Dr. Uqbah Iqbal

Dr. Uqbah Iqbal
The Historical Development of Japanese Investment in Malaysia (1910-2003)
Malaysia’s economic development nowadays inherited from the three previous stages, starting with the level of growth and the rapid development of industry, the natural resources of the mid-19th century until 1914, followed by periods of volatility or instability of industry natural resources between the First and the Second World War and finally, the level of industry consolidation and rationalization of natural resources together with the diversification of the economy after 1945.

Although Malaysia is a former British colony, the importance of the Japanese economy have contributed to the change in the foreign policy of Pro-Western Policy during the colonial and post-colonial to the Look East Policy during the administration of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. The objective of this book is collect the author publishing articles with supervisors about Japanese investment in Malaysia during the period of study to help readers scour the economic interests of Japan with more accurate and easier in one book.

This book also aims to add a collection of readings on Malaysia-Japan relations. This book is suitable to be read by those interested in understanding the relationship between Malaysia and Japan, East Asia lecturers, East Asian thinkers, those involved economic relations with Japan, the university students of various schools and to the general reader in society. For articles published in Malay, the author change it became English in accordance with the publication of this book in English. For articles which use footnotes reference system, the author change it becomes a text reference in accordance with the publication of this book for the public reading.

Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Currently working as the founder of Gold Eagle Company, Dr. Uqbah Iqbal was born in the United States and emigrated to Malaysia at the age of six. Winning Second Place in Malaysian Historical Essay Writing Competition 2013, he was the recipient of Research University Fellowship Scheme from the National University of Malaysia, MyBrain 15 (MyPhD) Postgraduate Scholarship Programme from Ministry of Education Malaysia, Graduate on Time Award and Outstanding Student Award from Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, the National University of Malaysia as well as the Youngest Ph.D. in History Holder and the only Malaysian achieved a Ph.D. in History in conjunction with the 43rd Convocation of the National University of Malaysia. He’s authoring 67 books/ebooks, the top 5 are Sejarah Pemikiran Pandang Ke Timur: Kepentingan Jepun Dalam Pembangunan Sosio-Ekonomi Malaysia (1906-1980), Isu Pelarian Rohingya, The Historical Development of British Investment in Malaya Before the Second World War, Sejarah Perkembangan Nasionalisme Melayu Sebelum Kemerdekaan and Japanese Economic Interests in Sabah after the Second World War. His 208 articles appeared in international and national journals, the top 5 are Pengantar Pengurusan, Book Review ‘12 Strategi Elak Bisnes Gagal’ (Malay Version), Book Review: ‘Female Sexual Offenders: Theory, Assessment and Treatment’, Review “Colonial Administration and the Issue of Land Ownership in Kelantan 1881-1941” (Malay Version) and Layarkan Ships in Dew: Sepilihan Pantun Minangkabau. From his 78 online articles, the top 5 are Perkembangan Bahasa dan Fizikal Kanak-Kanak, The Historical Development of Japanese Investment in North Borneo Before the Second World War, Japan’s economic policies in Malaya during the Second World War, Book Review ‘Syonan – My Story: The Japanese Occupation of Singapore’ and A Brief History of the Economic Relations between Philippines and Japan. He’s joining the editorial board of 81 journals. In the process, he became Chief Editor for SSRG International Journal of Economics and Management Studies; Associate Editor for Journal of Art and Social Sciences, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Journal of Hotel Management and Tourism Research and Business, Management and Economics Research; Guest Editor for American Journal of Sports Science; Conference Organizing and Review Committee for International Conference on Emerging Trends in Business, Economics and Management in United Arab Emirates; Organizing Committee for World Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Summit in United Arab Emirates and lastly Program Committee for related conferences of AIRCC worldwide, International Conference on Arts and Humanities, International Conference on Social Sciences and Public Policy and International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities in China. He’s also a reviewer for 210 journals and 10 book publishing companies/book websites. Until now, he has published 368 publications as well as rate 1,399 submissions for WEBook and reviewed 1,437 manuscripts and articles for journals and conferences. Through his involvement as a reviewer with the Nonfiction Authors Association, 7 of his reviewed books received 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Awards. By 2017, 383 Journals and Conferences recognized him as one of the Best Social Scientist, Reviewer, Author, Researcher, Editor, Reviewer Board Member and Editorial Board Member and 369 of his articles get appreciation. In 2016, OMICS Publishing Group recognized him as a Valuable Author, Editor and Reviewer under Management Journals Category. In 2017, Scientific Federation recognized him as one of the brilliant and most gifted minds of this century while International Agency for Standards and Ratings recognized him as the World Champion in Social Science (Winner among 5,462 nominations from 67 countries) (Sept – Oct), the World Champion in Humanities (Winner among 5,756 nominations from 56 countries) (Oct – Nov), the World Champion in Social Science (Winner among 5,371 nominations from 51 countries) (Nov), the World Champion in Humanities (Winner among 5,455 nominations from 55 countries) (Nov) and the World Champion in Social Science (Winner among 5,119 nominations from 59 countries) (Nov). He is the First Malaysian Historian that has his own 3 special issue journals, most journal articles and considers himself as the last Malaysian historian from his generation. Currently, there are 118 book companies around the world who are selling his books/ebooks.