Kuantan, 18 Ogos - The contingent of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) was crowned the overall champion of the 43rd SUKUM Championship while remains the defending champion for the 11th time. UniMAP won the overall championship at Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) after winning 23 gold medals, 9 silver medals and 19 bronze medals in seventeen sports events.

Among the UniMAP's outstanding achievements are in the athletics, bowling, golf, women volleyball, football (senior category) and cycling. Dato’ Prof Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal, the Vice Chancellor of UniMAP said that a team mentoring system is among the secrets of UniMAP's success.

"The mentors who are also the heads of department in UniMAP are responsible to support, advice and inspire their respective teams.”

"This approach proves that the administration always encourages staff to participate in sports events," he said when contacted.

Meanwhile, UniMAP's senior football team continues to excel after defeating Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) with four goals yesterday at the stadium of Sekolah Sukan Pahang.

Anas Shahrom scored the first goal in the fourth minute followed by the second and the third goals by Rosmaidi in the 10th and 26th minute respectively. The fourth goal by Faizal Zahir was in the 48th minute.

UniMAP's 206 contingents comprise athletes, coaches and officers joining the 43rd SUKUM Championship which was also participated by 20 public universities.

UniMAP's senior football team celebrates victory after defeating UMT in the final at the stadium of Sekolah Sukan Pahang yesterday

Tanjung Malim, 12 August – 52 out of 1,234 UniMAP Police Undergraduate Voluntary Corps (SUKSIS) trainees from all Public Universities attended the Passing Out Ceremony and the Presentation of SUKSIS Corps Inspector Certificate, today.

The certificate was awarded by the YDH Tan Sri Dato’ Inspector-General of Police at the ceremony which was held at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI).

In addition, three UniMAP SUKSIS trainees also received their awards at the ceremony, namely Best Overall Trainee Insp/KS Tan Yow Sheng, Best Academic Trainee Insp/KS Nur Amirah Abu Hassan and Best External Trainee Insp/KS Ikmal Hakim Ab Kadir.

The UniMAP SUKSIS Corps trainees this session are those from the 2015 squad which successfully underwent various trainings held by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) for three years, before they were qualified to receive the SUKSIS Corps Volunteer Police Inspector Certificates of Appointment.

Also present to witness the momentous occasion was UniMAP Vice Chancellor YDH ACP/KS Dato’ Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal who is the UniMAP SUKSIS Corps Commandant.

Previously, UniMAP Corporate Communication Unit (UKK) Director Mustaffa Ismail received the appointment as UniMAP SUKSIS Corps Adjutant Officer and holds the title of Deputy Superintendent of Police/AKS.

He received the appointment at the SUKSIS Corps Rank and Honorary Officer Appointment Certificate Ceremony, officiated by the PDRM Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department YDH CP Dato’ Sri Tajudin Md Isa at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam 3rd August recently.



ARAU, 14 August – Nine teams will represent Perlis in the upcoming National Robotic Competition (NRC) 2018 after winning the Perlis state-level NRC held at Dewan Serbaguna Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) recently.

41 teams from eight primary schools and ten secondary schools around Perlis took part in the 11 categories contested.

Dean of UniMAP’s Mechatronic Engineering School (PPK), Prof. Madya Ir. Ts. Dr. Abu Hassan Abdullah said that the Perlis state-level NRC was UniMAP’s sophomore effort in organising the event.

“We are moved by the trust given by the Perlis Department of Education (JPN) and SASBADI Holdings Berhad to UniMAP's Mechatronics Engineering School this year to host this competition for a second.

“The competition was held to select teams which will represent Perlis at the national level to be held in September and then at the international level in Chiang Mai, Thailand later this November,” he said.

The prize giving ceremony was graced by the Perlis JPN Head of the Humanitarian and Development Sector Sharudin Mahhmud and SASBADI Learning Solutions Sdn. Bhd Technical Support Manager Kendrick Lee.

The winners of the 11 categories were Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Hwa Aik, Arau (Regular Pro Category – Primary School), Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Syed Alwi, Kangar (Regular Pro Category – Lower Secondary School), Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kuala Perlis, Kuala Perlis (Regular Pro Category – Upper Secondary School), Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Mata Ayer, Mata Ayer (Open Category – Lower Secondary School), Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Putra, Jayapura (Open Category – Upper Secondary School), Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Chinese) Hwa Aik, Arau (NRC Football Category), Sekolah Agama Al-Islahiyah (Primary), Simpang Empat (Regular Rookie Category – Primary School), Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dato 'Ali Ahmad, Kangar (Regular Rookie Category – Lower Secondary School), Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Padang Besar Utara, Padang Besar (Regular Rookie Category – Upper Secondary School) and Mata Ayer National High School, Mata Ayer (STEM Design and Innovation Category).

Winners took home trophies, medals and certificates. 

Dr. Abu Hassan explained that PPK Mechatronic was actively organising robotic workshops using Lego MINDSTORMS to primary and secondary schools around Perlis and northern Kedah.

“Organising such programmes is a part of University Social Responsibility (USR) for the benefit of society as a whole. Creativity and innovation can not be taught but it can be indirectly implied through planned and instructional activities.

“I believe that organising such programmes is the best platform in providing and disseminating accurate and up-to-date information to school and teachers,” he said.

International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2018 (ICoMEIA 2018) was held at Menara Razak, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur from 24 until 26 July 2018. ICoMEIA 2018 was organised by Institute of Engineering Mathematics, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), co-organised by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Penang and involving Thaksin University, Thailand as the co-sponsor.

The three-day conference has managed to collect a total of 61 research articles in mathematics, engineering and industrial applications from local and international. The participating countries are Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Spain and Australia.

ICoMEIA 2018 elevates the theme “Conquering Big Data Challenges via Mathematics and Statistics” concerning its rapid development in analytical data and its relation in engineering, industry, finance, business, health, social media and etc.

The organiser has invited Dato’ Sri Dr. Mohd Uzir Mahidin, Chief Statistician Malaysia, Department of Statistics Malaysia to deliver a keynote address. His speech emphasized on big data as a new trend that will impact our country economically and socially as a whole.

The second keynote address delivered by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norma Alias from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia touched on the technical aspect of big data including its relationship with the simulation, network and appropriate platform towards the Industry Revolution 4.0.

The final keynote was delivered by Mr. Mohd Parid Sulaiman, The Director of Engineering Strategic Program, Intel Products (M) Sdn. Bhd. He addressed on the direction of the industry and industry-academic gap facing Industry Revolution 4.0.

ICoMEIA 2018 was officially opened by Dato’ Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal, The Vice Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP).


ICoMEIA 2018 participants had a photo session in front of Menara Razak, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.


Dato’ Profesor Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal, Vice Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (three from left) besides Mr. Mohd Parid Sulaiman (two from left) and Dato’ Sri Dr. Mohd Uzir Mahidin (two from right) with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zaini Ahmad, The Dean of Institute of Engineering Mathematics (most right) and Prof. Dr. Amran Ahmed, The Chairperson of ICoMEIA 2018 (most left).

Kangar, July 30 - The 2018 Asian Summer Program (ASP) is a credit-based mobility program,  participants of Asian universities were brought together to South Korea as Dongseo University hosted the program from July 8 to 27, recently.

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) has sent 24 students to join the ASP for three weeks with more than 400 students from 12 countries involving 31 universities.

Among the programs of ASP 2018 is that participants need to enroll, choose and attend in two courses that scheduled daily (Monday to Friday) at 9.30 am to 4.00 pm, apart from tours, Korean Cultural Event, Sports Day, Movie Night and other interesting activities held after the lecture hours.

A second year Industrial Biotechnology student, Vinod Kumar said ASP 2018 is a unique program and strengthens the fellowship among participants which coming from different countries.

"Each student was placed with a student from different countries over the course of the three weeks, therefore, the students get a chance to learn to live harmoniously, understand and respect different cultures.

"Furthermore, ASP has also increased my understanding of living in harmony and able tolerate with other races as well as recognizing the culture of  other Asian countries," he added.

Another second year Bioprocess student, Arina Izaati, who is also a member of the Student Representative Council (MPP), said that the opportunity was utilized fully when selected to participate in ASP 2018.

She said that in ASP 2018 her friends and she were able to highlight the uniqueness of Malaysian culture to other Asian counterparts.

"Moreover, my UniMAP friends and I also had the opportunity to experience going to lectures in a new atmosphere and met lecturers from different cultures and races," she said when contacted recently.

UniMAP Vice Chancellor, Dato' Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said other than UniMAP students, teaching staff were also selected to teach for two out of the 52 courses offered by ASP 2018, which are Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Commercialization & Intellectual Properties Management Prof. Dr. Rosni Bakar and Deputy Dean (Student's Affairs & Alumni) School of Human Development and Techno-Communication (iKOM), Dr Nor'Izah Ahmad.

He said, for the selection of ASP 2018 lecturers was different from previous years as the courses offered were determined by the request of ASP participants.

"Other than Malaysia, the countries that joined ASP 2018 were Indonesia, Taiwan, China, Philippines, Thailand, Bangladesh, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Korea and Lithuania," he added.

For the record, UniMAP has hosted ASP in 2014 and 23 Asian universities participated in the program.

Arau, 23 July – Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) sent 87 participants to the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Varsity Carnival which is being held from 20 to 26 July 2018, here at Universiti Teknologi MARA Perlis Branch.

According to UniMAP Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Madya Dr. Mohd Fo'ad Sakdan, participants consisting of 64 students and 23 officers were divided into three activity categories, namely sports, culture and seminar.

“There are seven sporting events being run, which are football, badminton, basketball, volleyball (women), and tennis.”

“Meanwhile, 15 students participated in the culture category and 3 students participated in the seminar,” he said during the Flag Handover Ceremony which was held at Tun Abdul Razak Residential College (PFI2), UniMAP Pauh Putra.

He said that all students who participate should do their utmost best in their respective segments and as ambassadors of the university, they should be more disciplined and adhere to all the rules.

“In fact, they need to keep in mind that their contribution is valuable to the university.

“Build a network of friends with participants from other universities, especially from Thailand and Indonesia,” he said.

The Varsity Carnival IMT-GT involves three countries, namely Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia, which are represented by universities that are members of IMT-GT.

“There are 11 universities representing their respective countries. Indonesia is represented by Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU), Institut Teknologi Medan (ITM), Universitas Syiah Kuala (USK) dan Universitas Negeri Medan (UNIMED).

“While Thailand is represented by Prince of Songkhla University (PSU), Thaksin University (TSU), Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya (RMUTSV) and Walailak University (WU),” he said.

Malaysia is presently being represented at the IMT-GT by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Perlis Branch, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and UniMAP.