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Islamic finance expert announced as new IIUM president

Mohd Daud Bakar will serve as president for three years effective July 1.

IIUM: Beacon of enlightened Islam or well-paying divinity school?

The onus is on IIUM to open up to the public on all aspects of the university.

In defence of IIUM

IIUM is not narrow-minded or stuck in a Malay-Sunni-Shafi’i narrative.

No thanks, says Anwar on becoming finance minister in troubled times

The PKR president says this is because the nation’s finances are not as strong as they were when he was previously finance minister.

No sense in modelling IIUM after Oxford, says don

Syed Farid Alatas says some European education models are not appropriate for Malaysia.

I am no longer IIUM president, says Maszlee

The education minister says he has signed his resignation letter and is waiting for an announcement by the university.

Discussion over appointment of IIUM’s new president ongoing

This is despite wide speculation that Mohd Daud Bakar will be appointed.

Japan’s ambassador to Malaysia appointed to IIUM board of governors

IIUM says Makio Miyagawa's appointment will help the institution work with leading Japanese universities in various fields.

Several candidates identified for IIUM presidency, says Maszlee

The education minister also dismisses reports that he will be dropped from the Cabinet, saying they are only rumours.

In Maszlee’s exit, the ‘children’ win the day

We cannot expect children to understand the thoughts and vision of adults who have seen more of the world.

As pressure mounts, Maszlee agrees to give up IIUM post

But the education minister says he will stay until the end of the university's convocation ceremony.

Maszlee wants to return to IIUM after 10-year stint in politics

Education Minister Maszlee Malik says he only ventured into politics because he wanted to see the fall of former prime minister Najib Razak.

US expert on Islam says Maszlee ’eminently qualified’ to lead IIUM

Despite controversy surrounding his appointment, the education minister gets support from former US government adviser on Islam, John L Esposito.

Maszlee: I can’t reject IIUM post as I’ve important mission

Education minister defends controversial appointment, says he wants to make IIUM the ‘Oxford for Muslims’.

Maszlee’s appointment to IIUM only temporary, says Rais Hussin

The PPBM chief strategist says the education minister's appointment as the university's president is for the transitional period as mentioned in PH's manifesto.

What Maszlee’s critics don’t understand

Maszlee Malik can perhaps justify the three magic words in IIUM's name and give them their rightful meaning.

Maszlee to meet student activists on Wednesday

The education minister says he is committed to an 'open door policy'.

Prominent academic backs Maszlee amid backlash over IIUM post

Muslim scholar Mohammad Hashim Kamali says Maszlee Malik knows IIUM very well and respects academic freedom.

Pressing the reset button on Islam and the academia

Maszlee Malik may be our best hope in the battle for the Malay-Muslim minds.

Storm over IIUM presidency: Maszlee to seek advice from Dr M

The education minister says IIUM is unique in its structure and appointing an education minister as its president is nothing new.

IIUM post not against PH manifesto, says Maszlee

The education minister says IIUM has a different structure of governance and is not bound by the Universities and University Colleges Act.

Govt may review Maszlee’s appointment as varsity president, says Dr M

The prime minister says the education minister’s appointment as the varsity president will be reviewed

I rejected offer to return as IIUM president, says Anwar

The PKR leader says his focus is to help strengthen the government and not to hold any post.

IIUM not bound by varsity act, says aide in defence of...

It not only saves cost but also helps the varsity to get funding from foreign governments, says an aide.