BACKGROUND

As Malaysia moves forward, newer ways to build this nation have to be discovered. However, the newer ways are not built from thin air. It ought to be built based on the foundations laid by the forefathers of Malaysia. Their ideas led to various decisions being made and each of the decisions generated implications on the Malaysia society. As the current policy makers, government and non-government organizations as well as researchers are producing newer strategies, directions and action plans; past efforts have to be revisited. Malaysia past have to be studied and various data that are churned out by researchers and relevant bodies concerning various aspects of Malaysia’s development have to be visited. Thus, a platform that is established specifically to assemble such information has to be established.


OBJECTIVE

UTAR would like to take up this responsibility by establishing this platform. UTAR's Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre for Social and Policy Studies (TCLC) will administer a website that gathers information related to social science researches conducted by UTAR staff and students. With the establishment of this platform, UTAR hopes to achieve the following objectives:
  1. To gather relevant documents, data, reports and other relevant materials related to Malaysia history, economic development and nation building.
  2. To be a resource platform that facilitates researchers and other relevant parties.