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Proud achievement: Tunku Noor Hayati posing with her master’s degree scroll at Dewan Tunku Canselor.
KUALA LUMPUR: It was an auspicious occasion for both Universiti Malaya and Tunku Noor Hayati Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, the daughter of Malaysia’s first Prime Minister and first chancellor of the university, when she received her master’s degree from the Regent of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, who is also UM pro-chancellor.
Tunku Noor Hayati, 46, who did her master’s in philosophy programme at UM’s Institute for Postgraduate Studies, received her scroll at the university’s 52nd convocation ceremony, held for the second day, here, yesterday.
Met after the ceremony, Tunku Noor Hayati said the occasion was very meaningful to her as the university’s main hall, Dewan Tunku Canselor, where the convocation was held, was officially opened by her late father in 1966.
“I am proud of this achievement,” said the third of Tunku’s four children.
At the convocation ceremony, Raja Nazrin also presented honorary doctorates to three personalities who excelled in their respective fields.
One of them is the Unesco director-general Irina Bokova, from Bulgaria, who received the honorary PhD in humanities.
Bokova was represented by the director of Unesco’s Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, based in Jakarta, Dr Hubert Gijzen.
Banker Tan Sri Azman Hashim received an honorary doctorate in management, while internationally-acclaimed architect Datuk Kenneth Yeang King Mun received an honorary doctorate in architecture.
A total of 560 graduates received their scrolls at the convocation ceremony yesterday. — Bernama
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