Pauh Putra, October 19 – In an effort to honour the sacrifices of the Malaysian Armed Forces, especially the Malaysian Army in safeguarding the peace and sovereignty of the nation, the Centre for International Languages (CIL) from Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) organised an English Language Course for army personnel.

UniMAP Vice Chancellor Dato 'Prof Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said this was the second collaboration between UniMAP and the army after the inaugural programme held in June last year.

"Before this we had no channels to organise such programmes. Organising this course can be considered a small UniMAP contribution to our security forces employing the skills that our language instructors possess.

“Community programmes such as this is one of UniMAP’s aspirations that is to diversify activities that could help society,” he said in his speech during the Army English Course Closing Ceremony at the Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra's Library Auditorium.

Also present were the Territorial Army 504th Regiment's Deputy Commander Lieutenant Colonel Huzaini Hussin, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International) Prof Dr. Ir. Rezuwan Kamarudin and CIL Director Dr. Sharmini Abdullah.

He added, in addition to teaching English to the military, the instructors were also able to learn from the experiences shared by the army.

“This is one of the bilateral learning programmes where both parties can share knowledge which I believe is not easy for the public to learn from the army,” he explained.

Meanwhile Lieutenant Colonel Huzaini Hussin said that this opportunity was a new experience for the army to learn with university lecturers.

“Previously we had never attended programmes or classes with civilians because the army has its own Education Corps which has military instructors.

“This class is a preparation for training with other foreign military like Australia, the United States, and operations on the border of Thailand and Sabah,” he said representing Major Tadris Ahmad as the 6th Brigade  Headquarters Education Second Officer. 

According to Huzaini, joint military trainings with foreign nations require that our army personnel be able to communicate in languages other than Malay, so this English preparatory class would be very useful to them.

“For this programme, we combined personnel of various ranks from Infantry and Support Services in the northern region so that they would be more confident in undergoing training and operations.

“I hope this collaborative programme will go on as it giving us, the military, a beneficial experience,” he continued.

Earlier, Lieutenant Dzulfikar Dasuki, a participant from Sungai Ara Camp, Penang, said that during the programme he stayed at a nearby camp in order to attend the programme.

According to him, although he graduated from the National Defence University of Malaysia (UPNM), the opportunity to join the UniMAP programme afforded him new experiences.

“Also, the activities were fun and I was able to make new friends with soldiers from other bases and also with UniMAP instructors," he said.

The five-day course was attended by 50 army officers which took place from 15 to 19 October at the UniMAP Pauh Putra Campus run by eight CIL staff members including one international instructor.

The learning sessions focused on speaking, listening and collaborative skills in order to help military officers execute missions more efficiently and effectively.




Kangar : 16 October 2018 – Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), His Royal Highness Tuanku Raja Muda Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail has met the new chairman of Lembaga Pengarah Universiti (LPU), Datuk Prof. Emeritus Dr. Kamarudin Hussin for the first time.

The chancellor was briefed on the university's direction and strategic planning to move together to enhance UniMAP's glory.

Also present was UniMAP’s vice-chancellor, Dato’ Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahir Jamal and the university’s main officers.

Datuk Prof. Emeritus Dr. Kamarudin Hussin was appointed as the Chairman of UniMAP for a period of three years with effect from October 2018 until September 2021 to replace Dato' Mohd Sofi Osman.

For the record, he started as the Rector at Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan Utara Malaysia (KUKUM) in 2002 before being appointed as the Vice-Chancellor after KUKUM was branded as UniMAP in 2007.

Datuk Prof. Emeritus Dr. Kamarudin Hussin retired in 2016 after leading the university for 14 years and was among the longest serving Vice-Chancellors in Malaysia.

Arau, October 4 - Former Vice Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Brig. Jen. Datuk Prof. Emeritus Dr. Kamarudin Hussin has returned to the university after been appointed as the Chairman of the University Board of Directors of UniMAP effective 1st October 2018.

His appointment is to replace Dato' Mohd Sofi Osman for a period of three years effective from 1st October to September 2021.

Dr. Kamarudin expressed his gratitude for the opportunity by the Ministry of Education in appointing him as the Chairman of University Board of Directors of UniMAP.

"I pledge to give UniMAP the best service and I could see few improvements which can be made to drive the university to a brighter future.

"My focus is to provide a better understanding of the university's strategic plan and direction to UniMAP community so that we can move together to enhance UniMAP's glory," he said.

He added that it is impossible for the university to achieve success without the unity of its community and this might happen if UniMAP staff and students are less clear with the goals set by the university.

"Therefore, in order to achieve the goals, I will discuss in depth with UniMAP's top management to reach the consensus and agreement on the direction of the university.

"In addition, with the limited financial circumstances, we need to think of the right mechanism to achieve the expectation at the same time, bring out the visibility of UniMAP in the eyes of the world," he said.

In fact, he will also focus on improving the reputation of the university through the enrolment of students from within and outside the country.

"I would like to see an increase in the number of students from within and outside the country. For that, we will intensify the efforts of popularizing the university so that more young people will love science and technology as well as UniMAP," he added.

For the record, Dr. Kamarudin started as the Rector at Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan Utara Malaysia (KUKUM) in 2002, who later became the Vice Chancellor after KUKUM was renamed as UniMAP.

He resigned as UniMAP Vice Chancellor in 2016 after serving the university for 14 years and being among the longest serving Vice Chancellors in Malaysia.

Arau, 11 October – Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) received 4 units of electric motorcycles and battery swap stations from Roda Prestasi Sdn. Bhd. (RPSB) to conduct E2W research for the domestic market.

The handover was officiated by RPSB Managing Director Ahmad Sabandi Othman to UniMAP Vice Chancellor Dato' Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal at the compound of the Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Library (PTSFP) at UniMAP Pauh Putra yesterday.

Also present was the Head of Manufacturing Industry Development Asmazura Ismail representing the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA), a strategic partner in the research.

According to Project Leader Prof. Madya Dr. Shafriza Nisha Basah, these vehicles will be used a consumer study to identify factors such as attitude and acceptance of consumers towards E2W, and product price and specifications."The collaborative project with the NCIA will be completed within six weeks as we will conduct a comprehensive study by conducting research and E2W test drive with target groups, and discussions with the target groups to get their thoughts. "This will help to identify the appropriate marketing strategy for E2W use in tandem with the government's recommendations in the 11th Malaysian Plan under the sixth strategic thrust that focuses on green growth towards sustainable development," he said when contacted by reporters recently.

He added that the target groups are students, workers, corporate consumers and motorcycle vendors."We will start as soon as possible and inshaAllah at UniMAP's 13th Convocation Ceremony which will take place from October 27 to October 29, 2018. We will also conduct a survey and test drive for parents and the graduates themselves," he said.

In fact he is optimistic that the findings of this study will provide a conclusion about interested consumer groups, product enhancements that would attract buyers; and suitable pricing.

In addition to Dr. Shafriza who specialises in mechatronic engineering, the co-researchers for this project are Prof Madya Muzamir Isa from an electrical engineering background, Prof. Rosni Bakar from economics and Dr. Hanum Hassan from marketing, communication and statistics.

Motor Elektrik

Motor Elektrik

PAUH PUTRA, 11 October – Various sports development programs have been organized by the government in the effort to produce world-class athletes.

In this regard, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) is committed to assist the country in making the venture a reality.

The manager of UniMAP Sports Engineering Research Center (SERC), Associate Professor Mazelan Abdul Hamid said that the SERC will implement research and development programs related to sports advancement in solving issues and matters related to sports development.

"As an engineering university, UniMAP offers expertise in Science and Engineering in solving sports-related problems. Sports is an industry of a great value and has started to grow rapidly in our country and UniMAP does not want to miss it," he said recently.

He also added that research in sports engineering requires expertise in various related fields such as biomechanics, sensor technology, communication and more.

"UniMAP has expertise in various fields of engineering and it can be applied in research and development such as athlete performance measurement systems, designs for sports equipment and safety in sports, as well as analysis of sports performance.”

“From that we are able to develop sports coaching programs for the improvement of athlete skills as used in developed countries," Mazelan said.

He added that SERC has several plans to be carried out throughout 2018 and hopes to work with Persatuan Sukan Kebangsaan (PSK), Majlis Olimpik Malaysia (MOM), Institut Sukan Negara (ISN), and also Majlis Sukan Negeri (MSN).

SERC was launched by UniMAP vice-chancellor, Datuk Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahir Jamal in conjunction with the UniMAP 2017 Research and Excellence Awards Ceremony recently.

Maal Hijrah 2018

Maal Hijrah 2018

PAUH PUTRA, 5 October – Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) Council of Professors Chairman Datuk Prof. Dr. Ali Yeon Md Shakaff was named the recipient of the Tokoh Maal Hijrah Award this year.

The former UniMAP Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and International started his career as an educator in 1988 at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia and continued his services at UniMAP in 2002.

Prof. Dr. Ali Yeon received a Certificate of Appreciation and a trophy. The opening ceremony and the prize-giving ceremony was officiated by UniMAP Vice Chancellor Datuk Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal.

Besides the Tokoh Maal Hijrah Award five other awards were presented, namely the Al-Falah Award which was won by Majlis Pengurusan Kolej Kediaman, Maal Hijrah Personality Award (four recipients), Tokoh Siswa Award (two recipients), Special Awards of Pencetus Ummah Utara Perlis (four recipients) and Best Agency Award (received by MSB Utara Perlis which operates the cafeteria at the UniMAP School of Electrical System Engineering.)

In his opening speech, Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar said that in-line with the theme "Menyantuni Umat Membawa Berkat" (Helping Society Begets Blessings), UniMAP as a higher education institution, carries great trust and responsibility towards society.

"In supporting the diversity of today's society, we need to understand each other's strengths and weaknesses, and help them with the spirit of mutual trust and tolerance.

"This is why UniMAP continues to be committed in carrying out its corporate social responsibility (CSR). We share our expertise not only with Perlis, but also the whole of Malaysia," he said.

He further explained that what is done by UniMAP is to create mutual cooperation, sharing of love and compassion, and the need for faith and knowledge among society, which are also human rights.

"Nevertheless, we do not have to be proud and comfortable with our deeds. We have all responsibility to carry out, and among them is the responsibility to help our Muslim brethren to advance and succeed," he continued.

Maal Hijrah 2018

Maal Hijrah 2018

Maal Hijrah 2018