Report on Meeting with Y. Bhg Prof Datuk Khairil Anas Jusoh, Special Officer to Prime Minister

The meeting was dated on 9th August 2010, 10.30 pm – 11.30 pm at the Senate Hall. It was chaired by Prof. Nik Ahmad Kamal Nik Mahmod, Deputy Rector (Student Affairs). The meeting began with a welcoming remark from the Chairman and he explained the objective of the meeting which is to provide an opportunity for IIUM students' leaders to meet and to have a dialogue with Y.Bhg Prof Datuk Khairil Anas Jusoh who was a students' leader during his study in IIUM.

Y. Bhg Datuk introduced himself and shared with the students' leaders his experience on his involvement in student movement when he was studied in IIUM. He was a member of SRC during 1992/1993 session. After that, Y. Bhg Datuk opened the floor for discussion and gave the chance for the students' leaders to ask any question regarding to any matter

The question/suggestion/request and the respond from rector are as below:





Sr. Zatil Arifah (Vice President III, SRC) asked about Y. Bhg Datuk opinion regarding the future Malaysian leaders

Y. Bhg Datuk responded that theoretically, the current students' leaders should be the future Malaysian leaders. However, practically, the one who will be the Malaysian leader is who was not being a students' leader during his study. Due to that, he challenged all the students' leaders to be the Malaysian leaders in the future. He also said that, the current post you were holding in the university was just training for us. The real world is when we graduated.


Sr. Izyan Hazwani (Chairperson of Welfare Sec, SRC) asked about students involvement in politic

Y. Bhg Datuk responded that every student has parents and the students belong to their parents. Y. Bhg Datuk asked about the real intention of the parents for sending their children to the university and the answer is to study. Thus, Y. Bhg Datuk advised the students to focus on the real intention and the core business of a student.


Br. Afiq (Former President, Mahallah Ali) questioned why the overseas students are allowed to involve in politic compared to local students

Y. Bhg Datuk responded that the overseas students did involve directly with politics. As local students not allowed involving because we have some limitation.


Br. Asyraf (President of ARCHIMIC) said that students' leaders should focus on issue in IIUM

Y. Bhg Datuk agreed with him by saying there are differences in leadership in campus and outside. Leaders should play their own role. The leaders have to have good 'niat' and the intention and attention


Sr. Hafizah (President of Mahallah Asma') inquired a comment from Y. Bhg Datuk about the need of a role model. However, the role model should not necessarily a politician.

Y. Bhg Datuk agreed with her by saying that the role model should not necessarily just a person. We can choose many persons to be our role model for example one role model for one area and as a leader, we should learn and know many areas for example economy, education, religion and also politic.


Sr. Hidayatul Karimah (Secretary General of SRC) said that people were saying that the current students' leaders are not as aggressive as the former students' leaders.

Y. Bhg Datuk responded that he disagreed with that. He said that time is different. The needs during the previous time are different compared to the current. Thus, the students' leaders must define the current need and act based on that.


Sr. Amy (Secretary General of ENGINIUS) asked Y. Bhg Datuk how he handled issues rose during his time being an SRC.

Y. Bhg Datuk answered by saying that during his time, it was very beginning. Thus, they just need to settle the very basic issues for example separating brother & sister. However, nowadays, the students' leaders should focus on bigger issue for example how to compete with non-muslim in industrial sector.


Sr. Atiqah (WAFA) said that leadership is a dai'e. She then asked about what is the best way to be the best leader

Y. Bhg Datuk responded by saying that he agreed with that and the best leader is the one who know what is the real need of his followers.


Br. Yusri (Chairperson of Academic Sec, SRC) gave his opinion about being a leader is a responsibility that leaders have to carry. A leader must be a well-informed people, used the information to be a good leader and understand what he is doing

Y. Bhg Datuk responded by saying all leaders are well informed people and educated enough to think about what should be done. However, most of the leaders not think before do something. A leader should have a principle to think and digest the information and spread it.


Sr. Hafizah (President of Mahallah Asma') said that when involve in 'outside world', there are many external factors that opposite our principal for example shaking hands between male & female and she asked how to face the situation

Prof. Nik responded that the challenge outside will grow our maturity. A leader must be decisive and handle any issue according to priority.


Br. Muhammad Firwan (President of SRC) raised an issue of 1 Malaysia which has not been practice accordingly. He mentioned that during a last MPP Convention, there is a programme only for Malays although there were many Chinese and Indian. He then brought an issue on ranking university where Malaysia emphasizes to achieve ranking university while university students' morality is not that good. Third issue raised by him was a common practice for example by politician to shake hands with different gender, where as politicians, they should know the hukm.

1 Malaysia:

Y. Bhg Datuk answered by saying the sincerity of the government to uphold the 1 Malaysia concept is there. 1 Malaysia should be evolved dynamically and perhaps new approach should be taken on how to make Malaysians together with government in upholding the concept. Students' leaders may help government to improve the concept.

Ranking university:

A university has to achieve higher rank. The issue of personality / moral must not be the obstacle of the main objective of the university. It is hope for all of us to have a good personality of students.


Sr. Nur Sakinah (EMSS) said that the students should focus on study however, she think that the students should know what the issue happen around them is and have a concern to society.

Y. Bhg Datuk agreed with her. However, the students are not in the authority to decide. Students always to think about what the government is doing and can give a judgment either negative or positive.


Br. Faez (SRC) raised an issue of terrorist exist among IIUM students which make the students feel afraid and unsafe and stop from doing any activities or programmes. He assisted a help from Y. Bhg Datuk since he is closed with the Prime Minister

Y. Bhg Datuk responded by saying he did discussed with Majlis Member on the issue. The government is looking this issue in a broader view and the police are doing their job accordingly. Nothing to be fear of.


Br. Asyraf (ARCHIMIC) gave his opinion by saying that all of us have a choice to choose but why we always go for extreme. Your perception is depending on the choices. Malays can compete with others if have a confident. He then asked about when he should stop to involve in programmes, society and to spend more time with his family

Y. Bhg Datuk agreed with him then answered that he should continue on what he is doing. His family will understand and support him for every beneficial things he did.


Sr Izyan (SRC) said that she respect the differences in opinion however we should clearly understand which is right and which is wrong. She then said that MPP may plays a role in promoting the concept of 1 Malaysia

Y. Bhg Datuk responded that he will bring forward the matters discussed to the higher authority.

Towards the end, Prof Dr Nik Ahmad Kamal Nik Mahmod thanks Y.Bhg Prof Datuk Khairil Anas Jusoh for his time spent on the dialogue. The dialogue ended approximately at 11.30 pm by recitation of tasbih kafarah and Surah al-'Asr.

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Secretary General

Students' Representative Council 2009/2010

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Convocation Fiesta 2010 (CONVEST ’10) Summary Report

Alhamdulillah, the Convocation Fiesta 2010 (CONVEST ’10) has successfully reached its end. Here is the programme report of the glorious event.

The Opening Ceremony of CONVEST ’10 held at the Convest Hill was a programme that succeed with the joining hands between SRC and the Entrepreneurship Club whom organized STABAZ. The ceremony was celebrated splendidly by IIUM students on 1st October 2010, with our honourable Rector, Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Syed Arabi Idid, who had officially launched the opening of Convocation Fiesta 2010. The gimmick of the launching was presented with full of suspense. After the launching by the Rector, cultural performances were held to cheer the crowd which includes the IIUM Zapin Club (or also known as Nafas Tari) and nasyeed performances by UmmulQura’.

On the same day, IIUM Chocolate Fair had also started from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the KAED Gallery. The event took place from 1st to 4th of October with 30 chocolate vendors who participated in this fair to promote their products. In spite of that, many mini games were also held during the fair like eating competition, cupcakes decoration, colouring contest for the children, and etcetera.

On 2nd of October, Grand Exhibition and Seminar on Exploring the Future of Islam and Muslim World were started. Grand Exhibition opened from 2nd to 4th October took place at the riverside received great attention from the IIUM community as well as visitors. Not only by having exhibitors, they attracted the crowd with performances such as taekwondo, international and kids fashion show, yoyo and angklung. As for Seminar, the programme was held at the Engineering Main Auditorium from 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the same day. This one day programme participated by 94 participants were not only from among the IIUM students, but also from other universities as well. Good response received regarding the nature of this programme.

On 5th of October, a grand forum entitled “Bercinta Sampai ke Syurga” was held at the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Mosque with publicly known figures as the panelists. This grand forum has achieved its targeted audiences which are the IIUM students and the outsiders. The forum which includes Ustazah Dato’ Siti Nor Bahyah Mahamood, Ustaz Wan Akasya and Brother Mohd Nurul Imran bin Koyube, the president of, as the panelists had achieved its objectives which were to promote the university as a centre for legal unique education, to familiarize and to promote the students and the community with the challenges and benefits of the beauty of Islam.

On the next day, 6th October 2010, Palestine: Tomorrow Will Be Free concert was held at the Great Hall CAC. This programme was the highlight of the week since a famous international artist was invited, and he is Maher Zain. Special session were held for him at the beginning of the programme and followed by performances by nasyeedians like ShoutulHarakah, In-Team, Muadz, and many more. Also, there is a theatre performance by our own production team, and young nasyeedians from the al-Amin school. At the end of the programme, a special session with the LL4G volunteers was held for the audience to be able to share their experiences in the mission of helping Gaza. Instead of that, donation boxes were also passed around to the audiences for them to donate for the assistance to Gaza. In addition, CONVEST ’10 was also officially closed by our Rector.

Last but not least, Intervarsity Mega Futsal Tournament 2010 (I-MEF ’10) which was held from 9th to 10th of October at both Male and Female Sport Complexes.I-MEF ’10 had been organised to enhance the spirit of sportsmanship by developing the interest of sports among IIUM’s student. The tournament was made open to all IIUM students and team from other institutions. It received positive feedback and the programme had run smoothly from the beginning until the end.

Thanks to Allah s.w.t. for His blessings and the strength He gave us to make this event a reality. Also special thanks to the committees who had worked a lot and had gave their best commitment towards this programme. Thank you.


Question 1
What is the definition of an undergraduate?

Undergraduate, or “mahasiswa” comes from the words “maha” and “siswa”. As known, “maha” is categorized as a power or something which is great whereby “siswa” on the other hand means of an intellectual student, referring to groups of students at a higher level, which is at the university level. Thus, the definition of an undergraduate as translated directly from “mahasiswa” is power of the student or greatness of the student (student having great power).

Question 2
Why are undergraduates always associated with the hope of the people and as the successors of the country’s leadership?

Undergraduates are always associated with the hope of the people and as the successors of the country’s leadership because they are usually made up of the young generation full of intellect and having the enthusiasm in doing a certain thing. In fact, they are seen as the idealistic group able to contribute brilliant and fresh ideas in giving their views. The undergraduates who are also known as the middle class are viewed as to be able to give impact to the change of the politics of a country. As such, it is clear that the undergraduates are the generation covering the country’s leadership who will lead the country’s progress and civilization in the future.

Question 3
What are the characteristics of an excellent undergraduate?

-Always thinking outside of the box
-Bold to voice out brilliant views and to criticize when necessary
-Acting as the speaker of the Ummah for the sake of religion, race and country
-Sensitive towards social issues outside of campus
-Be concerned and to make analysis on current issues happening in the country
-Leading other undergraduates through student associations

Question 4
What is the disease or problem that has hit today’s undergraduates?

Among the major disease that has hit today’s undergraduates is the individualistic and materialistic attitude. This happens when they view that the university is only a place for them to get their degrees with excellent pointers and thereafter getting a good job. In the end, they will be anesthetized with social issues out there.
Other than that, some undergraduates today are more interested towards extreme entertainment which is the hedonistic culture. This unhealthy culture is known as the virus which damages the Ummah because of its existence from the west, seen as giving a very bad effect towards the youngsters in this country. This culture is also said to be able to turn undergraduates’ attention from Ummah issues happening inside and outside of the country. In fact, if asked to talk about the Ummah problems happening in Palestin for example, how many of them can truly give brilliant and fresh views. Certainly not many can do it because they are more excited to talk about their favourite artists created especially from the west.

Question 5
What is your role as SRC in university on undergraduates?

As SRC in IIUM, our role to undergraduates in university is by taking note of welfare matters of other undergraduates and to help them as far as possible. This includes financial matters and facilities for learning. We would bring up all these problems to the university’s higher authority and these problems will be solved together between the university’s administration and also from the Students’ Representative Council.
Other than that, we also take priority on the educating of the spiritual and general knowledge of undergraduates. This is because both elements which are religious and general knowledge, are very important in forming a generation of undergraduates who are competitive as an early step for them when serving the community outside once they enter the working environment. As an example, we always have general forums that encourage undergraduates to talk, share ideas, to criticize and debate in a healthy way regarding a certain issue. In fact, we also often organize programmes which are religious in nature to invite undergraduates to be closer to their Creator by doing religious talks, qiamullail and also iftar (breaking fast) together.

Question 6
How can the creative, innovative and research culture be applied among undergraduates today?

Cultures like these may be applied among undergraduates today if they were to realize of their role and position in university. Everything starts from their own selves to foster a positive culture in themselves. Other than that, the university can also play their part as a body that has the most authority in university by running certain campaigns for the undergraduates so that their minds would not be focused on lecture notes entirely and copy pasting information from reference books solely. They should be nurtured to think outside of the box so that ideas given are seen as fresh and creative.

Question 7
As a conclusion, on your views as an undergraduate yourself, what should be done by Malaysian undergraduates today to be successful in life?

To excel in life, Malaysian undergraduates today should have the full determination to be the drive of the country’s leadership with high visions by bringing the country to the international level with excellence and brilliance without forsaking good values and religion’s instruction that has been set by the Syara’. This is because good values and religion’s instruction are the main platforms for the success of Muslims here and in the Hereafter.