Selangor (Sektor Alam Sekitar). State of Selangor Commenced March 1998, (completed)

17. APO Survey of Basic Green Productivity Practices in Malaysia (National Expert for Malaysia). Funding: Asian Productivity Organization, Japan, Commenced July 1998.

18. Preparation of Questionnaire Survey on The Projects Under the Special Program for The Environment (SPE), APO Funding: Asian Productivity Organization, Japan. Commenced Feb 2000, Completed Jan. 2001.

19. Kajian Geran Tahunan Berasaskan Kaedah Keseimbangan Yang Diberi Oleh Kerajaan Perseketuan Kepada PBT dan Kajian Kedudukan Kewangan PBT (GTBKK) (Project Director). Funding: Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia. Commenced September 2001, completed January 2003.

20. Study on NGOs and Employers Organisations: Challenges and Opportunities, (Resource Project Leader) joint project with Hardev Kaur. Funding: ILO. Commenced July 2001, completed December 2001.

21. Green Productivity Demonstration Project: Case Study of the DBKL Wholesale Market. Funding: APO, Tokyo. Commenced December 2001, completed January 2002.

22. Public-Private Partnership (PPP): Malaysia’s Experience, (Research Project Leader), CLAIR Singapore. Commenced August 2004, completed October 2004.

23. Urban Sector Strategy Review: A Country Paper for Malaysia, (Project leader) Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila. Commenced January 2005, completed June 2005.

24. Kajian Keberkesanan Peranan & Fungsi Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan Dalam Pembangunan Negara Malaysia (Project Director). Funding: Ministry of Housing & Local Government, Malaysia. Commenced February 16 2004, completed February 2006.

25. Planning and Implementation for Restructuring of Local Authorities in the State of Johor. Joint project with Kuppusamy Singaravelloo and Mohd. Saib. Funding: Johor State Exco for Local Government. Commenced July 2005, completed December 2006.

26. A Study on Improving Local Government Delivery System in Malaysia. Joint project with Lee Kiyau Loo, Kuppusamy Singaravelloo, Noor Azina Ismail. Funding Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. Commenced June 2006, completed August 2006.

27. A Study to Compare Two Fisheries Communities in Langkawi: Traditional Fisheries in Kubang Badak and Commercial Anchovy Fisheries in Pasir Hitam. (Project Leader). Joint project with Mangaleswari Subramaniam. Funding: World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia (WWF-Malaysia). Commenced March 2007, completed July 2007.

28. Local Government and Financial Sustainability: Malaysia and the Region. (Project Principal). Joint project with Kuppusamy Singaravello; Noor Azina Ismail; Raja Noriza Raja Ariffin. Funding: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme. Commenced October 2007 (ongoing).

29. Public Administration in Malaysia. Joint project with Beh Loo See and Noor Hazilah bt. Manaf (UIA). Funding: University Research Grant. Commenced October 2007 – September 2008.

 

Supervision of Theses, Dissertations and Project Papers

 
a. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Level :

Noorhazilah bt. Manaf - “Total Quality Management in the Public Service”, PhD, 1996-2004

Barbara Garzia-Jansen - “Town Planning Legislation and Land Use: The Case Study of Petaling Jaya”. 1996 -2002.

Yu Kee Su - “Affordable Housing and Strategic Financing: A Policy Perspective and Analysis”. 1998 -

Hardev Kaur a/p Latchimanan Singh - “Local Government and Community Participation”, 2000 – 2008

Aniah bt. Baharom - “Policy Analysis and Development” 2006 – 2009

Ahmad Hikmat Shaker (co-supervisor with Raja Noriza) - “Human Resource Management” 2008- 2009


b. Master’s Level :

Mirrian Sjofjan Arif (Co-supervisor) - “Penyempurnaan Pentadbiran di Indonesia”, M. Econs. (P.A.), 1982.

Shanta Kumari Katang - “Operations of Quality Control Circles - Selangor and Wilayah”, M.Econ 1984/85.

Puat Nelson - “The Development of Tourism in Malaysia: A Study of Taman Negara”, MPA. 1989/90.

Cerina Tauhida Samad - “A Study of Malaysian Environmental Non-Governmental Organisations: Their Impact on Public Attitude and Awareness Towards the Environment”, MPA, 1993/94.

Zulkifli bin Hamzah - “Motivasi Pegawai Profesynal Jabatan Kerja Raya: Satu Kajian Kes di Ibu Pejabat JKR Malaysia”, MPA, 1994/95.

Ann Jee Yaw Li - “Pengurusan Lalulintas Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur: Peranan dan Keberkesanan Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan”, MPA 1995/96.

Raja Khairuddin bin Raja Baharom - “Comparison of Some Aspects of the Work Behaviour Between Public Administrators and Private Sector Executives”, MPA, 1995/96.

Mohamad Sukiman bin Ishak - “Analisis Belanjawan Majlis Besut (MDB) dan Majlis Daerah Setiu (MDS) 1990-1995: Satu Kajian Perbandingan”, MPA, 1996/98.

Md. Yassin bin Mustafa - “Pengurusan Bantuan Negara: Satu Kajian Kes Ke Atas Bahagian Keselamatan Negara, JPM”, 2000/2001.

Roddy I. Gwebuike Nwokeabia - “Administration of Tourism in Nigeria”, 2000/2001

Azizah bt. Mohd. - “Pentadbiran Bandar Parit Buntar. Satu Kajian Terhadap Perubahan Perlaksanaan & Kesan”, 2000/2001.

Ilmizan bin Ismail - “Keberkesanan Transit Aliran Ringan (LRT) Sebagai Jalan Alternatif didalam Menangani Kesesakan Lalulintas Di Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur”, 2000/2001.

Lim Kien Thai - “A Study of Reforms in the Malaysian Tax Administration System”, 2000/2001.

Vijayan a/l Periasamy - “Assessment of Performance in a Public Service Institution: A Case Study of Institut Penguruan Tun Hussein Onn Batu Pahat”, 2000/2001.

Mohd. Rizal bin Akhir - “Kajian Pembangunan Sosial di Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai, Pulau Pinang”, 2001/2002

Mohd Fidraus bin Mustafar - “Deraf Pelan Struktur Kuala Lumpur 2020: Penilaian Peranan Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur dalam Penbangunan Kampung Baru”, 2002/2003

Leona Yong May Yan - “An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Personality Styles of Managers”, 2002/2003

Rohayu bt.Ahmad - “Keberkesanan Polisi Kerajaan di dalam Menangani Isu Kemiskinan Bandar di Malaysia: Kajian Kes di Kampung Damansara Dalam”, 2002/2003

Khairiyah Bt. Hj. Md. Shahid - “E-Government in Local Government”, 2004/2005

Mangaleswari A/P K. Subramaniam - “Local Government Finance”, 2004/2005

Chin Siew Moon - “Pembangunan Bandar di Kuala Lumpur dalam Abad 21”, 2004/2005

Vasegi A/P Vadiveloo - “Pengurusan dan Pentadbiran”, 2004/2005

Hemamalini a/p Sinnadorai - “Human Resource Management”, 2004/2005

Joharia binti Hasan - “Sistem Pengurusan Sisa Pepejal Domestik di Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur”, 2005/2006

Ong See Tang - “Kepuasan Verja di Kalangan Pegawai Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan, Negeri Sembilan”, 2005/2006

Ahmad Sabri - “Pengurusan Sumber Manusia”, 2005/2006

 

c. Diploma in Public Administration and Graduation Exercise

Mohd. Amar b. Mohd. Din - “Majlis Daerah Seremban Dalam Konteks Penyusunan Semula dan Masalah-Masalahnya”, Diploma in Public Administration (DPA), 1980/81.

Ibrahim@ Iberahim b. Ismail - “Masalah Staffing di Perkhidmatan Pekerjaan Jabatan Tenaga Rakyat (JTR), DPA, 1980/81.

Hardev Kaur - “The Role of Klang District Office in Development”, 1978/79

Krishnan Kumar Bhambi  - “Study of Squatter Problems in Kuala Lumpur “, 1979/80

Emily Tan - “Family Planning Association of Malacca: A Case Study of the Administration and its Associated Problems”, 1979/80

Zaini Bt. Ismail - “Setinggan: Tinjauan Ke atas Sosio-Ekonomi Masyarakat Setinggan di Jualan Stadium”, 1987

Salina Bt. Din - “Pentadbiran Pejabat Daerah: Satu Tinjauan Tentang Pentadbiran Pejabat Daerah Raub”, 1987

Misek Umbaris - “Pentadbiran Daerah dan Pembangunan di Kota Maruda, Sabah: Cabaran dan Prospek”, 1988

Abd. Rahman bin Ali - “Pejabat Daerah Sik Kedah Darulman: Peranan Dari Segi Pentadbiran dan Pembangunan Masyarakat. Satu Kajian Kes”, 1988

Anita Chakrabarty - “Wanita Dalam Tugas penguatkuasaan Undang-undang - Suatu Kajian Polis Daerah Kuantan”, 1991/92

Kamala Devi Subramaniam - “Masalah Setinggan: Satu Kajian Kes di Kg. Muhhibah, Sg. Renggam, Shah Alam”, 1991/92

Miswan Yunus - “Pengurusan Pentadbiran Daerah: Satu Kajian Di Pejabat Daerah Segamat, Johor”, 1993/94

Norliza bte. Mokhtar - “Pembangunan bandar dan Pencemaran Udara di Shah Alam”, 1994/95

Roziah bte Mohd. Hanifa - “Majlis Perbandaran Taiping dan Proses Penyusunan Semula: Implikasi terhadap Kedudukan Kewangan Majlis Perbandaran Taiping”, 1994/95

Zainon bte. Jumat - “Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan: Implikasi ke Atas Pembangunan Pihak Penguasa Tempatan Negeri Melaka”, 1994/95

Jaffridin b. Mohd. Khadidi - “Reformasi Pentadbiran Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya - Satu Kajian Kes”, 1994/95

Masmidah Asah - “Prospek Pembangunan Bandar Sandakan: Kajian Kes ke Atas Peranan Majlis Perbandaran Sandakan”, 1995/96

Zaleha Abd. Lah - “Pengurusan Insentif ke Arah Meningkatkan Keberkesanan Kerja di Kalangan Kakitangan: Kajian Kes di Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL)”, 1995/96

Armin Bin A. Rahman - “Majlis Perbandaran Kuantan (MPK): Struktur Merealisasikan Kuantan Sebagai Sebuah Bandaraya”, 1995/96

Norizah Binte Amzah - “Pengurusan Kerajaan Tempatan: Pencapaian dan Prospek Masa Depan Majlis Perbandaran Kuantan (MPK)”, 1995/96

Mohd. Saidy bin Mat Sidek - “Pentadbiran dan Pembangunan Pentadbiran Daerah, Cabaran dan Prospek: Kajian Kes di Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Dungun Terengganu,” 1996/97

Muhamad Yani bin Yusoff - “Pengaruh Proses Politik Dalam Pengurusan dan Organisasi Kerajaan Tempatan: Kajian Kes di Majlis Perbandaran Kota Bharu (MPKB)”, 1996/97

Hasnatina Hassan - “Pembangunan Perumahan Awam di Kuala Lumpur: Menfokus Kepada Peranan dan Sumbangan DBKL Dalam Menghadapi Krisis Perumahan di Kuala Lumpur”, 1996/97

Ani bt. Buang - “Sumbangan dan Cabaran Golongan Petani Dalam Pembangunan Negara: Kajian Kes Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang Negeri Johor”, 1996/97

Asmunir b. Dahalan - “Beras Nasional (Bernas): Kajian Ke Atas Organisasi”, 1996/97

 

Examiner for Postgraduates Dissertations

 
- Internal Examiner for Tan Siew Hooi, PhD Thesis “Urban Housing Market in Petaling Jaya and the Impact of Government Intervention”, 1993.

- Zulfakar bin Rahmat, “Projek Perumahan Terbengkalai Di Malaysia, Masalah dan Penyelesaian”, MPA 1993/94.

- Tunku Ros, “Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja”, MPA 1994.

- Victor Devaraj, MEc. “Provision of Car Parking Facilities in Petaling Jaya: A Case Study on a Sample of Town Centres under MPPJ”.

- Suresh s/o Arumugam, MEc. “The Demand and Supply Analysis of the Housing Market wih Special Reference to Klang Valley”. 1994/95.

- Saudagar Singh a/l Kernail Singh, “The Dadah Problem and its Management: A Review of Dadah Prevention and Control Policies 1983-1994”, MPA June 1997.

- Internal Examiner for Junichi Yamada, PhD Thesis “Role of Japanese Official Development Assistance in Southeast Asia - Special Reference to Malaysia”, March 1997.

- Iskandar b. Ahmad, “Amalan Pengurusan sisa klinikal di kalangan staf kejururawatan di Pusat Perubatan University Malaya” 2000.

- Md.Yassin b. Mustaffa, “Pengurusan Bantuan Bencana Negara: Satu Kajian kes ke atas Bahagian Keselamatan Negara, Jabatan Perdana Menteri”, 2000.

- Nor Zaini bt. Hj. Zainal Abidin, “Punca-Punca Kelemahan Pentadbiran Tanah: Kajian Ke Atas Pejabat-Pejabat Tanah Daerah Di Pulau Pinang, Malaysia”, (Universiti Sains Malaysia), 2000.

- Jabbar Abdullah, “Industri Kecil dan Sederhana Malaysia dalam Ekonomic Global”, 2001.

- Nor Eeza bt. Zainal Abidin, “A Study on the Management of Condominiums in Kuala Lumpur”, 2005.

- Nagadevi a/p Mogan Ravic, “Kemiskinan dikalangan Masyarakat Ladang: Kajian kes di lima buah Ladang di Kajang, Selangir”, 2005.

- Jawad Sadig, “Performance Management: A Case Study of the Ministry of Modernising Public Sector (Morocco)”, 2005.

- Zakiah Manjanib@Munjanib, “From Private College to University Status: An Analysis of Private Higher Education in Malaysia”, 2006.

- Vishaal a/p Ramanathan, “Readiness of Training Provider in Creating K-Workers Among Civil Servants: A Case Study of INTENGAH”, 2006.

- Shamshuzaman bin Sulaiman, “Peranan Penyelarasan Kerajaan Negeri Terhadap Kemajuan Pentadbiran Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan”, 2007.

- Irma Haslin bt. Abd. Gafar, “Ekonomi Perbandaran”, 2008.

- Ahmed Hasan Sowaileh(Bahrain), OUM PhD candidate, 2009.

- Ali Saeed Al-Darweesh, PhD (BA) Qualifying Examination (as Chairperson), OUM, June 2009.

 

Sabbatical Leave

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, USA (Oct. 1992 – April 1993), Visiting Research Scholar.

Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (January 1995 – Oct. 1996).

Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (October 2002 – July 2004).

Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur  ( 9 July 2006 – 8 December 2006).