Fond memories of Kajang for UKM alumni


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  • Thursday, 13 Mar 2014

(l-r) Suthakar, Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai and Sivaraman at UKM Alumni Night Kajang - The Starting Point.

THE landscape in Kajang town may have changed tremendously over the decades, but fond memories of the place are forever etched in the minds of many Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) graduates.

The campus is located near the town where undergraduates go for Cantonese fried kuay teow and shop for groceries and stationery during weekends.

On Saturday, about 200 graduates gathered at the Kajang town to relive the good old days.

Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai receiving a momento from Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai at the UKM Alumni Night Kajang - The Starting Point. Looking on is (from left) Calvin Kan, Chong Sin Woon, Datuk Boey Chin Gan,Clement Heng and Koh Chin Han.
[ Liow (centre) receiving a momento from Wong at the UKM Alumni Night Kajang - The Starting Point. Looking on are (from left) Calvin Kan, Chong, Boey, Clement Heng and Koh Chin Han. ]

Many of them graduated in the 1980s.

Guest-of-honour MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and his wife Datin Seri Lee Sun Loo ­­— both graduated in 1986 — were seen catching up with old friends.

The event, themed ‘Kajang — The Starting Point’, was more meaningful for the couple as they were campus sweethearts.

Hoo Hee Kung (with the phone), Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and Datin Seri Lee Sun Loo at UKM Alumni Night Kajang - The Starting Point.
[ Hoo Hee Kung (with the phone) taking a selfie with Liow and Lee at the alumni event. ]

Another pair of campus sweethearts who tied the knot were Datuk Boey Chin Gan and Datin Michelle Chew Yen Tyug, who graduated in 1992 and 1993 respectively.

Boey is now special officer to Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Maha- thir.

Also present at the event was MCA Youth chief Chong Sin Woon, who graduated in 1999.

The alumni dinner held at Shuang Xi Lou in Wisma MKH was organised by Star Publications (M) Bhd chief executive officer/group managing director Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, who graduated in 1984.

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