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Forum on Islam, Civilization and Science (FICAS 2017)

Kyoto Alumni Association Malaysia (MYKYOTO) collaborated withPertubuhanLegasiTun Abdullah Ahmad Badawiand Islam HadhariInstitute,National University of Malaysia organized Forum on Islam, Civilization and Science (FICAS 2017) atthe Marriott HotelPutrajaya. This forum was organizedcollaborated with the Center of South-EastStudies (CSEAS) Kyoto University, Japan. This forum was held to promoteand encourage dialogue with the local and international expertsin the field of Islam,Civilization and Science in themodern age.

The first session forum under the theme of Science and Civilizationwas chaired by Dr. ZulIlhamZulkiflee Lubes (University of Malaya/ MYKYOTO) and threerenown 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. MohdYusof Othman (Director of Islam Hadhari Institute, National University of Malaysia). In this session, panelists discussedthe 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 ofHadhari Center, Kyoto University) and Prof. Datuk Dr. AzizanBaharuddin (Head Director, Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM) discussed seriously the role and importance of Islam in the current development to ensure the Islamic valueswould not be neglected in thepolicy and administrationplanning.

PuanSheriffah Noor Khamseah Al-Idid, a participant in this program also expressed her supporttowards this forum organization andshow interest to hear more challenging topics such as Islamic view on using nuclear energyto 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 backgroundsincluding ofacademicians, religious experts, policy maker, community leaderand also attractattention fromyoung 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.