Wednesday, October 17, 2012


27 Sept-  Four ISDEV's PhD candidates presented their PhD thesis proposal at the Conference Room, School of Social Sciences. The PhD Thesis Proposal Presentation was divided into the morning and afternoon sessions with two candidates presenting their proposals in each session.

For the morning session, the first candidate was Razali Othman with his PhD proposal entitled  "Penggunaan Wang Tunai Dalam Wakaf Tunai: Satu Penilaian Teoritis" (The Usage of Cash in Cash Waqf: A Theoretical Assessment). He is currently a student under the supervision of Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh while Dr Zakaria Bahari is his co-supervisor. His thesis proposal was evaluated by Dr. Zahri Hamat.

Razali flanked by Prof. Syukri and Dr. Fadzila during his presentation

Razali's beloved wife, Associate Professor Dr. Rohayu Abdul Ghani, from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia was also present during this session of ISDEV Graduate Discourse to give her full and utmost support to her husband.

Razali's beloved wife, Associate Professor Dr. Rohayu Abdul Ghani

The second candidate was Mutiara Dwi Sari with her PhD proposal title on "Pengaruh Personaliti Terhadap Pemilihan Perbankan Islam di Indonesia" (Personality Influence on the Choice of  Islamic Banking in Indonesia). She is currently supervised by Dr.Zakaria Bahari while Dr Zahri Hamat acts as her co-supervisor. Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad took the responsibility to evaluate her PhD Thesis proposal.

A spirited Mutiara Dewi Sari (in blue ) stressing a point during her presentation

The afternoon session began with Suraya Ab.Jaafar with her PhD thesis proposal on "Tadbir Urus Baik Usahawan Asnaf Zakat di Majlis Ugama Islam dan Adat Resam Melayu Pahang (MUIP)" (Good Governance of Zakat Asnaf Entrepreneurs of Pahang Islamic Religious Council and Malay Tradition). Dr.Zaini Abu Bakar is her main supervisor while Dr. Zahri Hamat is her co-supervisor. Her PhD Thesis proposal was  also evaluated by Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad.

A focused and confident Suraya Jaafar presenting her presentation

The last candidate to present her PhD thesis proposal is currently a student under the supervision of Dr Mohamad Zaini Abu Bakar while her co-supervisor is Associate Professor Dr Noor Shakirah Mat Akhir. Zaleha Embong presented the proposal on "Ta'awun Dalam Pembangunan Komuniti Majmuk: Kajian Kes di Kawasan Rukun Tetangga, Kota Bharu, Kelantan" (Ta'awun in the Development of Plural Community: A Case Study in Rukun Tetangga (Neighbourhood Association) Area, Kota Bharu, Kelantan). This thesis proposal was evaluated by Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi.

Well prepared for her presentation-Zaleha Embong in action

As usual Q&A session took place after each presentation. Finally, the candidates could give a heave a sigh of grateful relief when all the lecturers agreed to give endorsement for them to proceed with the thesis proper.

Congratulations to all four ISDEV PhD candidates!

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