SUSURGALUR: Jurnal Kajian Sejarah & Pendidikan Sejarah (Journal of History Education & Historical Studies). This journal, with print ISSN 2302-5808 and online ISSN 2684-7388, was firstly published on March 24, 2013, in the context to commemorate the BLA (Bandung Lautan Api or Bandung a Sea of Flames)’s Day in Indonesia. The SUSURGALUR journal has jointly been organized by the Lecturers of APB UBD (Academy of Brunei Studies, University of Brunei Darussalam) and International & History Studies FASS (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) UBD in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, since issue of September 2013 to date; and published by Minda Masagi Press, a publishing house owned by ASPENSI (the Association of Indonesian Scholars of History Education) in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.

The articles published in SUSURGALUR journal are able to be written in English as well as in Indonesian and Malay languages. The SUSURGALUR journal is published every March and September. This journal is dedicated not only for Indonesian scholars who concern about History Education and Historical Studies, but also welcome to the scholars of Southeast Asian countries and around the world who care and share related to the History Education and Historical Studies in general. 

The SUSURGALUR journal is devoted, but not limited to, history education, historical studies, and any new development and advancement in the field of history education and historical studies. The scope of our journal includes: (1) History Education and National Character Building; (2) Political, Social, Cultural and Educational History; (3) Education, History, and Social Awareness; (4) Economic History and Welfare State; (5) Science, Technology and Society in Historical Perspectives; (6) Religion and Philosophy in Historical Perspectives; and (7) Visual Arts, Dance, Music, and Design in Historical Perspectives.

Since early 2016, the website of SUSURGALUR journal has been migrated from web based on WP (Word Press) program towards the web based on OJS (Open Journal System) program at: However, the conventional e-mail address for sending the articles is still able to: and

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Foreword for 
SUSURGALUR: Jurnal Kajian Sejarah & Pendidikan Sejarah
(Journal of History Education & Historical Studies),

Volume 8(1), March 2020.

Andi SUWIRTA, M.Hum.
Secretary-General of ASPENSI for Period 2018 to 2023; and Senior Lecturer at the Department of History Education FPIPS UPI (Faculty of Social Studies Education, Indonesia University of Education) in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. E-mail: 

Alhamdulillah, thanks God, the SUSURGALUR journal, March 2020 edition, can be published and meet with readers now. Not felt, apparently, a journal published in collaboration between the ASPENSI (Association of Indonesian Scholars of History Education) in Bandung with the UBD (University of Brunei Darussalam) in Bandar Seri Begawan has been going on for more than 7 years, since 2013. Publishing a scientific journal – and managing it, so that it can be published continuously – is not an easy job. It requires many supporting factors, in addition to the availability of quality articles from various countries, as well as the commitment of its managers, in this case the journal editors from the ASPENSI in Bandung and the UBD in Bandar Seri Begawan

The publication of the SUSURGALUR journal, March 2020 edition, featured articles written by the Lecturers from three countries, namely: Hungary, Brunei Darussalam, and Nigeria. The articles from various countries are very important to show that SUSURGALUR is not a local and national level journal, but has a regional level in Southeast Asia, even at an international level. Getting articles from various countries is also not an easy matter. Required “trust” from potential writers; and that requires a long time to get “trust”. One of the emergence of “trust” is the seriousness and hard work of the journal editor in managing and editing articles that want to be published, so it is readable and deserves to be cited by many academics around the world.

The editor of SUSURGALUR journal, from the beginning, has committed that scientific journal must be managed professionally. One of the characteristics of professionalism in managing the articles is that there must be a distinguishing feature between article sent in the early period with article that has been edited and published in journals, both printed and online versions. An author of article in a journal, generally, will feel happy and proud if the article that has been published is better and more complete than the article that was sent to the journal editor previousely. This is, I think, the characteristics and distinguishing features of SUSURGALUR journal, when compared to other scientific journals in general. And this also causes the SUSURGALUR journal never to lack of articles, because there has been a growing “trust” of writers to submit their articles and be published in the journals that we manage.

The articles in the SUSURGALUR journal, March 2020 edition, continue to present matters around the discipline of History and Historical Education. The first article, written by Sipos Xénia Zsuzsanna from Hungary, examines the Islamic fundamentalism and extremism movement in Tunisia, North Africa. What is interesting about the article is the root causes of the emergence of the fundamentalism movement in Islam, which apparently did not have a single dimension, but varied in political, economic, social, and even cultural terms.

The second article, written by Farahaina binti Anchong & Haji Awang Asbol bin Haji Mail from Brunei Darussalam, examines and compares the history of the concepts of “sovereignty” and “treason” between the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam and the Sultanate of Aceh in Indonesia. As a comparative historical study, in addition to the elements of similarity, the differences are also revealed, namely that although the two Sultanates were colonized by the Western powers, the Sultanate of Brunei is still in existence today, while the Sultanate of Aceh was lost or collapsed in the beginning of the 20th century, and finally became part of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia currently.

The third article, written by Malai Yunus Malai Yusof from Brunei Darussalam, examines the process of Indian migration to Brunei Darussalam. What is interesting here that Indians who initially came as laborers and manual laborers, then gradually managed to become successful traders, especially in the field of textile business, in Brunei Darussalam until now.

The fourth article, written by Lateef Omotosho Adegboyega from Nigeria, is also interesting, because it examines the history of Guidance and Counseling in the federation state of Nigeria. Although initially the Guidance and Counseling organization in Nigeria was influenced by the United States of America, but in subsequent developments, it became a typical and important Guidance and Counseling organization, including the position and role of its counselors, in the federation state of Nigeria today.

The fifth article, lastly, written by Hajah Roziana binti Haji Mahmud from Brunei Darussalam, examines the history of Malay education for Brunei women. It is interesting to note here that the government of the State of Brunei Darussalam, as a country that witnesses MIB (Melayu Islam Beraja or Malay Islamic Monarchy), apparently still pays great attention in the development of education to advance its women.

Happy reading the interesting articles from the SUSURGALUR journal, March 2020 edition. Hopefully you will find many benefits. 

Bandung, West Java, Indonesia: March 30, 2020.

Journal Cover of SUSURGALUR, Issue of March 2020.

Jointly Organized and Published by:   


Minda Masagi Press owned by ASPENSI (Association of Indonesian Scholars of History Education) in Bandung; the Lecturers of APB UBD (Academy of Brunei Studies, University of Brunei Darussalam); and the Lecturers of International and History Program FASS UBD (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Brunei Darussalam) in Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam. For searching the institutional websites, it is available online at: and 

The website of KEMENRISTEKDIKTI RI (Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia) in Jakarta related to the scholarly journals is also available online at:

Vol 8, No 1 (2020)

Table of Contents


Sipos Xénia Zsuzsanna
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Farahaina binti Anchong, Haji Awang Asbol bin Haji Mail
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Malai Yunus Malai Yusof
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Lateef Omotosho Adegboyega
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Hajah Roziana binti Haji Mahmud
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Editor Journal SUSURGALUR
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Editor Journal SUSURGALUR
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Editor Journal SUSURGALUR
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