Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Dr. Zakaria Bahari - third from left

27 August  - The Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Vice-Chancellor Professor Dato’ Dr. Omar Osman today received a courtesy call from the Cambodian Muslim Development Foundation (CMDF) Central Committee member, Tres Mansor to discuss the possibility of setting up a USM Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV) Chair in one of the leading universities in Cambodia.

It is hoped that through this Chair, USM will be able to collaborate with CMDF to bring in academicians and researchers to Cambodia to be involved in programmes that can improve the livelihood of the Muslim community in Cambodia.

Also present at the meeting were ISDEV Deputy Director Dr. Zakaria Bahari and USM School of Housing, Building and Planning lecturer Assoc. Professor Dr. Mohd Wira Mohd Shafiei.

Tres Mansor, who is also the Director of Department of Islamic Affairs and member of Cambodia MUFTI is in Penang attending a 2-day 5th National Seminar on Hajj Best Practices on Crowd and Health Issues During Hajj organised by the USM Hajj Research Cluster held in a local hotel here. -

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