I was born in 1964, in Pasir Mas, Kelantan. Received early education in Pasir Mas, then attended Malay College Kuala Kangsar from 1977 till 1981. I did my undergraduate and Masters degree in Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, U.S.A (1982 till 1988); then completed my PhD in Finance at Iowa Business School in 1993. The title of my dissertation was: “Can Risk Be Priced?”.
I founded Abrar Group International, a group of companies involving in the areas of Islamic finance, project development and technology. My past political post was the deputy UMNO youth chief for the state of Kelantan. I was unceremoniously sacked from UMNO in September 1998 (together with 10 other guys and off course Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim), the event of which has been the best thing that ever happened to me. Today, I am not a member of any political party and have dedicated myself to upholding truth and fighting for just causes.
Some might suspect I am an academician, which I actually am not. My core activities are in the business area. I have a keen interest in economics, finance, philosophy, and off course politics.
I am in the midst of publishing two books entitled “Future of Prosperity” and “Business Talk”. “Future of Prosperity” was completed in the year 2001, however, given “unexplainable” circumstances I have delayed its publication. The book is now under final editing and should be available by the end of the year. The book is a critical analysis of the Malaysian economy.
“Business Talk” is a work in progress. I am targeting to get it completed and published by early next year. It is about sharing my experiences in the business world for the benefit of common Malaysians.