Premier talks to mark monarch's birthday celebrations
By Lyna Mohamad

The upcoming 'majlis ilmu' to mark the monarch's 64th birthday celebrations is set to see, among others, a premier forum entitled 'Bangsa Bestari Diredhai Langit dan Bumi' which will be chaired by CSPS Executive Director Dato Paduka Dr Hj Ismail Hj Duraman.

With an invited forum panel comprising Dr Ustaz Muhd Uthman El-Muhammady (ISTAC, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa, Kuala Lumpur), Cik Mohd Azmi Abd Hamid (Chairman, Consumers Association, Pulau Pinang) and Dr Danial Zainal Abidin of Danial Zainal Consultancy Sdn Bhd, the forum will be held two days after the July 26 launch of the majlis ilmu, which is expected to be officiated by His Majesty.

Carrying the theme 'Tamadun Melayu Bestari,' the event will run for seven days at the International Convention Centre (ICC).

Other activities have also been lined up, one of which includes a premier talk on 'Dapatan Terbaharu Kajian Purba: Melayu Manusia Tertua?' (Latest Findings on Ancient Research: Malay Oldest Human Being?) set to be held on the morning of July 27.

It will be delivered by invited speaker Tan Sri Professor Dr Zulkifli Abd Razak. Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha is expected to attend the talk.

Also scheduled are the '3 Districts Forums' (Belait, Tutong, Temburong) to be held on the afternoon of July 28; Malay Experts Conference to be held on the afternoon of the launch; and 12 motivation talks from July 26 to August 1.

Among the topics to be discussed by 30 Malay experts/practitioners during the Malay Experts Conference are - the history and evidence under 11 agendas such as the superiority of Malay civilisation, Malay medication capabilities, the integrity and persistence of Malay leaders, and convincing Malay vision.

As in past events, the Majlis Ilmu will this year see the MajlEx 2010, an exhibition that will be held at the Multipurpose Hall of the ICC. It will be open to members of the public following the launch, and will run until August 1, between 9 am and 5 pm, except on Friday, when it will only be open between 2 pm to 5 pm. - Borneo Bulletin (16th July 2010)