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Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal


Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal (SEAMJ) marked its 20th year of publication in 2020, having been published annually by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) since 1999. The journal is open access, bilingual, and features articles in both English and Malay, with a disciplinary range that encompasses the whole of the arts, social sciences and humanities.

While the regional focus of the journal is Southeast Asia and, therefore, most of the articles reflect and relate to this geographical region, articles may still be considered if the topics are of relevance and have significant implications for the region. SEAMJ aspires to become a leading platform for the publication of original and path-breaking research catering to Southeast Asian regional and global readership.

Latest Issue

Volume 21, Issue 1 of Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal has arrived, and its contents span a wide and fascinating gamut.

In this issue, the diverse amount of topics include discussions of COVID-19 vaccinations, intellectual property rights, global equity, and international diplomacy; valuable insights from an exploratory study of homestay tourism with a focus on local homestay accommodations in Brunei; the experiences, under-representation, challenges, and enabling factors with regard to women leadership in Brunei; a comparative study of coastal erosion in protected and unprotected sections in a local area; technological alternatives and constraints on safe drinking water in Bangladesh; and a review of a book that offers an alternative interpretation of the 1919-1922 financial crisis in the Philippines.

Below you will find a linked list of the articles, as well as a link to the full issue.


COVID-19 vaccine and international relations: New frontiers of vaccine diplomacy.
AKM Ahsan Ullah, Asiyah Az-Zahra Ahmad Kumpoh and Noor Azam Haji-Othman.


Homestay accommodation in Brunei Darussalam: An exploratory study.
Amalena Adli and Wei Lee Chin.

Women leadership in Brunei Darussalam: Challenges and enabling factors.
Hafizah Binti Haji Abd Rahim.

Coastal erosion in the unprotected and protected sections at Berakas: A comparative study in Brunei Darussalam.
Md Mahdi Hj Abd Latif and Gabriel Y.V. Yong.

Safe drinking water crisis, technological alternatives and constraints in Bangladesh: Lessons from Singapore.
Arju Afrin Kathy and Mohammed Norul Alam.

Book Review

State and finance in the Philippines, 1898-1941: The mismanagement of an American colony.
Reviewed by Rommel A. Curaming.

Full Issue

Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Volume 21, Issue 1.

Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal (ISSN 1819-5091) is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.