| Zee Yusri |
SOME 50 individuals from government agencies as well as the public attended a public lecture entitled, ‘Implikasi Gagasan Negara Zikir Ke Atas Strategi Pembangunan Negara Brunei Darussalam’ by Professor Dr Muhammad Syukri Salleh yesterday at the Main Lecture Hall, ILIA building.
Professor Dr Muhammad Syukri Salleh is an Islamic Development Management Professor and also the Director of Islamic Management Studies and Development Centre (ISDEV) at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang.
The lecture, organised by Academy of Brunei Studies (APB), had two main objectives – to examine the relationship between Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) philosophy with the idea of a Zikir Nation and Brunei’s Vision 2035 and to examine the implications of these Zikir Nation ideas for the strategic development of Brunei Darussalam, in particular the strategic development through Vision 2035.
Studies on the relationship between the MIB, the idea of a Zikir Nation and Vision 2035 was an attempt to look at the positioning of three important ideas in the context of the development of Brunei Darussalam, while the latter suggested the coherence of the two important elements to achieve the goals of Vision 2035 in the context of what is defined as a Zikir Nation.
Professor Dr Muhammad Syukri Salleh considered that MIB is a locus that shapes both Vision 2035 and what is truly a ‘Zikir Nation’. Vision 2035 is an engine which realises the development of Brunei Darussalam.
As such, the development strategy of Vision 2035 was to be empowered with a better strategic development through seven principles based on Islamic values.
These principles include shaping through ‘Tasawwur Islam’, the right Islamic principles, timescale, frameworks, methodologies, resources and goals.
The speaker also shared that the lecture was based on initial thoughts on the methods of observations and in-depth library research.