TUESDAY, 21 APRIL
– Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Student Parliament Sitting was held with arguments and ideas from among student leaders.
Motion and ideas were exchanged through this sitting involving about 50 representatives and convened for the first time at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Sabah.
Interestingly, this sitting followed the etiquette and protocol of a real DUN and was chaired by Deputy Speaker of Sabah, Datuk Dr. Johnson Tee.
Earlier, UMS Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah said in his speech, the Student Parliament sitting was a proactive approach undertaken by the university’s management to improve the quality of UMS undergrads.
“I hope that this sitting would enable students debate on various current issues of the university in a prudent and responsible way in ensuring the wellbeing of UMS staff and students,” he said expressing his appreciation to the DUN Speaker, Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Mohd Salleh Tun Said Kerouac for allowing the sitting to be held at the state assembly.
Datuk Harun also expressed his sense of pride when UMS became the first Public University (UA) to conduct Student Parliament in DUN.
Also present were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs and Alumni, Associate Professor Dr. Ismail Ali and Chief Librarian of UMS, Dg Rukiah Ag Amit. – SS (fl)
Photo: Ernest Berinus
Media and Citra Division