Law Faculty Praised For Opening Special Student Lounge
By Asmahanim Amir
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BANGI, June 8, 2016 – Faculty of Law (FUU) at The National University of Malaysia (UKM) has launched Razali Student Lounge (RSL) which serves as a multi-purpose activity and communication hall for students.
The room which has space for meetings, watching television and lounge designed so that students can do their academic assignments, relax with friends and hold discussions in the hall.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Dato’ Razali Ibrahim – in which the facility was named after – said RSL is a place to chill-out, to study and even socialise for students while also a medium for fostering integration.
He regarded it as a place for rest and recreation that should also be used properly so that it can enjoyed by all Law students.
“That place also can bring misery if not used properly,” he said at the launch ceremony, here on May 19.
It was dubbed RSL because Dato’ Razali personally was the biggest contributor to the development of the room.
Dato’ Razali, an FUU Alumni, said the dream to have a lounge for students to socialise had started out as a wish with a sketch on paper.
“But all that has been realized together. I agree that everything starts with a dream. I just want to realize the dream.
“If God willing, in the future, if you need more facilities in the room, we will try to give a bigger donation,” he said.
Meanwhile, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Students and Alumni Affairs, Prof Dato’ Noor Aziah Mohd Awal said the idea of setting up RSL came from the students who had demonstrated the ‘red umbrella’ concept of UKM in order to stand out from the rest.
“It is needed to increase the students soft skill to apply in high-impact student activities.
“UKM also encourages these efforts so that the students will always strive to be excellent,” she said.
She expressed hope that RSL can be used as a place of learning and deliberation.