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Dr Rais Saniman

Dr. Rais Saniman was among those who had contributed to the formation of the New Economic Policy (NEP) in 1970. He was a senior General Manager of the now defunct Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Berhad (BBMB) International Banking Division and alternate director of Bumiputra Malaysia Finance (BMF). In the government he was among those instrumental in the setting-up of Bank Islam Malaysia, Economic Adviser, founding director of the Malaysian Nasional Shipping Line (PNSL), council member of MARA, member of the Economic Panel appointed by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 1982 and many other organizations. He co-authored the book, ‘Growth and Ethnic Inequality’- Malaysia’s New Economic Policy’ with Just Faaland and Jack Parkinson.