12th Borneo Islamic International Conference on December 11-12

Wani Roslan

The 12th Borneo Islamic International Conference (KAIB) to be held on December 11-12, will be officiated by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam at the Plenary Hall of the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas.

This was announced by Director of Core Knowledge Centre of Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) and co-chairman of KAIB – Borneo International Halal Showcase (BIHAS) 2019 Dr Haji Noralizam bin Haji Aliakbar during a press conference at Hikmah Room of KUPU SB yesterday.

Organised by KUPU SB in collaboration with Centre of Research and Development of Islam Borneo, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sarawak Malaysia and several universities in Borneo, the conference will also see the 2nd BIHAS.

According to Dr Haji Noralizam, the opening ceremony of KAIB – BIHAS 2019 will see a presentation of premiere talk by State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned on ‘Ilmu dan amalan penentu kebitaran Ummah’.

With the theme ‘Ilmu dan Amalan Penentu Kebitaran Ummah’, the objectives of KAIB are to collect materials and research works related in strengthening Ummah based on knowledge and practices that act as future references and as a platform to discuss on Dakwah and other issues related with Islam in Borneo.

Director of Core Knowledge Centre of KUPU SB and co-chairman of KAIB – BIHAS 2019 Dr Haji Noralizam bin Haji Aliakhbar. PHOTO: WANI ROSLAN

The conference will see 12 sub-themes to be discussed on Science Social and Politics, Education, Civilisation and Manuscript, Dakwah, Halal, Zakat and Waqaf, Pedagogy of Islamic Education, Co-Curriculum, Electronic Media, Sports, Leisure and thoughts.

One premiere paper, three keynote papers and 82 working papers will be presented throughout the two day conference in which the presentation of the working papers will begin on December 11 in the afternoon and morning on December 12.

The conference will be further enlivened with the 2nd BIHAS with the theme ‘Empowering the Borneo Halal Market’ to gather companies, entrepreneurs and Halal products producers in Borneo to promote their products including food, beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, services, tourism, financial, health, textiles, biotechnology and herbs.

BIHAS is a continuous programme in strengthening the Halal product potential of Borneo to a global level. The exhibition is to be held at the East Concourse of the ICC.

The public is welcome to attend the event from noon to 5pm (Day 1) and 8am- 4.30pm on Day 2.

Also in attendance was Ustaz Mohammad Muslihuddin Syah bin Haji Mustafa, co-secretary of KAIB – BIHAS 2019.