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 Freelance Consultant on Analysis & Forecasting of the Economy & Stock Market Economics 

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Awards/Recognitions & Fellowships 
Professional Affiliations
International Consulting
International Development Assistance
Consulting Assignments in Malaysia
Stock Market & Economic Forecasts
Global Stock Investing & Analysis
Showcase forecasts on the latest trends of the Malaysian economy, agricultural sector and the stock markets


Asian Climate Training
Climate Forecasting Applications 

1997-98 El Nino Study

"Once Burned, Twice Shy?: Lessons Learned from the 1997-98 El Nino"
Arifin's The EDGE Articles
Papers Presented/ published 
Documental Works
Training Management
Resource Person
Experiences at INTAN
Academic Qualifications
Curriculum Vitae
Expertise & Working Experiences
Selected Training
Brief Bio-Data

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 List of Documental Works
International Consulting Assignments 
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UNIDO | IDB/Turkmenistan/TFEB  | CIDA 
2002- CIRDAP/ IADB Collaboration - Japan Programme Expert for Latin American & Caribbean Economies (registered as an expert in Agricultural Development; IT)

Agro-industrial Expert, with UNIDO Geneva (Strategic Planning/ Agro-industries), NIGERIA.  UNIDO Consulting Assignment -- Sustainable Industrial Development, Lagos, Nigeria (UNIDO)

Regional Training Workshop on Appropriate Strategies for Poverty Alleviation & Sustainable Development for the Agricultural & Industrial Sectors for Senior Officials/Govt. consultants from 7 West African nations; UNIDO Project, Lagos, NIGERIA (19 - 30 November 2001)
  • Agro-industrial Expert, UNIDO’s Regional Training Workshop for West African Nations (Nov01) – UNIDO Mission in Sustainable Industrial Development for senior staff from Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Nigeria, Guinea & Ghana, in Lagos, Nigeria.
Registered Project Expert, with IDB/TFEB (Project Financing), TURKMENISTAN.  IDB Consulting Assignment -- Project Financing Training & Consulting for Turkmenistan, Ashgabat -- for Turkmenistan's TFEB's Project Financing Dept. officials

Project Financing Training & Consulting for The State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, TURKMENISTAN (16 Mar to 15 Sept 1998)
  • Seconded as a Project Expert to IDB Jeddah, for a Tripartite Mission, in Project Financing training & consulting for 1998 for staff of TFEB, Ashgabad. Assisted The Bank in project appraisals and consulting in several Presidential decree and high priority projects for international tenders/ joint ventures. 
  • Projects include: Modernization of the Turkmenbashi Refinery (US$1.7 bil.); Ammonia-Urea Fertilizer Plant at Chardzhou-Seidi FEZ (US$250 mil.); Aluminium Plant at Mary-Bairamaly FEZ (US$430 mil.); Paper/Pulp Plant at Buizmen-Annau FEZ; Potassium Sulphate (K2SO4) Plant at Bekdash/Kara Bogaz Gol, Caspian Sea; and Bitumen-based Plastomeric/Elastomeric Waterproofing Membranes Plant at Buizmen-Ashgabat FEZ.
Senior Fellow/Economist, AGRICULTURE CANADA, CIDA Project No. 600/ 12419 Agricultural Information System Malaysia- Canada (Software Development -- Farm Level Land Evaluation)CIDA Project  on Computer software development -- developing a prototype Farm Level Land Evaluation (FLLE) decision making software (LANDS Ver. 1.0)

Expert Counterpart in Computer Model (Software) Development – CIDA Project No. 600/12419 Agricultural Information System Malaysia-CANADA (Farm Level Land Evaluation) (Dec 1989 - Feb 1991)
  • Malaysian counterpart (Senior Fellow/ Economist) – attached to Agriculture Canada, Vancouver. Assisted in developing a  prototype software for land analysis and decision support (LANDS) System, a PC-based LANDS System (Ver.1) for farm/ regional level applications using proprietary softwares. 
International Development Assistance 
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IDB/Turkmenistan/TFEB | UNIDO | CIDA | KOICA | AIDAB | FAO | The World Bank | Asian Development Bank | ADPC
  • May 2002 - Malaysian Representative/Forecaster in Intl. Workshop on Asian Climate Training (ACT), Bangkok; ADPC/NOAA
  • 2002- CIRDAP/IADB Collaboration - Japan Programme Expert for Latin American & Caribbean Economies (registered as an expert in Agricultural Development; IT)
  • 1998- Project Expert, with IDB/TFEB (Project Financing), TURKMENISTAN
  • 2001- Agro-industrial Expert, with UNIDO Geneva (Strategic Planning/ Agro-industries), NIGERIA
  • 1989-90 - Senior Fellow/Economist, AGRICULTURE CANADA, CIDA Project No. 600/ 12419 Agricultural Information System Malaysia- Canada (Software Development -- Farm Level Land Evaluation)
  • 2000 - Project Analyst - with FAO's Technical Assistance developing Malaysian case studies for project planning & evaluation using DASI (FAO's computer program for agricultural project planning & evaluation)
  • Aug 1995 - Malaysian Representative in Intl. Workshop on Research & Development (R&D) Management, Seoul; KOICA/KITA 
  • 1983-85 - Post-graduate student under ADAB Fellowship, reading for MADE degree in Agricultural Development Economics at ANU, Canberra
  • 1978-83 - Project Analyst - in The World Bank/ADB Appraisal Missions -- program/project planning & financing (IBRD/ADB Loans) for integrated agricultural development projects in Malaysia
  • 1987- ASEAN Inventory of Experts (registered as an expert in Development Economics; Project Planning; Forecasting; IT) - APDC Bangkok
 Consulting Assignments in Malaysia 
Consulting in Malaysia 
Jan02 - Consulting for Jabatan Kastam DiRaja Malaysia (Forecasting Techniques)
Apr01 - Consulting for ARENA Engineering (Project Financing; Engineering project under deferred payment scheme)
15-19 Jan01 - Consulting/Special Training for Lembaga Koko Malaysia (SAS/ETS Training)
Jan99 - Consulting for LKPP Negeri Pahang (Advisor, KLSE Stock Portfolio Investment – for a RM5 million share portfolio in KLSE stocks
Guest Lecturer/Speaker 

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30Oct03  - Speaker at the Privatisation of Government & State-Owned Enterprises in Malaysia Conference, 30-31 Oct 2002, JW Marriott Hotel, K.L.
"Case Study: Considerations for Project Financing in a Transition Economy's Privatisation Project - a Turkmenistan Experience";
Asia Business Forum (ABF) 
Apr01 - Guest Lecturer in K-Economy (Corporate Strategic/ IT Plan; Lembaga Koko Malaysia)
Nov00-Feb01 - Guest Lecturer in Project Management/OM (Final Year, Chemical Engineering, University of Malaya)
 Stock Market & Economic Forecasts 
Economic Forecasts & Analyses 
Stock Market Forecasts & Analyses 

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Guest Writer/"The Right Timing" columnist for The EDGE (Malaysia's top business & investment weekly) -- since 1999
The EDGE Articles Articles
 Global Stock Investing & Analysis
Stock Investing - International & Domestic 
1990/91 - Stock Investment Portfolio Management (Vancouver Stock Exchange, VSE), CANADA
  • Traded in several oil & gold exploration stocks listed on Toronto/ Vancouver Stock Exchanges -- through L.O.M. Western Securities Ltd., Vancouver, Canada. Stocks:  Pan Pacific Petroleum, Consolidated Goldwest, Solomon Resources, Adrian Resources & Silver Butte.
1983/85 - Stock Investment Portfolio Management (Sydney & Melbourne Stock Exchanges), AUSTRALIA
  • Traded in several industrial/property trust/oil & gold exploration stocks listed on Sydney/Melbourne Stock Exchanges -- through Hattersley Maxwell Noall & Co., Canberra, Australia. Stocks: ICI, Offshore Oil, Weeks Australia, S.W.Gold Mines, Whim Creek & IEL Property Trust.
1990/91 Canadian Shareowners Association, CANADA
1993 - Attachment Project at Capitalcorp Securities Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur  Conducted studies on leading indicator hypothesis/lead-lag relationship between stock market indicies and the Malaysian economy
Dissertation Research for Masters Degree at ANU (1985) Researched on the stock market economics for MADE thesis at ANU, on DEC-10 mainframe computer using SHAZAM econometric packages.  Coverage of study from 1967-1983, tested “follow-the-leader” and "leading indicator" hypotheses on price trends of plantation stocks and its relationship to the performance of Malaysia's macroeconomic parameters and prices of major commodities. 
  • Jul83- Jun85  Master of Agric. Dev. Economics (MADE) (THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU), Canberra, Australia)
  • Dissertation: 'Stock Market Trends of Plantation Securities and its Relationship to the Performance of the Malaysian Economy’

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