WEDNESDAY, 17 DECEMBER –
Dance troupe Taming MAS, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Labuan International Campus (UMSKAL) emerged champion in the Creative Ethnic Dance Category titled ‘Kiyap Abing’ dance (Open Fan) in conjunction with the 5th
Borneo Higher Institutions (IPT) Dance Festival 2014, which was held recently.
A total of 11 students and two chaperons headed by head contingent, Mas Adi Alimin represented UMSKAL at the IPT Dance Festival held at Dewan Jubli, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Sarawak.
According to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs) UMS, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismail Ali who attended the festival , UMS welcomed students involvement in the international arena as a way of interaction among UMS students and other IPT especially in the island of Borneo.
“I hope this success will motivate UMS students to continue making a name in the international arena and national level in various fields in the future,” he said and congratulated Taming MAS for their success.
In addition to winning the Chief Minister of Sarawak Challenge Trophy and cash prize of RM5,000, Taming MAS dance troupe also took home the title of Best Costume prize and cash prize of RM2,000.
Besides UMSKAL, the festival was also participated by dance troupes from UMS Main Campus, UiTM Sarawak, UiTM Sabah, UNITAR Sarawak, UNIMAS, UPM Bintulu Campus (UPMKB), Universiti Borneo Tarakan (UBT), Universitas Lambung Mangkurat (UNLAM), Universitas Palangkaraya (UNPAR), Universitas Mulawarman (UNMUL) and Universitas Tanjungpura (UNTAN). – HH (fl)
Source: Azri Onn
Media and Citra Division