Malaysia is back as a permanent member of the Executive Board (EXBO) of AIBD.
The 18th AIBD General Conference (GC) approved a recommendation by the EXBO for Malaysia’s return as a permanent member in EXBO based on a 1977 Agreement between AIBD and Malaysia.
Fifteen full member countries from Asia Pacific participated in the GC held in Paro, Bhutan on 23 August 2019.
Mr. Fayyaz Shehryar, AIBD President, said he found it preposterous that Malaysia as host country to AIBD was divested of its status as a permanent member of EXBO.
Ms. Munira Binti Murad, Deputy Director of Marketing & Promotion Division of Radio TV Malaysia (RTM), Malaysia, brought up her country’s status in the EXBO meeting on 22 August 2019, citing the August 1977 Agreement that, among others, established the AIBD Governing Council or EXBO. The document also stated that the EXBO should have 11 members, one being Malaysia as a permanent member since it is host country to AIBD.
Malaysia is also one of the founding members of AIBD and host of both ABU and AIBD .
Ms Murad thanked members of the General Conference for its decision to return Malaysia as a permanent member of EXBO and said they will continue to support the Institute’s as its host country.