Forum discusses tools to alleviate poverty

THE Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance And Management (CIBFM), with the support of Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), organised the first Muzakarah Ilmuan Kewangan Islam (MIKI) of 2019 at the Design and Technology Building in Kampong Anggerek Desa recently.

The forum was themed ‘Islamic Finance: Tools for Alleviating Poverty and Hunger.’

AMBD officers, representatives from Syarikat Takaful Brunei Darussalam (STBD), Insurans Islam TAIB Sdn Bhd (IITSB), Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB), Employees Trust Fund (TAP), Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), State Mufti’s Office, lecturers and students from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB), Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) and Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), as well as members from charitable organisation and non-government organisations (NGOs) participated.

The panel discussed the theme, moderated by UBD lecturer Pengiran Dr Haji Hasnol Alwee bin Pengiran Haji Md Salleh, with a line-up of speakers. The lecturers included Haji Abdul Aziz bin Haji Akop, Acting Secretary, Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB); Nur Syukrina binti Dato Seri Paduka Haji Mohd Roselan, Manager of Financial Consumer Issues, AMBD; Pengiran Haji Ahmad Fadillah Akhbar bin Pengiran Haji Sellahhuddin, Co-founder, Projek Bina Ukhwah, Winner of Queen’s Young Leaders 2018; and Haji Muhammad Iqbal Fakhri bin Haji Damit, Founder, Hand4handbn, Winner of Commonwealth Point of Light 2018.

Muzakarah Ilmuan Kewangan Islam is one of CIBFM’s platforms for professional open discussion focussing on issues and trends in the Islamic Finance Industry in Brunei Darussalam.

Acting Assistant Managing Director of AMBD Hajah Sufinah binti Haji Sahat as the Acting CEO of CIBFM and Executive Director of AMBD Hajah Nurhuaida Fakhriah binti Hj Damit with the panel speakers and audience