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  • Sunday, 26 Apr 2009

International meet

University Malaya’s Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS) will be organising an international conference on ‘China’s Future: Pitfalls, Prospects, and the Implications for ASEAN and the World” on May 5-6.

Dr. Yeoh Kok Kheng, Director and Assoc Professor of ICS will deliver the keynote address on China-Southeast Asian Economic Relations on the first day.

Other topics that will be discussed in the two-day conference include China and International Relations, China and the Global Financial Crisis, and China and ASEAN: Resource, Strategic Issues, Regionalism and Trade.

For more information or to RSVP, contact ICS at 03-7956 5663/ 7956 1695/ 7958 8173 or email

Youth leadership camp

LEADERONOMICS Youth will be organising a youth leadership camp from June 8 to 13 at Activat8 Training Centre in Kuala Linggi, Negeri Sembilan.

The theme this year is ‘Driving It Out, Doing The Extreme’ (DIODE). Designed for teens between the ages of 14 and 17, this camp offers practical challenges and projects to strengthen leadership qualities.

Campers will also get to meet key leaders from different fields including CEOs, heads of leading NGOs, singers, and sportsmen to broaden their scope and understanding of what makes a leader.

Early bird rates are available for those who sign up before April 30. Registration closes May 15.

For details visit or call 03-7957 5809. Online registration is also available at

Inter-school quiz

THE Centre for Pre-University Studies at KDU College is organising an inter-school Mathematics and General Science Quiz open to all students in Form Five.

The questions are based on the secondary school Maths and Science syllabus. Students scoring 75% and above will qualify to enter the second and final round of the quiz. No pre-registration of students is required. Winners of the quiz will be awarded the College’s scholarships for any of its pre-university programmes.

For information, contact Ronald Lai at 03-7728-8123 ext 626 or e-mail

Old girls reunion

CONVENT Pulau Tikus classes of 1986 and 1984 are each organising a reunion for their former classmates and teachers in August.

The 1984 batch will be holding its reunion on Aug 1 at the E&O Hotel in Penang. All CPT students and teachers from 1974 to 1984 are urged to contact Datin Sri Maison Shaik Abdul Rahman (012-208 3812,, Celin Loh (012-492 9967, or Rahmati Raden (016-201 3502). Log on to for details.

Meanwhile, a hi-tea will be held for the class of 1986 at the Parkroyal Penang on Aug 15. For details contact Debbie Rodrigues (016-444 1644), Taranjit Kaur (012-358 5927) or Pauline Gan (019-600 2318) or e-mail

Scholarships from HK varsity

AS part of its goal to embrace young talent, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is offering scholarships to outstanding international undergraduate students for the 2009/2010 academic year.

Scholarships up to HK$120,000 (RM56,091) are available to cover yearly tuition fees and living expenses in Hong Kong.

Students must be accepted into one of the university’s undergraduate programmes before they are considered for the scholarships.

Full and tuition-waiver scholarships are also available for Masters programmes and post graduate research studies at the university, one of the largest public-funded varsities in Hong Kong.

It will identify deserving applicants for the scholarships.

Candidates are required to submit their university applications to or send to HOPE at D-07-03, Block D, Plaza Kelana Jaya, Jalan SS7/13, Kelana Jaya, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

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