Print ISSN: 2204-1990

Online ISSN: 1323-6903

Keywords : military


South Korea’s Response to the Myanmar Military Coup in 2021

JOUNG-JUN LEE; CHEON-SU BAK; JUN-HO JANG; HO-WOOG KIM; JUN-KI CHUNG

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 3, Pages 1243-1250
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2021.27.03.166

On 1 February, 2021, on the grounds that the 2020 election was fraudulent in nature, Myanmar's military launched a coup and declared martial law, arresting major government leaders. Myanmar citizens have protested the coup through a movement of civil disobedience. The military, in turn, mobilized soldiers and police to curb the protests with force. The U.S. and South Korea immediately demanded that the military release the arrested government personnel, including Aung San Suu Kyi, whose reputation as a peacemaker and Nobel Prize winner had been tarred by her handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis in 2017. Among East Asian countries, South Korea is the only one wherein thousands of people, including President Moon Jae-in, have demonstrated their support for Myanmar's democratic movement. This study aims to understand why South Korea is alone among East Asian countries in their support of Myanmar's democratic movement. Additionally, we will investigate some crucial, socio-political implications underlying this support.

IMPLEMENTATION OF ISLAMIC DA'WAH IN THE MALAYSIAN ARMED FORCES: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE ARMED FORCES RELIGIOUS CORPS

Burhanuddin Jalal, Sayuti Ab Ghani; AmnahSaayah Ismail

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 2, Pages 2013-2022
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2021.27.02.213

Efforts to implement da'wah in the organisation must be made in an orderly and planned manner to achieve good results. The Ministry of Defence Malaysia, established the Armed Forces Religious Corps(Malay: Kor Agama Angkatan Tentera, KAGAT) in 1985, to build an appreciation of Islam among the military to form the strength of personnel’s, both spiritually and mentally, to provide a strong combat force to defend religion, race and country. This paper will explain the da'wahefforts made by KAGAT in the way ofwasatiyyahto have a significantimpact on the appreciation of Islam among the personnel of the Malaysian Armed Forces as well as the effectsof Islamic da'wahin Malaysia. Library research, questionnaire methods, interviews and observations were used to obtain research data. The findings of the study show that KAGAT's experience in the implementation of da'wah throughwasatiyyahin military organisations and face various of challenge can be used as a useful guideline for
da'wah organisations and preachers in Malaysia.