KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians should take up the challenge of dedicating themselves to contribute to the storehouse of knowledge, says Regent of Perak, Raja Nazrin Shah yesterday.
He said the publication of books would put Malaysia on the intellectual map and sometimes these works could command great influence, become classics and could stand the test of time.
"As we write, our understanding increases and we become even better at what we do," he said.
Raja Nazrin was speaking at the launch of the book, An Introduction to Islamic and Conventional Corporate Finance, here, yesterday.
He said the book, written by Datuk Dr Nik Nozrul Thani and his co-writers, would be sold globally.
"The book does an admirable job of explaining terms, institutions and the legal framework of both Islamic and conventional financing in a simple and straightforward way," Raja Nazrin said.
He said Malaysia's advantage in the field of Islamic finance are without doubt considerable and with the most complete and developed value chains in the world.
"We must be constantly on the move, constantly thinking, planning, and innovating, and constantly improving against a rising tide of competition.
"Indeed, success is something that is better seen in the rear-view mirror just in case it blocks our view of the road ahead," added Raja Nazrin.