Dr. Asmady Idris is Associate Professor and an International Relations scholar at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah. He has written numerous articles on the Middle East-Asia Pacific relations, as well as on developments in the Middle East: “Malaysian Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Humanitarian Issues in Gaza, Palestine”, International Journal of West Asian Studies, 4 (1) : 49-78; “Malaysia’s Relations with Saudi Arabia in Small States’ Organizations : The Case of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)”. Asian Profile. 39 (2) : 151-162; “The Rise of People and Mubarak’s Downfall”. PEMIKIR. (64) : 105-124. (Malay version); “Arab Spring in Bahrain and Libya”. PEMIKIR. (65): 145-164. (Malay version); Asmady Idris . (December 2007). “Malaysia's Economic Relations With Saudi Arabia”. Jurnal Jati. 12: 31-54; “Malaysia's Relations With Saudi Arabia In Smaller States’ Organisations: The Case Of The OIC”. Sosiohumanika. 1(1): 193-218; with Mohd. Shauki Md. Radzi. “Malaysia's Relations With Saudi Arabia Under Tunku Abdul Rahman Era, 1957-1970”. Historia : Journal Of Historical Studies; “Early Development Of Malaysia's Relations With Saudi Arabia”. The Islamic Quarterly Journal. 47(4): 273-302. Dr. Idris earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in International Relations from University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.