Tuesday, November 9, 2010

ISRA blooms, wither INCEIF???

The Central Bank of Malaysia i.e. Bank Negara Malaysia(BNM) announced their new Syariah Council line-up for 2010/2013.

Amirul HM is quite surprised that nobody from INCEIF's faculty was named...."is it a slap on the wrist to INCEIF???"

Despite there being 2 members from ISRA (which is part of INCEIF), the fact that non from INCEIF is named to the board is a shocking revelation especially in view of the push by the powers that be to elevate INCEIF to a whole new level i.e. the premier Islamic Finance university/institution in the world....read, "the Al-Azhar, Harvard, Oxford or Cambridge of ISLAMIC FINANCE"

Am hopeful that this omission is an oversight by BNM considering that they have "easy" access to INCEIF's faculty due to INCEIF being their subsidiary and the amount that BNM have and about to pour into INCEIF rather than the announcement being a slap on INCEIF's faculty wrist. Am sure that the likes of Syed Othman, Syed Hamid, Saiful Azhar or even Obiyathullah would be able to add to the discourse.

The new Syariah Council consists of:-
# Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad
- Former Chief Justice of the Federal Court, Malaysia;
# Tan Sri Datuk Sheikh Ghazali Abdul Rahman
- Shariah Legal Advisor, Attorney General Chamber;
# Dato’ Haji Hassan Haji Ahmad - Mufti of Penang;
# Dato’ Dr. Abdul Halim Ismail
- Executive Director of BIMB Securities Sdn. Bhd.;
# Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar
- Chief Executive Officer of Amanie Business Solutions Sdn. Bhd.;
# Prof. Madya Dr. Engku Rabiah Adawiah Engku Ali
- Associate Professor, International Islamic University Malaysia;
# Prof. Madya Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin
- Executive Director of International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance;
# Prof. Madya Dr. Ashraf Hashim
- Senior Researcher, International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance;
# Dr. M. Anwar Ibrahim
- Vice Chairman, National Shariah Board, Indonesia Ulama Council;
# Dr. Aznan Hassan
- Assistant Professor, International Islamic University of Malaysia; and
# Dr. Rusni Hassan
- Lecturer, International Islamic University of Malaysia