Launch of the Book ‘Legends, Lessons, Love : A Small Town and an English School by Professor Jamilah Ariffin

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim, Assalamualaikum warrahmatullahi wabarakatuh,   As someone with a keen interest in the history of Malaysia, I warmly welcome the publication of any book that promises to shed light on any aspect of the past. This is even more the case when the author is such an esteemed academic and accomplished writer as Professor Jamilah … Read full speech

Dinner to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Bank Negara Malaysia’s Shariah Advisory Council

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Assalamu ‘alaykum warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.   Good evening, ladies and gentlemen: It gives me great pleasure to be here this evening to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bank Negara Malaysia’s Shariah Advisory Council (SAC). This celebration is especially meaningful given that our dinner is held in conjunction with the Third Annual Symposium on … Read full speech

Fourth World Conference On Islamic Thought And Civilization (WCIT)

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Assalamu ‘alaykum warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.   Your Excellencies, distinguished scholars, ladies and gentlemen:   It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the Fourth World Conference on Islamic Thought and Civilization. Of all the conferences I am accustomed to, it always brings me great joy to attend this particular one, because … Read full speech

Dinner For Rohingya Fund Raising

Assalamualaikum, salam sejahtera and good evening.   In Cambodia’s Killing Fields, where more than a million people were murdered and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979, it is well documented how Pol Pot’s troops devised diabolical ways to kill. One of the sports they conceived – and to them it was … Read full speech

The Opening Ceremony 14th Kuala Lumpur Islamic Finance Forum (KLIFF) 2017

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim, In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.   Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.   I am grateful to Allah the Almighty for this great opportunity to address you at this 14th Kuala Lumpur Islamic Finance Forum or KLIFF. I would like to thank and congratulate the organisers … Read full speech

Book Launch of “Turbulence in Trying Times: What are we to do ?” by Tan Sri Lin See-Yan

Ladies and Gentlemen :   I am delighted to have been invited once again to launch a book published by Tan Sri Lin. I am even more delighted that another volume of his excellent and enlightening essays is being published. This will complement and extend the considerable weight of insight and knowledge contained in the … Read full speech

Seminar And Book Launch “Asean Futurefoward: Anticipating The Next 50 Years”

“Five Mega Challenges ASEAN Faces in the Coming 50 Years”   Bismillahirrahmanirrahim, Assalamualaikum warrahmatullahi wabarakatuh,   It is a great pleasure for me to have been invited this morning to share some thoughts on ASEAN and to officially launch the book entitled “ASEAN FutureForward: ANTICIPATING THE NEXT 50 YEARS” published by the Institute of Strategic … Read full speech