Wednesday, December 14, 2011


With Dr Tabrani Abdul Latiff, the Leader of Ban Nua Community in Thailand who delivered the second Keynote Speech at the 5th ISDEV International Islamic Development Management Conference (IDMAC11)
Some of the participants of IDMAC11 held yesterday and today, 13-14 December 2001
Am in Kuala Lumpur again tonight, at Sri Pacific Hotel, to fulfill an invitation by Iqra Foundation and INCEIF to talk at Waqf: Redefining Growth and Prosperity Seminar to be held at the Central Bank of Malaysia tomorrow morning. Arrived here this evening, after participating in the successful 5th ISDEV International Islamic Development Management Conference (IDMAC11) in Penang.

At the IDMAC11, I was requested to deliver the first Keynote Address entitled Preliminary Understanding of Islamic Marketing and Asset Management, while Dr Tabrani Abdul Latif, the Leader of  Ban Nua Community in Thailand gave the second Keynote Address entitled An Islamic Grassroots Approach to Asset Management: Ban Nua Experience.

Apart from the two Keynote Addresses, a total of 61 papers have been presented. The presenters came as near as Thailand and as far as Pakistan.

Delivering the first Keynote Address
ISDEV lecturer and students interested in undertaking research at Ban Nua Community, having a preliminary interview with Dr Tabrani Abdul Latif
With Associate Professor Dr Muhammad Abdullah from Pakistan, former ISDEV Post-Doctoral Fellow who returned to USM to participate in the IDMAC11

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