Merdeka Town Hall Session with New Straits Times

Kuala Lumpur, Tuesday (2nd August 2016)5 Yayasan Cemerlang scholars participated in a Merdeka town hall session organised by Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) in collaboration with New Straits Times a Merdeka Town Hall Session at Innovation Hall, Level 2, UNIRAZAK, Jalan Tangsi, Kuala Lumpur.  The scholars who participated in the session are 3 Master of Business Administration (MBA) Students - Rohana Binti Hj. Abdul Rahman, Grace Chok Yee Swan, Hemma A/P Vikneswaran and 2 undergraduate students, Christine Chan Shi En (Bachelor of Business Administration, Islamic Banking & Finance) and her sister Chrismin Chan Shi Hui (Bachelor of Accounting with CPA Australia).

The aim of the event was to hear the views of the young generations regarding Malaysia Independents' day. Furthermore, what it means to have that patriotic spirit and the importance of unity in Malaysia. Among the guests who grace the session were Prof. Dr. Samsinar Md. Sidin, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & Student Affairs) of UNIRAZAK, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hafriza Binti Burhanudeen, CEO of Yayasan Cemerlang and UNIRAZAK Deans and Directors. There were 30 selected students from UNIRAZAK who were chosen to voice out on this matter. They were also joined by 3 moderators from New Straits Times (NST). The moderators were YBhg. Datuk Abdul Jalil Hamid, Group Managing Editor of New Straits Times Press, Ms. Sofia Cheok Suat Ling, Associate Editor (News) New Straits Times and Ms. Hazlina Abdul Aziz, Education Editor for New Straits Times. 

It was without doubt that this event had been a very fruitful forum for the students and the participants involved in crafting a better understanding regarding Independence Day. The Merdeka Town Hall session ended at 12.30pm.


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