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Evidence-based informed decision making is our utmost priority as a Thought Leader in matters pertaining to Science, Technology and Innovation. The cover depicts the Academy as an organisation with unique deliverables yet working together with various entities for a harmonious, prosperous and sustainable Malaysia. Our desire of a Progressive Malaysia begins with giving the best ideas for the benefit of the society at large.
ASM strives to be the nation’s Thought Leader for matters related to science, engineering, technology and innovation.
ASM is committed to pursue excellence in the fields of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) for the benefit of all.
- To be a Thought Leader
- To be an apex Advisory Body on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) matters
- To be an effective promoter of public understanding and awareness of STI
- To make STI a basis for economic development and societal well-being
- Providing advice to the Government on matters related to STI of national and international importance
- Fostering a culture of excellence
in SET in Malaysia
- Assisting in upgrading technological capabilities of Malaysian industrial sectors
- Promoting public awareness in understanding of science
- Enhancing international networking and collaborations
- Scientific publications
- Harnessing scientific minds to charter STI direction for the country
- Fostering culture of excellence in SET
- Ensuring independent, authoritative and timely STI input
- Promoting the utilisation and application of science for societal well-being
- Facilitating the implementation of innovation-led economy strategy
STI Strategic Studies
- Malaysia 2050
- Emerging Technology
- Sustainability Science
STI Strategic Programmes
- Capacity Building
- Science Consortiums
- Consultative Fora
- Members of Young Scientists Network (YSN-ASM)
- Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM)
- ASM Management
- Prime Minister’s Department and Central Agencies
- MESTECC and its agencies
- Other Ministries and relevant agencies
- Research institutions
- Higher Learning Institutions
- STI Professional Bodies
- International STI Organisations
- Urban and Rural communities
- Provide independent, evidence based, reliable and timely advice
- Committed in initiating quality programmes towards developing strong STI foundation for the nation
- Represent Malaysia and its scientific community at the international arena
- Disseminate scientific knowledge
FROM THE PRESIDENT
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE 2018?
For ASM, 2018 as a whole was equally wonderful and hectic. We have been working determinedly to improve the practices and communication within the Academy’s stakeholders, including the scientific experts, industry, media and broader public in delivering our objectives. As hectic as it can get, I am thankful to lead an organisation with the deep pool of experts that are willing to embrace transformation each and every day. Read More
Apart from study, we also maintain a strong focus on SET-based programmes. ASM has always strives to nurture Malaysians towards developing scientific gifted talents for the future. As we continue to execute our strategic plan and programmes, we begin to see the results that we hope to see in our effort for STEM awareness in the country.
Our international team continues to foster strong ties with the international scientific community, allowing us to benefit from global expertise. From attending meeting to organising conference, we persistently position Malaysia as world class leader in science through active participation as a knowledge partner. Our involvement has enabled us to position ourselves as one of the leading science academy in the ASEAN region.
Expanding our Expert Network
This year, we have elected 29 leading individual among leading scientists, engineers and techonlogists as new Fellows and recognised 24 research scientists as TRSM. With more than 581 brilliant minds in our network, we are a force to be reckoned with. I thank the Fellows for their enthusiasm and contribution to growing and improving everything we do and for remaining focused on improving STI in and for Malaysia.
Beyond Thank You
The Academy only succeeds in all these areas through the support from MESTECC, and I am deeply grateful to all stakeholders, Fellows, and Associates who have partnered with us in so many ways. While we know there is more work to be done, we are proud of what we have accomplished thus far. In the upcoming years, we will continue to deliver innovative programmes and impactful studies for the betterment of Malaysia.
Each year, our Annual Report is a chance to highlight the spectacular efforts we all made together toward our objective as nation’s Think Tank. I encourage you to explore our annual report to gain a broad understanding of our mission and vision. You will notice that this year’s annual report is a little bit different.
” WE WILL CONTINUE TO DELIVER INNOVATIVE PROGRAMMES AND IMPACTFUL STUDIES FOR THE BETTERMENT OF MALAYSIA. “
The challenging environment today cannot be wished away. Recognising the importance of science in navigating the complex world, ASM plays a critical role in analysing, developing, and providing scientific advice and policy solutions to the government. Backed by decades of scientific knowledge and a roster of science experts, ASM addresses STI-related issues of national and international importance in an independent, credible, relevant and timely manner.
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ASM STRONGLY EMPHASISES THE ESSENTIAL ROLE SCIENCE PLAYS IN THE WELL-BEING OF THE SOCIETY BY MAKING IT RELATABLE TO EVERYONE VIA SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMES.
Science has long been challenged or misunderstood. It is usually correlated as a difficult and textbook-driven field, making public lose interest in science. In actual fact, science is a fascinating subject that dictates our everyday life – and this is the message that ASM is trying to spread through its initiatives.
ASM also empowers the scientific community by organising a multitude of programmes through collaboration with national and international institutions and organisations.
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We believe in sharing information through simple communication. In ASM, we turn “why does it matter?” into captivating visuals and writings to share the joy of discovery to all. Every like or retweet is a result of a garnered interest from the masses, and we value each interaction. Transforming scientific pursuits into relatable stories while keeping its essence unchanged is a life-long venture for us here in ASM. Let us share our milestones on the virtual world with you.
Expanding Your Insights with Aesthetics
Each study has its own significance. None is less than the other. Through our publication, we wish to create awareness on the current happenings in the Malaysian STI landscape. We want policy makers to have a better understanding in making informed decisions. By making our publication accessible to the people, we also hope to continue inspiring a cultivated community.
Number of publication:
Advisory Report 4
Position Paper 2
Scientific Book 2
Conference Report 1
ASM Science Journal Articles 17
Online readerships (ISSUU):
BRIDGING SCIENCE GLOBALLY
CONNECTING, POSITIONING AND COLLABORATING FOR A BETTER FUTURE IN COMBATING GLOBAL CHALLENGES
It is impossible to stop learning in today’s world. Scientists globally are forming the links on how to co-learn and co-create to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Among the global issues that were debated in 2018 were health, education, gender equality, productivity, innovation, climate change, water and emerging technologies. ASM has actively participated in 34 international meetings and conferences related to such issues and has been giving input through international declarations, resolutions and forming regional platforms for all involved to work together.
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GATHERING OF BRILLIANT MINDS
In the era of knowledge and information, the hottest accessory one can wear is their ideas. With the emergence of the Internet, the art of in-person discussion is not yet lost. The gathering of scientific experts facilitates knowledge sharing, learning, networking, and content creation. ASM continues its track record from previous years in providing quality scientific output that benefits everyone.
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ASM’s financial statements provide a bird’s eye view of its financial results, performance and cash flow.
ASM Financial Overview
The 2018 ASM Financial Statements is prepared according to the Malaysia Public Sector Accounting Standard (MPSAS). The adoption of this standard aims to strengthen public finance management for better informed assessments of the resource allocation decisions made by governments, thereby increasing transparency and accountability.
For the year ended 31 December 2018, ASM Financial Performance has shown a financial surplus of RM2,776,823 (2017: RM1,249,892). ASM Financial Position was strengthened in 2018 as the total net assets was recorded at RM6,635,502 (2017:RM2,799,790). The increase in net assets was due to decrease of total ASM liabilities compared to 2017, giving significant impact for the year of 2018. The liabilities includes the gain on investment of R,D&C fixed deposit. With approval from MOF, ASM were allowed to use RM4.5mil from this fund to support operational cost.
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