Kyoto Alumni Association Malaysia (MYKYOTO) collaborated with Pertubuhan Legasi Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Institute of Islam Hadhari, National University of Malaysia organized an International Sustainable Technology, Energy and Civilization Conference in conjunction with Forum on Islam, Civilization and Science (ISTECC 2017) at the Putrajaya Marriott Hotel. This forum was organized with the Center of South-East Studies (CSEAS) Kyoto University, Japan as co-organizer. This forum was held to promote and encourage dialogue with the local and international experts in the field of Islam, Civilization and Science in the modern age.
The first session forum under the theme of Science and Civilization was chaired by Dr. ZulIlham Zulkiflee Lubes (University of Malaya/ MYKYOTO) and three renown panelists; Prof. Dr. Kayo Inaba (Executive Vice-President for Gender Equality, International Affairs, and Public Relations, Kyoto University, Japan), Prof. Dr. Ismail Abustan (University of Science Malaysia) dan Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohd Yusof Othman (Director of Islam Hadhari Institute, National University of Malaysia). In this session, panelists discussed the importance of cultivating human values and ethics in science to ensure the parallel development occurs within the human civilization and public benefits circumstances.
The second forum was then chaired by Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Hassan Basri (National University of Malaysia) under the theme ofIslam in Modern Society. Panelists were Prof. Dr. HashimKamali (CEO, IAIS), Prof. Dr. Yasushi Kosugi (Director of Hadhari Center, Kyoto University) and Prof. Datuk Dr. Azizan Baharuddin (Head Director, Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM) discussed seriously the role and importance of Islam in the current development to ensure the Islamic values would not be neglected in the policy and administration planning.
Puan Sheriffah Noor Khamseah Al-Idid, a participant in this program also expressed her support towards this program and shown interest to hear more challenging topics such as Islamic view on using nuclear energy to generate energy and also how the Islam plays its role in the risk management.
This forum was attended from more than 400 participants in the multiple backgrounds including of academicians, religious experts, policy maker, community leader and also attract attention from young professionals and students of higher learning institutions. Some participants also hoped the paper work for this forum could be published as a monograph for the reference in future.