Pauh Putra, 4th July – The celebration during the month of Syawal was felt by 28 Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) Cooperative members on the last day of Syawal as they were honoured during the Aidilfitri Donation Programme at UniMAP Pauh Putra Sustainable Campus last night.

The donations were presented to the recipients by UniMAP Vice Chancellor Prof. Ts. Ir. R. Badlishah Ahmad.  

According to Koperasi UniMAP Perlis (Kounimap) Berhad Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr Muhammad Shahar Jusoh, this was a form of corporate social responsibility (CSR) by Kounimap to its members.

“Although this was the inaugural event, we had allocated more than RM5000 for the members and insyaAllah this will become an annual programme. The number of recipients will increase with the annual profit of the cooperative.

“Although the donation amount is meagre, I hope it will give joy to the recipients,” he said.

He added that the recipients members were selected based on the their' own applications as well as their standard of living.

“All applications were reviewed and filtered to ensure that the recipients were eligible and fall under the B40 group.

In the meantime, Kounimap is expected to introduce an insurance protection scheme worth RM20,000 to its members in the near future.


UniMAP delegation led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. R. Badlishah Ahmad had paid a courtesy visit to the Cultural Attaché Embassy of the Republic of Iraq, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Jalil M. Khalaf at his office in Kuala Lumpur.
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HANGZHOU: Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) menawarkan kursus elektif Bahasa Melayu kepada pelajar di Universiti Huangzhou Dianzi (HDU), China bagi sesi akademik akan datang dalam usaha memartabatkan Bahasa Malaysia di peringkat antarabangsa. - Berita Penuh BH Online, Rabu, 12 Jun 2019 | 2:34pm

Kangar – Former Deputy Vice Chancellor of Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. R. Badlishah Ahmad has been appointed the new Vice Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) replacing Dato' Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal whose term ended on May 14, 2019.

Prof. Badlishah’s appointment is a homecoming of sorts as he was one of the first employees to join UniMAP as Dean of its School of Computer and Communication Engineering.

He became the third Vice Chancellor of UniMAP and will serve for the next three years from 15th May 2019 until 14th May 2022.

His received his appointment letter from the Minister of Education Dr. Maszlee Malik in accordance with the provisions of Section 12 (1) of the Constitution of Universiti Malaysia Perlis.

Chairman of the UniMAP Board Datuk Prof. Emeritus Dr. Kamarudin Hussin said he believed that with Prof. Badlishah's excellent qualification and extensive experience in engineering and administration of his previous university, he would be able to boost UniMAP to a higher level.

UniMAP is proud to be able to continue to produce a generation of authoritative leaders like him and it is our hope that he would be able to use his full expertise to run UniMAP.

“Also, we would like to express our deepest appreciation to Dato' Zul Azhar who contributed so much to UniMAP's success especially when UniMAP earned the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rating - Five Stars for the QS Stars Audit in the period of 2019-2021.

“In addition, UniMAP has also been listed in 500 best universities through QS World University Ranking by Subject for Engineering and Technology in 2017,” he said.

Dato' Zul Azhar congratulated Prof. Badlishah on his appointment and called on UniMAP employees to continue to provide support and cooperation to the new Vice Chancellor to ensure that the culture of excellence is maintained at the university.

“As a person who was involved with the administration at UniMAP early on, I felt that it was not difficult for him to continue the administrative legacy of this university and would certainly receive good cooperation from the university community.

“I’m also confident his background in computer engineering will be of great benefit to the UniMAP 2025 Strategic Plan which is largely based on computer technology and networking,” he said.


- Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. R. Badlishah Ahmad

- From Kajang, Selangor

- Experiences:

  • Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (Unisza)
  • Professor and Dean of Schools of Computer and Communication Engineering, UniMAP
  • Lecturer in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

- Academic:

  • Master of Science and a PhD in Optical Electronics from the University of Strathclyde
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electric and Electronics Engineering from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Communication) at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

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