NILAI, July 14, 2020-  An organization needs to apply some values and elements in implementing ’good governance’. This is important to drive the administration and governance processes successfully and in a respected way. A Leadership Lecture with a topic entitled ’Good Governance within a University’ was given by USIM Pro-Chancellor, Tun Dato’ Seri (Dr) Zaki bin Tun Azmi at the Senate Hall, USIM’s Chancellery.

Tun Dato’ Seri (Dr) Zaki bin Tun Azmi was born on September 12, 1945, in Alor Setar, Kedah. He obtained his early education at Sultan Abdul Hamid College, Alor Setar; Anderson School, Ipoh; and English College (Maktab Sultan Abu Bakar), Johor Bahru. He then studied law at the Lincoln’s Inn in London and obtained a Barrister-at-Law in 1969.

With 37 years of broad legal experience in the government and private sectors, he was appointed as a Federal Court Judge on September 5, 2007. On December 11, 2007, he was appointed as the President of the Court of Appeal. After that, he served as a Chief Justice of Malaysia from October 8, 2008, until September 11, 2011.

During the lecture, he mentioned that good governance happens when Islamic values and principles according to the Quran and Sunnah are being applied in the administration of an organization. In this context, USIM is one of the Islamic universities in Malaysia that highlights the Islamic agenda and provides services in the form of education for the benefits of stakeholders and the community.

”A leader or administrator who has good moral values namely trust, responsibility, sincerity, honesty, and integrity will gain the trust from stakeholders and community to contribute or cooperate with the institution. It is also supported and assisted by a good management team”.

In addition, he emphasized that an Islamic university must adhere to the Islamic principles and not be too influenced by Western culture. The recognition of Allah SWT on the position of Islam is undoubtedly true. It comprises clear and definite rules based on the Quran and Sunnah, the same fundamental religious sources from the past, present, and the future.

The lecture was also attended by the Chairman of USIM’s Board of Directors, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Siddiq Fadzil; Member of Board of Directors, Tan Sri Hj Musa Tan Sri Hj Hassan; Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Mohamed Ridza Wahiddin; university management team, and USIM’s heads of departments.

Prepared by:
Noorumaina Mohamed Yunus
Pusat Komunikasi Strategik (StraComm)
Aras 1, Canselori Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan