About Dr Wan Muhamad Hasni

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.

33 thoughts on “About Dr Wan Muhamad Hasni

  1. Salam.

    Long time we have not seen each other. However, I am glad I found this website of yours. Short feedback, your site here have mispelled the word ‘chief’. Please check.

    We’ll see each other soon, once you have free time.

    See you soon. Anyway, Sahri Bahri is with me now.

    Wasalam

  2. Salam,

    Heard about you while studying in the States even from Arab friends. Good to hear you are publishing book on business.. how about writing a book if Abrar past mistake was corrected and potentially become multi-billion global company today.

  3. Dr Wan Hasni – lots of useful information. Hope we can keep in touch. Some edits below to make your introduction tighter.

    Justin

    About Dr Wan Muhamad Hasni

    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.

  4. I am not a member of any political party and have dedicated myself to upholding truth and fighting for just causes.

    Wan, heard similar statement 20 years ago. Can we rely on it again?

  5. Salam Dr,

    Since u been expelled from UMNO didn’t hear so much about Abrar.Still exist? Need your comments on the past events on why Abrar been closed down,as I know the directors were Anwar’s allied but that’s not the only reason n also current political situation.Thank you.

    1. Salam

      Yes Abrar is already dead. The reasons and explanations can be quite long – which I am avoiding to discuss it in public platforms. If you have anything specific, email me at wanhasni@yahoo.com
      Thanks

      1. Dear Dr. Wan,
        Assalamualaikum, its really nice to find something about Abrar, but for sure its unfortunate news, hurting news for me, wish you all luck and hope Abrar Group will come back ,,,, May Allah Bless you always and compensate for better.

        ex- Abrarian (AGAM) Waleed Khrais
        wkhrais@me.com

      2. Dear Waleed

        Salam and all the best. Abrar is a concept and philosophy. It depends on who and what people do to live with that concept and philosophy. If you do, then you have lived the Abrar, and that’s the real come back…May Allah bless you too…

  6. Dear Dr. Wan – Asslamualaikum,

    Remember me – your first naqib when you were in F2 at MCKK….how come you have not mentioned your MISG days; now that the UMNO “ëxperiment” had failed; dont forget your Ikhwani roots….Hasan Thurabi’s group tried, and failed…and said an UnIslamic party will never become an Islamic party…they have “returned”to the way of Sayyid Qutb; but I myself after 15 years in JIM prefer the way of Imam al Ghazali and the Tariqah…like Ustaz Said Hawa..

    Salam.

    Dr. Azlan Khalili Shamsuddin

  7. hai dr.

    just wanna ask, do u have facebook? just wanna add u.. hehe.

    i’m a student studying in imperial college london. i just knew that we have some kind of relationship.. do u know Rashidah Ibrahim? daughter of Ibrahim which is a cousin of ur dad? my grandparents is Haji Ibrahim and Wan Kamaliah.. they live in Pasir Mas kelantan as well.

    i’m interested to know more about ur activity while u r overseas coz i heard my mom said u were quite active overthere.. hope to hear your response.. thank u! 🙂

  8. Dr,
    I am Indonesian, and my close friend from bali, Mohamad Paul Tobing has been trying to allocate you.

    He has a good memory and wanted to catch up for some business issue .

    could you kindly be contactable??

    salam….

  9. Aw, this was a really nice post. In idea I would like to put in writing like this additionally – taking time and precise effort to make a very good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and on no account appear to get one thing done.

  10. DAN INGATLAH PERTOLONGAN ALLAH DENGAN SABAR DAN SHALAT DAN SESUNGGUHNYA YANG DEMIKIAN ITU SUNGGUH BERAT KECUALI ORANG-ORANG YANG KHUSYU.” [AL-BAQARAH :45 ]

  11. Can you share with us How did you make ur first million?
    Was it an investment of stocks, bonds or unit trust or property?

    1. Dear Asma

      It is not the first or the last million that counts. It is also not the issue of choice of investments either. It is about business decisions and risks taken. If you take the right plan, and act them well, with proper risks calculation, with the RIZK from Allah, you can get whatever returns that you may.

      The best of the choices remains property, even though stocks may give you the necessary impetus. But both critically dependent on timing. Market timing that is. When things are on the upswing, the risks and rewards are much better. The key thing is to know when to exit. Staying too long, has always been the cause of disaster.

      That’s all my short comments that I could add.

      Regards

      WH

  12. It is my honor that I worked with you. You are really incredible man…hahaha…I don’t know before who is Dr. Wan, but when I saw this blog and the comments of the people, I have now idea who you really are. You’re a great man. God Bless Sir. Hope to see you again in Emirates.

  13. Back To The Future. Remember that film? Back in 1981 after SPM, kampung boy like me (and maybe you) got sponsored by JPA or MARA to study overseas, free of charge. Me to Michigan and you to Iowa. Out of 120 form 5 students in my batch at SMSKel, 80% of them managed to get those scholarship and fying abroad. Nowadays, PTPN ruled. Back in the 90’s national debt was around RM90B bracket. Now we are proud owner of RM545B national debt. YES. When people suffering with higher cost of living syndrom or famously called ‘Tsunami Kos Sara Hidup’, the Leader is highlighting ‘the price of kankung going down what !!’ and we will do lab to look on the effect of increasing toll price. What is wrong with the picture? Appreciate your smart comment. TQ sir.

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