Malaysian Branch of The Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS)


The Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (henceforth called the Society) is a learned society devoted to the task of collecting, recording and diffusing information about Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. Its primary objective is to promote a greater interest in the study of the region, and to this end, it publishes a journal and carries out other scholarly activities.

A brainchild of a group of colonial administrators, the Society has since 4 November 1877 enjoyed the patronage of top-ranking officials like the Governors of the Straits Settlements, Prime Ministers of Malaysia and Singapore and the Sultan of Brunei. Among its council members are distinguished officials and academicians, ranging from Sir Frank Swettenham, Sir Richard Winstedt and H.N. Ridley of the colonial government to Tan Sri Nik Ahmed Kamil bin Haji Nik Mahmud and Tun Mohamed Suffian bin Haji Hashim of the Malaysian government and to academicians like Dr Alastair Lamb, Professor Wang Gungwu and Professor S. Arasaratnam.

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4B (2nd floor) Jalan Kemuja, off Jalan Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur