Tuesday, August 12, 2014


A photo of Mulia Saputra (seated third from left) with the panel of examiners. 
On his immediate right is his beloved wife.

Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah SWT, another RISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate by research) student passed his viva voce on 11 August 2014. This time is the turn of Mulia Saputra, who wrote on Tadbir Urus Korporat, Pengurusan Pendapatan dan Nilai Firma: Kajian Kes Syarikat-syarikat Tersenarai di Jakarta Islamic Index (JII), Bursa Efek Indonesia (Corporate Governance, Income Management and Firm's Value: Case Study of the Listed Companies in Jakarta Islamic Index (JII), Indonesia Stock Exchange). His supervisor is Dr. Zahri Hamat. 

Dr. Nor Asmat (left) one of the two internal examiners posing a question to Mulia

The chairperson for Mulia Saputra’s viva which was held at the C23, Social Sciences Conference Room was Professor Dr. Abu Hassan Abu Bakar from the School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Dr. Azrina Husin from the School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia represented the Dean of the School of Social Sciences. The external examiner was Professor Dr. Joni Tamkin Borhan from Academy of Islamic Studies, Universiti Malaya (UM), while the two internal examiners were Dr . Fadzila Azni Ahmad and Dr. Nor Asmat Ismail.

Mulia in action - responding to one of the questions posed by the examiner.

The viva started at 10:00 a.m. and ended at about 11:40 a.m. As is usual in viva, Mulia had scores of questions asked to him but he was able to answer each and every question posed calmly. The examiners were pleased with the answers given and announced that he had passed his viva on awarded him with a scale of "2". It was evident that Mulia was greatly moved on hearing the joyous news. ISDEV members who were present to show support for Mulia congratulated him on his success after the viva session.

One working day before Mulia's actual viva, his mock viva was held on Friday at C05.

As the normal tradition of ISDEV, prior to the viva, Mulia Saputra went through the mock viva at ISDEV on Friday morning. Then on Monday, as a routine in all the viva of ISDEV students, ISDEV lecturers and students gathered at the Masjid Al-Malik Khalid, USM to perform solatul-hajat for Mulia with a focus supplication in seeking Allah SWT help to position him in the benefit of himself and Islam. Alhamdulillah, indeed praise is only to Allah SWT, Mulia Saputra passed his viva. 

Congratulations Mulia Saputra!

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