PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland

Master of Public Policy, University of Malaya

Bachelor of Business Administration, Australian National University

Diplomacy Training Program, University of New South Wales



Research Assistant, University of Malaya

Research Assistant, The University of Queensland


Research interests

Refugee policy

Work rights

Labour migration



Book chapter

Aslam A. J. & Muhammad Shazwi A. R. (2016). Who is the Custodian of Refugees in Malaysia?, Selected Malaysian Public Agencies; Consequences of Policy Action and Inaction (pp. 415-453). Kuala Lumpur: International Institute of Public Policy and Management.


Policy papers

Aslam, A. J. & Muhammad Shazwi, A. R. (2015). Ministry of Home Affairs as the Custodian of Refugees : an Evaluation. Presented and submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs of Malaysia

Aslam A. J. (2017). Chin and Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia. Presented and submitted to the Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur.

Aslam A. J. (2017). Foreign Workers in Malaysia. Submitted to the Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur.



Aslam, A. J. (2019, July 5). The right to work can empower refugees in Malaysia, The Conversation. Available at https://theconversation.com/the-right-to-work-can-empower-refugees-in-malaysia-119666

Prabandari A., Tobing D. H. & Aslam A. J. (2018, February 13). The Rohingya repatriation deal: what is at stake and what needs to be done, The Conversation. Available at http://theconversation.com/the-rohingya-repatriation-deal-what-is-at-stake-and-what-needs-to-be-done-91082

Aslam, A. J. (2015, August 5). Solutions for Malaysia’s long-suffering refugees, New Mandala. Available at http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2015/08/05/solutions-for-malaysias-long-suffering-refugees/

Aslam, A. J. (2015, August 4). Malaysia’s refugee policy leaves lives in limbo, New Mandala. Available at http://www.newmandala.org/malaysias-refugee-policy-leaves-lives-in-limbo/

Aslam, A. J. (2015, August 3). Malaysia’s refugee shame, New Mandala. Available at http://www.newmandala.org/malaysias-refugee-shame/



BFM: The Business Radio Station [2017, October 12].  Refugees in Malaysia 101. Available     at  https://www.bfm.my/night-school-refugees-in-malaysia-101.html

Rohingya Vision TV interview on Rohingya Solidarity Rally [2016, December 4]. Available at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zT-256BCwE