Emine Erdogan Visits PERMATAPintar

THURSDAY, 16 JANUARY 2014 00:00

By Shahfizal Musa
Pix Izwan Azman

BANGI, 10 Jan 2014 – The National Centre for gifted children (PERMATAPintar) here hopes for the collaboration of Turkey in educating the gifted of both countries.

PERMATAPintar Director, Prof Dr Noriah Mohd Ishak who briefed the First Lady of the Republic of Turkey, Madam Emine Erdorgan who visited the centre here today said it has already carried out collaborations with a number of Middle Eastern countries and hopes for the participation of gifted children from Turkey.

Madam Emine is here accompanying her husband, Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan who is on a working visit to Malaysia. She was accompanied by her daughter, Sumeyye Erdorgan when visiting the centre. Present was Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali.

Madam Emine is known for her feeling of empathy towards oppressed Muslims everywhere.

She had in 2009 organised the “Women for peace in Palestine” meeting where first ladies from Muslim countries condemned Israeli attacks on Gaza calling on the international community to end the sufferings of women and children there.

In 2011 she personally gave out aids to Somalia famine victims in their tents and in 2012 she went into Myanmar to give aid to Rohingya Muslims in Arakan who were continuously oppressed by Buddhist terrorists there.

Madam Emine was accompanied by Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is also the patron of the Permata Negara programme.