TUESDAY, 17 DECEMBER – The Non-academic Professional Management of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (PPUMS) recently organised an informal discussion entitled ‘Work, Worked On Or Worked Upon’ at the JTMK Auditorium, UMS.
The discussion was led by a panel of senior staff with different background. They were Senior Deputy Bursar, Zallifah Shadan; Senior Science Officer from the School of Science and Technology, Yusup Laupe and Deputy Registrar, Norti Sirin whilst Law Officer from the Registrar Department Awang Suhaizam Bungso was the moderator.
Among issues discussed by the panellists were on self-improvement, being positive, spiritual well-being and outlook towards life.
“Do not have a negative or preconceive idea about someone. No doubt sometimes there is some negative element but we can turn that into something positive. Not everyone can be captain of the ship, some have to be sailors and sometimes you have to be the most unpopular person,” said Zallifah who has been attached to the Bursary Department, UMS for 16 years.
“If our heart is full of ego, then knowledge would not come to us,” said Norti, one of the panellists who have been working with this EcoCampus university for 15 years who added that when we look at things positively, the perspective would be different.
“We live to die and when we die that is when we live,” added Yusup who has been serving UMS for the past 15 years, who added that from the beginning of time our natural habit is to work.
The informal talk was also attended by Senior Deputy Chief Librarian Hj Zawawi Tiyunin who is also the President of PPUMS; Senior Assistant Registrar cum Deputy President of PPUMS, Samsuidin Nurdin and its Supreme Council members. The informal discussion was opened for and attended by more than 50 PPUMS members. – FL