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Oversea Trips

September 20, 2008

I must thanks to the Agrobank giving me many chances to visit many countries for official purposes. The Phillippines was the first country I went. The organisation sent me to Manila attending Basic Management in Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Makati, Manila. The course was about one month.

Iran was the second country I visited. The bank sent me to Agricultute Bank of Iran. I went with a few staff from Bank Pertanian (now is Agrobank of Malaysia) The Agriculture Bank of Iran is located in Tehran. We went about a week.

The third place I went was Osaka, Japan. I went under the program of Malaysia Look East Policy. The objective of the program was to learn about good practices in Japan, and when we back home, we should be able to apply what good things we learnt. There were nealy 45 goverment officers was attended the program. We learnt about Japanese culture, work ethics and business culture.

I have a chanced to visit Taiwan. The trip was about two weeks. In that trip I was one of the Malaysian delegation to attend workshop on agriculture finance. The other representives from Malaysia were from Agriculture Department, Fishery Department, Development Bank of Malaysia (know is known as Infrastructure Bank).

During my service in the Bank, I had an opportunity to pursue my post graduate in the United States. I went to University of Detroit Mercy and did my Master Degree in Economics. I was in 1990-1992.

The last country I visited is Netherlands. There we 5 of us included 2 of board members. We leaent about risk management, corporate governance, branc operation and credit management.

I went to United States

September 20, 2008

In 1990 I got scholarship from Malaysian Goverment to pursue a post graduate in the United States. I went with my family. I did a master degree in Economics at the University of Detroit Mercy. We lived in Ferndale, about 2 kilometers from the University of Detroit Mercy. I still remember, we stayed in 9th Mile Road, Ferdale. But I can’t remember the apartment where we stayed.

It was Fall when we came. I remember we bought a car named Pontiac which cost only $1,200. My first challenge when we came was to find shools for my two kids. My first kid, Adilla was 9 year old; the second is Iqwan (6 years old); and Aqeeda was 6 months.