THURSDAY, 30 JULY – 15 Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) students from various faculties were selected to participate in the Student Diplomats Attachment Training at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The three-week programme, which started from 27 July until 14 August enable students to gain knowledge and experience in diplomacy through visits at Wisma Putra and involvement in the activities carried out throughout the programme.
An attachment project under the Publicity and Public Diplomacy Programme under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Anifah Hj. Aman, the selection of UMS students for this first programme was an honour to UMS and for being appointed as the pioneer for this Student Diplomat Attachment Training Programme by the Ministry was such a high recognition.
Through this programme, participants will be trained to master individual skills and improve their communication skills, appearance, presentation, and other skills as well as gain exposure to the functions of the Foreign Ministry.
UMS Student Diplomats was established since 2014 and now has a membership of 15 students from various fields of study in Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
This small group of Student Diplomats was selected based on their character and positive attitude, have excellent communication skills, have high self-confidence, mature in thinking and fluent in Bahasa Malaysia and English in addition to being proficient in other languages.
The establishment of Student Diplomats was also viewed as timely and proactive in producing students with leadership qualities, presentable, in accordance with their line of duty as a diplomat for UMS.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah had the opportunity to meet with the 15 students in a briefing session with the participants at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport before their departure to Kuala Lumpur to participate in the programme.
The list of 15 Student Diplomats Attachment Training are as follows:
|1||Abdul Ismail Bin Abd Rani||BS13110003||HS22||FSSA|
|2||Ain Zaharah Bt Yasri||BI14110013||HC00||FKI|
|3||Bradly Virus Malitam||BK14110077||HK02||FKJ|
|4||Mohd. Fareez Bin Johran||BK13160579||HC00||FKI|
|5||Joanna Lynn Oliveiro||BA14110208||HA02||FKSW|
|6||Mohd. Abd. Fattah Abd. Rahim||BP14110347||HS20||FPP|
|7||Mohd. Nazrin Bin Noin||BA14161259||HA15||FKSW|
|8||Mohd. Risdi Surij Bin Zainudin||BK13110232||HC00||FKI|
|9||Nurfaizatul Syuhada Awang Sham||BA14110982||HA02||FKSW|
|10||Nurfarahanie Bt Hamzah||BP14110497||HT06||FPP|
|12||Rodzmidi Bin Abd Latif||BA14110566||HA32||FKSW|
|13||Siti Nurmasyittah Bt Ag. Besar||BK14110052||HK01||FKJ|
|14||Wydia Farhain Fredelina Wilfredo||BS14110932||HS40||FSSA|
|15||Joey Lee Jia Yi||BT13110045||HT18||FPP|
Source: Centre of International Affairs
Photo: Ernest Berinus
Media and Citra Division