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There have been two significant developments affecting the financial and estate planning for Muslims since the Muslim Financial Planning Association (MFPA) had its successful inaugural conference in July 2009:
  • the passing of the Insurance (Amendment) Act 2009 and the amendments to Section 111 of the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA) which gave rise to concerns in the insurance industry on the ability of Muslim life insurance policyholders to make revocable nominations; and
  • the judgment of the Singapore Court of Appeal in March 2009 in Shafeeg bin Salim Talib and another v Fatimah bte Abud bin Talib and others [2010] SGCA 11, on the applicability of rights of survivorship to real property held by Muslims as joint-tenants.

These developments will be discussed in depth at the MFPA 2010 Conference.

MFPA as a concerned group will examine the dynamics between the Syariah and secular principles on these and related matters.

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08:30 Registration

09:00   Opening Address by MFPA President
Arfat Selvam
Managing Director |
Arfat Selvam Alliance LLC

09:15   Insurance - The Current Legislative Framework
Ang Kim Lan
Executive Director |
Goodwins Law Corporation

10:15   Coffee Break / Networking

10:45   Key issues in estate & financial planning for Muslims
M Salim Amin
First Principal Financial Pte Ltd
Mustapha Kamal Osman
NTUC Income Insurance Co-Operative Limited

11:45   Estate Planning for Muslims – Industry and Legal Concerns
Hairani Saban Hardjoe
Consultant |
CK Tan & Co.
12:45   Lunch / Networking

14:00   Update on Issues Pertaining to HDB Joint Tenancy
Halijah Mohamad
Halijah Mohamad & Co.

14:45   The Islamic Inheritance Aspects of CPF Nominees
Shamim Dhilawala
Vice President, Legal |
US Multinational

15:30   Tea Break / Network

16:00   Address by Guest-of-Honour
Zainul Abidin Rasheed
Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

16:15   Panel Discussion
Suhaimi Salleh
Barakah Capital Planners Pte Ltd

17:30   Closing Remark by Emcee
Murgiana Haq
Managing Partner |
hslegal LLP
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(before MAS FTS grant)
MFPA Members S$430.00

Members of:
a. Association of Banks in Singapore    b. Association of Financial Advisors Singapore
c. Law Society of Singapore    d. Life Insurance Association of Singapore
e. Singapore Corporate Counsel Association    
f. Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (Singapore Chapter)

Others S$480.00
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