I am honoured at having been invited by Encik Anas Alam Faizli to launch his book, Rich Malaysia, Poor Malaysians, a collection of essays reflecting his thoughts on energy, the economy and education of our beloved country. I applaud Anas for his intellectual discipline to pursue writing which demands mental toughness, quiet tenacity and absolute patience. Indeed, he deserves our admiration.
1. Sebagai orang yang berasal dari Kelantan, saya fikir ada baiknya (perlu) untuk saya menjustifikasikan perbahasan mengenai wanita Kelantan yang di anggap unik, istimewa, hebat, cekal dan sebagainya. Dengan cara ini, saya dapat mengelak dari sikap bangga diri (syok sendiri) (narcist) kerana ke-Kelantanan saya dan sekali gus menjawab persoalan yang mungkin timbul seperti “apa lebihnya wanita Kelantan” dan sebagainya.Last Updated on Mar252014
In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate and the Most Merciful,
Assala’mu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh and a very good day to all of you.
1. I am most grateful to Allah the Almighty for all His blessings, not less for allowing me the opportunity to be here on this special occasion, in this blessed city al-Madinah al-Munawwarah, the holy city of our Holy Prophet Muhammad SAW. Also, it is my pleasure to register my heartfelt thanks to the Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship, and in particular to Dr Mohamed Moustafa Mahmoud, Adviser to the Minister of Labour and CEO of the Institute, for having kindly invited me to this inaugural lecture.
I must say that I welcome this opportunity to participate at this book launch event. I like to thank the organisers, particularly Puan Sheila Ainon Yusoff, who, incidentally, is one of the compilers of this book’ “ISLAMIC TRANSACTIONS AND FINANCE: Principles and Developments” who persistently persuaded me to attend this function. I was picked and given the honour to say a few words at this function probably because I was associated with the introduction of Islamic Finance and Banking and Takaful in Malaysia soon after I was elected Chairman of the Islamic Development Bank under the aegis of O.I.C. in 1977. I invited Prince Mohammed Al-Malek Feisal of Saudi Arabia, who is the ardent proponent of Syariah-Compliant Islamic Banking and Finance System and his team of experts to come to Malaysia to assist us in the setting up of Islamic banking in Malaysia in the early 80’s. The book we are launching today is a collection of essays, based on research and practice of Islamic finance in the country and I am sure will be of great assistance to Islamic banking practitioners and students.Last Updated on Jan232014
Bismillahhirrahmannirrahim. Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Saya merasa terkejut apabila menerima jemputan untuk merasmikan Persidangan Agung Tahunan PERKASA Kali Ke 4 ini. Jemputan ini adalah di luar jangkaan saya sama sekali. Apapun, setinggi-tinggi penghargaan dan ucapan terima kasih saya rekodkan kepada PERKASA terutama kepada Y. Bhg. Dato’ Ibrahim Ali yang telah mengunjungi saya secara peribadi untuk tujuan ini.Last Updated on Dec222013
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