Kuantan, 18 Ogos - The contingent of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) was crowned the overall champion of the 43rd SUKUM Championship while remains the defending champion for the 11th time.

UniMAP won the overall championship at Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) after winning 23

gold medals, 9 silver medals and 19 bronze medals in seventeen sports events.

Among the UniMAP's outstanding achievements are in the athletics, bowling, golf, women volleyball, football (senior category) and cycling.

Dato’ Prof Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal, the Vice Chancellor of UniMAP said that a team mentoring system is among the secrets of UniMAP's success.

"The mentors who are also the heads of department in UniMAP are responsible to support, advice and inspire their respective teams.”

"This approach proves that the administration always encourages staff to participate in sports events," he said when contacted.

Meanwhile, UniMAP's senior football team continues to excel after defeating Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) with four goals yesterday at the stadium of Sekolah Sukan Pahang.

Anas Shahrom scored the first goal in the fourth minute followed by the second and the third goals by Rosmaidi in the 10th and 26th minute respectively. The fourth goal by Faizal Zahir was in the 48th minute.

UniMAP's 206 contingents comprise athletes, coaches and officers joining the 43rd SUKUM Championship which was also participated by 20 public universities.

Tanjung Malim, 12 August – 52 out of 1,234 UniMAP Police Undergraduate Voluntary Corps (SUKSIS) trainees from all Public Universities attended the Passing Out Ceremony and the Presentation of SUKSIS Corps Inspector Certificate, today.

The certificate was awarded by the YDH Tan Sri Dato’ Inspector-General of Police at the ceremony which was held at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI).

In addition, three UniMAP SUKSIS trainees also received their awards at the ceremony, namely Best Overall Trainee Insp/KS Tan Yow Sheng, Best Academic Trainee Insp/KS Nur Amirah Abu Hassan and Best External Trainee Insp/KS Ikmal Hakim Ab Kadir.

The UniMAP SUKSIS Corps trainees this session are those from the 2015 squad which successfully underwent various trainings held by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) for three years, before they were qualified to receive the SUKSIS Corps Volunteer Police Inspector Certificates of Appointment.

Also present to witness the momentous occasion was UniMAP Vice Chancellor YDH ACP/KS Dato’ Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal who is the UniMAP SUKSIS Corps Commandant.

Previously, UniMAP Corporate Communication Unit (UKK) Director Mustaffa Ismail received the appointment as UniMAP SUKSIS Corps Adjutant Officer and holds the title of Deputy Superintendent of Police/AKS.

He received the appointment at the SUKSIS Corps Rank and Honorary Officer Appointment Certificate Ceremony, officiated by the PDRM Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department YDH CP Dato’ Sri Tajudin Md Isa at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam 3rd August recently.

Kangar, July 30 - The 2018 Asian Summer Program (ASP) is a credit-based mobility program,  participants of Asian universities were brought together to South Korea as Dongseo University hosted the program from July 8 to 27, recently.

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) has sent 24 students to join the ASP for three weeks with more than 400 students from 12 countries involving 31 universities.

Among the programs of ASP 2018 is that participants need to enroll, choose and attend in two courses that scheduled daily (Monday to Friday) at 9.30 am to 4.00 pm, apart from tours, Korean Cultural Event, Sports Day, Movie Night and other interesting activities held after the lecture hours.

A second year Industrial Biotechnology student, Vinod Kumar said ASP 2018 is a unique program and strengthens the fellowship among participants which coming from different countries.

"Each student was placed with a student from different countries over the course of the three weeks, therefore, the students get a chance to learn to live harmoniously, understand and respect different cultures.

"Furthermore, ASP has also increased my understanding of living in harmony and able tolerate with other races as well as recognizing the culture of  other Asian countries," he added.

Another second year Bioprocess student, Arina Izaati, who is also a member of the Student Representative Council (MPP), said that the opportunity was utilized fully when selected to participate in ASP 2018.

She said that in ASP 2018 her friends and she were able to highlight the uniqueness of Malaysian culture to other Asian counterparts.

"Moreover, my UniMAP friends and I also had the opportunity to experience going to lectures in a new atmosphere and met lecturers from different cultures and races," she said when contacted recently.

UniMAP Vice Chancellor, Dato' Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said other than UniMAP students, teaching staff were also selected to teach for two out of the 52 courses offered by ASP 2018, which are Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Commercialization & Intellectual Properties Management Prof. Dr. Rosni Bakar and Deputy Dean (Student's Affairs & Alumni) School of Human Development and Techno-Communication (iKOM), Dr Nor'Izah Ahmad.

He said, for the selection of ASP 2018 lecturers was different from previous years as the courses offered were determined by the request of ASP participants.

"Other than Malaysia, the countries that joined ASP 2018 were Indonesia, Taiwan, China, Philippines, Thailand, Bangladesh, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Korea and Lithuania," he added.

For the record, UniMAP has hosted ASP in 2014 and 23 Asian universities participated in the program.


Arau, 23 July – Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) sent 87 participants to the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Varsity Carnival which is being held from 20 to 26 July 2018, here at Universiti Teknologi MARA Perlis Branch.

According to UniMAP Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Madya Dr. Mohd Fo'ad Sakdan, participants consisting of 64 students and 23 officers were divided into three activity categories, namely sports, culture and seminar.

“There are seven sporting events being run, which are football, badminton, basketball, volleyball (women), and tennis.”

“Meanwhile, 15 students participated in the culture category and 3 students participated in the seminar,” he said during the Flag Handover Ceremony which was held at Tun Abdul Razak Residential College (PFI2), UniMAP Pauh Putra.

He said that all students who participate should do their utmost best in their respective segments and as ambassadors of the university, they should be more disciplined and adhere to all the rules.

“In fact, they need to keep in mind that their contribution is valuable to the university.

“Build a network of friends with participants from other universities, especially from Thailand and Indonesia,” he said.

The Varsity Carnival IMT-GT involves three countries, namely Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia, which are represented by universities that are members of IMT-GT.

“There are 11 universities representing their respective countries. Indonesia is represented by Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU), Institut Teknologi Medan (ITM), Universitas Syiah Kuala (USK) dan Universitas Negeri Medan (UNIMED).

“While Thailand is represented by Prince of Songkhla University (PSU), Thaksin University (TSU), Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya (RMUTSV) and Walailak University (WU),” he said.

Malaysia is presently being represented at the IMT-GT by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Perlis Branch, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and UniMAP.

Padang Besar, June 25 – Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), which has always been determined to produce holistic human capital that contributes to the country’s development and industrial competitiveness agenda, has widened its enrolment for the first time to accept a disabled (OKU) student in its diploma programme.

Perlis-born Muhammad Adib Wajdi Dzulhawira, 18, has been offered a place in the Diploma of Microelectronics Programme for three years or six semesters and is expected to complete the course at the end of 2020.

UniMAP Vice Chancellor Dato' Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said UniMAP received information about the student who had failed to secure a place at other higher education institutions due to his disability.

“He obtained good Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) results and should be given the opportunity to further his studies.

“But it was informed that he did not make the first intake was due to his leg disability and this should not be the case,” he said after the 2018/2019 Academic Session Student Welcome Ceremony at the UniMAP Uniciti Alam campus yesterday.

He added that UniMAP is convinced that everyone should be treated fairly and any differences should not be a barrier."UniMAP is ready to help him realise his dreams and the first step is to offer him a place of study," he said.

Meanwhile, Muhammad Adib Wajdi, the eldest of two siblings, wants to prove to the world that his disability is not a barrier to becoming successful.

“As the eldest, I want to be the best example to my brother and to make my parents proud.“Thanks to UniMAP for this opportunity and InsyaAllah it will not be wasted,” he said.

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