'Retracing Contemporary Human Sciences Discipline in the Eastern Intellectual Root'
Keynote Speech by YB Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim
Chairman, International Institute of Islamic Thought - East and South East Asia
Title: Retracing Contemporary Human Sciences Discipline in the Eastern Intellectual Root
Date : January 23rd, 2020
Venue : Perdana Hall, UniSZA Gong Badak Campus
S 00:04 Ladies and gentleman. Now we have come to the highlight of the International Conference on Social Islam 2020. We are pleased to have this morning Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim who have consented to be here today to deliver keynote speech. Yang Berhormat is not unfamiliar individual, thus, need no introduction. But still, please allow me to read a little bit about his biodata.
S 00:33 Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim is currently the Chairman and Co-founder of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a global Muslim think tank which aims at promoting educational reform as means to better humanity. As a leader who concern about education, he has made several substantial improvements to Malaysian educational system when he was the Minister of Education. Among them include introduction of life skills subject as well as KBSR and KBSM. He previously helmed the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) as its President in 1988 and set its course to be one of the renowned universities in the world. During his ABIM leadership, the intellectual rigor among Muslim youth was conspicuous as he commanded a plethora of Muslim intellectual giants work to be translated into Bahasa Melayu.