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TITLE: MIA Holds 50th Anniversary Commemorative Lectures

DATE: 10/04/2017

Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar Shares His Personal Experiences on Integrity

The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) marks the 50th Anniversary of its establishment on 30th September this year. In conjunction with its Golden Anniversary, the MIA is hosting three 50th Anniversary Commemorative Lectures presented by iconic MIA members whose lectures will respectively be centred on the MIA 50th Anniversary theme of Integrity, Accountability and Trust.

The inaugural 50th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture features Group Chairman of Permodalan Nasional Berhad, Y Bhg Tan Sri Abdul Wahid, who would be sharing his personal experiences, thoughts and ideas on the topic Integrity in Action. Following the Lecture, Y Bhg Tan Sri Abdul Wahid will address questions from the floor at a session moderated by MIA President Dato’ Mohammad Faiz Azmi.

MIA President Dato’ Mohammad Faiz said the Commemorative Lecture focuses on the three core values of the accountancy profession - Integrity, Accountability and Trust.

“Therefore, it would be a good opportunity for members to engage with our thought leaders as they share their experiences on these three core values. The Commemorative Lecture is also a means of giving back to the society,” he added.

At the event, Tan Sri Wahid Omar was presented with an appreciation memento in the form of a glass sculpture designed and created by renowned artist and sculptor, Raja Azhar Idris. The MIA had specifically selected the designer and memento as part of the institute’s efforts in supporting Malaysian artisans.

The second Commemorative Lecture would be held on 22 May featuring Khazanah Nasional Berhad Managing Director Y Bhg Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar while the final Lecture will be held in August 2017.

In conjunction with the MIA 50th Anniversary Celebration, the Institute has also lined-up a series of activities including:

  1. ESSAY WRITING AND VIDEO COMPETITIONS
    Competition in the form of essay writing and video recording in English will be held for students of upper secondary schools and institutes of higher learning (IHLs) respectively. The competitions aim to instil noble values among the future generation and promote the English language.
  2. WATCH & WIN PROGRAMME
    A fun programme to create awareness and deeper understanding of the role, function and accomplishments of MIA among IHLs students.
  3. ACCOUNTANCY: A CAREER FOR YOUR FUTURE PROGRAMME
    A programme designed for MIA members to visit schools and provide insights on the vast opportunities in the accountancy profession to Form Four/Five students.
  4. 50 ON MOUNT KINABALU
    An expedition by MIA members, stakeholders and staff to conquer Southeast Asia’ highest peak during MIA’s anniversary month.
  5. AN ANNIVERSAY DINNER
    The culmination of MIA's anniversary celebration that will chart MIA’s milestones and achievements giving recognition to those who have contributed to MIA’s success as well the younger generation on 30th September 2017.