King confers scholarships on 12 recipients

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has conferred the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Scholarship on 12 recipients at Istana Negara.

Eight of the recipients were awarded scholarships to pursue doctorate studies (PhD), while the remaining four were for master’s degree programmes.

Two of the recipients will pursue their studies abroad. The other 10 will continue their studies at research universities in the country.

The recipients of the scholarship for doctorate studies included RK Tharini, 24, who is pursuing her studies in Genetic Science at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and Nur Dini Fatini Mohammad Faizal, 23, in Pharmaceutical Science Research at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

The others are Muhammad Mohamed Amin, 27, (Manufacturing Engineering, UKM); Nurfatihah Zulkifli, 25, (Biochemistry, Universiti Malaya); Syed Muhammad Iqbal Syed Othman, 26, (Plant Biotechnology, UKM); Nur Alia Afifah Zakaria, 24, (Chemistry, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM); Chai Jian Yi, 26, (Medical Science, UKM) and Soon Wan Chi, 24, (Chemical Engineering, USM).

The recipients for the master’s degree programmes are Omar Akbar Khan, 27, (Economy, London School of Economics); Toh Liang Su, 25, (Plant Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia); Ain Nur Afifah Azman, 22, (Genetic Science, UKM); Nursyamimi Ramli, 26, (Medical Science, UKM).

Since its introduction in 2006, a total of 187 individuals had received the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Scholarship to pursue their studies in the fields of Science and Technology, Economics, Law and Islamic Finance. — Bernama

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