Lao students interested in studying Syariah law in UNISSA

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LAOS Ambassador to Brunei Amphay Kindavong paid a courtesy call on Dr Hj Norarfan Hj Zainal, Rector of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA). During the courtesy, they discussed sending Laos students to UNISSA to pursue their studies especially in the field of law, UNISSA said in a press statement yesterday.

UNISSA, through the Faculty of Syariah and Law, offers a double degree through the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Syariah programmes.

The university said Lao students are very keen on deepening their knowledge on civil law and to familiarise themselves with Syariah law.

The ambassador said there is not much difference in terms of civil law practices in ASEAN, so all countries in the bloc can share each other’s legal practice and this will be beneficial to all.

Despite only having around 600 Muslims and without the availability of an Islamic learning institution, the Laos government’s interest in sending its students to UNISSA to learn about Syariah law is a positive first step in introducing the true teachings of Islam to the people of Laos, the university said.

Also present during the visit was UNISSA Deputy Rector Dr Hj Mohammed Hussain Pehin Penyurat Hj Ahmad and UNISSA senior officials.

The Brunei Times