Saturday, November 22, 2014


Continuing the legacy of the seniors before them, MISDEV'14 (ISDEV Postgraduate by Mixed-mode) students have been assigned to organize an empowering program aimed at the grass root level of the Ban Nua community in Thailand. With a theme on "Empowering Community for Development" activities such as gotong royong, the proper way to wear the hijab and a friendly football match have been lined-up for the Ban Nua 5.0 programme. The 3-day-2 night programme runs from 21 November 2014 until 23 November 2014  .

A total of 2 buses had been especially chartered for the trip to Thailand. Delegates assembled at Padang Kawad PALAPES (PALAPES Marching Field), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) before heading for Thailand at 8.00 a.m. As the obligatory is not neglected, ISDEV delegates performed Solat Jumaat at Masjid Sadao in Sadao Thailand.

Rearing up to go - two MISDEV'14 students holding the banner specially designed for the Ban Nua 5.0 programme

ISDEV Director, Professor Dr Muhammad Syukri Salleh led the delegates consisting of ISDEV Deputy Director, Dr Zakaria Bahari, ISDEV Programme Coordinator, Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad and ISDEV lecturers Dr Mohd Syakir and Dr Wan Norhaniza as well as 35 MISDEV'14 students and a few RISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate by Research Mode) students.

In addition to ISDEV members, this year's programme is also joined by four representatives from Universiti Islam Sultan Shariff Ali (UNISSA), Brunei Darussalam. They are Hajah Nurul Halimatul Wara’ Hj Mumin, Hajah Rafizah Haji Abdullah, Pengiran Dr Saiful Bahrin Pengiran Hj Kula and Muhammed Sahrin Hj. Masri.

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