Sunday, September 4, 2016


Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh (left) and Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan (right) at Penang International Airport before depature to Vietnam
Two ISDEV delegation led by Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh were in Vietnam for seven days starting on 31st July 2016 for the CLMV Research on Leadership in Islamic Service Management: Indigenous Versus Exogenous Leadership in Vietnam. The research is under marketing program on national education at Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) where the program was organized by Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE). The main purpose of the research is to enable Malaysia to offer its expertise to the regional countries, and other developing countries in term of research, learning and teaching, community networks, quality assurance and leadership. The research includes the scope of Islamic hospitality which target the Islamic service providers such as restaurants, hotel, tourist guide and others.  

Some of the restaurants in Vietnam that involved as research sample - Halal Amin Restaurant, Basiroh Restaurant (Left) and   Os Man Restaurant (Right)
Begin the jouney with the target group of Muslim living in Vietnam, Dr. Shahir Akram and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sukri Salleh pay a visit to Islamic Community Ly Du So to develop a strong networking with the Islamic community in Vietnam. The discussion with the Islamic community is focusing on the Halal authority in Vietnam. Their journey continues with an opportunity to meet Ms. Normala Baharudin. Ms. Normala has helped in arranging and creating a networking between ISDEV, USM and Van Lang University, Social Science and Humanity University as well as the University of Economics, Vietnam.

ISDEV entourage with Ms. Normala Baharudin - The Director of Education Malaysia at Consulate General of Malaysia and Ustaz Zol Aznan Harun (Right)
The journey was the first step of ISDEV in exploring the potential of Vietnam in developing service management as well as hospitality management as part of the research scope. Dr. Shahir Akram and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh have also been given the chance to interview several academicians at Van Lang University and students of Social Science and Humanities University and the University of Economics, Vietnam. This is a headstart to a positive step forward in the CLMV research where Prof. Ngo Thanh Loan and Bang Anh Tuan from Van Lang University has agreed to be the co-researcher and soon ISDEV and Van Lang University will sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to strengthen the relationship of collaboration in the future, Insyaallah. 

Good Luck ISDEV! 

Van Lang University visit with Prof. Ngo Thanh Loan (right) and Bang Anh Tuan (left) 
ISDEV take over Vietnam - Some of the target group that involved in the CLMV research

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