ARAU, September 6, 2019 - The University of Perlis Malaysia (UniMAP) continues to expand its knowledge sharing after accepting 20 employees of Molex (M) Sdn Bhd as a student at the Memorandum of Understanding (MoA) signing ceremony for the Manufacturing Technology Executive Diploma held at the company in Prai , yesterday.

According to UniMAP Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ir. No. Dr. R Badlishah Ahmad, a yearlong study session was started where lectures were held at the company.

“This is a university effort in response to the government's call for industry co-operation as the program opens a new chapter for UniMAP and I look forward to further collaboration with the industry.

"I also like that UniMAP has begun its proactive efforts in building relationships with industry through advisory services for improving the structure of the program of study," he said when speaking at the event.

He added that UniMAP also undertook several projects with the industry focused on staff training.

"Universities and industries depend on each other because high quality university graduates will enhance the productivity of the industry," he said.

In addition to the MoA, a letter of offer was also presented to Molex staff involved.

Also present at the event were Molex's Vice President of International Human Resources Pete Sparber; Director of Operations, Tharshana Moorthi; Northern Territory Manager, Norlaily Matsah.

Also present was UniMAP representative, UniMAP Executive Director Kulim and Senior Consultant in Manufacturing Technology Diploma Program, Prof. Colleague Dr Yufridin Wahab; Director of the Center for Industry and Government Cooperation (CIGC), Prof. Madya Dr. Shafriza Nisha Wet

Prof. Dr. Badlishah also expressed his wish that other industries would also apply the efforts of the Molex company in a joint venture with the university to strengthen the industry in Malaysia.

Meanwhile, Ijasyahrizal Arshad, 28 welcomed an initiative by Molex that gave him and his colleagues the opportunity to continue their studies to further enhance their existing knowledge and skills.

“I am in the Quality Assurance section and through this program I am confident that I will be a proactive and dynamic employee and meet the needs of my employer.

"Most of us have certificates from various institutions and have served over three years at Molex and through filters before being selected for the program," he said.

Ijasyahrizal said he hoped more Molex staff would be offered a place at UniMAP to continue their studies for skills development.

A work trip to UniMAP by Mr. Badri Hussein Sandhol from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia in Malaysia. He has met Prof Ir Ts Dr R Badlishah Ahmad at the UniMAP Main Meeting Room, 11th Floor, KWSP building, Kangar.

Mr Badri then paid a visit to the Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Library and met with Somali students in UniMAP at the end of the library tour.
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Congratulations | IEEE OES 2019 Presidential Award

Prof Dr Mohd Rizal Arshad is presented the Presidential Award for developing the IEEE OES Malaysian Chapter, helping with OTC Asia and running USYS (Underwater SYStems Technologies) series of conferences with IEEE and OES and forging collaborations among ocean researchers in the region.

He will receive the award at the OES ExCom meeting in Singapore because of his schedule.

Mohd Rizal Arshad organised USYS conf in 2006 (Penang), 2008 (Bali), 2010 (Cyberjaya), 2012 (Malacca), 2014 (Shah Alam), 2016 (Kuala Lumpur), 2017 (Penang) and 2018 (Wuhan) with his colleagues. For IEEE USYS2020 it will be organised in Xi’an, China. Rizal and his colleagues have also organised annual National Technical Seminar on Underwater System and Technology (NUSYS) since 2007 until now. This year NUSYS2020 will be held in Dec 2019. A number of ROV competitions were also organised with the Malaysian Ministry of Education for High School Students. For the past two years, they have initiated the Malaysian AUV (MAUV) Competitions among the undergraduate students. For the regional collaborations, he has worked closely with friends in ITB, Bandung Indonesia and NUS, Singapore. The most recent one was to assist in the establishment of IEEE OES Wuhan Chapter and forging research cooperation with Indian counterparts. As it is, with his all ongoing activities, we are happy that his efforts have got OES recognition.…/honors-a…/ieee-oes-presidential-award/
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The Vice Chancellor of UniMAP, Prof Ir Ts Dr R Badlishah Ahmad attending the Advisory Board Meeting 2017-2020 Malaysia-France University Centre (MFUC) at French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Paris
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PAUH PUTRA Sept. 21 - Maybe one day your food order will be sent by a drone and not the food carrier as it is now.

It sounds awkward but that's not possible given the drone technology that is growing today.

Currently, McDonald's Malaysia's leading fast food chain is showing interest in the use of the technology.

This is evident when McDonald's is one of the main sponsors of the University Robotics Competition: The Championship of 2019 (Urock 2019).

According to the Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International) of the University of Perlis Malaysia (Unimap), Prof. Ir. No. Dr. Rezuwan Kamaruddin, a food delivery competition using drones, has received encouraging response from Urock, which has been running since 2010.

"Last year, 11 teams from seven HEIs participated in the competition but this time the participation increased to 16 teams from nine HEIs.

"This year's challenge is for drones to carry and deliver 'Happy Meal McDonald's' boxes with some obstacles that require high flying skills.

"This food box should be delivered with two main requirements, namely fastest to maintain quality and freshness and must remain unbroken," he said when addressing the closing of the Urock 2019 competition at the Unimap Permanent Campus here today.

Also present were McDonald's Malaysia Consultant Datuk Mohamed Nasir Rakhir and Bank Rakyat General Manager, Norashikin Shaharudin.

Organized by Urim by Unimap in collaboration with Bank Rakyat and McDonalds Foundation, it aims to be a field of partnerships and robotics technology between universities (HEIs).

In contrast to other robotic competitions, Urock participants are required to present the use of robot technology developed so that everyone can benefit from it.

During this time, 50 teams from 15 HEIs competed in three categories namely 'drone', 'legged' and 'cooperative'. – UTUSAN ONLINE 

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