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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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 Professional Affiliations    
Professional Memberships - International & Malaysia
  • Sept 2002 Golden Web Winner -- Professional Member of the International Association of Web Masters & Designers (IAWMD) 
  • Honourable 4 Seasons Judge for Malaysia's Best Website (Arts & Entertainment; Personal Website; by - since May 1999
  • Malaysian Economic Association (MEA) (Member - since 1995)
  • Registered Translator with ITNM (Economics/ Stock Market Economics)
    • Translated the NECC’s Document on National Development Policy, DEPAN (for EPU) - Chapters 2 & 3, from Malay to English, Mar 1994 
  • Cranfield Management Association (CMA) (Member - BMITA'93), since 1993
  • NCDS Alumni (ANU), AUSTRALIA, since 1983/85

Registered International Consultant/Expert
  • CIRDAP/IADB Collaboration - Japan Programme Expert for Latin American & Caribbean Economies (registered as an expert in Agricultural Development; IT), 2002
  • Agro-industrial Expert, with UNIDO Geneva (Strategic Planning/ Agro-industries), Lagos, NIGERIA, Nov 2001
  • Project Expert, with IDB/TFEB (Project Financing), TURKMENISTAN, 1998

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  • Senior Fellow/Economist, AGRICULTURE CANADA, CIDA Project No. 600/ 12419 Agricultural Information System Malaysia- Canada (Software Development -- Farm Level Land Evaluation), 1990-91  
  • ASEAN Inventory of Experts (registered as an expert in Development Economics; Project Planning; Forecasting; IT).  Listed in the Inventory of ASEAN Experts in Agricultural & Rural Development (ASEAN APDC): 26 Jun 1991
Consultant/Adviser for Malaysian Agencies/Companies
Malaysian Customs Dept  |  Malaysian Cocoa Board | LKPP  | ARENA Engineering
  • Jan02 - Consulting for Jabatan Kastam DiRaja Malaysia -- capacity building in developing forecasting expertise among JKDM officials
  • Apr01 - Consulting for ARENA Engineering (Project Financing; Engineering project under deferred payment scheme)
  • Jan01 - Consulting for Lembaga Koko Malaysia (SAS/ETS Training)
  • Jan99 - Consulting for LKPP Negeri Pahang (Advisor, KLSE Stock Portfolio Investment)

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Guest Lecturer/Speaker in Conferences/Training
INTAN | ABF-Asia | Malaysian Customs Dept  |  Malaysian Cocoa Board | Universiti Malaya
Resource Person in International & Local Training 
INTAN Lecturer -- coordinator/lecturer in various Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programmes (MTCP) at INTAN (in agriculture, economics, forecasting, environmental management, strategic management/PEST & SWOT analyses, project management & network analysis/OR)
International Consulting/Expert Consultation/Training
abflogo.gif (24617 bytes) 30Oct02 Guest Speaker, Privatisation of Government & State-Owned Enterprises in Malaysia, organised by Asian Business Forum (ABF), JW Marriott, Kuala Lumpur.  Topic lectured: "Case Study: Considerations for Project Financing in a Transition Economy's Privatisation Project - a Turkmenistan Experience"
19-30Nov01 Regional Training Workshop on Appropriate Strategies for Poverty Alleviation & Sustainable Development for the Agricultural & Industrial Sectors for West African Nations; UNIDO Project, Lagos, NIGERIA 
30-31Jan01 Expert Group Workshop on Project Formulation Framework for TFNet  TFNet (FAO)/ INTAN Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5Aug98 Financial Modeling, Project Appraisal & Viable Project Financing, Seminar on Project Financing: Principles & Methods; TFEB, Ashgabat, TURKMENISTAN
International Collaboration with Development/Training Institutions 
26Oct01 Intl. Course on Managing Privatisation for Senior Uzbekistan Officials  USTOZ (Uzbekistan)/ INTAN Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (for Senior Uzbek officials)
Topic lectured:  "Analytical Tools for Privatisation: Use of PEST & SWOT Analyses"
May00 Course Co-coordinator (with IDS): Public Management & Poverty Reduction in a Market Economy IDS Sussex/ Univ. of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex, UK (for Senior Indian officials) 
11Apr00 International Course on Productivity & Quality Management  IRTI (IDB)/ INTAN Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Topic lectured:  "Major Trends in the Global Business Environment & its Implications for Management Practices"
25-26Apr00 Seminar on Entrepreneur  Development & E-Commerce INTAN/ Fulbright Fellow, Dr Stuart Monroe, University of Denver, USA/INTAN Kiara, KL, Malaysia
9Jul97 National Economic Management: Topic contributed - “Agriculture, Prices & Trends” (Colombo Plan/INTAN; INTAN Kiara, Kuala Lumpur)
4-14Dec96 Intl. Trainers' Workshop on Formulation of Agricultural & Rural Investment Projects FAO/ INTAN, INTAN Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
18-29Nov96  Seminar on Rural Development in the Age of Industrialisation ISS, The Hague/ INTAN Kiara, Malaysia
28-30Sep96  Making Projects Work (Input from Prof. Aimsdel, University of Alberta, Canada)
11-19Mar96 Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Exploring New Dimensions in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) UNDP/ INTAN, INTAN Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
21Nov-3Dec94 Intl. Trainers' Workshop on Project Formulation & Preparation FAO/ INTAN, INTAN Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20Jun- 2Jul94 Management of Small & Medium-scale Enterprises Development  INTAN/ Fulbright Fellow, Dr John Pearce, University of George Mason, USA/INTAN Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4-14Mar94 Training for Senior Bangladeshi Officials: Women in Development (DPPC, Univ. of  Bradford/ INTAN; INTAN Kiara, Kuala Lumpur) 
22Jun-7Jul93 Management of Agro-Based SMIs/ Study Tour of Small-scale Agro-Industries in Thailand INTAN/ APDC Bangkok/ INTAN Kiara, Kuala Lumpur & Bangkok, Chiengmai & Pattaya regions, THAILAND
Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programs (MTCP)
3-29Jul00 Managing Privatisation Course (MTCP)  EPU/ INTAN Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Since Nov92 (annually) Managing Agriculture Systems Course (MTCP)  EPU/ INTAN Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jul99 Economic Management & Poverty Eradication Course (MTCP) EPU/ INTAN Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jul98 Project Management Course (MTCP) EPU/ INTAN Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Apr98 Environmental Management Course (MTCP)  EPU/ INTAN Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Collaboration with Malaysian Development Agencies/Training Institutions 
Managing Risks in the Use of Chemicals for Agriculture and Public Health (AIM/ INTAN/ Trans-Event Conference/ INTAN Auditorium); 16-17Aug99
Maximising Land Use Through Integrated Farming (AIM/INTAN Seminar/ INTAN Kiara); 13Apr99
The Current Economic Situation: Opportunities & Challenges in the Agricultural Sector (AIM/INTAN Seminar/ INTAN Auditorium); 10Oct98
Agribusiness Management (INTAN/ UPM/ BPM); 1-12Dec97
Planning & Management of  Projects: Techniques & Practice (INTAN/BPSM, Sabah: Kota Kinabalu); 6-10Oct97
Regional Workshop on 7th Malaysia Plan for State Officers (7 roadshow sessions nation wide); Jul-Oct97
Identifying & Formulation of Development Projects (INTAN Kiara, Kuala Lumpur); 24-26Jun97
Logical Framework Methodology (LFM) (Input from Dr. Zainal Abidin, ex-DVS Director; freelance consultant); 16-20Jun97
Plantation Management (Jointly organised by INTAN with Golden Hope Agrotech Sdn Bhd); 6-21Jun97
Advanced Landscape Management (Jointly organised by INTAN with UPM); 4-7Mar97
Workshop on Landscaping & Environmental Beautification (INTAN/ AIM; Nikko Hotel, Kuala Lumpur); 30Jul96
Planning & Project Paper Preparation of Agro-Based SMIs for Bank Financing (Input from Director of Corporate Loans, BPM); 30May-3Jul94
Course on Application of ARIMA Model for Forecasting Purposes - Specifically for Farm Management Officials, Department of Agriculture (INTAN/ DOA; RETDC Telok Chengai); 23-28Sep95
Effective Report Writing Workshop: Topic contributed - “Data Analysis” (MITI; Port Dickson Golf & Country Club, Port Dickson); 15-16Sep95
Seminar on Repositioning Malaysian Agro-Based Industries Towards Meeting Future Challenges (INTAN/ AIM; Crown Princess, KL); 29Aug95
Course on Agricultural Marketing: Topic contributed - “Business Forecasting Using LOTUS-FORMAN” (DOA; RETDC Ayer Hitam, Johor); 20-21Jul94
Seminar on Resource Management & Investment Opportunities in the Agricultural Sector  (INTAN; Awana Country & Golf Resort, Genting); 9-10Nov93

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