“RISEAP has encouraged Muslims to keep the religion alive in countries of South-east Asia and the Paciﬁc where they live as minorities”
Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first president of RISEAP
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General Assembly 2019
The 18th RISEAP General Assembly was took place on 01 November 2019 to 07 November 2019 at Al Meroz Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. It was attended by almost 110 delegates and observers from 19 countries in the region which is from Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.
6 Area of Focus
The SIX dominant themes, which have become the central focus of RISEAP’s agenda. The motivation behind the six dominants themes is easy to understand. The need to make it more convenient for Muslims to perform their ibadah, whether it be during the course of their work (such as the performance of salah, or access to the availability of halal food, and entrusting reliable Muslim organizations to distribute zakatul maal on their behalf), or leiusure. The recognition of the need to discharge one’s social responsibility (fardhu kifayah) to ensure that Islamic education and da’wah addresses the social changes of our time.
RISEAP Member Countries
Over these 36 years, the leaders of RISEAP member organizations have interacted with one another closely, and have beneﬁted from the experiences of one another, as well as having learned how to work with one another. In addition to the General Assemblies, the Executive Committee members of RISEAP met annually, in cities like Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuching, Sydney, Bandar Seri Begawan, Singapore, Taipei, Nadi, Colombo, Jakarta, Jeju, and Auckland. The member organizations of RISEAP are categorized into three different zones which are Northern, Central and Southern.
EXCO Meeting 2019
32th RISEAP Executive Committee Meeting (EXCO) was held in Al Meroz Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand on 4th November 2019. RISEAP’s Deputy President, Br. Ridzuan Wu chaired the meeting which was attended by 14 Executive Committee members. It is a usual in most EXCO meeting, the committee discussed on item which is to be brought up in the General Assembly. Other issues discussed were on financial matters, RISEAP activities, SOP review and MOU between members of RISEAP.