"Last year, in a kickoff meeting at which Peter, Leonard and Barbara Andaya were present, among others,
the expert advice was to keep this conference small and relaxed, to encourage lively and inspired discussions.
Well, this place is not too big, and I hope you’re relaxed. Let’s be
"Asian perspectives and Asian sources would take the spotlight, while
the classic European sources --- as important as they might be --- would take a
back seat (but would not be ignored) at this conference. The conference itself, it
should be stressed here, marks only the first stage in what is clearly a longer
term research initiative."
Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan
CEO Khazanah Nasional Berhad
Dr Peter Borschberg
"Placing the Asian
sources at the centre of scholarly enquiry would set this international
conference apart from the others that had been hosted over the past
four to five decades."
Prof. Anthony Reid
Panel 1 Head
Sources for Melaka
Dr Nasha Rodzaidi Khaw, USM
Dr Elke Papelitzky, NYU
Prof. Derek Heng, NAU
Prof. Andrew Peacock, USA
Prof. Emeritus Ahmat Adam