Currently working as a researcher at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Dr. Uqbah Iqbal was born in the United States and emigrated to Malaysia at the age of six. Winning Second Place in Malaysian Historical Essay Writing Competition 2013, he was the recipient of Research University Fellowship Scheme from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, MyBrain 15 (MyPhD) Postgraduate Scholarship Programme from Ministry of Education Malaysia, Graduate on Time Award and Outstanding Student Award from Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia as well as the Youngest Ph.D. in History Holder and the only Malaysian achieved a Ph.D. in History in conjunction with the 43rd Convocation of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He’s authoring 67 books/ebooks, the top 5 are Sejarah Pemikiran Pandang Ke Timur: Kepentingan Jepun Dalam Pembangunan Sosio-Ekonomi Malaysia (1906-1980), Isu Pelarian Rohingya, Sejarah Penubuhan Malayan Union, The Historical Development of Japanese Investment in Malaysia (1910-2003) and The Historical Development of British Investment in Malaya Before the Second World War. His 177 articles appeared in international and national journals, the top 5 are Opinion on SSKM and Sabah Country Myth, Look-To-The-East Idea in Fajar Asia Magazine, Glimpses of Our Merdeka, The Indispensable Guide for Expatriats: Holland Handbook and Sejarah Perkembangan Ekonomi Semenanjung Tanah Melayu Dan Sifat Ekonomi Masyarakat Melayu Era Pra-Kolonial. He’s joining the editorial board of 77 journals, became a reviewer for 210 journals and 10 book publishing companies/book websites. Until now, he has published 333 publications and reviewed 1,389 manuscripts and articles for journals and conferences. Through his involvement as a reviewer with the Nonfiction Authors Association, 7 of his reviewed books received 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Awards. By 2017, 225 Journals and 4 Conferences recognized him as one of the Best Social Scientist, Reviewer, Author, Researcher, Editor, Reviewer Board Member and Editorial Board Member and 127 of his articles get appreciation. OMICS Publishing Group recognized him as a Valuable Author, Editor and Reviewer under Management Journals Category. Scientific Federation recognized him as one of the brilliant and most gifted minds of this century. He is the First Malaysian Historian that has his own 3 special issue journals, most journal articles and considers himself as the last Malaysian historian from his generation.
ASEAN which brings the goal of maintaining peace and prosperity in Southeast Asia seems scratches through Myanmar’s cruel action. Moreover, in this case also found that the Rohingya issue also poses a dilemma to the ASEAN member countries. This is because there are ASEAN member countries who want to help the Rohingya and this is a dilemma for ASEAN practiced NIP. This policy stated that any country that has the problem should not be interference from other ASEAN members. Therefore, it is clear that NIP is now less relevant practiced because the Rohingya ethnic need protection and assistance in line with human rights and humanitarian contained in ASEAN. However, if seen NIP has maintained security in the ASEAN region since ASEAN was established. It is better this NIP amended in line with the current situation prevailing in the ASEAN. Therefore, it is expected with this basic modifications can help and defend the fate of Rohingya ethnic in general as well as ensuring peace and prosperity among ASEAN members, and is capable of enhancing the reputation of ASEAN on a global level.
Oral evidence is among the most important sources in historical research. Documentation of oral history is a test of our ability as a researcher, about the ability to get other people's beliefs in order to provide their cooperation and ability to dispute their memories in an honest and imaginative. This book is available to help a person achieve the objective of producing recordings and transcripts of historical value as a source of good history. The first chapter introduces the history and historical sources in order to provide basic knowledge about the history and sources for historical research. This knowledge is fundamental in the task of documenting oral histories as sources.