B. A. (International Relations) (Hons), University of Malaya
Sumathy Permal is a Senior Researcher with the Centre for Straits of Malacca since August 2015. Prior to that, she was with the Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy, Maritime Institute of Malaysia since April 2004. She obtained her degree in International Relations from the University of Malaya in 1999 and also Masters by Research on Strategic and International Relations in University Malaya in 2015. Ms. Permal’s research areas are on naval developments and strategies in the Asia Pacific, traditional and non-traditional security issues in Southeast Asia. Her current focus is on strategic and defence issues in the South China Sea and the Straits of Malacca.
Her recent publication includes China’s Military Capability and Anti Access Area Denial Operations, published by Rutledge, Geopolitical Imperatives in the Straits of Malacca in The Paradox of the Straits of Malacca, Maritime Cooperation With United States And China: Examination on The Contemporary Issues and Challenges for Malaysia and Preventive Diplomacy in the South China Sea, Journal of Malaysian Defence and Security (MIDAS India’s Look East Policy and Maritime Cooperation in Southeast Asia, in India and Southeast Asia, Strategic Convergence in the Twenty-first Century, Manohar Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi, 2012; and co-author in Regional Maritime Security Environment: the Malaysian Perspective, Southeast Asia and the Rise of Chinese and Indian Naval Power, Between rising naval powers, Rutledge Security in Asia Series, 2010. Sumathy Permal is on the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs, Australia.
Diploma in Law of the Sea, Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy
Jalila Abdul Jalil is a Senior Researcher with Centre for the Straits of Malacca, Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) and has previously served with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. She graduated with an LL.B (Hons) Bachelor of Laws from the University of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom and is an alumni of the Rhodes Oceans Scholar in Law of the Sea, Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy. She is also a Member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, Inns of Court, London.
Her research interests include public international law matters, law of the sea, maritime boundaries issues, disputes settlement, and legal matters pertaining to International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Conventions.
- B.A. Hamzah, V.L. Forbes, Jalila A. Jalil, M.N. Basiron (2014). The Maritime Boundaries of Malaysia and Indonesia in Malacca Strait: An Appraisal. Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, Volume 6, Issue 4, 2014, pp. 207 – 226, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. (Printed Publication).
Online Version: Published on 6 November 2014, DOI 10.1080/18366503.2014.956856, B.A. Hamzah, V.L. Forbes, Jalila A. Jalil, M.N. Basiron (2014). The Maritime Boundaries of Malaysia and Indonesia in Malacca Strait: An Appraisal, Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, Taylor and Francis Group.
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2014). Indonesia’s Maritime Boundaries with Singapore and Indonesia: Issues for Consideration for Malaysia, Diplomatic Voice, Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), Vol. 3, 2014, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia.
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2014). Significance of UNCLOS: Malaysia’s Maritime Zones, Contemporary Legislations and Cases on Dispute Settlement. The Journal of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia, Volume 14, Number 1, August 2014, pp. 69 – 88.
- Rahim Hussin, Jalila Abdul Jalil and Mohamad Zulariff Abdullah (2015). Maritime Security for Southeast Asia – An Appraisal, EU-Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam High-Level Workshop: Maritime Issues and UNCLOS: Sharing European and Asian Approaches to Territorial Disputes, Halong City, Vietnam, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, (In Print).
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2015). Competing Territorial and Maritime Claims in the Asia Pacific: Focusing on the South China Sea, MIMA Bulletin, Vol. 22 (1) 2015, pp 2 – 6.
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2015). Jurisprudence Developments on the Delimitation of the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf Beyond 200 nm, MIMA Bulletin, Vol. 22 (1) 2015, pp 33 – 42.
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2008). Chapter 9, Policies and Legislative Practices in The Strait of Malacca, in H.M. Ibrahim and Hairil Anuar Husin (eds.), Profile of the Strait of Malacca: Malaysia’s Perspectives, Maritime Institute of Malaysia. 143 – 170.
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2015). Chapter 9, Maritime Delimitation: Unity In Boundary Lines. The Paradox of the Straits of Malacca: Balancing Priorities for A Sustainable Waterway, Maritime Institute of Malaysia. pp. 297 – 330.
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2015). The concept of a single maritime boundary (SMB): Its application in defending Malaysia’s maritime boundary baselines, MIMA Report.
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2014). Application of Article 121: The Evolution of Travaux Preparatoires to Jurisprudence Development, MIMA Report.
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2014). The Significance of Aids to Navigation and Navigational Issues as Factors of Special and Relevant Circumstances in Maritime Boundary Delimitation, MIMA Report.
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2013). Third Party Intervention in Relation to Maritime Boundary Disputes: An Analysis, MIMA Report.
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2013). Maritime Delimitation: Unity in Boundary Lines, MIMA Report.
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2012). Unlocking the Sulawesi Maritime Boundaries Conundrum – Options for Malaysia, MIMA Report.
Bulletins and Magazines
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2008). Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge “Precious Rocks: So Near Yet So Far”. MIMA Bulletin, Vol. 15 (2), pp 33 – 36.
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2008). Sovereignty over Disputed Islands: Factors Considered by the International Court of Justice. MIMA Bulletin, Vol. 15 (1), pp 38 – 44.
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2008). MIMA Seminar on Islands: Which Boundaries, Whose Ownership? MIMA Bulletin, Vol. 15 (1), pp 31 – 32.
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2007). Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA) 1950: A Need for Revision. The IKMAL Journal, January, Vol. 12.
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2014). Setting Boundaries in the Sea. MIMA Sea Views, No. 9/2014, 23 May, pp 1 – 8.
- Jalila Abdul Jalil (2012). Bay of Bengal: ITLOS’ First Ruling In Favour of Bangladesh. MIMA Sea Views, No. 8/2012, 23 May, pp 1 – 4.
Mr. Ariff Abdullah is a graduate from National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM) in Bachelor of Science (Hons.) (Maritime). At the university, he joined 3 years military training in Army Reserve Officer Training Unit (ROTU) before receiving a royal commissioning as an officer in the Territorial Army Regiment.
Mr. Ariff began his stint with Maritime Institute of Malaysia in September 2014 in the Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy (CMSD). His early assignments involved active participation in policy research on maritime security issues, including seaborne crime such as smuggling of diesel, contraband, wildlife, trafficking-in-person and smuggling of migrant, piracy and armed robbery and illegal exploitation of the marine resources. In August 2015, he joined Centre for Straits of Malacca (CSOM) as a researcher. His current research interest are Malaysia-Indonesia issues, maritime security, law of the sea and geopolitical studies. Mr. Ariff was a member of Working Group on Maritime Safety and Security and Preventive Diplomacy for one-year Workshop on “Partnership for Regional Peace: Operationalising ASEAN-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in Southeast Asia” co-hosted by National Institute for the South China Sea (NICSCS) Hainan and Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Jakarta.