Medical students are screened, says Russia

  • Nation
  • Friday, 22 Aug 2003

THE Russian embassy maintains that it screens students properly before selecting them for entry to five Russian medical universities recognised by the Government, Berita Harian reports. 

Since last year, medical students who want to further studies in Russia had been going through a screening process by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Kuala Lumpur before obtaining visas, said the centre’s director Nikolay S. Savenkov. 

He said the centre would not grant visas to those who did not go through proper procedures. 

Nikolay clarified that it was another country and not Russia which accepted for medical studies an arts student who had failed science subjects. 

The five universities recognised by the Government are Moscow Medical Academy, Russian State Medical University, Nizhny Novgorod Medical Academy, Volgograd State Medical Academy and Kursk State Medical University. 


·THE Culture, Arts and Tourism Ministry, through the Shopping Secretariat of Malaysia and Kraftangan Malaysia, is prepared to promote Malaysian batik internationally, another article in Berita Harian reported. 

Minister Datuk Paduka Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir said that Malaysian batik was unique because no two designs were identical. 

“Our aim is to introduce Malaysian batik, with its various designs and world-class motifs, globally,” he said at the launch of KL Fashion Extravaganza Batik Mystique at Malaysian Tourism Centre. 

The event marked the beginning of co-operation between the Shopping Secretariat of Malaysia and Kraftangan Malaysia. 

The move is also aimed at gaining Malaysia a place in the international fashion arena and giving talented local designers exposure at international level.  

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