Perdana Leader Fellowship booklet



Perdana Leader Fellowship booklet
Perdana Leader Fellowship
The next generation of great leaders should continue to be harnessed through
appropriate platforms to boost their leadership potential. Generation Y needs role
models and practical learning to develop their leadership skills to the highest level.
The Perdana Leadership Programme is one of the initiatives of the Youth Development
Transformation Laboratory, which is based on the concepts of internship and mentorship
of the White House Fellows programme in the USA, and reconfigured to meet Malaysia’s
needs and requirements.
Malaysia needs prominent figures and leaders who are wise, prudent, virtuous and
capable in the face of current issues and challenges at the national and global levels.
The diversity of customs, cultures and religious beliefs in Malaysia can be a hallmark and
strength if managed properly. Therefore, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, as one of the
agents of human capital formation, is responsible to produce successors to replace
today’s high calibre leaders. It is now widely perceived that Malaysia’s current generation
is less competent to lead the country. The calibre of youth leadership has shown a slight
decrease from 67.2 in 2006 to 65.3 in 2008 (Malaysia Youth Index).
Malaysia’s young outstanding leaders need to be groomed through appropriate platforms
that provide formal training and professional exposure, thereby enhancing their
leadership potential.
Generation Y needs role models to build their confidence and leadership skills to compete
in the international arena.
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 To develop and enhance leadership skills in line
with the values of the Malaysian community;
 To increase the knowledge and leadership skills
of Generation Y;
 To ensure the survival, continuation and
sustainability of the country's long-term
leadership in long-term; and
 To create a line of beneficiary leaders for the
Perdana Leader Fellowship
Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) was established on 18 December 1997 as one of the first private universities
in Malaysia. The University was named after Malaysia's second Prime Minister, the late YAB Tun Abdul Razak bin Dato'
Hussein, and officially launched on 21 December 1998 by Tun Abdul Razak's eldest son, YAB Dato' Seri Mohd Najib bin
Tun Abdul Razak, current Prime Minister of Malaysia and then Minister of Education. On 1 March 2007, Tun Abdul
Razak Education Foundation (Yayasan PINTAR) acquired Universiti Tun Abdul Razak Sdn. Bhd. (owner of Universiti Tun
Abdul Razak) from KUB Malaysia Berhad.
Since its inception, UNIRAZAK was among the first few private learning institutions in Malaysia to receive the SIRIM
certification of ISO 9001:2000. Additionally, the University has been awarded the prestigious Multimedia Super Corridor
(MSC) status, which is a testament to the University's commitment to integrating technology and innovation in its
teaching and learning techniques. UNIRAZAK has rapidly established itself as a premier centre for education in its
efforts to produce competitive and capable graduates.
UNIRAZAK is highly accessible to the community. Its main City Campus is strategically located at CapSquare in the heart
of Kuala Lumpur, between the Golden Triangle and the Central Business District, and is located next to an ICT mall,
movie theatre, vibrant shopping hub, and many eating establishments. The strategic location also ensures that our
students have easy access to various public transportation systems to and from UNIRAZAK's City Campus.
As of 3 November 2012, UNIRAZAK has graduated more than 17,000 alumni, and prides itself in developing relevant
programmes to meet today's needs. All our academic programmes, which were developed through close consultation
with business and industry partners, the public sector and professionals, are approved by the Malaysian Higher
Education Ministry (MOHE) and are developed to meet the high standards required by the Malaysian Qualification
Agency (MQA).
Presently under the auspices of the Tun Abdul Razak Educational Foundation (Yayasan PINTAR), UNIRAZAK is embarking
on the next crucial phase of its growth. Its vision is to become the leading institution in providing quality education and
human capital in niche areas among emerging economies. UNIRAZAK also intends to enhance its cooperation and
collaborative networks through strategic alliances with top-ranking international universities, renowned in their
respective fields.
As a result of its new vision and mission, UNIRAZAK has been acclaimed with top awards from several of Malaysia's
leading award-based organisations. These plaudits include two awards from the 2012 BrandLaureate Awards: Best
Brands in Education - Tertiary and Best Brands in Brand Management, and winner of the 'Quality College and University'
award from the 2nd International Standard Quality Award 2012. UNIRAZAK has also received the bronze award in the
Putra Brand Awards 2011 (Education and Learning) category, Asia's Best B-School Award 2011 (from CMO Asia) and
Sahabat Negara SME Award 2011 (from SME Recognition Awards 2011).
In executing these plans, UNIRAZAK hopes to further boost its presence in the global education market, and at the same
time, offer its students a higher quality of educational experience. By continuously striving for excellence, the University
is well on its way in becoming an important educational institution in this country and the region. By delivering a worldclass learning experience, UNIRAZAK aspires to be an institution that produces great thinkers who will become the
accomplished leaders of tomorrow.
Universiti Tun Abdul Razak.
Innovation. Leadership. Entrepreneurship.
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The Centre for Executive Education (CEE) of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) is set up as a way to realise our
mission to become the centre of excellence for human capital development through executive development
programmes and services.
We aim to provide the necessary knowledge and technical skills for emerging entrepreneurs, and for management
personnel to pursue a successful career as a manager in not only well-established corporations but Small & Medium
Enterprises (SMEs) as well. We strive to achieve our goal and improve the overall quality of executives’ management
performance by focusing on three core areas of today’s competitive environment: Innovation, Leadership and
CEE’s programmes have benefited tremendously from our international collaborations with world renowned
international partners such as Babson College, Boston, USA in the area of Entrepreneurship, University of Melbourne on
Innovation, and Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Germany on Global MBA Programme specialising in
International Entrepreneurship.
Our programme content gives greater emphasis on practical orientations of the current business world consistent with
the industry’s norms and practices. We stress integrated learning process, linking theories with industrial practical
approaches. Our main objective is to enhance our participants’ critical thinking capability and problem solving skills and
therefore achieving the integrative learning advantages.
Our areas of specialisation are as follows:
Managerial/Executive/Entrepreneurial Programmes
Driving Service Quality & Operational Excellence
Lifestyle Learning
Global Master Degree Programmes
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Official Opening Ceremony
5 November 2012
8.30 am – 9.00 am
Registration (VIPs & Delegates)
9.00 am – 9.30 am
Official opening by
President & Vice Chancellor of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak
YBhg. Prof. Datuk Dr. Md. Zabid Hj. Abdul Rashid
9.30 am – 10.30 am -
Malaysian Foreign Policy
Director General of the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign
Relations (IDFR), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia
YBhg. Dato' Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari
10.30 am – 10.45 am -
Morning Break
10.45 am
End of Session / Morning Break
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Speakers’ Profiles
YBhg Dato’ Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari is currently the Director General of the Institute of
Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia.
Dato’ Ku Jaafar graduated with an Honour’s Degree from University of Malaya in
1980 and joined the Malaysian Foreign Service in 1981 as Assistant Secretary in
charge of the Southeast Asian Division. In 1985, he was posted to the Malaysian
High Commission in Ottawa, Canada, as Second Secretary. 1988, he was promoted
to Principal Assistant Secretary of Southeast Asian Division at the Ministry.
His next posting was to Vientiane, Laos, as Charge d’Affaires a.i. in 1991. He was
seconded to the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations in New York
in 1993 as Counsellor in charge of the Bosnian Issue at the Security Council of the
United Nations. In 1994, he was posted to Zagreb, Croatia, to establish the
Embassy and was its first Charge d’Affaires. In 1995, he was appointed as Principal
Assistant Secretary in the Economic Division of the Ministry.
In 1998, he was appointed as Charge d’Affaires ad interim of Malaysia to the
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He then had a brief stint as Director of Training at
IDFR in January of 2001 before being appointed as Under-Secretary of the
Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC). In 2004, he established the Embassy of
Malaysia in Doha and became the First Resident Ambassador of Malaysia to the
State of Qatar. In 2007, he was appointed the High Commissioner of Malaysia to
Negara Brunei Darussalam, where he served for three years, before taking up his
current post at IDFR in October 2010.
Dato’ Ku Jaafar was born in 1957 and is married with three children.
H.E. Ambassador Dato’ Muhamad Noor Yacob is the Executive Director of the
APEC Secretariat based in Singapore, the coordinating, technical and advisory body
that supports sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific
region. In this role, he advances APEC’s agenda by effectively executing APEC’s
work programme as mandated by Leaders and Ministers who meet annually. Noor
holds this appointment until December 31, 2012.
Prior to taking up his position, he was Malaysia’s Permanent Representative to the
World Trade Organisation from 2003 to 2009. During that time he served as
Chairman of the General Council (2007), Chairman of the WTO Dispute Settlement
Body (2006) and Chairman of the WTO Negotiating Group on Trade Facilitation
He has also held several senior positions within the Malaysian public service,
including Deputy Secretary General in the Ministry of Women, Family and
Community Development; Head of Planning and Policy Research and Chief
Information Officer for the Ministry of Human Resources and Principal Assistant
Secretary with the Ministry of Plantation Industry and Commodities.
Dato’ Noor obtained a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of
Malaya and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Wisconsin,
Madison. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard
Business School.
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Mr. Peter Brian M. Wang is currently the Principal Assistant Director of FTA Policy
and Negotiations Coordination at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry
(MITI) from 2007 to present.
He obtained a bachelor of Economics (Applied Economics) from the University of
Malaya and a PG Diploma in Development Finance from CeFiMS, University of
London. In 2003-2006, he was the Assistant Director of the Bilateral and Regional
Relations (Americas Unit), MITI. He also served as Assistant Director of Innovation
and Commercialisation at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation from
2006 – 2007.
In this current role, he formulates national policy on free trade agreements (FTAs),
develop national negotiating positions, strategies and approach, undertakes
feasibility studies (cost and benefit assessments), and monitors international
developments with regards to FTAs. He also conducts outreach programmes
(including providing briefings / presentations to the public).
Peter is married with 2 children.
YBhg Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob was the Chairman of Malaysian Industrial
Development Authority (MIDA) with effect from September 1 , 2009 until 28 May
Prior to this appointment, Dr Sulaiman served the Government of Malaysia for over
38 years in various capacities including the position of the Director-General of the
Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department, Secretary-General of
Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (then), and Undersecretary
(Economics) of Ministry of Finance, as well as Head of Secretariat of National
Economic Action Council during the financial crisis in 1997/1998. He was also
seconded to Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) during 1995-1997 as
the Executive Director.
He has served in several Boards of Directors, including Petronas, Felda, PIDM, and
Multimedia and Communications Commission. He is also currently a Board
member of Bank Negara Malaysia, Felda Global Ventures Holdings Sdn Bhd and
He is trained widely in economics. He did his undergraduate degree at the
University of Malaya (1971), Master of Science from University of London (1977),
and PhD at Syracuse University, New York (1986). He also attended a course on
World Currency reform at Harvard University, USA, in 1999.
He has often contributed articles on the Malaysian economy in the local media,
especially The Star, New Straits Times and The Edge.
He is also an Adjunct Professor (Economics) at the University of Malaya, Universiti
Utara Malaysia, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa and Universiti Tun Abdul Razak.
He has been awarded several decorations including Panglima Setia Mahkota, Seri
Setia Ahmad Shah Pahang, Darjah Jasa Bakti Sarawak and Setia Mahkota Johor.
Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman is married to Puan Sri Dr Norlaili bte Abdul Aziz, a Medical
Doctor and they have four children.
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Tn Hj Abdul Rashid Kadir has been a Teaching Fellow at INCEIF since 2009,
teaching the subjects on Islamic Capital Market, Structuring Financial Requirements
and Managing Islamic Financial institutions. He was a part time lecturer of Islamic
Banking at University of Malaya for a Masters Degree Programme (2010).
He holds several positions such as Shariah Committee Member of EXIM Bank
Malaysia Berhad since 2008, and was a member of the Steering Committee for the
setting-up of a new Islamic cooperative bank under ANGKASA (National
Cooperative Association) 2010. The institution now is known as Shariah Financing
Cooperative (KOPSYA).
He also was a member of the Training Committee and Examination Committee for
Certified Credit Professional – Islamic (CCP-i) under Islamic Banking and
Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM: 2005 – 2007 and 2008 - 2010). He was a
consultant on Islamic Banking Systems (as an Advisor cum Subject Matter ExpertSME) with IA Group, an established I.T company (2007-2010). He was also involved
in developing an Islamic core banking system, the introduction/ implementation of
an Islamic financing system by Sabah Credit Cooperation, and a proposed
Transformation Programme for Islamic Bank of Thailand under ABM
Thailand/Malaysia (2010). He also provides advisory services to Islamic Bank of the
He has 15 years working experience in Islamic Banking with Bank Muamalat
Malaysia Berhad, as Head of the Consumer Banking Division, Area Manager, Branch
Manager and Head of Islamic Banking Department/Window. He was a member of
the bank’s Management Committee, the Risk Management Committee, Credit
Committee, and sat in the Board Audit Committee, overseeing branch banking
business and operations, Product Development Department, Trade Financing
Operations etc.
He also has 15 years working experience with conventional banks, i.e. Bank
Bumiputra Malaysia Berhad, in various areas. He was attached at the Small
Business Department as Head of the Entrepreneurs’ Development Unit, which
provided training, advisory services and business financing for entrepreneurs. He
was a member of the Interest Rate Committee of the Bank.
Tn Hj Abdul Rashid has wide experience in Islamic Cooperative Movement as
Secretary, Chairman and member of the Board of Directors since 1986 until
present. He also has experience in presenting papers at international conferences
at Dubai, Bahrain, Manila, Bangkok, Tehran, Russia, Kazan etc.
Mr Jason Leong is the Chief Executive Officer of SIP Consulting Sdn Bhd and has
expertise in Government Relations, Government Strategies, Public Affairs,
Advocacy and Strategic Positioning, Strategic Communications, Reputation
Management, Corporate and Political Analyses, Political Campaigning, Business
Continuity Planning and Management, Crisis Communication and Media Skills.
He has a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) with Honours from University of Malaya
which he completed under a prestigious HSBC Scholarship where only 2 were
awarded each year in Malaysia. Upon graduation, he worked for HSBC in Malaysia
before being assigned to the HSBC Head Office in Hong Kong for several years. He
later joined an international law firm in Washington D.C., USA undertaking
research, crafting position papers and issues management for corporate interests
groups. Thereafter, he served as a public affairs consultant to the Mayor’s Office in
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the City Council of Atlanta advising them on issues management, political and
communications message crafting, media communications, public affairs and
reputation management. He has won Outstanding Service Awards from the City of
Atlanta, the City of Knoxville, New Orleans and other cities.
YBhg Prof Datuk Dr Ismail Rejab is a Professor at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak’s
Graduate School of Business since February 2010 to present.
Dr Ismail obtained a Bachelor of Science (Finance) and MBA (Finance) from
Northern Illinois University (USA), and a Doctor of Business Administration from
the University of Kentucky (USA).
His areas of specialisation are Marketing, Strategic Management, Research
Methodology and Organisational Change.
Prior to taking up his position, he was Associate Professor in UKM (prior to 1989),
Research Director, Survey Research Malaysia (1989 – 1992), Director of Marketing,
KTM Berhad (1992 – 1993), Director, Corporate Services, KTM Berhad (1993 –
1998), and Director, International Business School, UTM Kuala Lumpur (1998 –
January 2010).
Prof Datuk Dr Ismail also held several senior positions such as member on the
Board of Multimodal Freight Sdn Bhd, KTM Distribution Sdn Bhd and KTM
Consultancy Sdn Bhd.
Associate Prof Dr Ruhanas Harun is currently Associate Professor at the
Department of Strategic Studies, Faculty of Defense Studies and Management,
National Defense, University of Malaysia (UPNM). Prior to joining UPNM in June
2010, she served as the Head of the International Relations and Strategic Studies
Programme at UKM, and before that as Head of the Department of International
and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Universiti of Malaya and
Coordinator of the ASEAN Studies Programme at the Asia – Europe Institute, at the
same university. She researches, lectures and publishes on the theme “foreign
policy and national security”.
She holds a BA (Honours) in International Relations from the University of Malaya,
and MA from the University of Paris – Sorbonne and a post graduate diploma in
political studies from the Institute of Political Studies 9Sc. Po), Paris. A qualified
translator, she has a post – graduate diploma in translation from the University of
Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
Dr Ruhanas has taught extensively in Malaysia and abroad, including at the
National University of Vietnam, Hanoi; University of Cairo, Egypt and Universitas
Pembangunan (Veteran), Jogjakarta. From 1996 to 2008, she taught at the
Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College (MTAT) in the areas of Malaysian politics,
foreign policy and regional affairs. Since 2008 she has been conducting courses in
the same field at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR) and the
Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College (MPAT). Currently she is affiliated to the
Institute of West Asian Studies (IKRAB), UKM as an associate fellow. She is
frequently consulted by the media and government agencies on international
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YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan served with the government
before he joined ISIS Malaysia as Deputy Director-General in May 1990. He was
appointed Director-General in March 1997 and was subsequently appointed
Chairman and CEO of ISIS Malaysia on 9 January 2006. He was appointed Chairman
ISIS Malaysia on 9 January 2010.
He is also Non-Executive Chairman, New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Bhd;
Member, Economic Council Working Group; Member, Advisory Board, Malaysian
Anti-Corruption Commission; Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Diplomacy and
Foreign Relations (IDFR); Distinguished Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Defence and
Security (MiDAS); Board Member, Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS);
Chairman, Malaysian National Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation
in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP); Member, International Advisory Board, East West
Center, United States; and Board Member of Securities Commission Malaysia. He is
also Expert and Eminent Person, ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Register.
He was also Co-Chair, Network of East Asia Think-tanks (NEAT) 2005-2006;
Chairman, Malaysian National Committee, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council
(PECC) 2006-2010; and Co-Chair, Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia
Pacific (CSCAP) 2007-2009.
Before joining ISIS, Tan Sri Jawhar’s positions in government included DirectorGeneral, Department of National Unity; Under-Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs;
Director (Analysis) Research Division, Prime Minister’s Department; and Principal
Assistant Secretary, National Security Council. He also served as Counsellor in the
Malaysian Embassies in Indonesia and Thailand.
YBhg Dato’ Seri Jamil Bidin is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of
Halal Industry Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (HDC).
He is a graduate in Accountancy and also holds a Master Degree in Business
Administration (Finance) from the United Kingdom.
He started his career as an Accountant with Rothmans of Pall Mall (M) Berhad in
1984 and over the years has acquired extensive experience in auditing, corporate
finance and financial management in various positions in public listed companies
such as C.I. Holding Berhad, Arab Malaysian Group and Malaysian Resources
Corporation Berhad. In 2002, he was made the Managing Director/Chief Executive
Officer of Putera Capital Berhad, a main board public listed company with activities
in manufacturing, construction, property development and engineering.
Prior to his appointment as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of HDC,
he was the Corporate Advisor of KUB Malaysia Berhad, a main board conglomerate
with business in information and communication technology, education and
training, food beverage and events, energy, property development and
With his vast experience and expertise, Dato’ Seri Jamil was appointed by the
Prime Minister of Malaysia on 16 August 2006 to lead HDC (a wholly owned
company of the Ministry of Finance) to develop the halal industry with the mission
of making Malaysia the Global Halal Hub.
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YBhg Tan Sri Prof. Dr. Muhammad Kamal b. Hassan is a distinguished Professor of
International Islamic University Malaysia, in International Institute of Islamic
Thought and Civilization (ISTAC). His field of specialisation is Contemporary Islamic
Thought in Southeast Asia.
His qualifications are Bachelor in Islamic Studies, Master in Islamic Studies and
Ph.D. in Contemporary Islamic Thought.
His work experience includes Rector of International Islamic University Malaysia
from 1999 to 2006, Deputy Rector for Academic Affairs, International Islamic
University Malaysia from 1990 to 1997, Dean of Faculty Islamic Revealed
Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia from
1989 to 1990, Shaikh al-Kulliyyah (Chairman) of the Centre for Fundamental
Knowledge, International Islamic University Malaysia from 1983 to 1990 and Head
of Department of Islamic Theology and Philosophy in the National University of
Malaysia from 1979 to 1980.
Tan Sri Prof. Dr. Muhammad Kamal’s international honours include Fulbright
Scholar (1968-1970) Columbia University President’s Fellow (1971-1973), First
Holder of Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia at Georgetown University, Washington
D.C., USA (1997-1999), Malaysia’s Representative on the Eminent Persons Group,
O.I.C. to recommend reforms of O.I.C. (2003-2005), Member of Selection Board for
Winners of Amir Naif Award for Best Research in Islamic Studies, Madinah alMunawwarah (2004-2007), Special Award by Federation of Universities in the
Islamic World in Tunisia (2008), and also Advisor to the Sultan Omar 'Ali Saifudien
Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Brunei Darussalam in (2010-2012).
YBhg Prof. Dato Paduka Mohamad Bin Abu Bakar is a Professor at the Department
of International and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in the
University of Malaya (UM).
He holds a Bachelor of Arts from UM and Master of Arts from Lancaster University,
UK. His fields of specialisation are International Relations and Malaysian Foreign
Prior to his current position as a Professor, he was the Teaching Grant Recipient in
UM (1974 – 1978) and also Assistant Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Department,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia (January – July 1971).
Prof. Dato Paduka Mohamad has been actively involved in various publications in
the form of books (e.g. Potret Masa. Persaingan Ideologi dan Pemulihan Tradisi,
1994), book chapters (e.g. Rantau dalam Rantau: Peranan Kelantan dan
Terengganu dalam Pemerkasaan Budaya Melayu, in A. Aziz Deraman (ed.)
Peradaban Melayu Timur Laut, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, 2003),
academic journals (e.g. Konservatisme Kafir Mengkafir dan Konflik Politik Kepartian
Melayu Pemikir, July – September 2000), and also in mass media (e.g. Mengenang
Obama di Turki dan Mesir , Al-Islam. August 2009).
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YBhg Tan Sri Razali Ismail retired from the government in 1998 after a career in
the Malaysian Diplomatic Service that spanned over 35 years. He held various
posts – Ambassador to Poland concurrently German Democratic Republic,
Czechoslovakia and Hungary, High Commissioner to India, and Deputy SecretaryGeneral (Political Affairs) and Permanent Representative to the United Nations. At
the UN he served in various capacities: Chairman of the Group of 77, President of
the UN Security Council, Chairman of the Commission on Sustainable Development
and President of the United Nations General Assembly.
He was involved in articulating and developing positions in various bodies on issues
such as development and sustainability, poverty and marginalisation, political
reforms in the United Nations and issues of human rights and the environment. He
continues to keep abreast on these subjects at home and abroad, through
participation at seminars etc. and interacting with personalities and bodies from
ties established earlier. He was the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for
Myanmar for more than 5 years (from 2000-2005).
In Malaysia, he is involved in the IT and environmental industries specifically in
renewable energy and solar, is the Pro Chancellor of University Science Malaysia,
Chairman of the National Peace Volunteer Corp (Yayasan Salam), was Chairman of
a grant organisation on Natural Disaster, Force of Nature (FON), heads an NGO
project that supports street and displaced children, Yayasan Chow Kit,; sits on the
Board of the Razak School of Government. He is an on the ground
environmentalist especially over the protection and replanting of mangroves. He
was also for a period President of WWF Malaysia.
Tan Sri Razali was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Global Movement of
Moderates Foundation. He writes for the ‘ginger group’ “Foreign Policy Study
YBhg Dato’ Ahmad Mokhtar Selat is currently a senior lecturer at Sultan Idris
Teaching University, Tanjung Malim, Perak.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from University of Malaya (UM) and a
Master of Arts from Australian National University.
His teaching experiences include Senior Lecturer at UM (2006-2011), Associate at
the International Institute of Public Administration of Malaysia (INPUMA) (20062007), and also Director of Training at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign
Relations of Malaysia (IDFR) (1994-1996).
In the diplomatic area, he served in various diplomatic capacities at the Malaysian
Missions in Jakarta, New Delhi, Seoul, Kuwait, Venezuela, New York, Peru and
Turkey. In 2000-2003, he was seconded to the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta as
Deputy Secretary General. He also held position as Director of Operation for the
Evacuation of Malaysians during the 1 Gulf War.
Dato’ Ahmad Mokhtar is also involved in numerous publications, such as Tebusan
Tupac Amaru, Berita Publication (1997), and Malaysia China Relations, MA THESIS,
ANU (1986).
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Mr Mohd Hassan Bin Bal is currently Undersecretary for the Multilateral Political
Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the Michigan State University, USA.
Prior to his current position, he was the Consul General of Malaysia, Vancouver,
Canada (2007). He also held the position of Principal Assistant Secretary
(Organisational Development and Inspectorate), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2003),
and a Counsellor of Embassy of Malaysia in Jakarta (2002).
He was also appointed as the Second Secretary for Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta,
Indonesia (1999), Assistant Secretary for East Asia Division, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs (1998), and Assistant Secretary for ASEAN Department, Ministry of Foreign
Mohd Hassan is married with three children.
Ms. Maria Antonia Mendoza-Obleno is a career diplomat recently assigned as First
Secretary and Consul at the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where
she heads the Political Section. Her previous foreign assignments were in Moscow
and Phnom Penh. From 2008 to 2010, she was the Director of the Treaties Division
of the Office of Legal Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of
the Philippines.
In 2008 and 2009, Ms. Oblena was part of the Philippine delegation to the HighLevel Legal Experts’ Group (HLEG) on matters arising from the ASEAN Charter,
which drew up the protocols and rules governing ASEAN’s legal personality,
capacities and immunities, as well as its dispute settlement mechanisms. In May to
August 2010, she became the head of delegation of the Senior Officials’ Meeting
Working Group (SOM WG) for the Remaining Documents of the HLEG.
She co-authored the book Philippine Treaties Index, 1946-2010 (June 2010) with
Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia J. Eduardo Malaya, as well as two legal articles
in the Philippine Lawyers’ Review, namely, Legal Personality of ASEAN Under the
ASEAN Charter: Dimensions and Perspectives (January 2011) and Philippine Treaty
Law and Practice (October 2010).
Ms. Oblena finished two Bachelor of Music degrees in Piano and Music Education
(cum laude) at the Conservatory of Music of the University of Santo Tomas and a
Juris Doctor degree at the Ateneo Law School. She passed both the Philippine Bar
Examination and the Philippine Foreign Service Examination in 1999.
She is married to Dinno M. Oblena, a fellow Foreign Service Officer and currently
assigned to the Philippine Embassy in Moscow as First Secretary and Consul.
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Dr Asma Abdullah is a free lance consultant, trainer and facilitator on topics
related to human resource development and the influence of cultural dimensions
on management. She teaches on a part-time basis at the Graduate School of
Management, Universiti Putra on subjects related to Cross Cultural Management,
Organisation Development and Change, and Faculty of Education, University of
Malaya on Guidance and Career Counselling. She now works closely with both
Malaysian and foreign managers to enable them to understand cross cultural and
diversity issues when working in multicultural teams in the Asia-Pacific region.
Dr Asma graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Dip. Ed. (Monash University,
Melbourne), Masters of Science in Education (University of So. California, Los
Angeles), Master of Arts in Counselling (University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur) and
Ph.D in Anthropology (Universiti Kebangsaan, Bangi).
Her work experience includes 8 years of secondary school teaching and curriculum
development in a semi-government organisation. She joined Esso/ExxonMobil in
1980 and retired 22 years later as a human resource development practitioner. She
has written and published more than 40 articles on culture, women, training and
development and authored 5 books: Understanding the Malaysian Workforce,
Going Glocal, Understanding Multicultural Malaysia, Culture Matters and Insights
into Malaysian Culture.
She is also a Panel Board Member, of the ASLI Center for Policy Studies, Kuala
Lumpur and a Member on the Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) for KANITA, Universiti
Sains Malaysia, Penang. She is also a founding member of the Facilitators Network
Services in Malaysia, a Committee member of JUST World and member of Sisters in
Some of the private and public sector organisations for which Dr Asma has
provided services include SHELL, Petronas, Maybank, Bursa Malaysia, Texas
Instruments, TESCO, LPPKN, Ministry of Higher Education, Universiti Kebangsaan,
and many more.
Mr. Steven CM Wong is Senior Director of the Institute of Strategic and
International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. He heads the economics division of the
Steven has been involved in the public policy arena for over two decades, 18 years
of which have been with ISIS Malaysia. He spent a further eight years in the private
sector where he held positions in management consultancy, economic research,
fund management, corporate finance and capital markets.
He is currently a columnist for the New Straits Times and previously The Star.
He was a past member of the Ministry of Human Resource’s Technical Committee
for the Minimum Wage and Tenaga Nasional Berhad’s Economic Council. He has
served as the Secretary-General of the Malaysian National Committee for Pacific
Economic Co-operation, the Malaysian Committee for Pacific Basin Economic Cooperation, and was on the secretariats of two ASEAN Eminent Persons Groups.
He has been published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development (OECD), the East Asian Institute at the University of California,
Berkeley, the Australian National University and the Institute of Southeast Asian
Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. His latest contribution is a chapter on Malaysia’s
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financial sector and capital market in a book titled Malaysia: Policies and Issues in
Economic Development published by ISIS Malaysia in 2011.
Steven specialises in macroeconomic and international finance matters but has
wide-ranging interests including institutional economics, international relations
and theology. He received his graduate and post-graduate education at the
University of Melbourne in Australia.
Dr Tang Siew Mun is Director (Foreign Policy and Security Studies) at the Institute
of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), Malaysia. His primary research interest
is East Asia security and Japan’s foreign relations.
He has contributed to numerous book chapters, in addition to national and
international journals. His work has appeared in Japanese Studies, the Journal of
International and Area Studies, the Journal of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations,
Akademika, Journal of Media and Information Warfare, Global Asia and Jurnal eBangi.
Prior to joining ISIS, Tang was Senior Lecturer at the School of History, Politics and
Strategic Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He has lectured in various
universities in Malaysia, including Universiti Malaya, Universiti Teknologi MARA
and Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia. In 2007 he was awarded the
Certificate of Good Teaching Practice by Monash University Malaysia for his
exemplary teaching.
He is a member of the International Studies Association and the Malaysian Social
Science Association (PSSM). He also serves on the Executive Committee of the
Malaysian Japanese Studies Association.
Dr Tang holds a B.A (Hons.) from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), a MA
in War Studies from King’s College London, a MA in International Studies from the
Claremont Graduate University and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in
Political Science.
Cdr. Martin A. Sebastian, Royal Malaysian Navy, joined MIMA in Nov 2011 as
Fellow and Head of the Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy.
Prior to joining MIMA, Cdr. Martin completed three years of service with the
United Nations Headquarters, New York (Department of Peacekeeping Operations)
in the Office of Military Affairs (OMA) as a Strategic Planner in the Military Planning
Service (MPS). He was appointed as Team Leader for Africa Team 2, covering West
African peacekeeping missions. During his tenure, he pioneered the setting up of a
maritime planning section in MPS and was the OMA Team Leader for the Maritime
Working Group, which monitored planning requirements for the UNIFIL
Multinational Maritime Operations in Lebanon and riverine operations in
peacekeeping missions. Cdr. Martin is credited for leading a team in the drafting of
a UN Policy for Maritime and Riverine Operations in Peacekeeping.
Cdr. Martin holds an MBA from Charles Sturt University, Australia and is a Member
of the Chartered Institute of Transport. He studied French (DELF) at Alliance
Francaise Morocco, whilst serving as a UN Military Observer and obtained a
Certificate in French Military Language (CMLF) from France.
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List of Participants
Azmi A/L Harun
Azri Bin Awalludin
Bushan Radhiburman M.K. Mathavan
Darshini Sitharam
Juhana Binti Jemaat @ Jamil
Khairul Annuar Bin Md Yatim
Mohamed Redzuan Bin Saib
Mohd Norzairin Bin Zainan
Muhammad Ilham Bin Abdul Razak
Muhammad Khairul Amir Bin Fadzalih
Muhammad Nazmi Bin Ramli
Noor Hamiza Binti Mohamad
Nor Muhibbah Binti Mohamed @
Norhaniza Binti Rizuan
Norhazwani Bt Mohd Azahari
Norrabidah Binti Moiden
Norsyahidah Binti Mat Arif
Nur Intan Baizurie bt Hanafiah
Nurain Binti Md Nor
Nursazalina Binti Saleh
Shahrul Hafizi Bin Zakaria
Siti Salwa Hanim Binti Atan
Wan Nurshahida Binti Wan Zulkifli
Norzulaiqha Bt Zulkifli
Muhamad Umar B. Abdul Jamil
Vinodh A/L Elamkolam
Sumathy A/P Madevan
Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Applied Physics (UM)
Bachelor of Science (Hons.) (USIM)
Bachelor of Bioprocess Technology (USM)
Bachelor of Biomedical Electronic Engineering
Bachelor of Accountancy (USIM)
Bachelor of Information Technology (UTHM)
Bachelor of Estate Management (UiTM)
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (UiTM)
Bachelor of Tourism Management (UiTM)
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Trade)) (UMK)
Bachelor of Marine Biology (UMT)
Diploma in Corporate Communication (KLIUC)
Bachelor of Natural Resources (UMT)
Bachelor of Natural Resources (UMT)
Mohd Thobrani Bin Mohd Tarmizi
Diploma in Business Administration (KLIUC)
Muhd Afiq Syazwan Bin Ahmdon
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Social Administration and
Justice (UM)
Education Background
Bachelor of Accountancy (UPM)
Bachelor of Multimedia (Hons.) Media Innovation
Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons.) Industrial
Chemistry (USM)
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Media Studies (UM)
Diploma of Broadcasting (MIIM)
Bachelor of Information Technology Computer
System Security (UniKL)
Bachelor of Administrative Science (UiTM)
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Business Entrepreneur
Development (KLMU)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons.) Maritime
Technology (UMT)
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (UniMap)
Bachelor of Science (Human Development) (UPM)
Bachelor of Education (Malaysia Studies) (UPSI)
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (UTP)
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Student Presentations
 To assess student understanding on the respective topics delivered over the weeks;
 To encourage students to compile, organise and ultimately share their learning
experiences via presentations;
 To inculcate teamwork and collaboration in assimilated and dissipated information in an
orderly manner;
 To hone students’ overall presentation skills.
Team Formation
6 teams formed with 5 students each
Team leader to be appointed from each team (12:30pm 5th November 2012)
Topics of Presentation
Each team will be assigned to take up a relevant topic which will be decided via drawing lots
(12:30pm 5th November, 2012)
Presentation Guides
To prepare 15-20 slides on the assigned topic areas
Time allocation for each presentation: Max 35 minutes, with another 10 Minutes for Q&A
Dates of Presentation (To panel groups)
2 groups on 10th November, 2012
 Group 1 (10:45am - 11:30am)
 Group 2 (11:30am - 12:15am)
Tabulating results
4 groups on 23rd November, 2012
 Group 3 (10:45am - 11:30 am)
 Group 4 (11:30am -12:15 pm)
 Group 5 (2:00pm - 2:45 pm)
 Group 6 (2:45pm -3:30 pm)
Tabulating results
Assessment criterion will be based on Four Key Parameters (Rubric)
Closing ceremony 4:30 - 5:30 PM
1. Content (25%)
2. Conventions (25%)
3. Organization (25%)
4. Presentation (25%)
The outcomes:
 Best overall team award
 Best presenter award
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Group Assignment: Perdana Leadership Fellowship Programme
Group 1
1 Azmi A/L Harun
Group Leader:
2 Mohamed Redzuan Bin Saib
3 Nor Muhibbah Binti Mohamed @ Muhammad
4 Nurain Binti Md Nor
5 Norzulaiqha Bt Zulkifli
Group 2
1 Azri Bin Awalludin
Group Leader:
Email / Mobile
2 Mohd Norzairin Bin Zainan
3 Norhaniza Binti Rizuan
4 Vinodh A/L Elamkolam
5 Mohd Thobrani Bin Mohd Tarmizi
Group 3
1 Bushan Radhiburman M.K. Mathavan
Group Leader:
Email / Mobile
2 Muhammad Ilham Bin Abdul Razak
3 Norhazwani Bt Mohd Azahari
4 Nursazalina Binti Saleh
5 Sumathy A/P Madevan
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Group Assignment: Perdana Leadership Fellowship Programme
Group 4
Group Leader:
1 Darshini Sitharam
Email / Mobile
2 Muhammad Khairul Amir Bin Fadzalih
3 Norrabidah Binti Moiden
4 Shahrul Hafizi Bin Zakaria
5 Muhd Afiq Syazwan Bin Ahmdon
Group 5
Group Leader:
1 Juhana Binti Jemaat @ Jamil
Email / Mobile
2 Muhammad Nazmi Bin Ramli
3 Norsyahidah Binti Mat Arif
4 Siti Salwa Hanim Binti Atan
5 Muhamad Umar B. Abdul Jamil
Group 6
Group Leader:
1 Khairul Annuar Bin Md Yatim
Email / Mobile
2 Noor Hamiza Binti Mohamad
3 Nur Intan Baizurie bt Hanafiah
4 Wan Nurshahida Binti Wan Zulkifli
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Project-based Learning Rubric
Is well thought out and supports the
Has application of critical thinking that
is apparent
Has clear goal that is related to the
Is pulled from several sources
Is accurate
Few (1 to 3) spelling, grammatical,
or punctuation errors
 Good use of vocabulary and word
Supports the solution
Has application of critical thinking that
is apparent
 Has no clear goal
 Is pulled from a limited number of
 Has some factual errors or
Minimal (3 to 5) spelling,
grammatical, or punctuation errors
 Low-level use of vocabulary and
word choice
Project has a focus but might stray from
it at times
 Information appears to have a pattern,
but the pattern is not consistently carried
out in the project
 Information loosely supports the
Provides inconsistent information for
Has no apparent application of critical
Has no clear goal
Is pulled from few sources
Has significant factual errors,
misconceptions, or misinterpretations
No spelling, grammatical, or
punctuation errors
 High-level use of vocabulary and
word choice
More than 5 spelling, grammatical,
or punctuation errors
 Poor use of vocabulary and word
Is well thought out and supports the
solution to the challenge or question
Reflects application of critical thinking
Has clear goal that is related to the
Is pulled from a variety of sources
Is accurate
Information is clearly focused in an
organised and thoughtful manner
 Information is constructed in a logical
pattern to support the solution
Information supports the solution to the
challenge or question
Content is unfocused and haphazard
Information does not support the
solution to the challenge or question
 Information has no apparent pattern
Multimedia is used to clarify and
illustrate the main points
 Format enhances the content
 Presentation captures audience
 Presentation is organised and well laid
Multimedia is used to illustrate the main
 Format is appropriate for the content
 Presentation captures audience
 Presentation is well organised
Multimedia loosely illustrates the main
 Format does not suit the content
 Presentation does not capture audience
 Presentation is loosely organised
Presentation appears sloppy and/or
 Multimedia is overused or underused
 Format does not enhance content
 Presentation has no clear organisation
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The organising committee
would like to extend
our deepest appreciation to
all the speakers and others
who have contributed
in one way or another
to the success of
this programme.