WHO
WE ARE

IMAN Research (IMAN) started off as a discussion among friends who realised a serious gap in information and on the ground realities that impact Malaysia.

 

IMAN aspires to provide reliable information to Malaysia and the region on matters pertaining to society, beliefs and perception. This is crucial in the domains of peace and security, ethnic relations and religious harmony in multicultural societies.

WHAT
WE DO

IMAN seeks to understand a country and a society on a national, regional and global scale, by understanding what makes society tick from the following perspectives of faith, history, social science, psychology, to name a few.

AREAS WE COVER/

SECURITY

IMAN’s foray into security began with its first project, Assalamualaikum! which explored young Malay Muslim identity. Today, security, inter-ethnic and race relation issues remain to be IMAN’s core focus.

ECONOMY

In many of IMAN’s projects and research, the need to understand the demographic’s socio-economic landscape influences the political and ethnic environment.

SOCIO-CULTURAL

A nation needs to be understood from the lens of sociology and culture. What is the language and cultural make-up of a people, and how does a country’s politics influence a nation?

OUR PARTNERS

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide on the ground realities through rigorous academic and informal research, working with academics, journalists, activists and policy makers. The data is then provided to governments, development actors and specialists working in policy.

OUR VISION

We aim to be a regional think tank focusing on society, beliefs and perception, and have regional reach. ASEAN is our playground, while Malaysia is home.

OUR PUBLICATIONS VIEW ALL

Temperatures rising in Sabah

The election campaign period enters an intense final stretch as rising COVID-19 infections pose fresh challenges for candidates and voters

Sabah braces for a rocky election

The Court of Appeal’s recent dismissal of Tan Sri Musa Aman’s challenge against the dissolution of the Sabah legislative assembly

advisory – August 2020, No. 6

We are entering an exciting month, September: Sabah will hold state elections on September 26, 2020, and Sabahans and Malaysians

THE PANJIALAM MONOGRAPHS VIEW ALL

The Real Divide: Class Insensitivity in Times of Crisis

They say ignorance is bliss, but what happens when being tone deaf gets you into trouble? From designer face masks

Mencari Intipati Agama di Era Pandemik

Dari sudut teologi, ada satu pengajaran penting yang dapat kita pelajari dari situasi wabak Covid-19 ini. Ketika ritual-ritual agama yang

COVID-19: The New Normal

The lifting of current restrictions, whenever that is, should not signify an immediate return to business as usual.  Malaysia is