Research paper from the year 2014 in the subject History - Asia, National University of Malaysia, course: History, language: English, abstract: This study will examine and analyze the historical development of British investment in Malaya before the Second World War. The research is based on the method of observation of the resources available in the library and the National Archives of Malaysia. This study will examine the factors that contributed to the British investment, as well as the parties involved in making this investment. In addition, this study will also look at the policy of the British government to help control their investments in Malaya. The study will also analyze the impact of economic changes brought by the British on the socio-economic structure of the Malays. This allows for an in-depth investigation to what extent the socio-economic structure of the Malays change as a result of British intervention. All these aspects will be explored in depth by the researcher.Dr. Uqbah Iqbal was born in the United States and emigrated to Malaysia at the age of six. Winning Second Place in Malaysian Historical Essay Writing Competition 2013, he was the recipient of Research University Fellowship Scheme from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, MyBrain 15 (MyPhD) Postgraduate Scholarship Programme from Ministry of Education Malaysia, Graduate on Time Award and Outstanding Student Award from Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia as well as the Youngest Ph.D. in History Holder and the only Malaysian achieved a Ph.D. in History in conjunction with the 43rd Convocation of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Hes authoring 62 books such as The Historical Development of the Malay Nationalism Before Independence, The Historical Development of the Malay Society Economic Nature During Pre-Colonial Era, The Historical Development of British Investment in Malaya Before the Second World War, The Historical Development of Foreign Investment in the Formation of the Malaysian Economy and Sejarah Penubuhan Malayan Union. His 130 articles appeared in international and national journals such as TAWARIKH, SUSURGALUR, Management and Administrative Sciences Review, Social and Basic Sciences Research Review, Jurnal Kemanusiaan, Jurnal Sejarah, Jurnal Pengajian Melayu, Jebat, International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Arts and Sciences, Asian Social Science and Geografia. Hes joining the editorial board of 72 journals such as Asian Social Science, International Journal of Art and Literature, International Journal of Archaeology and History and American Journal of Social Sciences. In the process, he became an associate editor for Journal of Art and Social Sciences and Business, Management and Economics Research. He's also a reviewer for 169 journals and 10 book publishing companies/book websites. Until now, he has published 222 publications as well as rate 992 submissions for WEBook and reviewed 616 manuscripts for journals and conferences. Through his involvement as a reviewer with the Nonfiction Authors Association, 3 of his reviewed books received Gold and Silver Awards. 20 Journals recognized him as one of the Best Social Scientist, Reviewer, Author, Editor, Reviewer Board Member and Editorial Board Member. He is the only author in Arts and Social Sciences Journal and the First Malaysian Historian that has his own special issue journal.