Research Center for History, Politics and International Affairs


Mohd Rizal Bin Mohd Yaakop


Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Rizal Mohd Yaakop


Tel: 019-3212298

Fax: 03-89213290


Service with UKM since 1995 (18 years), Principal of Kolej Ibrahim Yaakop, UKM

Area of specializations

New Politics and Elections, Political Security and Environmental Security


B. HSc (Hons) and M. HSc in Political Science, IIUM

PhD in Politics, University of Hull, United Kingdom.


Spent almost 20 years researching, writing and lecturing on the theme “ New Electoral politics, political security and environmental security, with an empirical focus on Southeast Asian states.


Principal Kolej Ibrahim Yaakop UKM (2012), Member Mesyuarat Ketua Bahagian (MKB), Deputy Principal Kolej Dato’ Onn (2010), Director of UKM Convocation Fiesta (2009), Committee, SEBUMI Conference, FSSK (2010), Committee, SKIM Indonesia-Malaysia (2008), Editor Jebat Journal, FSSK (2009), Committee UNESCO Conference, FSSK (2010), Post Graduate Committee, PPSPS, FSSK (2011-2012), Visiting Fellow to Universitas Indonesia and Nanyang Technological University Singapore (2010-11), External Reviewer, SocioHumanika Journal (2011), External Reviewer, University Tun Hussein Onn Book Project (2012), Silver Medal, FSSK Research Poster (2008), Excellent Service Award (2003 and 2011), Winner of University Research Award (2011), Gold Medal Policy and Climate Change ITEX 08) (2008), Roundtable Session on Climate Change and Environmental Security ISIS (2009), Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (2003 and 2011), Anugerah Penyelidikan Terbaik UKM (2010), Anjakan Gaji (2009), Gold Medal (ITex 2008). Forum Moderator on Campus Politics, Forum Moderator on Talk Session with Tun Mahathir (2008), Visiting Professor to Universitas Tanjung Pura, Ind. (2008), Co-author with Prof. Ramasamy and Prof. Nik Anuar, Social Science Research Method (2003), Athlete UKM Staff (1995-2011). Consultation Workshop on National Policy on Climate Change, 24-25 September (2008), Palm Garden Hotel, Putra Jaya. Consultation on Environmental Security Policy, ISIS (2009).

Professional affiliations
Readers at PRO London; Visiting Fellow to Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, UK, Universitas Indonesia and Nanyang Technological University Singapore; Researcher at Institut Terjemahan dan Buku Malaysia (ITBM); Panel on Environmental Security ISIS; PhD External Examiner Universiti Utara Malaysia and International Islamic University Malaysia; ,Research Associate on Peace Dialog, University Otago and University of Addis Ababa; Lecturer Maktab Pertahanan MPAT Malaysia; member of Association of Qualitative Studies (M’sia); member of Persatuan Kakitangan Akademik UKM

Member, Editorial Board (selected journals):
Malaysian Journal of History, Politics and Strategic Studies (Jebat), 2005-2012

Research Activities
• Supervised successfully, to date, 1 PhDs, 1MPhil, and 25 Masters and in progress 8 PhDs, 1 Mphil and 5 Masters.
• Published 20 indexed journal articles, 2 books, 4 edited books, 20 chapters in books.
• Editor/Reviewer, Jebat: Malaysian Journal of History, Politics & Strategic Studies (School of History, Politics & Strategic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities); Institut Terjemahan dan Buku Malaysia.

PhD/Mphil Examiner: 2 PhD Theses Universiti Utara Malaysia, 2 PhD Theses Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 5 Masters Degree Maktab Pertahanan Angkatan TenteraMPAT/IDFR, External Examiner for books, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn and International Islamic University


Books (7), Chapters in Book (13), International Journal (21), National Journal (6), Online (7), Proceeding (30), Technical Reports (4). Total of Publications (92)

Significant 10 Publications:

  1. Yaakop. M.R. The Emergency Law in Malaysia: Political security or Liability. Journal of Law and Politics. Vol 5(1). 2011;
  2. Yaakop. M.R. The British Legacy on the Development of Politics in Malaya. Tawarikh: International Journal For Historical Studies. Vol 3 (1 2010);
  3. Yaakop, M.R. Governans, Politik dan Isu-isu Lingkungan Alam Sekitar. Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI): Jakarta. 2010;
  4. Yaakop, M.R., A Kaleidoscope of Environmental Security. Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI) : Jakarta. 2009
  5. Yaakop, M.R.. Keselamatan dalam Politik Sarawak. Dalam. Nidzammuddin (ed.) Pilihanraya dan Perkembangan Politik Sarawak. UMS: Kota Kinabalu, 2009;
  6. Yaakop, M.R. Isu pemisahan Singapura-Malaysia: rasional keselamatan politik. Jebat: Malaysian Journal of History, Politics and Strategic Studies. Vol 37. 2009;
  7. Yaakop, M.R. Traditionalism and electoral politics in the land of the hornbills, Sarawak. Jebat: Malaysian Journal of History, Politics and Strategic Studies (35: 2007). pp. 65-80;
  8. Yaakop, M.R. Ethnic politics and the development of new politics. in Yusuf Ismail. New politics in 1999 general election. ukm: bangi. 2002;
  9. Yaakop, M.R. Wallenstein’s world system theory in contemporary studies of international relations. in Ghazali Mayudin. malaysian politics: theoretical and practical perspective. Bangi: UKM. 200;
  10. Yaakop, M.R. Few approaches toward understanding shifts and continuity of Malaysia’s foreign policy. in Ghazali Mayudin. Alternative political theories. UKM: Bangi. 1999.

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