Nilai, 30 Mac – A Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) student was awarded the Science, Technology and Innovation Programme Leadership Award in conjunction with Anugerah Tokoh Siswa Kebangsaan 2018 which was held at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), here.

The student Muhammad Nurfiqri Mohd Hajar hails from the School of Business Innovation and Technopreneurship (PPIPT). He succeeded bringing home a cash prize of RM1,000 along with a trophy and a certificate.

The award was presented by Dato' Kamel bin Mohamad, Deputy Secretary General of the Malaysian Ministry of Education (KPM).

Apart from Muhammad Nurfiqri, another two UniMAP students, Aqila Natasya Allawi and Shahrun Nizam Shahrun Nahar, also won the Director General's Special Awards for outstanding achievements in 2018.

The UniMAP Vice Chancellor Dato’ Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal and the Deputy Vice Chancellor Student Affairs & Alumni (HEPA) Prof. Dr. Mohd. Fo'ad Sakdan were also present at the ceremony to show support for the students.

Earlier, the Malaysian Minister of Education Dr. Maszlee Malik said during the opening of ATS 2018 that the winners were selected based on their involvements in programmes, their academic achievements and their personalities.

He added that besides the major awards, KPM also honoured students involved in their respective fields in 15 other categories.

"This is in line with the aspirations of KPM to produce holistic people in the midst of every community. This award ceremony can serve as a platform for students to highlight leadership qualities and to be more active in co-curricular activities," he said. Dr. Maszlee Malik also presented the Student Achievement Award 2018 and the Education Minister's Award at the event.

The awards for other categories were presented by Teo Nie Ching, Deputy Minister of Education.

Also present at the ceremony were Director-General of Ministry of Higher Education Datin Paduka Ir. Dr Siti Hamisah Tapsir, Director-General of Polytechnic and Community College Education Department Profesor Dato' Ts Dr. Mohd Ismail Abd Aziz and the management personnel of public and private higher education institutions.

Full list of award recipients for 2018:

1. STUDENT COUNCIL LEADERSHIP AWARD - AFIFAH BINTI ABDUL SHUKOR (UIAM)

2. RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE LEADERSHIP AWARD - MOHD ASWAN MOHD AMIN (UniSZA)

3. FACULTY / ASSOCIATION / CLUB LEADERSHIP AWARD - AMIR FIRDAUS EDDY ROSYADIE (UM)

4. UNIFORMED BODIES LEADERSHIP AWARD - NUR NAJJAH ABD MANAS (USM)

5. ENTREPENEURSHIP PROGRAMME LEADERSHIP AWARD - MUHAMMAD ZIYAD MOHD YAZID (UniSZA)

6. CULTURAL PROGRAMME LEADERSHIP AWARD - JERRY YACOB (USM)

7. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION PROGRAMME LEADERSHIP AWARD - MUHAMMAD NURFIQRI MOHD HAJAR (UniMAP)

8. SPORTS PROGRAMME LEADERSHIP AWARD - MUHAMMAD SYAFIK RAHMAT (UTM)

9. PUBLIC SPEAKING PROGRAMME LEADERSHIP AWARD - NUR ADIBAH AHMAD ZAMRI (UPSI)

10. INTELLECTUAL DISCOURSE PROGRAMME LEADERSHIP AWARD - ABDUL KADIR SHAH SAHIBUDEEN (UM)

11. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS LEADERSHIP AWARD - ADITYA HUTAMA ISWARDI (UPM)

12. VOLUNTEERISM LEADERSHIP AWARD (COMMUNITY WELFARE) - MOHD HAFFIS TEH (UKM)

13. VOLUNTEERISM LEADERSHIP AWARD (ENVIRONMENT) - TAN CHUN TAT (UKM)

14. VOLUNTEERISM LEADERSHIP AWARD (OPEN) - MUHAMMAD IRSYAD ZAINI (UM)

15. BEST VOLUNTEERISM TEAM AWARD - UMISSION CLUB (LEADER : SITI KHADIJAH KHOSIM) (UIAM)

The Malaysian Ministry of Education's (MOE) objectives to produce mentally and physically holistic human capital and develop soft skills in students in universities are the main focuses of all higher education institutions in this country.

Like other higher institutions, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) also desires to meet the seven key soft skills by holding various periodic programmes for their students especially to help burgeon maturity among the students.

Recently, UniMAP sent 32 of its young leaders comprising members of the 2017/2018 Students Council (MPP) across the world for eight days and seven nights in Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands for the 14th UniMAP Jelajah Ilmu Programme.

MPP 2017/2018's former President Muhammad Amir Hakim Razali said they had the opportunity to go to the European Union (Parliament) Council of Europe or better known as the European Union (EU) Parliament in Brussels, Belgium and asked questions about the current events of the country.

“This is an exciting experience and has opened our minds as a future-oriented young leaders as well as to have a better understanding of the condition of the world.”

“Even issue of the UK withdrawal from the European Union, or Brexit, to improve local Britons' opportunities in the job market among others without competition from other EU citizens shows the importance of the leaders' responsibility to lead a country,” he said to a reporter during the Jelajah Ilmu tour.

Amir Hakim added that this has indirectly reminds them all that in some situations, tough decisions needed to be done to achieve a positive outcome for the future of a country and its people.

“Although the impact cannot be seen in the near future, but it will certainly benefit the nation and its populace, and our leaders must think maturely when making judgements,” he said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni) Prof. Dr. Mohd Fo'ad Sakdan said that the programme would be able to improve communication skills, critical thinking, teamwork, as well as encourage continuous learning and information management among participants, moral and professional ethics, and leadership skills.

“The UniMAP Jelajah Ilmu Programme is an annual programme aimed at strengthening the existing soft skills in our young leaders.

“They have undergone various processes to strengthen their physical and mental states and the Jelajah Ilmu Programme is the university's top programme in shaping future leaders,” he said.

He added that this time we have chosen three countries, namely Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands, which are major nations. From their experiences it is hoped that they will be more understanding and sensitive to developments in global issues.

“Global issues plays a key role in shaping politics and diplomatic relations internationally,” he said.

He believes that as future leaders of the nation, the youth, especially students, need to be mature and willing to take on a higher vision to drive the direction of the country so that Malaysia can stand and compete on equal standing with the developed countries of Europe.

UniMAP Chancellor Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail and his daughter Her Royal Highness Sharifah Adriana Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail also attended the tour.

Other attending representatives from UniMAP were Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal, Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mohd Fo'ad Sakdan, Director of Centre for International Affairs Dr. Salsuwanda Selamat and two Student Affairs and Alumni Department officers Ahmad Mu'adz Nazari and Aizatul Akma Wani Ariffin.

Jelajah Ilmu Bentuk Mahasiswa Matang

ARAU, 28 March – Despite having just recovered from a knee injury, Mohammad Firdaus Jamen or Hulk Malaysia proved that his mettle is unbeatable by winning Brunei’s Strongest Man and Woman event at Harun's Gym and Fitness Centre, Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium recently.

He managed to bring home a medal, a RM3000 cash prize and a certificate of participation beating four other participants in the Men's Open category.

Mohammad Firdaus, 25, who underwent a surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon ten months ago was victorious in six out of the seven routines arranged by the organizer.

The Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) employee said that every participant had to go through the seven routines and one special routine to complete this competition.

“I managed to win several routines: flipping a 450-kilogramme tyre five times in the fastest time, carrying a 280-kilogramme load on the shoulders in the fastest time, lifting weights over the head weighing 90 kilogrammes with the most repetitions in 60 seconds (won with seven repetitions).

“In fact, I also managed to lift a 100-kilogramme rock on the shoulders with the most repetitions in 90 seconds (getting third place with one repetition) and a special routine of lifting a 110 kilogrammes’ river stone on the shoulder where I was the only one who was able to lift the stone," he said.

According to him, he also won a weight lifting routine weighing 180 kilogrammes with the most repetitions in 60 seconds (won with 15 repetitions), pulling 2 tonne lorry in a 15-metre distance by using only hand (won with farthest distance) and lifting a Ford Ranger truck with the most repetitions in 60 seconds (won with 10 repetitions).

"Indeed the Brunei Strongest Man And Woman 2019 event challenges us physically and mentally as there were three brand-new routines and the majority of athletes have never tried it before.

“If they unprepared, athletes will most likely fail to complete them,” he said.

In addition to Men's Open category, there are two other categories in the competition namely Men's Youth Under 21, and Women's Open with a total of 16 entries.

Muhammad Firdaus is also expected to join the World Natural Strongest Man Championship 2019 in Budapest, Hungary in May 2019 which will be attended by participants from 26 countries.

Firdaus ‘Hulk’ Malaysia Johan Brunei Strongest Man and Women 2019

Firdaus ‘Hulk’ Malaysia Johan Brunei Strongest Man and Women 2019

Firdaus ‘Hulk’ Malaysia Johan Brunei Strongest Man and Women 2019

Firdaus ‘Hulk’ Malaysia Johan Brunei Strongest Man and Women 2019

ARAU, 26 March – 193 employees of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) were bestowed awards at the Seri Gemilang Awards 2018 Ceremony which was held at the Kangar PDRM Senior Officers Mess Hall recently.

There are 129 recipients of Excellent Service Awards, 54 recipients of Excellent Service Award (Special) and 10 recipients of the Special Appreciation Awards.

UniMAP Vice Chancellor Dato’ Prof Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said that they had underwent many bitter-sweet experiences together in the 17 years after UniMAP's establishment.

"Undoubtedly, all UniMAP staff toiled hard to uphold the name of this institution."

"The awards given today cannot be compared to the services that have been given," he said while delivering a welcoming speech at the event.

He added that there are more to be done as it is still a long way to go to UniMAP 2025, and the journey will require the hard work of the UniMAP community from all aspects of the service.

"Strengthen your efforts and devotion. Indeed, without all of you, the path in the future will definitely be more challenging."

Raja Muda Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail who is also the UniMAP Chancellor and Raja Puan Muda Perlis Tuanku Hajah Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil who is the UniMAP Pro Chancellor also attended the ceremony.

Also present were the Chief Minister of Perlis Datuk Seri Azlan Man and Chairman of the UniMAP Board of Directors Datuk Prof Emeritus Dr. Kamarudin Hussin.

193 Kakitangan UniMAP Terima ASG 2018

193 Kakitangan UniMAP Terima ASG 2018

193 Kakitangan UniMAP Terima ASG 2018

193 Kakitangan UniMAP Terima ASG 2018

193 Kakitangan UniMAP Terima ASG 2018

Segamat, March 25 – Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) carried out a university's social responsibility (USR) mission and donated solar panels to help illuminate the futsal court in Kampung Kudung, Bekok.

Vice Chancellor Dato' Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said the donation was also meant to educate the public on renewable energy technology through solar sources.

He added that in the programme the residents had been briefed on energy storage and battery charging processes through solar technology.

He said that for the benefit of our community, we should employ an easier-to-understand approach which is very important in inculcating a technology-savvy society.

“Hence, all 40 UniMAP engineering students involved in this mission were asked to share knowledge about the technology to the aboriginal Jakun tribe, who make up the majority of the village residents.

“As the result, we can see the excitement among the people in which they also hope that this technology can be applied throughout their village,” he added. He said this after completing the Solar Board Handover Ceremony to the village chief Tok Batin Kassim here today.

Also present were UniMAP Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni) Prof. Dr. Mohd. Foad Sakdan, Director of the UniMAP Sports Center Suhizaz Sudin and Principal of Bumita Residential College Dr. Hirwan Jasbir Jaafar.

The four-day programme was organised by the Student Affairs and Alumni Department (JHEPA), Bumita Residential College Residents’ Council and the Department of Orang Asli Development (JAKOA).

During the programme, participants who were assigned to their respective foster families also organised other USR activities such as communal cooking, motivating student, learning jungle and river survival techniques and getting to know the local customs and culture. Dato' Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar said UniMAP also took the opportunity to donate to four families of senior citizens, new reverts and the disabled. He explained that although it was UniMAP's first visit to the village, but the locals had given them a very warm welcome and also served them traditional aboriginal food. “I believe the participants experienced a fun process while having the opportunity to taste a wide range of food based only on cassava tubers. “God willing this program will continue in the future and UniMAP will definitely introduce more new technologies to the people here," he said.

UniMAP Sumbang Panel Solar

UniMAP Sumbang Panel Solar

UniMAP Sumbang Panel Solar

Kangar, 19 March – Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) has proven that its engineering graduates are well received by the industry and have remained as engineers or in engineering technology after they have graduated.

UniMAP Vice Chancellor Dato’ Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said that according to the statistics provided by the Centre for Industrial & Governmental Collaboration (CIGC), the percentage of UniMAP graduates landing jobs is more than 80 percent every year.

According to him, if itemised by sector, 31.38 percent of graduates work in the manufacturing sector, 19.4 percent in the scientific and technical sector, 11 percent in the construction sector and six percent in the information and communications sector.

“Generally, this data proves that UniMAP Engineering graduates work in accordance with their respective fields of study at the university, namely material engineering, environmental engineering, construction engineering and computer and communication engineering,” he said here today.

He was commenting on Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow's statement which said that the tendency for engineering graduates to work in sectors unrelated to their fields of study is a worrying trend.

Among others, Chow said it would be sad to see that graduates with exposure to skilled labour choosing to work in other sectors such as insurance and marketing where it would be a loss for the country.

According to Dato’ Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar, undoubtedly the trend is there. However, UniMAP as an engineering-based university has always ensured that the teaching curriculum offered coincides and is in line with industry needs.

He explained that this includes appointing visiting lecturers among industry players and providing infrastructure, machinery, equipment and laboratories at par with those available in the industry.

He added that UniMAP have not only gained confidence in local industry but the university graduates also received recognitions from international companies and the presence of UniMAP alumni around the world is a testament to this.

“Recently, Clarivate Analytics and the Malaysian Ministry of Education in the Research and Innovation Performance of Malaysian Universities 2013-2017 also reported that UniMAP is well accepted by the industrial sector in the United States and China, especially by robotics-based companies.

“With these achievements, UniMAP will continue to be committed in producing competitive engineering graduates who will be contributing to the country's development agenda in line with the university's mission,” he said.

UniMAP Engineering Graduates Accepted by Industry

UniMAP Engineering Graduates Accepted by Industry

UniMAP Engineering Graduates Accepted by Industry

Kangar, 18 March – Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) will be providing free food for all the students who fall under the B40 and asnaf categories throughout the examination weeks to ensure that they are well nourished to do their revisions and to sit for their examinations. UniMAP Vice Chancellor Dato’ Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said that the initiative which begins this semester will involve 550 students who each received a food coupon worth RM 5. “We were informed that some of these students (the B40 and the asnaf) would send the money they received from their study loans or their zakat money to their families for their daily expenses.

“The examination falls towards the end of the semester when most of these students would be almost out of money. Hence it is hoped that this initiative would help the B40 and the asnaf students to be energised for the examination,” he said in a statement.

According to Dato’ Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar, UniMAP also provides the opportunity for the students to generate income through entrepreneurial assistance that offers the Gig Economy Scheme where the students are given the assistance to do on-line business.

He added that UniMAP also provides the “Foodcart Asnaf” and entrepreneurial kiosks purposely for the students who wish to carry out food and beverages business, and offers the Self Dedication Scheme which offers part-time job for the students.

“Through these schemes, the students are allowed to work part-time at any centre or department in UniMAP up to 5 hours per day. Usually the tasks provided are based on the skills acquired by the students such as translation, video editing, slide preparation and other clerical work. Meanwhile, he said that the ‘Friendly Kafe’ wakaf programmes at 9 cafés in UniMAP which was first introduced back in 2017 as the initiative to help the students by providing free food is still being practised.

“The programme also offers opportunity for any individual or organisation to donate their money to buy food at the cafés for students who are identified as underprivileged. This endowment concept programme is also implemented by individuals, the schools and the residential colleges.

“As for UniMAP, the continuation of such programmes can help provide food to underprivileged students who need it,” he said and added that starting from the 2019/2020 semester UniMAP will provide free accommodation for 10 selected asnaf students every year.

Makanan Percuma Untuk Pelajar Asnaf

Makanan Percuma Untuk Pelajar Asnaf

Kangar, 15 March – The negative stigma about playing video games is often associated with excessive waste of time to the extent of the game adversely affecting one’s life.

However, for Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) student Muhammad Ikhmal Yusman, this actually depends on how each individual manages their time.

He said that playing video games does not only ease his stress while studying but also improve his thinking skills.

"We just have to be good at time management. We need to balance the time spent between playing and studying, and we also need to choose the right time to play, so video games would not affect our studies," he added.

Earlier, Muhamad Ikhmal and his team-mates in UniMAP SE-Sport Team won the first place at Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PES 2019) in the E-Sport Tournament for Northern Region at Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) recently.

The other players are Muhammad Ikhmal's friends from the same school (School of Electrical Systems Engineering), Muhammad Azif Amirul Azmi and Muhammad Naqiuddeen Abdul Aziz.

 “By participating in video game competitions, we can meet new friends from the other universities to share ideas with,” Muhammad Ikhmal added.

He said he had previously participated in many video game competitions since 2016 but this is his first time representing UniMAP with a team at the campus sports tournament.

"We trained at my friends' video game studio in Jitra, Kedah every weekend and are determined to win the nationals next month.”

"The RM600 cash we recently won will be used to cover the competition expenses in Kuala Lumpur to represent the university," he said.

Pesara 2019

KANGAR, 13 March – Fortune smiled upon Universiti Malaysia Perlis graduate Nur Dinie Zubir when she was recently offered a job after winning awards at the C.Drive Program organised by Continental Automotive Components Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

After being anointed the recipient of the Best Project Award (Gold Medal) and the Excellence Award (Gold Medal), the Bachelor of Electronic Engineering Technology (Electronic Network Design) graduate from UniMAP Faculty of Engineering Technology (FTK) was offered a position as a Junior Software Engineer at the company which was based in Pulau Pinang.

When contacted, Nur Dinie attributed the event as doubly fortunate as she did not expect to be simultaneously conferred the awards and offered a job.

“It's my dream come true and a synchronicity for me upon being offered a position at a multinational corporation after graduating last October.

“I am lucky as UniMAP emphasised hands-on and practical concepts before sending us for industrial training (LI) and eventually being employed at the company.

“My experience here between January to Jun 2018 for LI and July to December 2018 for the C.Drive Program taught me the ins and outs of the automotive field,” she said.

Besides the position and award, she also took home a cash prize of RM2000 for each category won.

Besides Nur Dinie, graduates from 14 other universities, among them Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM), were short-listed after undergoing a number of filtering processes.

Meanwhile, the UniMAP FTK Industrial Network and Graduate Marketability Executive Committee Ts. Mohamad Rizal Abdul Rejab said that UniMAP signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in March 2018.

“Good networking relations between UniMAP and Continental has expedited a transfer of expertise from the standpoint of human resource, research, etcetera.

“The UniMAP graduate career 2018 marketability data reveals that six of our graduates have been accepted as employees at the company.

“I am certain that the practical teaching and learning techniques enhanced the skillsets of UniMAP students, such as the skills of programming, software, computer networking, integrated systems and others which facilitated their acceptance into the industry after graduation,” he said.

 

Pesara 2019

Pesara 2019

KANGAR, March 12 – A researcher from Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) School of Materials Engineering Assoc Prof Dr. Ong Hui Lin was selected as the recipient of the Endeavour Leadership Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship Award 2019.

UniMAP Vice Chancellor Dato 'Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said the award would allow Dr. Ong to undergo a short-term attachment program at Deakin University, Geelong, Australia which would enable the researcher to carry out his research work.

According to him, the award sponsored by the Australian Department of Education and Training in collaboration with Cheung Kong Infrastructure (Holdings) Limited aims to promote the exchange of knowledge between researchers and students from Australia and other Asian countries.

"I was informed that Dr. Ong is one of the six researchers selected for the unique programme this year. This success indirectly boosts UniMAP's visibility in the arena of international research.

"Indeed, as a university that supports the aspirations of national education, UniMAP is trying to evolve from a knowledge delivery centre to a diversified institution including sharing research with third parties, and this achievement proves UniMAP is now on the right track," he said in a statement here today.

According to Dr. Zul Azhar, in 2018, nearly 30 UniMAP academic staff members participated in attachment programmes at a number of international institutions in Prague, Taiwan, Japan, the United Kingdom, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Korea and France.

In the meantime, Dr. Ong, who is also the first recipient from UniMAP conferred the Fellowship Award for Women in Science from L'Oreal Malaysia, said this was not a success of individuals but a success for the organisation as a whole.

"I am very grateful to the Vice Chancellor who always provides us with the space and opportunity for UniMAP staff and researchers to conduct research without any hindrances and at the same time expanding our network of partnerships with outsiders.

"This is important because in the field of research, as networking with international institutions will enhance the reputation of the research carried out as well as highlight the institution's visibility in research and innovation," she said.

Penyelidik Terima Anugerah Australia

Kangar, March 12 – A total of 19 Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) staff members, including the former Registrar of UniMAP were celebrated at the Retiree Appreciation Ceremony 2019, with the theme “Honouring Your Contributions” (Jasamu Dikenang) at Hotel Seri Malaysia, here.

Former Registrar of UniMAP, Mr Zuber Mohamad, who retired on 15th January 2019 was also one of the five employees who underwent compulsory retirement, while two others were optional retirees and another five were those whose contract ended at the age of 60 years.

UniMAP Vice Chancellor Dato' Prof Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said the event was organised to show appreciation and respect to the retirees for their numerous contributions.

"Hence, on behalf of UniMAP I would like to take this opportunity to convey my sincerest appreciation and gratitude for all your contributions and dedication.

"Believe me, all your experiences in and contributions to the establishment of UniMAP cannot be valued in monetary terms," he said at the event held at Hotel Seri Malaysia.

Also present at the event were Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Prof Dr Uda Hashim and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students Affairs and Alumni) Prof. Dr. Mohd Foad Sakdan as well as various UniMAP head of departments.

Besides, Dr Zul Azhar presented souvenirs as a token of remembrance to all the retirees.

Names of the 2019 retirees are as follows: -

  • Mr. Abdullah bin Awang
  • Prof. Dr. Zakaria bin Wahab
  • Mr. Abdul Rashit bin Mustaffa
  • Mr. Rosely bin Md. Noor
  • Prof. Dr. Amran bin Ahmed
  • Tuan Haji Zuber bin Haji Mohamad
  • Miss Hasbalaila binti Alias
  • Mr. Abd. Razak bin Othman
  • Assoc.Prof. Dr. Idris bin Md. Noor
  • Mdm. Norehan binti Ahmad
  • Mdm. Nani Maslina Binti Sulaiman Najidi
  • Mdm. Sarina binti Din
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vithyacharan A/L Retnasamy
  • Mr. Md. Shah bin Jakun
  • Mr. Azmi bin Hussain
  • Mr. Sahidan bin Saleh
  • Mr. Abd. Latif bin Hashim
  • Mr. Saudiki bin Adam
  • Mr. Mansor bin Salim

 

Pesara 2019

Pesara 2019

Pesara 2019

Pesara 2019

Putrajaya, 8 March – The Centre of Excellence Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) research team of HAAS Solution Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) won the third place at the National Parcel Drone Competition yesterday.

The team was led by Prof Dr Hazry Desa (Director), En. Zambri Ibrahim (Leader - GCS & Mission Planner), En Khairi Hazir (Pilot), En Abd Mu'iz (Co-pilot/Video Observer) and En Azmie (Technical) and managed to score a trophy and a cash prize of RM7,000.

The prize was presented by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo at the Putrajaya Water Sports Complex.

Also present during the ceremony was Syed Md Najib Syed Md Noor, the Chief Executive Officer of Pos Malaysia Group.

The Parcel Drone Competition was organised by Pos Malaysia Berhad (Pos Malaysia) in collaboration with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). The competition saw the involvement of 40 participants from a number of institutions of higher learning and lasted for two days.

The participants were given two chances to fly a drone with a two-kilogram parcel and they had to fly it two miles across Tasik Putrajaya and return to the launch site within the fastest time.

Gobind said the program was in line with the ministry's wishes in the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia 2019-2023 to drive the digital economy, to promote the use of high technology, and to ensure the delivery of quality services to the people.

"With this programme, we can also explore potential local talents in the field of UAV, and they should be given the necessary support and recognition so that they can move forward to a higher level in the future."

DRON

DRON

DRON

Kangar, 10 March – In providing the exposure and appreciation of several aspects of soft skills such as loving nature, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) is offering the Human and Nature Sustainability Co-Curricular Course to students.

This is the first course of its kind to be offered at UniMAP under the coordination of the Sustainable Campus Coordinator Dr Siti Khadijah Zaaba and participated by 40 registered students.

The course briefing was delivered by Dr Siti Khadijah and initiated by Ts Dr Irnis Azura Zakarya who delivered a lecture on composting, including the techniques used to make compost from waste food.

According to Dr Siti Khadijah, besides the briefing, the students were also taught how to make compost by using the Simple Compost System (SKM) located near the Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra (PTSFP) library.

“Interestingly, seven senior lecturers from various UniMAP schools volunteered to help run the co-curricular activities.

“The students are divided into seven groups to carry out projects planned by each of the seven senior lecturers,” she said.

The senior lecturers involved for the respective activities were Dr Umi Fazara Md Ali, Dr Shuhaida Yahud, Dr Norshah Aizat Shuaib, Dr Ragunathan Santiagoo, Dr Sara Tasina Yusof, Dr Irnis Azura and Dr Siti Khadijah herself.

Dr Siti Khadijah said that in addition to composting, the other activities were tree planting, plogging, recycling, hydroponics, aquaponics and carbon footprint.

“Besides nature appreciation soft skills, these activities can expose the students to leadership, cooperation, discipline and channelling structured action.

“This course also increases the platform of cooperation between local and international universities through co-curricular activity,” she said.

Jaga Alam

Jaga Alam

Jaga Alam

Jaga Alam