Friday, 17 February 2012
Recently, I attended the 2nd International Conference on Governance and Accountability 2012 at Hilton, Kuching, Sarawak. The conference was officiated by Yang Berbahagia Dato' Sri Wong Soon Koh, Minister of Finance (II) and Minister of Local Government & Community Development,Sarawak. Other VIPs included Professor Dr Noorsaadah Ismail, Deputy Vice Canselor, UiTM, UiTM Sarawak's Rector, Professor Dato' Dr Jamil Hamali, Professor Dr. Rozainun Abdul Aziz, Dean of the Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA and Prof. Dr. Normah Hj. Omar, Director, Accounting Research Institute, Malaysia. The theme of the conference is Ethics, Accountability and Governance: Towards Sustaining Value Creation. After the opening ceremony, two keynote speeches were presented by Ms Rikke Netterstrom from CSR Asia and Prof. Dr. Lee Parker. Sixty papers were presented at the conference. Prof. Dr. Rozainun and I presented a paper, entitled, ‘The relationships of board and audit committees characteristics: Pre-and post MCCG(2007) and its effect on performance in GLCs’. Congratulation to the organizer, APCES-ACCA UiTM, Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM, and Accounting Research Institute, Malaysia. The 3 rd conference will be held in Istanbul, Turkey.