Kangar , 26th January -   Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) launched it’s Ops Banjir Pantai Timur Fasa 1( First Phase for East Coast Flood Operation) this year to Kelantan to assist in the post-flood cleaning process in some of the affected areas.

UniMAP Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Alumni (HEPA), Associate Professor Dr Mohd Foad Sakdan said that 35 volunteers consisting of 20 men and 15 woman were involved for the mission.

They are stationed in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Kampus Kesihatan, Kubang Kerian (USM Health Campus, Kubang Kerian) and will focus their cleaning effort in three flood relocation centre starting from 24th until 27th January.

The locations consist of Pejabat Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM) Jajahan Pasir Puteh (Pasir Puteh Society Welfare Department Office), temporary relocation centre in Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Canggai (Cangai Primary School) and SK Wakaf Raja.

 “This mission will focus on cleaning the JKM Pasir Puteh office including the two flood relocation centre. Activies such as colouring, dancing and cooking with APM and JKM will be carried out for the flood victim children,” said him when contacted today.

Mohd Foad said that this mission is a joint effort of various departments and agencies such as UniMAP Deputy Vice Chancellor’s office, UniMAP HEPA Department, Student’s Respresentative Council 2016/2017 Session, UniMAP Volunteers Club, HEPA USM, JKM Pasir Puteh and APM Kelantan.

Other than cleaning the affected area, UniMAP also conduct sharing, motivational and interaction session with the flood victims as the effort to reduce their stress.

 “UniMAP also assist in providing basic neccessities to JKM and APM in order to support and ease these agencies’ effort in helping flood victims,” he added.For the record, in January last year, UniMAP had mobilize seven series of post-flood mission involving 2000 volunteers consisting of UniMAP students and staff.


UniMAP volunteers upon arrival at the JKM Pasir Puteh, Kelantan

Associate Professor Dr Mohd Foad Sakdan briefing UniMAP volunteers before the flag off to Kelantan for the Misi Ops Banjir Pantai Timur Fasa 1

UniMAP volunteers facilitating colouring activity with flood victim children at the temporary flood relocation centre in SK Canggai

Kangar, 25 January  - Centre of Excellence Geopolymer and Green Technology (CEGeoGTech), University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) received recognition from outside when the two lecturers were appointed as research advisor for the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) of the State University Of Makassar (UNM), Indonesia.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah and Dr. Mohd Arif Anuar Mohd Salleh were appointed based on their research and journal publication, especially in the area of geopolymer and green technology.

In addition, appointments for the next two years will indirectly enhance the visibility of the university at the international level and improve the cooperation between Malaysia and Indonesia in general.

According to Dr. Mohd. Mustafa Al-Bakri, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is the largest faculty in UNM, which consist of six departments, including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.

"This appointment is made based on FMIPA and UNM’s planning which is to cultivate and strengthen the research and publication among the lecturers, so that they can outshine at the international level," he said in a statement here.

Also, the appointment of the two lecturers is made in a simple ceremony held in conjunction with a  lecture session of CEGeoGTech UniMAP organized by FMIPA specially for UNM research institute and was attended by Deputy Rector Prof. Dr. Gufran Darma Dirawan, M.Ed. (Cooperation and Development).

Dr. Mohd Mustafa delivered a lecture entitled, Analysis of Research and Publications Achievements of UNM and Strategies for Cultivating Research of UNM while Dr. Mohd Arif delivered lectures related to Strategies of Impact Publications.

Furthermore, Dr. Mohd Mustafa Al-Bakri said he with the two other researchers of CEGeoGTech, Dr. Rafiza Abdul Razak and Dr. Zarina Yahya also presented lectures on Green Technology and Geopolimer to 60 students that conduct research in the field of geopolymer.

He added that the initiatives of knowledge sharing  also aim to improve the geopolymer and green technology research that has the greatest potential in driving the country's development.

"CEGeoGTech UniMAP indeed have been known in research and publication of this technology where UniMAP currently holds the first place in geopolymer according to Scopus database for the last  five years.

"As a result of this visit, CEGeoGTech UniMAP has agreed to accept few students from FMIPA to conduct research on geopolymer at UniMAP for a period of one to three months,” he added.

He added that this collaboration also aims to improve the mobility of the both universities plus the two institutions also agreed to produce a joint publication.

Kangar, Jan. 19 -  A student from the Faculty of Engineering Technology (FTK) Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) was announced as the winner during the Perlis State Level Al-Quran Memorization Closing Ceremony, today.

Nur Syuhada Tasnim Kayati, 21, taking Bachelor of Technology in Electronics Engineering won the 20 juzuk category and will represent the state at the national level in Melaka, next March.

Nur Syuhada said that she found out about the competition from Facebook. She later contacted the Majlis Agama Islam dan Istiadat Melayu Perlis (MAIPs) to register for the competition.

"I have watched similar event last year and that encouraged me to participate in this competition.

"It never occurred to me that I could win since there are a lot of proficient participants in the contest," she said when contacted after her success.

Nur Syuhada, from Wakaf Bharu, Kelantan aspires to become a lecturer and started memorizing Al-Quran starting from form one until form four.

The fourth child out of six siblings said that she is ready for the national level competition and will do her best to prepare during the semester break.

Before this she was busy due to her tight daily schedule as a student, therefore, she uses her prayer time to memorize the Quran.

 “I make full use of the time after Subuh prayer for my revision since it is the best time for Quran memorization, as suggested by my teachers," said her.

Meanwhile, UniMAP Islamic Affairs Officer, Nasrul Che Ali said that Nur Syuhada received a certificate of participation and RM3,000 in cash for her  success.

The prizes were presented by Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man at Masjid Tun Abdul Razak, Repoh.

Kangar, 6 January – Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) has activated the disaster operations room in an effort to collect donation to aid flood victims in Kelantan and Terengganu.

UniMAP Vice Chancellor Datuk Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said that the disaster operations room will coordinate donations intended for flood victims in Kelantan and Terengganu.

“We have reopened the operations room immediately at the Za'ba Seminar Room, UniMAP Occupational Safety and Health Unit (UKKP), Taman Pertiwi Indah.

“We welcome donations in the form of cash, dried food, rice, cooking oil, canned food, mineral water bottles and daily necessities such as towels, feminine hygiene products, disposable diapers, blankets, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush and other items,” he said yesterday.

He elaborated that if anyone who would like to donate to the flood victims can contact the officer-in-charge Norazam Abdul Rashid at 014-3961901 (24-hour Hotline) and 04-9798411 (Office) or drop by themselves at:

No.2, Blok D, Taman Pertiwi Indah
Jalan Kangar - Alor Setar, Seriab
01000 Kangar, PERLIS