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Finally (L)earned: PhD in Law from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia August 8, 2016

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After years of this PhD journey, I finally completed the program in 2016. My heartfelt gracious appreciation to both my supervisors, Assoc Prof Dr Zaiton Hamin (seated right beside me in the first picture) and Dr. Mohd Bahrin Othman (standing beside me in the second picture). My beloved parents, siblings, husband, children, families and friends, you are always in my heart…

whatsapp-image-2016-08-09-at-9-49-14-amMy supervisor, Assoc Prof Dr Zaiton Hamin (seated beside me) and fellow PhD colleagues at the Faculty of Law, UiTM Shah Alam

img_20160808_195225_502My co-supervisor, Dr Mohd Bahrin Othman

National Postgraduate Colloquium 2012 (UiTM Shah Alam) December 16, 2012

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The National Postgraduate Colloquium (NAPAC) 2012 was held on 15-16 December 2012. On the first day of the Colloquium, I presented my PhD research progress report entitled: The Autobots and the Decepticons are Here to Stay: The Case of the High Courts of Malaysia. Essentially I shared the background of my research, the methodology parts, the data analysis and two preliminary findings on the legal implications of the ICT adoption by the Malaysian High Courts, being encroachment to privacy risks and procedural matters. (more…)

International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (ICOSH 2012) – UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia December 13, 2012

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On 12-13 December 2012, ICOSH 2012 was organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, MALAYSIA. It was a two-days event leading to Procedia proceedings and ISI WOK indexes. On the second day of the conference, I presented my paper entitled: Challenges of ICT Adoption by the High Courts of Malaysia. Essentially, I discussed that by adopting ICT, there are numerous challenges impacting the full implementation of the ICT systems and applications. The findings were derived from both secondary data (journal articles) as well as primary data (interviews conducted with judges, officers of the court, system developers, lawyers and litigants.

The research found that there are 3 major challenges facing the full implementation of ICT adoption by the High Courts of Malaysia: (1) changing the mindset of the users, (2) cost and budgeting aspects, and (3) various administrative changes. (more…)

LegalTech Forum 2012 Rocks! June 15, 2012

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The Legal Technology Forum 2012 was held yesterday and today (14-15 June 2012) at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Aimed at discussing the use of technologies in legal processes and proceedings, there were hundreds of delegates from all over the country + some from international continents, who were present to benefit from the keynote addresses and the forum discussions by the key speakers, as well as to network with the legal practitioners and solution providers. (more…)

ICCBM 2012 @ Quality Hotel, Singapore June 11, 2012

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On 10th June 2012, I presented a research paper entitled “Security Implications of ICT Adoption in the High Courts of Malaysia” was presented at the International Conference on Computers and Business Management 2012 at Quality Hotel, Singapore. The conference was organised by IACSIT in tandem with a few other conferences in a single event. The event was joined in by tens of researchers from all over the world who presented their research papers. The proceedings are published in the form an international journal called the International Journal of Future Computer and Communication. (more…)

ICIMTR 2012 @ Malacca, Malaysia May 23, 2012

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I presented a paper at the International Conference on Innovation, Management and Technology Research 2012 which was held at Equatorial Hotel, Malacca, Malaysia on 21-22 May 2012. My paper was entitled “ICT Adoption by the Malaysian High Courts: Exploring the Security Risks Involved”. The paper essentially explores the possible security risks which could arise from the adoption of ICT at the Malaysian High Courts along the lines of the basic security control requirements of authentication, non-repudiation, privacy control, data integrity and confidentiality risks.

Click here to see the presentation which was prepared using the Prezi platform.

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Law Postgraduate Colloquium 2012, UiTM Shah Alam May 17, 2012

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The Law Postgraduate Colloquium 2012 was held on 23 April 2012 at the Faculty of Law, UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. I was among the 10 postgraduate researchers at the faculty who presented our research progress reports at the colloquium. The title of my paper was: “Legal Implications of ICT Adoption in the Civil Justice System of the High Courts of Malaysia: The Data Analysis Stage” where I focused my presentation on the data analysis process (more…)

How secured is cloud computing? March 18, 2012

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I trust everybody is familiar with Dropbox, SugarSync or any other cloud services. Talk about your email services like Hotmail, GMail, Yahoo or your corporate emails. What about the data servers which store your information on the cloud (whether transmitted through or stored on the cloud)? How sure are you that your data is secured? (more…)

Experience Security Risks Discussion in Hong Kong March 15, 2012

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I am blogging from the City University of Hong Kong, where security experts meet up with student finalists from all over Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa for the Kaspersky’s Student Conference 2012. I am one of the finalists from Malaysia to the event. There are other 13 presenters who also gather here to discuss about IT security issues and emerging risks. (more…)

Eye Opening CHUSER 2011 December 9, 2011

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I presented a paper at the IEEE CHUSER 2011 at ParkRoyal Hotel, Batu Feringhi, Penang on 5-6 December 2011. The title of the paper is “Legal Implications of Courtroom Technology: A Case Study of the High Courts of Malaysia”. Overall, the feedback is positive, and some input on research methodology by Dr. Xavier and Dr. Oskar will be taken into consideration. (more…)

Progress Report during the National Postgrad Colloquium 2011 November 3, 2011

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I presented a paper explaining about my PhD research progress at the 3rd National Postgraduate Colloquium held at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia on 8th of October 2011. Since I just completed the fieldwork of my research at that time, I decided to present the data collection process in my paper entitled: “Courtroom Technology in Malaysia: the Data Collection Stage”. Among the feedback given by the assessors are:

– Well explanation on the stages of data collection
– To properly triangulate between the primary data generated and secondary data obtained
– To discusss more on the theories involved in my research: the innovation society and risk society

Overall, I’m satisfied with the feedback I got from the assessors, and I will definitely take into consideration the suggestions given.

PhD Progress update January 28, 2011

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I have not been able to update this blog as frequently as I planned, for I have been occupied for the last couple of months completing my interviews and court visits for the purpose of my PhD research. Thankfully, the process is now coming to an end, and now nearing the finalisation of the transcription process. What follows next would be the primary data analysis, which I plan to adopt the use of ATLAS.ti qualitative data analysis software version 6.2.

Being at this stage, I am glad to share this link to Atlas Malaysia blog – Atlas.ti trainings in Malaysia which is also maintained by me and another research partner.

Fruitful visit to the Kuching Courts Complex October 11, 2010

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I was in Kuching, Sarawak from the 4th until the 8th of October 2010, visiting the Kuching Courts Complex. My aim for the visit was to witness the technologies being used at the courts, and talk to some people who are familiar with the integrated courts system adopted there.

Prior to the visit, I browsed through the Court’s official website to look for information related to my visit. … Click here to read more

More Efforts by the Malaysian Judiciary September 24, 2010

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More and more efforts could be seen initiated by the Malaysian judiciary towards speedy disposal of cases and clearance of the backlog of cases. And yet again, the role of technology is hailed for the movement of such efforts. This is definitely an encouraging situation for both the judiciary as well as the public in welcoming the benefits and challenges … Click here to read more

[Textbook review] Justice and Technology in Europe, published 2001 August 25, 2010

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Please allow me to share a review on my latest collection, a textbook entitled “Justice and Technology in Europe: How ICT is Changing the Judicial Business” edited by Fabri and Contini, published in 2001 by Kluwer Law International.

The book covers the overview of methodology, difficulties encountered, and results which have been achieved as at 2001 in the implementation of ICT in the European judicial systems, covering 15 jurisdictions: Finland, Austria, Ireland, … Click here to read more

National Postgraduate Seminar 2010 @ Shah Alam, Selangor July 7, 2010

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I represented the Law Faculty of UiTM Shah Alam to present a concept paper on the second day of the National Postgraduate Seminar 2010 (NAPAS 2010) 6-7 July at Grand BlueWave Hotel, Shah Alam, Selangor. More than 100 research papers were presented by postgraduate researchers all over the country, and 4 keynote papers from accross the globe were presented at the seminar. … Click here to read more

2nd National Postgrad Legal Research Colloquium June 22, 2010

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I attended the colloquium on 21st and 22nd of June 2010 at Universiti Utara Malaysia, SIntok Kedah. I presented a paper entitled: Legal Implications of Courtroom Technology in Malaysia on the first day of the event. The moderator was En. Md Rejab from UUM, and the assessors were Assoc Prof Dr Haydar of UiTM and Assoc Prof Dr Juriah from IIUM. I received a number of constructive comments, and I trust the comments would be for the improvement of my research. Some of the comments include:
1. To narrow the scope of the study
2. To include quantitative method of study
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ASLI Conference 2010 at IIUM May 27, 2010

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I presented a poster at the Asian Law Institute Conference 2010 at International Islamic University Malaysia on 25-26 May 2010. This is the first time I actually present part of my research with the intent to introduce myself to the industry and also to assess the feedback from the visitors to my poster. The title of the poster is ‘Courtroom Technology: Understanding its Concept and Applications’. The paper contains the conceptual framework for courtroom technology plus some information … Click here to read more

Successful Proposal Defence at Faculty Level April 22, 2010

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After months into the research, today I am officially elevated to the full PhD candidature: I successfully convinced the postgraduate committee assessors at the Faculty of Law that my research proposal of Courtroom Technology is doable, viable and justified to be carried on – Alhamdulillah… I definitely express my gratitude to my supervisors – Associate Professor Dr. Zaiton and Dr. Bahrin for their continuous support and guidance. I could not be here today if it’s not for you two. I also thank Kak Fizah and Kak Tini for their neverending moral support. Love u guys… Thank you 🙂

BTW, happy birthday, Kak Fizah…

Face to face with the Chief Justice of the Federal Court March 19, 2010

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Today there was a Special Session with the newly appointed Adjunct Professor of Law Faculty, UiTM Shah Alam, the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Malaysia, YAA Tun Dato’ Seri Prof. Zaki Bin Tun Azmi. the session was held at the Auditorium, Chempaka Building. The speech by YAA Tun really touched my heart, especially the part where there are opportunities lying ahead, just waiting to be grabbed. There are no such things as special treatments as claimed by others e.g. the law provides for allocated scholarship for bumiputras to further their studies, but the law does not guarantee their success. It all depends in the effort put in by the students, and opportunities lying ahead of them waiting to be grabbed.

I do not know YAA Tun personally, but that day, I felt as if I know this special person – YAA Tun is a simple man, approachable and His Lordship’s words are full of wisdom. It was indeed a great opportunity to meet this special person…