Terrorist Rehabilitation and Community Engagement in Malaysia and Southeast Asia: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Terrorist Rehabilitation and Community Engagement in Malaysia and Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Edited by Mohd Mizan Aslam, Rohan Gunaratna


192 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367420314
pub: 2019-11-28
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The contributors to this book analyse the different approaches and modes of terrorist rehabilitation that have been attempted by Malaysia, and other countries in Southeast Asia.

With an emphasis on the particular contexts within which they operate, this book examines the factors that determine the relative successes and failure of a wide range of community initiatives in integrating terrorists back into society. These initiatives include using methods based on social psychology, religion, and entrepreneurship to develop a comprehensive approach to rehabilitating and deradicalizing terrorists in Malaysia as well as Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. As such it makes an important contribution to the global policy debate, coloured by the unique characteristics of the South East Asia region.

A valuable resource for researchers and policymakers seeking constructive ways to counter violent extremism.

Table of Contents


List of contributors

Foreword by Dato Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay

Foreword by Dato Seri Zulkifli bin Omar

Introduction (Mohd Mizan Aslam and Rohan Gunaratna)

1. Terrorist Rehabilitation and Community Engagement in Southeast Asia (Rohan Gunaratna)

2. Cross Border Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Deradicalization Strategies (Mohd Mizan Aslam)

3. Strategy In Counterterrorism Through Implementation of Halal Policy in Malaysia (Nurdeng Deuraseh)

4. Wasatiyyah Approach To Engage The Issues Of Violence In Malaysia (Muhamad Husni Hasbulah, Afiffudin Mohammed Noor, Ku Mohd Syarbaini Ku Yaacob, Khalilullah Amin Ahmad)

5. Deradicalization Strategy: The Continuous Effort Of Government In Countering Radical Groups In Malaysia (Siti Zubaidah Abu Bakar, Mohd Mizan Aslam, Kamaruzaman Yusoff)

6. The Ethics Of Islamic Entrepreneurship IN PreventING Radicalism Among Malaysian Graduates (Hasrul Bin Hashom and Anis Jazilah Binti Azmin)

7. Terrorist Rehabilitation Journey: The Singapore Experience (Sabariah Mohamed Hussein)

8. Dealing with terrorism in Indonesia: An attempt to deradicalize, disengage, and reintegrate terror inmate with social psychology approach (Fajar Erikha and Any Rufaedah)

9. Philippines Youth: Vulnerability and Resilience (Benedicto Bacani)

10. Applying Wasatiyyah Approach in De-Radicalization Programs (Ahmad Fadhel Yousif and Ahmad El-Muhammadi)


About the Editors

Mohd Mizan Aslam is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), and founder & first director of Malaysian Research Institute of Strategic Studies (MyRISS).

Rohan Gunaratna is Professor of Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, and Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Singapore.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Politics of Disorder and Instability

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies