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Sumathy Permal
Sumathy PermalFellow (F) Centre Head
M.A. (Strategic and International Relations), University of Malaya
B. A. (International Relations) (Hons), University of Malaya

Sumathy Permal is a Fellow and Head of Centre for Straits of Malacca, with the Maritime Institute of Malaysia. Ms. Permal’s research areas are on geo-politic and geo-strategic in the Asia Pacific and maritime security issues in the Indo Pacific. Sumathy Permal is on the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs Australia and Associate Member of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies. She was also the International Expert Panel for National Bureau of Asian Research and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA on Maritime Awareness Program, 2016. She is a Profession Fellow On- Demand Exchange Program by the U.S. Department of State for Think-Tank in Asia and in the East Asian International Relations (EAIR) Caucus, a Network for Researchers Studying Scholarly and Policy Issues in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia.

Centre for the Straits of Malacca (CSOM)
Darshinee Nadarajan
Darshinee NadarajanRESEARCHER
Bsc. Marine Science
University Malaysia Terengganu

Darshinee is a Researcher in Centre for Straits of Malacca (SOM) in Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA). She earned a bachelor's degree in Marine Science from University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT). She has been awarded the best student award for Bsc. Marine Science 2017 in UMT. She has published an article relating Environmental Aspects of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative Policy and another recent article on the Implication of Rohingya in Malaysia. She has also participated and earned a Diploma on the Yeosu Academy of the Law of the Sea 2018.

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