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Qualification & Professional Affiliations : DIA (ITM), BBA Accounting (Iowa),
MBA Accounting (Illinois),
PhD (Accounting) and CPA (Australia)
Research Interest Financial Criminology, Forensic Accounting and Corporate Integrity
Current Research Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism: Roles and Functions of Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions
Industry / Community engagement

Operational Review Panel Member, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission; Vice Chairman Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association; Head of Corporate Integrity Research Group with Malaysian Institute of Integrity; Various research and grants-related committee at Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia

Achievements (Awards/Recognition)

UiTM Best Researcher (2006 & 2007);
UiTM Best Academic Award (2008);
Global Islamic Finance Awards 2014;
Global Islamic Finance Awards 2015;
ACQ Global Awards 2015




 Creating a Niche and Driving a Synergistic Research Agenda in Islamic Financial Criminology


Islamic Financial Criminology (IFC) is a pioneering niche research agenda created by the Accounting Research Institute (ARI) in 2010 when it was accorded the Higher Institutions’ Centre of Excellence (HICoE) status by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. The chosen niche research in IFC is in tandem with Malaysia’s vision to become a Global Islamic Finance Hub by 2020. IFC as a concept encompasses two main domains namely Islamic Finance and Financial Criminology. ARI believes that to develop a sustainable Islamic Finance Hub, Malaysia must continue introducing new Islamic finance products as well as be mindful of the potential risks of financial leakages that could retard the growth of the Islamic Finance sector. When developing a sustainable Global Islamic Finance Hub, there are various strategic aspects that must be considered.  READ MORE   




Master of Science
AR751 Islamic Finance & Muamalat
AR752 Financial Criminology
Doctor of Philosophy
AR951 Islamic Finance & Muamalat
AR952 Financial Criminology

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AR951 Doctor of Philosophy (Islamic Finance and Muamalat) AR952 Doctor of Philosophy (Financial Criminology)