During his annual leave in his country, Indonesia, Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat did several community service activities. On 6th August 2016, He was invited by Tri Sakti University in Jakarta to deliver a general lecture to postgraduate students on Islamic banking and finance in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Similarly, He also delivered the same lecture at the International University of Cement Indonesia in Gresik on 8th August 2016. On 9th August 2016, He spoke at the International Seminar on Islamic Accounting beyond Landscape of Islamic Financial Reporting and Islamic Accounting Profession held at Airlangga University in Surabaya.
Dr. Hidayat said that he used those opportunities to share the experience of the Kingdom of Bahrain in developing its Islamic financial industry and discuss the significant role of the AAOIFI, a standard setter within Islamic financial industry whose home base is in Bahrain, in preparing, reviewing and amending accounting, auditing, governance and shariah standards for the Islamic financial institutions. He hopes his home country Indonesia can learn from good things that have been done by the government of Bahrain in supporting the development of its Islamic financial industry.