UKM and MAIK Embarks on Kelantan Indigenous Community Research

By Asmahanim Amir
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BANGI, 21 March 2017 – Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Majlis Agama Islam & Adat Istiadat Melayu Kelantan (MAIK) recently sealed their mission to collaborate and help develop the indigenous community in Kelantan, through the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement in UKM, recently.

The MoA will see both parties embark on research to build the profile of Kelantan indigenous communities, conduct Train-of-Trainers workshop for religious teachers, and prepare the Fardu Ain syllabus for the indigenous communities. According to UKM Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dato’ Seri Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali, the thrust of this collaboration is based on sharing of expertise, human capital development and capacity building, initiating efforts in ensuring the sustainability of Kelantanese culture and heritage and enhance the state’s socioeconomic development.

Meanwhile, MAIK Deputy President Dr Nik Mohd Azlan Abd Hadi said the collaboration marks a new history for MAIK and is part of their effort in realizing the desire of MAIK President, HRH Dr Tengku Muhammad Fa-iz Petra Ibni Sultan Ismail Petra to continuously contribute to the betterment of society.

The MoA was signed by Prof Dato’ Seri Dr Noor Azlan and Dr Nik Mohd Azlan, and witnessed by HRH Dr Tengku Muhammad Fa-iz Petra.