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Showcase forecasts on the latest trends of the Malaysian economy and the stock markets
 Climate Prediction 
  1997-98 El Nino Study
"Once Burned, Twice Shy?: Lessons Learned from the 1997-98 El Nino"
Arifin's The EDGE Articles
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 Professional Affiliations       
 International Consulting & Cooperation       
  • 2002- CIRDAP/ IADB Collaboration - Japan Programme Expert for Latin American & Caribbean Economies (registered as an expert in Agricultural Development; IT);
  • 2001- Agro-industrial Expert, with UNIDO Geneva (Strategic Planning/ Agro-industries), NIGERIA 
    • UNIDO Consulting Assignment -- Sustainable Industrial Development, Lagos, Nigeria (UNIDO) -- for Senior Officials from 7 West African nations;
  • 1998- Registered Project Expert, with IDB/TFEB (Project Financing), TURKMENISTAN
    • IDB Consulting Assignment -- Project Financing Training & Consulting for Turkmenistan, Ashgabat -- for Turkmenistan's TFEB's top officials; 
  • 1989-90 - Senior Fellow/Economist, AGRICULTURE CANADA, CIDA Project No. 600/ 12419 Agricultural Information System Malaysia- Canada (Software Development -- Farm Level Land Evaluation)
    • CIDA Project  on Computer software development -- developing a prototype Farm Level Land Evaluation (FLLE) decision making software (LANDS Ver. 1.0);
  • 1990- ASEAN Inventory of Experts (registered as an expert in Development Economics; Project Planning; Forecasting; IT)

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Left to right:  At the Vancouver Stock Exchange (VSE, 1990);  With Prof A.K. Sen, 1998's Nobel  laureate in Economic Sciences (seated 2nd from left), at The Master's Lodge, Trinity College, Cambridge University, UK. Part of an itinerary in a Privatisation Course at IDS Sussex, UK (2000); CIDA Project on Computer software development, Vancouver, Canada (1990); IDB Consulting Assignment - Project Financing Training & Consulting for Turkmenistan, Ashgabat (IDB, 1998, with TFEB's top officials); Prime Minister Dr Mahathir's visit, Canberra, Australia (1985); UNIDO Project Assignment - Sustainable Industrial Development, Lagos, Nigeria (UNIDO, 2001); with UNIDO officials, Dr K. Yumkella and Mr Machado.
 Personal Professional Achievements       

Consulting in Malaysia

  • Jan02 - Consulting for Jabatan Kastam DiRaja Malaysia (Forecasting Techniques)
  • Apr01 - Consulting for ARENA Engineering (Project Financing; Engineering project under deferred payment scheme)
  • Jan01 - Consulting for Lembaga Koko Malaysia (SAS/ETS Training)
  • Jan99 - Consulting for LKPP Negeri Pahang (Advisor, KLSE Stock Portfolio Investment)

Guest Lecturer

Webpage Designing & IT

  • Sept 2002 Golden Web Winner -- Professional Member of the International Association of Web Masters & Designers
  • From May99 - awarded Honourable 4 Seasons Judge for Malaysia's Best Website (Arts & Entertainment; Personal Website; by
  • Sept. 2002 -  Won Top 5 for Dept of Agriculture's Webpage (#5 for DOA's Webpage, #7 for DOAweb) in Sept. 2002's Best Website - Govt Sector Category (
  • 2001 -  Won Top 20 for Dept of Agriculture's Webpage (Shortlisted in Top 20 for 2001's Best Website - Govt Sector Category)
  • Mar01 - Webpage development for ArifinLatif Consulting (Webpage design/ webmaster) -- Sept 2002 Golden Web Winner
  • Feb01 - Webpage development for ADLINA Beauty House (Webpage design/ webmaster)
  • 2000-01  INTAN's Webpage Development Committee
    (Won Top 5 in 2000's Best Website - Govt Sector Category)
  • 1999-2001  Internet Home Page/ Web Page Designer/ EKONOMI Webmaster

"Stock Expert" & "Stock Sleuth" Awards

Guest Writer/Columnist for The EDGE

  • From 1999 - Guest Writer/"The Right Timing" columnist for The EDGE (Malaysia's top business & investment weekly) in 

 Stock Investing 

Business/Economic Management 

Translation Work

  • 1994- Registered Translator with ITNM (Economics/ Stock Market Economics)

The EDGE Articles: Synopsis

Feb. 1, 99 "Brighter Days Ahead?" | Feb. 14, 00 "Spot-on Prognosis?" | Oct. 2, 00 " Three Buddhas|
Apr. 30, 01 " Bermuda Triangle"  | Sep. 3, 01 " Breaking out ......" | Aug. 23, 02 " Getting out of the woods"  

With INTAN Kiara

  • Jun97-2001  INTAN's Committee on IT Initiatives
  • Jan96-2001  INTAN’s Publications Committee
  • Apr95-2001  INTAN's Steering Committee on Computerisation
  • 1995-2001  EKONOMI IT Officer
Referrals in Global Search Engines
PG-9190M » - ...A Turkmenistan Project Financing Experience by Arifin Abdul Latif, Assistant Director - I.T., Agriculture Department...industrial project and project financing options Arifin Abdul Latif Assistant... 
Speaker at the Privatisation of Government & State-Owned Enterprises in Malaysia Conference, 30-31 Oct 2002, JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur; "Case Study: Considerations for Project Financing in a Transition Economy's Privatisation Project - a Turkmenistan Experience"; Asian Business Forum (ABF) brochure
Biorhythm and biorhythms - ... Biorhythm links for reasearch into biorhythms ... Market, Economy and the Ringgit - Which why Now?... Arifin Abdul Latif - Much have been said on the causality factors ... - October 22, 2002 - 16 KB
bannertheedgedaily.gif (2584 bytes) "Getting out of the woods"; Featured article published on-line,, 26 Aug 2002  
 The EDGE, 26 Aug 2002 - "The Right Timing Special: Getting out of the woods"
bannertheedgedaily.gif (2584 bytes)  "Breaking out of the Bermuda Triangle" Featured article (on-line),, 3 Sep 2001
 The EDGE, 3 Sep 2001 - "The Right Timing Special: Breaking out of the Bermuda Triangle"
bannertheedgedaily.gif (2584 bytes)  "In and out of the Bermuda Triangle"; Featured article (on-line),, 30 Apr 2001
 The EDGE, 30 Apr 2001 - "The Right Timing Special: In and out of the Bermuda Triangle"
 The EDGE, 2 Oct 2000 - "In search of the Three Buddhas";  in The EDGE Capital 
 The EDGE, 14 Feb 2000 - "Spot-on prognosis?";  in The EDGE Capital: Focus 
 The EDGE, 1 Feb 1999 - "Brighter days ahead?";  Guest Writer in The EDGE Capital: Focus 

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