IUKL Research Journal
ISSN 2289-4144 (print)
eISSN 2550-1410 (online)
*IUKLRJ is now indexed in MyJurnal since April 2017


The Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur Research Journal (IUKLRJ) is the flagship journal of the university, featuring research papers that advance the empirical, theoretical, and methodological understanding of soft and hard infrastructure. It publishes original, double-blind and peer-reviewed papers yearly that span the fields of infrastructure across all subfields and disciplines. IUKLRJ welcomes submissions of the highest quality, reflecting a wide range of perspectives, topics, contexts, and methods, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work that reflects current research interests.This journal is published annually.


Volume 6, No. 1 2018

NEXT ISSUE: Call for Papers

IUKLRJ Volume 7, No.1 2019 submissions are open and will be published on a rolling basis. Submissions received after August 31st, 2019 will not be eligible for publication in the above said edition, however, they will still be considered for publication in the next edition.

To submit your work to IUKLRJ, please refer the page of “Paper Submission


  • Sr. Gs. Dr. Siti Nur Aliaa Roslan, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2018-2019)
  • Prof. Dr. Siti Maziha Mustapha, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2013-2017)

Advisory Board

  • Prof. Dr. Ideris Zakaria, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Prof. Dr. Faridah Ibrahim, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Prof. Dr. Latifah Amin, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Prof. Dr. Andi Faisal Bakti, Universitas Pancasila, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Prof. Dr. Gary Rawnsley, University Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Hahn, University of Passau, Germany

Editorial Board

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  • Khairul Salleh Baharudin, Assoc. Prof., Co-editor
  • Annie Yap Ai Kin, Co-editor
  • Jamilin Jais, Prof., Dr.,
  • Noor Saadah Zainal Abidin, Assoc. Prof., Dr.,
  • Kong Wei, Dr.,
  • Khor Mi Nee, Dr.,
  • Che Pee Saad, Dr.,
  • Angela Yahea Mansour Abu-Asba, Dr.,
  • Mohamad Ayob, Ir.,
  • Tengku Anita Raja Hussin, Ir.,
  • Abd Razak @ Mahmood Bin Abu Bakar, Sr.,
  • Ahmad Abdullah,
  • Kamaljeet Kaur,
  • Nalinah Poongavanam

Editorial Board

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  • Nalinah Poongavanam
  • Karthiyainy Devarajoo, Dr.
  • Faridah Ibrahim, Prof. Dr.
  • A.Razak Yaacob, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
  • Faris Gorashi, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
  • Mohd Nasir Daud, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
  • Ranjit Singh Dharam Singh, Assoc. Prof. Sr.
  • Noura Karamalla, Dr.
  • Zaharah Mohd Yusoff, Dr.
  • Robiatul A’dawiah Jamaluddin, Dr.
  • Mohd Anuar A. Wahab, Sr.
  • Siti Nur Aliaa Roslan, Sr.
  • Kamaljeet Kaur
  • Vigneswari Kalidass
  • Pramita Kaur Sidhu
  • Muhd Fauzi Abd Rahman
  • Nor Hazila Mohd Zain
  • Mazlina Abd. Manan

Editorial Board

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  • Ideris Zakaria. Prof. Dr.
  • Zulkifli Hanafi, Prof. Dr.
  • Saadah Zainal Abidin Prof. Dr.
  • Rosli Abu Bakar. Prof. Dato’ Major (K) Dr.
  • Manal Mohsen Abood, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
  • Hon Kah Wye, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
  • Mohd Sofiyan Sulaiman, Dr.
  • Abudhahir Buhari, Dr.
  • Muhammad Zeeshan Dr.
  • Ismail Atan Dr.
  • Elmira Shamshiry, Dr.
  • Samson Soon, Dr.

Editorial Board

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  • Ideris Zakaria, Prof. Dr.
  • Faridah Ibrahim, Prof. Dr.
  • Manal Mohsen Abood, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
  • Tham Jen Sern, Assoc. Prof.
  • Mohd Sofiyan Sulaiman, Dr.
  • Indrani, Dr.
  • Amrul Kaish, Dr. A.B.M.
  • Mahendran, Dr.
  • Samson Soon, Dr.

Editorial Board

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  • Ideris Zakaria, Prof., Dr.
  • Faridah Ibrahim, Prof, Dr.
  • Noor Saadah Zainal Abidin, Assoc. Prof., Dr.
  • Azlinda Saadon, Dr.
  • Juliana Rosmidah, Dr.
  • Norzita Yunus, Dr.
  • Rafidah Othman, Dr.
  • Aisyah Abdul Rahman Dr.
  • Samson Soon, Dr.
  • Rahimah Saimin

Editorial Board

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  • Siti Maziha Mustapha, Prof., Dr.,
  • Faridah Ibrahim, Prof, Dr.,
  • Normaliza Abd Rahim, Prof., Dr.,
  • Manal Mohsen Abood, Assoc. Prof., Dr.,
  • Norzita Yunus, Dr.,
  • Golnoosh Manteghi, Dr.,
  • Ng Khai Mun, Dr.,
  • Rahimah Saimin

IUKLRJ uses double-blind review, which means that the reviewers of the paper won’t get to know the identity of the author(s), and the author(s) won’t get to know the identity of the reviewer to ensure an unbiased review. To facilitate this, the authors need to ensure that the paper is prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. To help with this preparation, please ensure the following when submitting to IUKLRJ:

  • Submit the Title Page containing the Author’s details and the Blinded Paper with no author’s details, in 2 separate Word files.

Information to help prepare the Title Page

This should include the title of the paper, author’s name and affiliation, and complete address of the corresponding author including telephone and e-mail address.

Information to help prepare the Blinded Paper

To ensure the paper is correctly prepared for double-blind peer review, authors need to observe the following:

  • Remove names and affiliations within the paper.
  • Use the third person to refer to work the Authors have previously undertaken, e.g. replace any phrases like “as we have shown before” with “… has been shown before [Anonymous, 2015]”.
  • Make sure figures do not contain any affiliation related identifier
  • Do not eliminate essential self-references or other references but limit self-references only to papers that are relevant for those reviewing the submitted paper.
  • Cite papers published by the Author in the text as follows: ‘[Anonymous, 2015]’.
  • For blinding in the reference list: ‘[Anonymous 2015] Details omitted for double-blind reviewing.’
  • Remove references of funding sources
  • Do not include acknowledgments
  • Name your files with care and ensure document properties are also anonymized

How the reviewers are selected

Reviewers are matched to the paper according to their expertise and our referee database is constantly updated.

  • originality and significance of contribution
  • interest to social scientists and/or practitioners
  • international relevance
  • coverage of appropriate existing literature
  • adequacy of methodology, analysis and interpretation
  • clear, concise and jargon-free writing style
  • organisation

Reviewers are asked to provide anonymous comments to the author and are also given the option of providing confidential comments to the editor. The comments to the author are also made available to other reviewers of the paper.

Reviewers are not expected to correct or edit papers. Language correction is not part of the peer review process.

How long does the review process take?

Typically the paper will be reviewed within 80 days. Should the reviewers’ reports contradict one another or a report is unduly delayed, a further expert opinion will be sought. If necessary, revised papers may be returned to the initial reviewers, usually within 1 month.

The final decision

The Chief Editor is responsible for the decision to reject or recommend the paper for publication. This decision will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the referees.
Please note IUKLRJ may forward accepted papers for legal review, if appropriate or necessary.

Becoming a referee for IUKLRJ

If you are not currently a referee for IUKLRJ and would like to be added to our referee database, please email your resume to [email protected] The benefits of refereeing for IUKLRJ include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in your research area at an early stage, and to be acknowledged in the journal. You may also be able to cite your work for IUKLRJ as part of your professional development requirements for various professional societies and organisations.


  • Research reported should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and should comply with all relevant legislation.
  • Presented results should be clear, honest and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
  • Research methods should be clear and unambiguous so that findings can be confirmed by others.
  • Adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarised, and has not been published elsewhere.
  • Take individual and collective responsibility for submitted and published work.
  • Accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
  • Disclose funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest when exist.
  • Check manuscripts for possible breaches of copyright law (e.g. where permissions are needed for quotations, artwork or tables taken from other publications) and secure the necessary permissions before submission.
  • Avoid anything in the text of the manuscript that might be legally actionable, such as defamation.
  • Avoid sexist and biased language that could be interpreted as denigrating to others; e.g. use plural rather than single pronouns (“they” rather than “he”) are recommended.
  • Be prompt with manuscript revisions. If an Author cannot meet the deadline given, the Author should contact IUKLRJ as soon as possible to determine whether a longer time period or withdrawal from the review process should be chosen.

Post publication:
IUKLRJ holds the copyright to all published articles.


  • Adopt peer-review methods best suited for the journal and the research community it serves.
  • Ensure that all published reports of research have been reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers.
  • Ensure that non-peer-reviewed sections of the journal are clearly identified.
  • Encourage reviewers to ensure the originality of submissions and be alert to redundant publication and plagiarism.
  • Ensure that appropriate reviewers are selected for to review each submission.
  • Encourage reviewers to comment on ethical questions and possible research misconduct raised by each submission.


  • Inform editors of possible fabrication, falsification, misconduct or inappropriate data manipulation.
  • Explain accurately the reasons why a submission is declined.
  • Conduct reviews objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.
  • Identify and suggest key research publications not cited by the authors, if this is the case.
  • Refuse to review a manuscript if there is a potential conflict of interest.
  • If asked to review a manuscript they have previously reviewed, reviewers should make that prior review known to the IUKLRJ, unless it is clear that they are being asked to provide a reappraisal.
  • Evaluate manuscripts objectively, fairly and professionally. Reviewers should avoid personal biases in their comments and judgments.
  • Be prompt with reviews. If a reviewer cannot meet the deadline given, the reviewer should contact the IUKLRJ as soon as possible to determine whether a longer time period or a new Reviewer should be chosen.

Authors are requested to use the format for research papers submission to IUKLRJ.


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Khaled Abkar Alkodimi
2 A Rhetorical Cristism of Speeches Delivered by Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz on The Issues of Islamic Banking and Finance Locally
Khor Mi Nee, Abdul Mua’ti @ Zamri Bin Ahmad an Mastura Mahamed
3 Dowel-Bearing Strength of Kempas Using ‘Spring Theory’
Tengku Anita Raja Hussin and Rohana Hassan
4 Factors That Determine Students’ Preference in Selecting Higher Learning Institution
Jaya Chitra Degala Ramalu, Nora’asikin Abu Bakar and Naziz Nasriq Nijar
5 Microbe in Muslim Scholars Thinking
Noura Karamalla M. Salih and Wan Mohtar Wan Yusoff
6 River Bank Erosion Risk with Regards to Rainfall Erosivity
Naimah Yusoff and Roslan Zainal Abidin
7 Teaching Styles of Yemeni Science Teachers
Angela Abu-Asba, Hazita Azman, Rosniah Mustaffa and Faisal Ali
8 The Idea of Love in Al-Ghazali’s Literature
Ridzuan Masri
9 The Language of News Media: Professional or Slang
Suraya Amirrudin and Zulaikha As’ari
10 The Relationship Between Self-Congruity with Sponsorship, Customer Involvement and Customer Loyalty
Elina Abd Manan and Sany Sanuri Mohd Makhtar

Special issue for International Infrastructure Conference 2014 (IICON2014) which includes:-

  1. International Conference on Engineering, Information Technology and Science (ICEITS)
  2. International Conference on Business & Management (ICBM)
  3. International Conference on Built Environment (ICBE)
  4. International Conference on Language, Communication and Education (LANCOMME)
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Noorbaya Mohd Salleh, Temple Chimuanya Odimegwu and  Tengku Anita Raja Hussin
2 Reuse of Alum Sludge in Construction Materials and Concrete Works: A General Review
Khalid Mohammed Breesem, Faris Gorashi Faris and Isam Mohammed Abdel-Magid
3 Nomograph of Different Soil Matrix with Respect to Erodibility and Erosivity Coefficients
Nor Azidawati Haron, Junaidah Ariffin and Naimah Yusoff
4 Evaluating Risks in Construction Projects Based on International Risk Management Standard AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009
Huynh Thi Yen Thao, Nguyen Van Tiep and Doan Thi Truc Linh
5 Rumour Propagation on Twitter: A Case of Malaysian Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII) Organisations
Nor Faiz Muhammad Noor, Omar Zakaria and Puteri N.E. Nohuddin
6 An Overview of IEEE 802.11AC Wi-Fi for HD Video Generation
Rami Ahmed Elhashmi Idris, Mohammed Awadh Ben Mubarak, Yasin Yousif Mohamed, Nagmeldeen Mohamed Altigani  and Ahmed Yousif Mohamed
7 Software Maintainability Assessment Based Collaborative CMMI Model
Haneen Al-Ahmad, Rodziah Atan, Abdul Azim Abd Ghani and Masrah Azmi Murad
8 Buffer Overflow Attack Mitigation via Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Teh Jia Yew, Khairulmizam bin Samsudin, Nur Izura Udzir and Shaiful Jahari Hashim
9 ZnO Nanostructure: A Review on Their Growth and Structural Properties by Thermal Evaporate and Chemical Vapor Deposition Methods
Hassan Noori K and Karim Deraman
10 Determining Demographic Profiles and Tourists’ Motives for Visiting Langkawi Island
Nurul Shahida Hamdan and Aminuddin Yusof
11 Desktop Virtualisation as a Tool to Support IT Virtual Team
Ghailan AlShifay, Joshua Udofia, Ibrahim Zuhair and Hasnani Hassan
1 Socio Economy Impact of Soil Erosion on the Affected Population at Sg. Langat
Siti Noraini Ahmad, N. K. F. Mustafa, Siti Nur Aliaa Roslan and Hanah Zakariah
2 Changes in the Identity of a Town Centre : A Case Study of Al-Khoms City, Libya
Abubaker Omar A. Karit Alla and  Zulkifli Hanafi


1 High Early Strength of Self-Consolidating Concrete Incorporating Qua-Si-Rha
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2 Cloud Based Storage Application as A Project Information Management Tool For Grade G5 Contractors in Selangor
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3 Engagement in Informal and Formal Cross-National Diversity Among Local Undergraduate Students in Klang Valley, Malaysia
Norzita Yunus, Ezhar Tamam, Jusang Bolong, NorAzura Adzharuddin, Suraya Amirrudin
4 Refusal Strategies in English Among Malay ESL Students
Suraya Amirrudin, and Nabilah Badarus Salleh
5 Harnessing the Power of Mobile Technology A Look at Malaysian Mobile Commerce Landscape
Kamaljeet Kaur, Selvi Salome, Saravanan Muthiah


1. The Use of Peanut and Sesame Seeds as Natural Coagulant in the Water Treatment
Manal Mohsen Abood, Alia Omer Abdelmoneim and Nik Nuraini Binti Azhari
2. Evaluation of River Stability by Morphological Assessment
Nor Azidawati Haron, Goh Qiu You, Mohd. Sofiyan Sulaiman, Badronnisa Yusuf and Manal Mohsen Abood
3. Potential Factors for Blood Donation among Non-Donor University Students
Juliana Rosmidah Jaafar, Nurul Hazwani Kamarudin and Noor Hidayu Zakaria
4. Academic Performance of IUKL International Students in Mathematics-Based and Science-Based Subjects
Hanita Ismail , Nalinah Poongavanamn and Naziz Nashriq Nijar
5. Effects of Blog, Wiki and Google Docs in Learning English Language: A Study of Bangladesh at Tertiary Level
Md Mahadhi Hasan and Faridah Ibrahim
6. Learning Styles Preference, Gender and English Language Performance of EFL Libyan Secondary School Students in Malaysia
Khalid Muktar Othman Tawir and Siti Maziha Mustapha
7. Awareness and Perception Among IUKL Academicians Towards The Issues of Sustainability for Malaysian Palm Oil Industry
Noor Hidayu Zakaria , Asy Syura Mamat and Juliana Rosmidah Jaafar


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2 Experimental Study in Using Air Jet Assisted Cooling Approach for Milling Machining
Tham Chun Wai and Yap Ai Kin
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3 The Future of Traditional Malay House Design in Peninsular Malaysia
Adil Farizal Md Rashid and Zulkifli Hanafi
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4 The use of Youtube Videos in Learning English Language Skills at Tertiary Level in Bangladesh
Md Mahadhi Hasan, Faridah Ibrahim, Siti Maziha Mustapha, Md Moinul Islam and Md Abdullah Al Younus
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5 The Effect of Peer Review on English Writing Self-Efficacy among Chinese University Students
Zhihao Dong and Siti Maziha Mustapha
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6 Discourse Analysis Theory: A New Perspective in Analysis
Normaliza Abd Rahim
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7 Communication Strategies: A New Perspective in Communication
Normaliza Abd Rahim
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10 Penukaran Kod Dalam Suri Hati Mr. Pilot: Kupasan Motif
Hazlina Abdul Halim
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