Islamic financial educators bill to be tabled in Parliament
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Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim says an Islamic financial educators bill is expected to be tabled in Parliament by the end of this year or early next year.
Aimed at controlling the quality of Islamic FINANCIAL educators, Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim said the bill would ensure continued professional development among educators.
It would also make Malaysia a hub and reference centre for Islamic finance, he added.
“Under this bill, appropriate Islamic finance curriculum and training will also be determined in order to maintain the quality of Islamic finance education,” Rais, who is chairman of the International Council of Islamic FINANCIAL Educators International Advisory Panel, told reporters after opening the council’s roundtable meeting in Port Dickson today.
He said Islamic finance had been seen as a very promising sector that had made Malaysia a leader in this sector.
He added that this would also provide an opportunity for Asean member countries to work together and benefit from their regional economic development.
He said Muslims made up over 50% of the Asean population and this would bring great potential for the Islamic finance and banking MARKET.
Rais also expressed hope that through industry experts and scholars union, the quality and professionalism level of talents in Islamic finance and banking could be enhanced.
Forty experts who are also lecturers of Islamic finance, representing 15 local universities, are attending the three-day meeting. – Bernama, August 8, 2015.