The last day in the year 2009 will be such a memorable day for Sukiman, ISDEV’s PhD candidate. He had successfully defended his thesis entitled “Pembangunan Berteraskan Islam di Aceh Pasca Tsunami” during his viva which was held at Mc Clintoch Room in the IPS Building.
The viva session was chaired by Professor Datin Hasnah Hj Haron from the Graduate School of Business. The examiners for the viva were Associate Professor Dr Joni Tamkin bin Borhan (UM) and Dr Zahari Hamat and Dr Fadzila Azni (both from ISDEV). The Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Associate Professor Ismail Baba and the Director of ISDEV, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh were also there.
In defending his thesis, Sukiman was able to answer all the questions posed to him by making his point of reference, most of the time, with the relevant verses from al-Quran al-Karim. In fact the confidence and enthusiasm exhibited by Sukiman could be felt throughout the viva.