From SMK DJ to Harvard

All smiles: Loh and Lim (standing, third and sixth from left, respectively), and Ng (seated, far right), with other Malaysian students at Harvard.

THEY have long graduated from secondary school but three former SMK Damansara Jaya (SMK DJ), Selangor, students still adhere to the school’s motto “to be knowledgeable to contribute”.

It was precisely because of their abiding belief in this principle that Andrew Loh Zhu An, Lim Kai Shen and Ng Siew Sanz – who bade farewell to their school in 2004, 2008 and 2010, respectively – found their way to Harvard University in the United States where they are currently pursuing their postgraduate studies. Loh, who had advised African, Asian and European governments as a consultant at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, said action in service of the greater good is a value much appreciated at Harvard.

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