15 UMS Students on Student Diplomats Attachment Training

program diplomatTHURSDAY, 30 JULY – 15 Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) students from various faculties were selected to participate in the Student Diplomats Attachment Training at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The three-week programme, which started from 27 July until 14 August enable students to gain knowledge and experience in diplomacy through visits at Wisma Putra and involvement in the activities carried out throughout the programme.

An attachment project under the Publicity and Public Diplomacy Programme under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Anifah Hj. Aman, the selection of UMS students for this first programme was an honour to UMS and for being appointed as the pioneer for this Student Diplomat Attachment Training Programme by the Ministry was such a high recognition.

Through this programme, participants will be trained to master individual skills and improve their communication skills, appearance, presentation, and other skills as well as gain exposure to the functions of the Foreign Ministry.

UMS Student Diplomats was established since 2014 and now has a membership of 15 students from various fields of study in Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

This small group of Student Diplomats was selected based on their character and positive attitude, have excellent communication skills, have high self-confidence, mature in thinking and fluent in Bahasa Malaysia and English in addition to being proficient in other languages.

The establishment of Student Diplomats was also viewed as timely and proactive in producing students with leadership qualities, presentable, in accordance with their line of duty as a diplomat for UMS.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah had the opportunity to meet with the 15 students in a briefing session with the participants at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport before their departure to Kuala Lumpur to participate in the programme.

The list of 15 Student Diplomats Attachment Training are as follows:


NoNameStudent NoProgrammeFaculty
1Abdul Ismail Bin Abd RaniBS13110003HS22FSSA
2Ain Zaharah Bt YasriBI14110013HC00FKI
3Bradly Virus MalitamBK14110077HK02FKJ
4Mohd. Fareez Bin JohranBK13160579HC00FKI
5Joanna Lynn OliveiroBA14110208HA02FKSW
6Mohd. Abd. Fattah Abd. RahimBP14110347HS20FPP
7Mohd. Nazrin Bin NoinBA14161259HA15FKSW
8Mohd. Risdi Surij Bin ZainudinBK13110232HC00FKI
9Nurfaizatul Syuhada Awang ShamBA14110982HA02FKSW
10Nurfarahanie Bt HamzahBP14110497HT06FPP
11Cassandra SamanthanBS14161080HS40FSSA
12Rodzmidi Bin Abd LatifBA14110566HA32FKSW
13Siti Nurmasyittah Bt Ag. BesarBK14110052HK01FKJ
14Wydia Farhain Fredelina WilfredoBS14110932HS40FSSA
15Joey Lee Jia YiBT13110045HT18FPP


Source: Centre of International Affairs


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