FRIDAY, 30 JANUARY
– Members of Student Representatives Council (MPP) attended the ASEAN University Youth Summit representing Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), held at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Kedah which ended yesterday.
MPP delegation led by its President, Mohd. Al-Farid Abaraham attended the programme which was held in conjunction with the selection of Malaysia as the host country for ASEAN.
Speaking when contacted by media, Farid said the programme focused on efforts by ASEAN countries to spearhead student mobility in the aspect of volunteerism.
“The experience of participating in this forum is very beneficial as we can exchange ideas on issues and recommendations towards improving activities involving volunteerism.
“We are also proud that UMS is chosen to represent Higher Learning Institutions (IPTA) alongside Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) and Malaysian Student Volunteers Foundation to this programme that is participated by 50 universities from ASEAN countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Brunei,” he said, adding that the programme was also attended by representatives from South Korea as guest country.
Farid said, all the input obtained would have an impact on development in the aspect of volunteerism, especially among students of UMS and undergrads of Malaysia.
Also representing Universiti Malaysia Sabah was Asmah Kadir and Monisa Amri who were Exco for UMS MPP Welfare and Student Services.
The opening ceremony was officiated by the Chief Minister of Kedah, Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Mahathir. – SS (fl)
Source: Student Representatives Council (MPP)
Media and Citra Division