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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 Forums as Resource Person
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)

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