Sumathy Permal

Senior Researcher with the
Maritime Institute of Malaysia

Ms. Permal is a Senior Researcher with the Centre for the Straits of Malacca at the Maritime Institute of Malaysia. Her research areas are maritime security developments and strategies in the Asia-Pacific, as well as traditional and non-traditional security issues in Southeast Asia. Her current focus is on strategic and defense issues in the South China Sea and the Strait of Malacca.