January 29, 2018

About Us: Azzadmuzahet.com

I'm Azzad and Muzahet is my dad. Together we run azzadmuzahet.com where we share our thoughts and little knowledge that we have, in hope of aspiring people to become better acquitted with economics. Honestly, I've never liked economics, back in Uni it was one of the most dreadful subjects I had to take in order to pass for my degree. Micro and Macro: one sounds small the other one must be big "kecik besar kecik besar je aku tengok".

One day an idea struck me, seeing dad having not much to do as he was retired. It took some time, but I managed to persuade him to write for this blog to fill his time and what subject better to discuss besides you've guessed it "economics". 

You can read all about his retirement here, if you'd like:

Work Experience
Why I Became a Government Servant?
After 33 Years Serving the Government
Majlis Tindakan Ekonomi Negara (MTEN)
Economic Planning Unit (EPU)
Puncak Niaga Sdn Bhd
PUTRA Business School (PBS)
Kementerian Perpaduan, Kebudayaan, Kesenian dan Warisan
Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri (KPDNHEP)
Socioeconomic Research Unit (SERU)
Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka

Dad was also an economic lecturer for postgraduate studies before he fully retired and so I persuaded him to share all his teachings and experience as a way of giving back to the society. In this blog you will find a set of lecture notes, exam questions and aswer schemes on Economics subject for MBA students. The documents can be downloaded for free from the link below:
Lecture Notes on Managerial Economics for MBA (Free Download)
Exam Questions & Answer Schemes for MBA (Free Download)

We both live in Putrajaya since it's inception. On weekends or whenever time permits I'll occasionally go over to his place and over a cup of coffee I'd casually ask "what's going on with the world today, dad?". He's a seasoned economist a retired one right now but the way he thinks is purely from an economist’s point of view. I for my part provide the input from the layman perspective. What an average person, a person not so interested in economics wants to know about the economy around them. We engage in what I like to believe "intellectual discussions" on a regular basis and he's always telling me that "maybe others out there are asking the same question". Then he goes on about "why not we write something about this? maybe it would be useful for people like you and the generation to come".

While we accept that we can't do much to help the economy of Malaysia, nobody's saying we can't try to alert the rakyat on the current economic situation and issues in our country. I'm beginning to like economics better nowadays. Besides being a way to connect better with dad, it has opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking. Learning how things work and how the interplay between demand and supply curves influence our daily life, is just simply mind boggling. Who knows maybe one day you lot will begin to like economics too.

We would like to see Malaysia continue to progress and achieve the objective of becoming a high-income nation not only among the Asian countries, but on par with other global players.

Thanks to those that support our work, we will do our best to continously bring you new topics from time to time. May the force of economics be with you.  

Regards from Putrajaya