Children of Malacca urged to give new ideas for development

Children of of Malacca, Malaysia, who are pursuing studies at Higher Education Institutions have been urged to provide new ideas that can help towards the development of Malacca.

Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, the Chief Minister said that many children born in Malacca go abroad for advanced studies and they are trained in various fields of expertise.

"They may have new ideas for the development of Melaka. Come forward and propose these ideas and I on behalf of the Melacca State Government will evaluate and implement them, "he said during a meeting with the Congregation of the Sons of Malacca in Porch Bob today.

More than 50 young people from Malacca who are pursuing studies at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) attended the meeting.

He added that Malacca now has a total of nine universities with over 70,000 students and this number is expected to grow in the near future.

"This is the result of spillover from the New Economic Policy that was introduced to balance the community. It will enable many of our children today to pursue a variety of universities." He is an alumni of the University Sains Malaysia (1984).

Also present at the function was Prof. Dato 'Omar Osman, Vice Chancellor of USM, Prof. Datuk Omar Shawkataly, the Board of Governors of USM, Assoc. Adnan Hussein, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Development) and USM treasurer Susan Hajah Che Puteh.

Published: 28 Feb 2012

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