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Swinburne Sarawak pro vice-chancellor Prof Anthony Cahalan (left) greeting delegates at the conference. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / The Star

Don spells out varsities’ role

27 August 2014

KUCHING: Universities have a responsibility to develop competent researchers who can play a leading role in social and economic development.

Meet the scientists who are creating things, adding value, and contributing to society in subtle, often unseen ways: From left, molecular biologist Prof Dr Raja Noor Zaliha Raja Abd Rahman,  nuclear scientist Dr. Chantara Thevy Ratnam, and chemical engineer Prof Dr Luqman Chuah Abdullah.


Getting to the next level in the world of science

27 August 2014

Three members of the Academy Of Sciences Malaysia’s 2013 intake for its Top Research Scientist Malaysia database — a repository of the cream of this country’s scientific crop — weigh in with their thoughts on science in the Malaysian context.

Chemical engineer Professor Dr Luqman Chuah Abdullah loves reading, stamp collecting, classical music, musicals, opera, art, cycling and jungle trekking. He dislikes gossiping and feeling lazy. He says he chose science as a career because he loves the thrill of discovery.

Dr Luqman Chuah Abdullah: Driven to innovate

27 August 2014

Who doesn’t want to know how things work? That’s the reply chemical engineer Dr Luqman Chuah Abdullah offers when asked why he chose science.

Little House emblem (top), followed by (from left top row) Hostess, Laundress, Homemaker, Handy Woman, Childnurse, Cook, Computer and Needlework. Inside the All Round Chord is the First Aider badge.

Pix by LO TERN CHERN / STAR / 23 Aug 2014.

Guides carry out chores to earn badges

27 August 2014

TWENTY-TWO members of the Penang Girl Guides Association (PGGA) got down to housekeeping chores when they spent three hours at the association’s headquarters to clean the kitchen, toilets, rooms and wash the bicycles in the storeroom.

Thankful lot: (From third left) Awa Maisarra and Ayu Hanis posing for a photo with 
the family 
of other 
recipients in Nibong Tebal.

Big help for students

27 August 2014

THE Penang Government has allocated RM549,000 to be given out as one-off cash aid to 549 students entering public institutions of higher learning this year.

Idris: Education system is improving

27 August 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Critics should not be quick to put down the local education system as things are improving, said Education Minister II Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

Group shot of the team of 23 from Sze Chuan, China before departing.

Praise for Malaysians’ Mandarin proficiency

26 August 2014

A group of 23 educators from Sze Chuan, China visited Malaysia recently to study the secret behind Malaysians’ proficiency in Mandarin.

RM152,000 boost for fund

26 August 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), through its UiTM-PNB alumni, has contributed RM152,000 to the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) 1Billion Education Fund.

Scholarships for bright Chinese high school students

26 August 2014

PETALING JAYA: Students from independent Chinese high schools can apply for scholarships from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Neat sum: Prof Cahalan (fourth right) handing over a mock cheque to Kiu while representatives from Swinburne Sarawak and Habitat Kuching look on.

Internship opportunities to build homes for the needy

25 August 2014

KUCHING: Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus will work with Habitat for Humanity Kuching Affiliate on its social innovation internship unit after both parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the cooperation.

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