14 December 2012

Seminar on Spirituality and Islam

On 12/12/12, a seminar on "Spirituality and Islam" is held in the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia. The seminar is jointly organized by 


Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali,
Founding Chairman and CEO,
International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies
(IAIS) Malaysia

Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali,
Founding Chairman and CEO,
International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies
(IAIS) Malaysia

Musical Interlude 1: Recital of Mathnavi
Artist: Mr Masoud Ariankhoo

An Overview of the Maqams & Music of the Arabs
Presenter: Raja Zulkarnain Raja Mohd Yusof,
National Conservatory of the Arts

An Overview of the Maqams & Music of the Arabs
Presenter: Raja Zulkarnain Raja Mohd Yusof,
National Conservatory of the Arts

Zapin: Is it Dance, Music or Dhikr?
Presenter: Professor Mohd Anis Md Nor,
Cultural Centre, University of Malaya
 

Zapin: Is it Dance, Music or Dhikr?
Presenter: Professor Mohd Anis Md Nor,
Cultural Centre, University of Malaya
 







Musical Interlude 2: Taqsim al-'ud
Artist: Mr Abdullah Shatri

Associate Professor Dr Syed Farid Alatas, 
Head, Department of Malay Studies,
National University of Singapore

Forum on Leadership & Integrity

PCORE (Voices of Peace, Conscience and Reason) and the Malaysian Institute of Integrity jointly holds a forum called "Leadership and Integrity" on 03 December 2012.

Panelists and speakers:
  • Tan Sri Megat Najmuddin Megat Khas
  • Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim
  • Datuk Dr Mohd Tap Salleh
  • Tunku Zain Al-'Abidin Tuanku Muhriz
  • Ms Tricia Yeoh Su-Wern




PCORE President, Datin Halimah Mohd Said,
delivers the welcome speech.
 

PCORE President, Datin Halimah Mohd Said,
delivers the welcome speech.
 

Tan Sri Megat Najmuddin Megat Khas, 
President of Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance,
giving his address.

Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim,
the key speaker at the forum speaking on
"Personal Integrity and Public Office".

Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim,
the key speaker at the forum speaking on
"Personal Integrity and Public Office".

Associate Professor Dr Kalaivani
briefing the audience on the table discussion.

Table discussion to identify key questions.

Table discussion to identify key questions.

Table discussion to identify key questions.

Table discussion to identify key questions.

Table discussion to identify key questions.

Table discussion to identify key questions.

The Integrity Panel.
From left: Ms Rita Sim (moderator),
Tunku Abidin Tuanku Muhriz,
Dr Kalaivani (moderator),
Ms Tricia Yeoh,
Tunku Abdul Aziz
and Datuk Dr Mohd Tap Salleh.

Panel moderator Associate Professor Dr Kalaivani
is a scientist and academician at UKM.
She is PCORE secretary.

Panel moderator Ms Rita Sim is a media leader,
an author and a columnist at New Straits Times.
 

Datuk Dr Mohd Tap Salleh (right),
President of Malaysian Institute of Integrity,
giving his views.

Ms Tricia Yeoh, research analyst, activist
and columnist at The Sun, giving her views.

Tunku Abidin Tuanku Muhriz, founder president of IDEAS,
giving his views.

Datin Halimah (right) presents book tokens
to the speakers and panelists.
 

From left: Journalist from Astro Awani, Tunku Abdul Aziz
and Datin Halimah.

From left: Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim,
Datin Halimah Mohd Said, Ms Tricia Yeoh and Kim Chow.
 

UTAR Soft Skills Gathering

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) has a dedicated soft skills department that organizes training programmes to help their undergraduates enhance their communication skills and character development. 

The Soft Skills Competency Department holds a gathering on 28 July 2012 in the Petaling Jaya campus. 


Dr Teh Chee Seng, Vice President of UTAR
(Students Development and Alumni Relations)

Prof. Dr Ewe Hong Tat, Vice President of UTAR
(Internationalisation and Academic Development)

The UTAR band called MC Square belting out songs
in English and Chinese.
 

Wushu and Taekwando performance by UTAR students.

Wushu and Taekwando performance by UTAR students.

Wushu and Taekwando performance by UTAR students.

Wushu and Taekwando performance by UTAR students.


"Memories Of Our Mothers" Book Launch

HRH Raja Zarith Sofia Sultan Idris Shah collaborated with 28 women to write a book about their mothers. 

"Memories Of Our Mothers" is launched on 12 June 2012 at the Kristal Ballroom, Hilton PJ. 




Kristal Ballroom, Hilton PJ

Kristal Ballroom, Hilton PJ


Datin Halimah Mohd Said, the Project Coordinator,
giving a very touching and meaningful speech.
She looks resplendent in her mother's baju kurung.
 

HRH Raja Zarith Sofiah reciting two lovely poems
at the launch.