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Wondering what is happening within industrial-organizational psychology in Malaysia? Turns out, you’re not the only one asking! There is an increased interest in finding out what our colleagues are doing in Southeast Asia. Our presence may not be as large as it is in other parts of the globe, but we seek to change that. In this column, we asked Daniel Russell, Director, Deloitte Consulting Southeast Asia, and Mei-Hua Lin, PhD, Se- nior Lecturer, Sunway University (Malaysia), about the current state of affairs in Malaysia. Their thoughts provide direction for how we, as academics and practitioners, can get involved. Read on for their insights! Aiyo! The State of I-O Psychology in Malaysia, Lah. Malaysia is a very culturally diverse country in Southeast Asia as it sits strategically on a global sea lane, which has exposed it to global influences over many centuries. The country was under British control for over 200 years before achieving its in- dependence in 1957. Although the official language is Bahasa Malaysia, English is widely spoken, and the government, edu- cation, and businesses are heavily influenced by the systems and processes left behind by the British. Today, Malaysia is truly a cultural melting pot with Indian, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, and Malay fusion food common and multiple languages being used in a single sentence. Our title is a representation of that diversity with “aiyo” coming from Chinese as a statement of surprise, and “lah” typically used to Daniel Russell compliment any sentence and uniquely used in Malaysia and Deloitte Singapore. Although I-O is pronounced the same as “aiyo,” it Consulting enjoys nowhere near the same recognition. In fact, at a recent Southeast Asia conference with HR and talent management professionals from large government agencies and multinational corpo- rations, several confided that they had never heard of I-O Mei-Hua Lin psychology before. They had at least heard about the British Sunway and Australian occupational psychology, but they didn’t have University a clear understanding of what it was all about. Clearly, the (Malaysia) I-O community has work ahead to become better known in Malaysia. Lynda Zugec The Workforce Consultants with 90 July 2015, Volume 53, Number 1