UKM Renews Collaboration With Malay Cricket Association

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By Norafandi Muhamad Zazli, Industrial Trainee from UKM

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PUTRAJAYA, 28 Feb. 2012 – The national University of Malaysia (UKM) has renewed its collaboration with the Malaysian Malay Cricket Association (PKMM) to open its doors to national athletes to further their education.

The collaboration began in 2007 through a Memorandum of Understanding between UKM and PKMM to produce national athletes who excel in both sports and academic studies.

The agreement was renewed with the signing of another MOU last night in conjunction with UKM’s 22nd Annual Sports Awards. It was signed by Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students and Alumni Affairs), Prof Ir Dr Othman Abdul Karim and Deputy President of PKMM, Tan Sri Dato’ Ir Dr Wan Abdul Rahman Wan Yaacob and witnessed by UKM Registrar, Abdul Aziz Othman and PKMM vice President, Dato’ Mir Shahariman Mir Shaharudin.

Cricketer Mohd Shahrulnizam Mohd Yusof was awarded UKM’s best male student athlete while no selection was made for the best female student athlete. Mohd Muqlis Borhan, sepaktakraw player was selected as the best male staff athlete and ping pong player NurulIzati@yati Abdulah the best female staff athlete.

Each of the best athlete received a certificate, a challenge trophy and RM1000 cash.

Another 25 students and one staff member who had represented the country in various sports were given a RM300 cash incentive each.

They are:

No Name Sports
1 Rueben A/L ThyaparanKathipipilai Football
2 Ahmad Fadali b. Baharudin Golf
3 Too Lap Weng Taekwando
4 HweiYih Pang Chess
5 Mohd Al- Ghazali Bycycle
6 NurfatinSyuhadabt. Abu Bakar Softball
7 Ahmad Faiz bin Mohammad Noor Cricket
8 Aliman bin Ahmad
9 AsyrafNaim bin Mohd Sham
10 MohamadHazrul bin Zainal
11 MuhamadNikAzril bin Arifin
12 MohdShahrulNizam bin MohdYusof
13 MohdSyafiq bin Mohd Sharif
14 Muhammad FaruqHakimin bin Azmi
15 Muhammad Haziq bin Zainudin
16 ZaidAsyraf bin Nor Azmi
17 Adam bin Zulkifli
18 Muhammad Adib bin AbdRahman
19 MohamadFikriMakram bin Wan MohdRosdi
20 MohdNazril bin AbdRahman
21 Muhammad Faizal Abu Hassan
22 MohdFitriSalim Beach Volleyball
23 KiewChiongUng
24 Ng Kai Guan Indoor Volleyball
25 CheohJiaMeng
26 MohdMuqlisBorhan SepakTakraw

Handicapped lawn bowler, Azri Harun received a special athlete award while Kiftah Abdul Razak, former manager and woman volleyball player received a special sports award for her contributions to sports in UKM.

The certificates, trophies and cash awards were handed over by UKM Pro Chancellor, Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid.

Vice Chancellor, Prof Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin and the Ministry of Higher Education Sports Division Secretary, Dr Saharudin Hj Ismail graced the function.