TUESDAY, 16th FEBRUARY – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) will be another step ahead towards practising democracy when UMS Student Parliament maiden session set to be held in April 2015.
Hence, UMS Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismail Ali, recently paid a courtesy call to the office of Sabah State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Speaker, Datuk Seri Panglima Salleh Tun Said Keruak.
The visit was aimed to discuss UMS' desire to hold a Student Parliament Conference and also bridging collaboration in the aspect of managing and handling the session.
According to Datuk Salleh, Student Parliament will be beneficial experiences for the students involved. The session also allows the students to comprehend the concepts and processes of debating in the Parliament.
“I hope that the students representatives involved will be able to develop their communication skills, articulate in their arguments, active in questioning and answering, blunt, critical, have an open mind and at the same time courteous while giving their opinions and views,” he said, also adding that he will be chairing the session.
UMS Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr Mohd Harun Abdullah, gives his full support on the programme and hope that the session will develop the students’ talent and thus, supporting UMS' efforts in producing first class mind leaders.
‘Students Council’ idea, initiated by Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Rahman, the Malaysian Council of Former Elected Representatives (MUBARAK) President in 2013, will be in session with collaboration from both UMS and Sabah DUN.-ZMD(JA)
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Source: Masnahneh Masdin, HEP