IIUM AWARD RECIPIENT 2011

TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD

(SPECIAL AWARD)

Born on 20 December 1925 in Alor Setar, the capital of the state of Kedah, Tun Dr.Mahathir did his early and secondary education in his home town. In 1947, he gained admission into king Edward VII College of medicine in Singapore. Upon graduation, he joined the Malaysian government service as Medical Officer. He left in 1957 to set up his own practice in Alor Setar. Tun Dr Mahathir has been active in politics since 1945. He has been a member of the United Malays National Organisation(UMNO) since its inception in 1946.

He was first elected as a Member of Parliament following the General Election in 1964. However, he lost his seat in the subsequent General Election 1969. Owing to his keep interest in the country’s education, he was appointed Chairman of the first Higher Education Advisory council in 1972, member of the University Court and University of Malaya Council, and chairman of the National University Council in 1974.

In 1973, Tun Dr Mahathir was appointed a Senator. He relinquished this post in order to contest in 1974 General Election where he was returned unpossed. Following the election, Tun Dr Mahathir was appoint to the Minister of Education. In 1976, Tun Dr Mahathir was made Deputy Prime Minister in addition to his Educatio Portfolio. In a Cabinet reshuffle two years later, he religuished the Education portfolio for that of Trade and industry. As Minister of Trade and Industry, he led several investment promotion missions overseas. Tun Dr Mahathir was elected as one of the three Vice Presidents of UMNO in 1975. In 1978, he won the Deputy President seat and in 1981, he was appointed President of the party. He was returned unopposed as President in 1984. In the 1987 party elections, Tun Dr Mahathir defeated his challenger to retain the Presidency and in 1990 and 1993, he was again returned unopposed as a party President. Under his leadership, the ruling party Barisan Nasional(National Front) won landslide victories in the 1982, 1986, 1990, 1995 and 1999 General Elections.

Tun Dr Mahathir is married to  doctor, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah bt Mohd Ali, and they have seven children Marina, Mirzan, Melinda, Mokhzani, Mukhriz, Maizura and Mazhar. Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad became the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia on 16 July 1981 and stepped down as Prime Minister on October 31st 2003. Writing is one of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s passions. He started writing while in school. In the 1940s and ‘50s, under the pen name “Che Det”, he actively wrote articles on Malay politics and economic issues, which were published in The Sunday Times. He continued writing throughout his career, and one of his most famous treatises, The Malay Dilemma (1970), influenced policy and policy makers in the aftermath of the 1969 racial riots.

Tun Dr Mahathir is also an avid horse and enjoys reading fiction. “I read a lot of novels, stories written by well-known authors like Wilbur Smith and Ken Follet. It’s a way of avoiding heavy books”. The idea of an international Islamic education institution was first conceived in 1982 by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during a special meeting between OIC leaders to establish an international institution for tertiary education based on Islamic principles, known as the Islamization of knowledge. It was then shared with the then Minister of Education, Dato’ Amar Dr. Sulaiman Daud; the Director-General of Education, Tan Sri Dato’ Hj Murad bin Mohd. Nor and two other person. ASSOC. Prof.Dr.Kamal bin hassan,then of the National University of Malaysia, a senior academic official who attended the meeting, was entrusted with preparing the first working paper on the concept of the university.

IIUM was officially established on 23 may 1983 when the University received its ‘Established Order’ from His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-musta’in billah, after an exchange of Diplomatic Notes of co-sponsership between the Government of Malaysia and number of Muslim Goverments as well as the OIC. On 1 July 1983, Ahmad shah was appointed as the first Constitutional head of IIUM.

PROF . TAN SRI . DR. MOHD KAMAL HASSAN

(SPECIAL AWARD)

He was born in Pasir Mas, Kelantan in 1942. Married and has five off-springs. He graduated from University of Malaya with B.A. Honours(1st class) in 1966. He served briefly in the Malayan Civil Service in the State Secretariat of Ipoh. Later he resigned to become a tutor in University Malaya for two years(1966-1968). He left for U.S.A on Fulbright Scholarship in 1968. He obtained M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York in 1970, 1972, and 1975 respectively. He received Columbia University’s President’s Fellowships for four years. He conducted field work in Indonesia in 1973 on Ford Foundation Scholarship. His area of specialization and interest; Contemporary Islamic Thought, particularly pertaining to Southeast Asia region. He has published five books and more than hundred articles over the last three decades. The Ministry of Awqaf of Kuwai ha published on Arabic book 2009 containing a collection of his articles. He was co-editor of the volume on Religions and beliefs, the Encyclopaedia of Malaysia, published by Editions Didier Millet in Kuala Lumpur 2005.

He served as lecture, Associate Professor and Head of Department of Usuluddin and Philosophy in University Kebangsaan Malaysia from 1976 untill 1986. He has been promoted as Professor in 1986 while seconded to the International Islamic University Malaysia(IIUM). Seconded to IIUM in 1983 and serve as Professor and Shaikh al-Kulliyah of Centre for Fundamental knowledge until 1989. Appointed as founding Dean of the new Faculty of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, IIUM in 1989. Promoted as Deputy Rector (Academic Affair), IIUM, from 1990-1999. Promoted on 4th April 2006. Appointed as a member of the Board International Scholars of The Naif Foundation of Saudi Arabia from 2006-2009 to finalise the choice of recipient’s for annual award of Naif Prize in Research on Islamic Religious issues. Appointed by Malaysian government as Malaysia’s sole representative on the Organization of Islamic Conference (O.I.C) Commission of Eminent Persons from 2004-2005 to recommend the reforms and transformation of the O.I.C. Appointed as Chair of Ibn Khaldun for two years from 15th August 2008. Sits on several editorial  and advisory boards of  local as well as international journals, such as the Journal of Islamic Studies of Oxford University; Islamic Studies of Islamic Research Institute, Islamabad: Islaamiyyat al-ma’rifah of Jordan and Afkar, Journal of Islamic Though University of Malaya.

He was on contract as full-time Professor in Department of Usuluddin and Comparative Religion, Faculty of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, IIUM until 1st February 2011,when he was  transferred to the institute  of Islamic Though and Civilisation,IIUM.

Promoted to the post of Distinguished Professor by the Ministry of Higher Education on December 15,2010. As chairman of the Steering Committee, he is currently preparing for the holding of the First World Congress on Islamicisation and integration. He also the Chairman of the Research Unit of Islamicisation of Human Knownledge in IIUM. His Reaseach Unit is also available for domestic and international consultantcy on Spiritual Key Performance Indicators, Islamicised Eduaction and Islamic Worldview Impact in Management and Governance.

YAB DATO ‘SERI DR.ZAMBRY B.ABD KADIR

Working as Chief Minister of Perak to 11.

education:

-Ph.d (Political thought) at Temple University, USA (1995) Excellent (Distinction) specialization: Contemporary Politics.

Ma Temple University, USA (1992), Specialization: Comparative Politics and Religion

Ma International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) (1991), Specialization: Islamic Thought

-b. Econs (Hons), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) (1987), Specialization: Economics, Development Economics, International Economics

Areas of expertise:

– Academic Political Economy, Political Thought, Contemporary Politics of Southeast Asia, Malaysia’s Political Thought, Political Islam

– Manage Administration University Center, Thinkers, Consultant

– Political organizations Political, Political Research

Assemblyman: Pangkor assemblyman N52

Awards

: Award (PhD) in 1995, Temple University Research Grant (1993)

: Award WAMY, IIUM First Convention (1987)

: National Award (Champion), Writing Religion (1986)

: National Award (second), Essay Writing (1982)

: State Award (Champion), Essay Writing National Day (1982)

Position and Responsibilities

: Chairman of the Consultative Panel, Academic Youth (updated)

: Member of the Board of Trustees, Ikhtiar Malaysia (updated)

: Member, Education and Human Development Foundation of the State (Live)

: Members of the Council, the State Information Technology (Live)

: Member of the National Think Tank, the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Latest)

: Members of the Youth Advisory Council of the State of Perak (Live)

Deputy Chairman, General Secretary of the Students & Student, Youth Affairs Council negotiations Silver (Live)

: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) (as of August, 2000)

: Head of Development, Curriculum and Islamization, (Department of Political Science) IIUM (1999)

: Chairman, Malaysian Student Conference, USA (1994)

Director, Intellectual Discussion, IIIT UIA, UIA Staff in America (1993)

: College Principal, International Islamic University (UIA) 1990-1992

: Course Coordinator, Matriculation Centre, International Islamic University (UIA) 1988-1989

Member Appeals Committee (Matric), International Islamic University (UIA) 1989-1990

TAN SRI HAJI ISMAIL BIN HAJI OMAR

Title Yang Berhormat Tan Sri. Works as Inspector-General of Police, Royal Malaysia Police Headquaters. Born on 17 mei 1953 in Kulim,Kedah. Academic LLB (Hons) from the International Islamic University (IIUM) (1992)

History, Tan Sri Haji Bin Haji Omar joined the Police Force on 15th Dcember 1971 as Probationary Inspector and there after served as Criminal Investigation Officer at Seremban, Kuala Pilah and Kerian, Perak. I Taiping he held a post of the Traffic investigation officer. He was the Officer In-Charge of Seberang Perai Police District and Officer In-Charge of Courts in Ipoh.

PROFESSOR DATUK DR. HAJI.KHAIRIL ANNAS JUSOH

Represent simple figures that showed the ability in a variety of fields and disciplines. With a strong academic background, he made his name in the tradition of scholarship, as well as corporate and political involvement in various initiatives nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). He is now entrusted to the Special Officer to YAB Dato ‘Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak cum Director, Policy and Research at the Office of the Prime Minister. He earned a Master’s degree in law with first class honors (First Class Hons LLB, 1994) from the International Islamic University (UIA) and Master’s degree in International law (LLM, 1995) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He also earned a Master’s degree in the field of Islamic Banking and Finance (MBA, 2003) from the International Islamic University (UIA) and has been admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (1996). Dpucuk like salad aspired future, when it was awarded a scholarship embodied Education Award Winner at King and Tunku Gold Medal (1995). Appointed to the Board of Governors of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP), a Council Member of the International Islamic University (IIU), Emeritus Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of management (EFMIM), Adjunct Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Honorary Senior Fellow at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and a Board Member of the National Athletes Welfare Foundation (Yakeb). He has also been taught and accreditation in the field of Critical Thinkers Lalteral from the World famous Dr.Edward de Bono. Lastly, Prof. Dr.Hj.Khairil Annas grandfather graduated first obtained a doctorate in philosophy (PhD, 2010) from Asia e University (AEU) in the areas of leadership and politics of Dato ‘Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Abdul Razak

 

ENSAR EMINOVIĆ

Work as B&H Foreign Ministry. 05/2008 – present Ambassador to Malaysia ; Non- resident Ambassador to Thailand and Brunei Darussalam. Born on 11 Jun 1974, Sarajevo. Academic background, University of Sarajevo/ University of Bologna, Italy 2000-2004. MASTER’S DEGREE IN EUROPEAN STUDIES. Thesis title: “State Terrorism as a mean of Realizing Political Objectives in Contemporary Europe.- The ‘Balkan Contribution’ to the idea of Europe” International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) 1995 – 1999

BACHELOR OF HUMAN SCIENCES IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (HONS), SPECIALIZATION IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

Achievement the Best Student Award, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, 1998; “Jamaluddin Yacob” Award, The Best Student for Bachelor of Human Sciences, International Islamic  University Malaya 1999

PROF.DR.IDA MADIEHA BINTI ABDUL GHANI AZMI

Work as Director, Islamic Knowledge and Products, IIUM.

As Professor, Ahmad Ibraim Kuliyyah of Laws (2005)

As Panalist, Malaysia Domain Name Dispute Resolution, KL regional Centre of Arbitration, Resource Person,

WTO Regional Trade and Policy Program ( 2008 – 2010)

Study in LL.B, International Islamic University, First Class Honours (1989), LL.M, University of Cambridge, (1991), Ph.D, University of London, ( 1995 ), Advocate and Solicitor, Malaya ( 1990 ),

Archive Cambridge – ODA Scholarship Awards (1990), Fulbright Master Scholar Program (1999)

DATUK AHMAD BIN SAID

1 June 2009-current-managing director,Bank Pertanian Malaysia Berhad (Agrobank). 1st October 2008-15 May 2009- Executive Senior Vice President Chief,Operations Officer, Bank Pertanian Malaysia Berhad ( Agrobank) 1st April 2008-30th September 2008-Senior Vice President, Bank Pertanian Malaysia Berhad(Angrobank) Jan 2008-31st March 2008 – Deputy General Manager, Bank Pertanian Malaysia. November2004- Dicember 2007 – Senior Manager Legal & Secretariat, Bank Pertanian Malaysia (HQ). January 2003 – October 2004 – Branch Manager, Bank Pertanian Malaysia Malaysia (Banting Branch). January 1997-December 2002 – Branch Manager, Bank Pertanian Malaysia (Klang Branch). 1992 – December 1996- Senior Manager Legal & Secretariat, Bank Pertanian Malaysia. 1991 – 1992- Head of Intensive Care Unit of Loan,Bank Pertanian Malaysia. Mid 1989 – Mid 1991 – Legal Officer, Bank Pertanian Malaysia. 1982-1985 – training officer, Bank Pertanian Malaysia ( Head office ). 1981 – 1982 – Credit Officer, Bank Pertanian Malaysia ( Head Office) Jan1979 – December1980 – assistant Credit (loan) Officer, bank Pertanian Malaysia ( Kuantan Branch ).

PRESENT DIRECTORSHIP APPOINTMENT IN COMPANIES

:Adjunct Professor, International Islamic University Malaysia

:Board of KADA

:Board of Studies CELPAD, International Islamic University Malaysia.

:Board of LPP

:Board of Investment (JKIP), University Putra Malaysia

Education

1986-1989

International Islamic University (IIUM), LLB Hons

1973-1976

University Pertanian Malaysia (UPM), Diploma in Adricultre

DATO’ KHAIRUL ANWAR RAHMAT

CHAIRMAN, KHAIRUL GROUP ASSOCIATES, MANAGING PARTNER, Kolej Restu, Advotes and Socitors, High Court Malaysia, Syari’ie Counsel, Syariah High Court, Accredited Mediator Columnist, Writer.

Graduated from International Islamic University (IIUM) in 2000 with a Bachelor of Law (LL.B)  (Hanours) and after completing his chambering, he was admitted as an advocate & solicitor in the High Court of Malaya. Khairul Anwar Rahmat has a illustrious career both in journalism and legal sector. He started with New Straight Times press (NSTP) in 1999 as Journalist in special unit specializing in legal, social activist and many more. He did extensive coverage on local and international issues and has experienced covering events in Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Dhaka. Trough out his journalist career , he won the most Environmental Journalist Award and Consumer Journalist Award. In the year of 2002, he won the most prestigious Kajai Award, the highest award in Malaysia Journalism. He is the cooperate and legal advisor of several banks, finance institutions, government link companies (GLC’s)  and government agencies. He handles civil and syari’ah cases specializing conduct of defence as well as maters relating banking and property planning. Apart from this, he has exposure to loan documentation, drafting agreements and corporate loans, also involved in the preparation of legal opinion on other area of law.

DATO’ MUHAMMAD KHAIRUN TAN SRI ASEH

Dato ‘Muhammad Khairun Aseh is the eldest pair Y.Bhg Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat and Y.Bhg Puan Sri Khadijah Mohd Yasin. Leadership since he’s up in the dictionary again elected to lead the student associations such as The Law Society. While busy as a lawyer, she has also graciously active volunteer free legal services to low-income earners at the Legal Aid Bureau, Bar association (BAR Council of Malaysia). He also studied law at IIUM in 2002 his skills as an idol society increasingly evident since the Complaints Bureau head of UMNO Youth Malaysia. His face is often emblazoned on the chest, chest press key to help people who are oppressed and in need of defense. His name is synonymous with a victorious rescue drug mules in Argentina Kuran sane, free Malaysians who was wrongly arrested in Laos, get a new heart for patients with chronic heart, defend the poor stranded and landed under the bridge, and save the girls under age who were abducted foreigners. All this effort and success is made, regardless of religion and race.

DATO’ HJ RAIS HUSSIN HJ MOHAMED ARIFF

Entrepreneur/ Innovation/ Emerging Technologies/ Writer Leader, Executive Decision maker, Technologist, advisor and communicator, with 18 years of experiences launching and expanding large, complex and ultimately successful enterprise initiatives and international programs across a broad range of technical enterprises in for-profit and non-profit environments. Highlight include: -Strategic Application of Emerging Technologies. Successfully leveraged the Web, Service-oriented architectures, expert systems, mobile and other advanced technologies, before others embraced them. – New Ventures. Helped launch and build a new division within a major systems integration company, an unparalleled global internet network, and an international wholesale voice businesses. – Leading change. Restored health to the world’s leading Telecoms standards organization by embracing new technologies strengthening customer focus, reducing expenses and increasing income. – Leading Complex, Diverse, International Initiatives. Served as a member in the ICT Advisory Panel of the State of Perak, a member of Pacific Telecommunications Council and attended many multi-lateral treaty negotiations, coordinator of international voice business at the annual Global Traffic Management (GTM) in Washington’s. Re-located Teleglobe Canada’s regional operating head quarter from Singapore to Malaysia.

 Accomplished leader in cross-cultural and politically-sensitive environments. Where clear communication, collaboration and consensus building are vital. – Leading Writer/ Columnist and Conference Presenter. Wrote numerous cutting edge technology/ papers and articles and participated in many national and international conferences as a speaker. Initiated many new wave of thinking in the ICT world. – Masters in management. International Islamic University Malaysia. Bachelors in Economic (Hons): International Islamic University Malaysia Currently Pursuing Doctorate in Business Administration : International Islamic University Malaysia.