TUESDAY, 03 DECEMBER
– About 500 Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) students attended a Public Talk presented by Prof. Dato’ Dr. Sidek Baba which was held at the Lecture Hall Centre 1, UMS recently.
Themed ‘Realising Earth’s Agenda For Humankind In the Context of the Country’, the talk organised by Centre For the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning (PPIB) captivated the students attention who were pursuing the Ethnic Relations Course and Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation course, two core public university compulsory subjects.
According to Dato’ Dr. Sidek, being understanding and tolerant should co-exists in creating a harmonious life where each individual had the right to live and in fair opportunities, covered by law so that the democracy process was alive to guarantee peace.
“A better life must be based on knowledge and education grounded with ethics and values. In the Malaysian context which has a unique society with diverse background and understanding, sharing and being tolerant are important,” he stressed.
He added that the difference in belief and culture should not be a hindrance but a parallel point which should be nourished for the sake of harmony.
Also present was PPIB Deputy Dean of Academic and International, Dr. Suraya Sintang who represented the Dean. – SS