112 PALAPES CADETS COMMISSIONED AS JUNIOR OFFICERS IN THE MILITARY RESERVE FORCE OF THE MALAYSIAN ARMY

112 PALAPES CADETS COMMISSIONED AS JUNIOR OFFICERS IN THE MILITARY RESERVE FORCE OF THE MALAYSIAN ARMY

112 PALAPES CADETS COMMISSIONED AS JUNIOR OFFICERS IN THE MILITARY RESERVE FORCE OF THE MALAYSIAN ARMY

on 18 August 2015.

UUM ONLINE: 112 cadets from the Reserve Officer Training Unit (PALAPES), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) were commissioned as Junior Officers in the military reserve force of the Malaysian army (ATM) at the 34th Royal Commissioning Ceremony of PALAPES Cadet Officers of the Public Higher Learning Institutions of Malaysia. The ceremony was held at the parade ground, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

54 Army cadets, 38 Air force cadets and 22 Navy cadets were involved in the commissioning ceremony.

The ceremony was graced by the presence of Duli Yang Maha Muli, the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj.

1620 PALAPES cadet officers from 18 universities including the cadets from the Malaysian Maritime Academy (ALAM) were commissioned in the ceremony.

The commissioning exercise commenced on 1 to 16 August involving 29 UUM PALAPES trainers, 41 junior assistant officers, 14 junior student officers and 5 staff volunteers.

Earlier on, UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Wira Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak held a meeting with the cadets and share some words of encouragement with them.

Also present at the ceremonial Royal Parade was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Malek Abdul Karim.

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UUM VICE-CHANCELLOR MEETS UUM STAFF IN LONDON

UUM IN TALKS WITH KUIS ON POTENTIAL COLLABORATION IN EMERGENCY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT

UUM IN TALKS WITH KUIS ON POTENTIAL COLLABORATION IN EMERGENCY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT

on 20 August 2015.

UUM ONLINE: Japan, 18 August – A delegation from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) led by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dato’ Wira Dr. Mohamed Mustafa had the opportunity to visit the Kansai University of International Studies (KUIS), Hyogo to discuss cooperating on technology.

The Vice-Chancellor said UUM is committed to strengthen ties between Malaysia and Japan through possible collaborative efforts with KUIS particularly involving technology transfer in disaster management as UUM is planning to build a premier institute of natural disaster of its own.  

"There is an opportunity to collaborate with KUIS in disaster management and it is an advantage to UUM to develop this courageous field," he said.

The Vice-Chancellor and his delegation were taken to visit the northern part of Japan, the Awaji Island in Kobe to witness devastating effects of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake on the Richter scale occurred in 1995.

He was impressed by the Japan’s recovery and their persistent efforts to rebuild the affected areas after the devastating catastrophic.

In addition, UUM and KUIS also talked over several issues such as a disaster management programme, staff expertise transfer fellowship, student practicum placement and credit mobility programme.

KUIS also enlightened Japanese people on emergency and disaster management and conducted sessions to give early exposure about public emergencies and catastrophes to primary and high school pupils.

Meanwhile, the President of KUIS, Prof. Atsushi Hamana said he was also impressed with UUM numerous achievements to date including the campus panoramic view of lush greenery as portrayed in UUM postcard.

He expressed his desire to considering a good time to make a reciprocal visit to UUM and experience the green campus initiatives as well as to witness the varsity’s various attainments.

The Vice-Chancellor and his delegation also visited the JICA Kansai International Centre in Chuo-Ku, Kobe and they were welcomed by the International Recovery Platform (IRP) Secretariat, Shingo Kouchi.

The key role of the IRP is to identify gaps and constraints experienced in post disaster recovery and to serve as a catalyst for the development of tools, resources, and capacity for resilient recovery. The IRP also aims to be an international source of knowledge on good recovery practice.

Also accompanied the Vice-Chancellor in his visit were Director of Centre for University-Industry Collaboration (CUIC), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hartini Ahmad; Dean of Student Development and Alumni, College of Business (UUM COB), Dr. Farizal Rajemi; Deputy Dean of Student Development and Alumni, College of Law, Government and International Studies (UUM COLGIS), Dr. Norhaizal Azam and CUIC officials.

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