Published: 21 August 2010

Updated: 10 April 2017


About ABRA


Upon tremendous responses shown by researchers involving behavioural studies on Asians living in both Asian and non-Asian countries presented during the AcE-Bs / AicE-Bs conferences held since 2009, the formation of ABRA, an international organisation was considered necessary and timely.

The official Formative Meeting of ABRA was held in conjunction with AicE-Bs 2010 Kuching, on 8th December 2010. The main agenda for the meeting was to introduce about ABRA and its main objectives. ABRA was officially registered with the Registrar of Societies (ROS), Malaysia on 20th October 2014, with AMER being the permanent secretariat. ABRA Headsworldwide are represented from 7 countries, namely Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Taiwan and Turkey.Due to logistics, administrative and financial reasons, ABRA is currently and temporarily placed under the care of the Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies (cE-Bs), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying (FSPU), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia. 

New or renewal of membership should be submitted online, together with Proof of Payment and CV. All applications shall be processed soonest. ABRA membership is also opened to non-Malaysian citizens. One benefit in becoming a member of ABRA is the huge discount given to members who attend forthcoming activities (national or international-level) organised by cE-Bs / AMER / ABRA. With future conferences to be held abroad, the discount given to members would more than pay back members’ annual fees.

ABRA Membership (Entrance) Fees

* Students MYR 50.00 / USD 12.50
Non-Students MYR 100.00 / USD 25


ABRA Annual Subscription Fees 

The amount payable is the same amount as the Membership Fees. Members who wish to continue reaping the benefits of being a registered member should update their info and make payments latest by 31 January, as per the Constitution.


Payment Instructions

Payment for ABRA’s Membership and Annual Subscription Fees can be made by Depositing cash, or Bank Draft into the account, details as below. The slip (receipt) as “Proof of Payment’ should be scanned and submitted Online, together with the Membership Form.

Payments should be made payable to:-AMER


Name of Bank: Affin Islamic Bank Berhad
Branch: UiTM Shah Alam
Account No: 2051 4027 7190
For International Transaction: Swift Code : AIBBMYKL


Kindly take note that personal cheques are not acceptable.


Special Note:

Members of AMER are also automatic members of ABRA.