Ariffin S.M Omar is a Malaysian politician who is a Vice Chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. He served as a senator elected by the Penang State Legislative Assembly in the Parliament of Malaysia from 2 June 2015 to 2 June 2018
|Senator for Penang in the Malaysian Parliament|
2 June 2015 – 2 June 2018
|Vice-chairman of Democratic Action Party (DAP)|
|Assumed office |
16 December 2012
|Born||1949 (age 69–70)|
|Political party||Democratic Action Party (DAP)|
|Pakatan Harapan (PH)|
|Alma mater||University of Science Malaysia (USM) |
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Australia National University (ANU)
Personal life and educationEdit
Ariffin Omar studied at St Xavier’s Institution, Penang for his secondary school education. He then continued to study at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and later obtained a Bachelor's degree at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and in 1990, obtained a Doctorate degree from the Australia National University (ANU).
He worked as a lecturer in Universiti Sains Malaysia (1974–2006) and a lecturer at the University of Utah (1998) and was also a lecturer in Universiti Utara Malaysia and the National Defence University of Malaysia.
Now based at the Penang Institute, his research focuses on nation, nationalism, ethnic relations and religious freedom.
- Bangsa Melayu (Malay Concepts of Democracy and Community, 1945–1950) ; Oxford University Press, 1993
- The Bumiputera Policy: Dynamics and Dilemmas ; Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2005
- "gerak budaya". Retrieved 8 September 2015.
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