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

Believing in Extremism: What Drives Our Youths

In 2017, IMAN undertook a multiyear project to see if violent extremism was a foreign concept  among rural and urban

Women and Radicalisation

Many see women as the softer, gentler sex. Many are coming to realize that women, especially women radicals and militants

Youth Perception on New Malaysia 2018.

In 2018, UNICEF commissioned a small report on how Malaysian youths perceived the new Pakatah Harapan ‘s first one month

THE PANJIALAM MONOGRAPHS VIEW ALL

En Route to ICERD: Malaysia at an Impasse (Part 2)

Updated on 8th December 2018 (originally written on 1st November) PART II: Weighing In The Reactions Delving further into the

En Route to ICERD: Malaysia at an Impasse

Updated on 8th December 2018 (originally written on 1st November) PART I : About Human Rights On the 23rd of

Regarding Global City

Whenever I hear the term global city, I picture a bloodied Al Pacino, machine-gun in hand, staring out the window