Friday, July 25, 2008

IIUM new robes for convocation?

ARKIB : 24/07/2008 (
Topi mortar ganti songkok semasa konvokesyen UIAM
24/07/2008 5:51pm

KUALA LUMPUR 24 Julai — Pemakaian songkok dan tudung khas oleh pelajar Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM) semasa majlis konvokesyen akan dihentikan dan diganti dengan topi mortar bermula 23 Ogos ini.

Timbalan Rektor di Bahagian Akademik dan Kajian, Prof. Datuk Dr. Tahir Azhar berkata, perubahan ini dibuat bagi menyeragamkan etika pemakaian konvokesyen pelajar di seluruh negara.

“Tambahan pula dengan perubahan ini kami tidak perlu lagi menjawab soalan-soalan berunsur skeptikal (was was) daripada sesetengah pihak,” katanya pada sidang akhbar di sini hari ini.

Beliau berkata dijangka seramai 4,112 pelajar akan mengenakan jubah dan topi mortar baru pada konvokesyen yang akan diadakan dari 23 hingga 25 Ogos ini.

Katanya warna jubah juga ditukar dari warna hijau firus (turquoise) kepada biru firus, dan mengubah corak songket yang sedia ada di bahagian lengan jubah dengan songket pucuk rebung yang lebih terserlah.

“Perbelanjaan untuk menyediakan jubah baru ini memakan belanja RM2.1 juta, tapi ia boleh dipakai untuk 20 hingga 30 tahun lamanya,” katanya. — BERNAMA

Old robes --> new robes = RM2.1 million?
Students activities = budget implication due to some unavoidable reasons
SLEU activities = budget were cut
SHAS Mosque = also the same, budget implications
Kulliyyah Based Society = have to learn to do activities at lowest cost possible..

But new blue robe + hood+ mortar board for graduation students?? Do you agreed with this?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Child Prodigy vs Malaysian Syllabus Education

Ten years ago, we were proud to hear about Sufiah Yusuf, the math genius who entered Oxford at the age of 13 years old. Months ago, people were shattered by the same girl who now sold her body for 130 pounds (RM845) today in London, reported by online News of the World. At the age of 23, she advertised her so called work in the web page.

Another story, I never heard of it since I was too young to remember is about Mohd Shukri Hadafi who learnt to read the newspaper at the age of 3. It was an early inspiring story for other child prodigy like him at that time. He was adopted by Prof Ungku Aziz but then no news of him was heard until in the 90’s, he worked as a roti canai maker and even worst, some said he was a drug addict.

How about Adi Putra? Also a math prodigy who got problems finding a place in the community. From a common school in Bagan Serai, he went for International Islamic School (IIC) but then went to UNISEL which also not really an assuring place with his life path.

What we can find from these stories are? They are all born Muslim, Malays, and Malaysians. I think that our Malaysia educational syllabus for students should be review to adapt into these prodigy brains child. The child should be tested their IQ level which will enable them either to take the new syllabus suitable for their level of thinking or just take the common one same as the other students, going to school, play and play. Their brain intelligence should grow with many factors taking place such as the growing environment, education received, peer influence and also the community. They should be refrained from being the ‘hot story’ by the media and the negative effects of human technology.

Have anyone watch ‘Detektif Indigo’ by Faisal Tehrani? In that book, the author explained about the differences despite the abilities possessed by these intelligent kids with Islamic values added into their everyday lessons. Why they called it indigo? Because they possessed different colour from anyone else, they have indigo colored aura.

“ Indigo children refers to some children, especially those born after the late 1970s, represent a higher state of human evolution. The term itself is a reference to the belief that such children have an indigo colored aura.[1] Beliefs concerning the exact nature of Indigo children vary, with some believing that they have paranormal abilities such as the ability to read minds, and others that they are distinguished from non-Indigo children merely by more conventional traits such as increased empathy and creativity. They are highly sensitive with a clear sense of self-definition, a strong feeling that they need to make a significant difference in the world. They are strong-willed, independent thinkers who prefer to do their own thing rather than comply with authority figures. They are empathic, can easily detect or are in tune with the thoughts of others, and are naturally drawn to matters concerning mysteries, spirituality, the paranormal and the occult, while opposing unquestioned authority and contradictory to convention. They allegedly possess wisdom and level of awareness "beyond their years." They are also said to feel a strong sense of entitlement.

Some beliefs hold that they are often labeled with the psychiatric diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and also Autism, and that they become unsociable when not around other Indigo Children. They are also believed to be prone to depression and sleep disorders such as insomnia and persistent nightmares.[citation needed] Indigo children also possess defining characteristics in learning; indigos tend to be more visual, kinesthetic learners so remember best what they can picture in their brain and create with their hands.[citation needed] Movement is required to keep them better focused” Quoted from Wikipedia.

So are we ready for these indigo children yet?

Friday, July 18, 2008

Eco Friendly Food Packaging

Kafeteria UIAM diarah guna bekas Eco-Pack
Oleh Basir Zahrom

DALAM usaha melahirkan generasi bebas toksin dan meningkatkan kesedaran mengenai alam sekitar, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM) akan menguatkuasakan penggunaan bekas makanan 'Eco-Pack' dan 'Sistem Lupus Sendiri' di semua kafeteria dan medan selera di kampus terbabit mulai Ogos depan.

Timbalan Rektor UIAM (Hal Ehwal Pelajar dan Alumni), Hamidon Abdul Hamid, berkata pada peringkat awal ia akan diperkenalkan kepada beberapa kafeteria dan medan selera, sebelum dilaksanakan menyeluruh.

"Semua pengusaha kantin diminta tidak menggunakan bekas polisterina dalam kegiatan penjualan makanan dan sebagai alternatifnya, pelanggan diminta makan di kafeteria menggunakan bekas 'Eco-Pack' dengan harga tambahan sebanyak 20 sen atau membawa bekas makanan sendiri.

"Saya yakin tambahan 20 sen tidak menjadi beban dan jika warga kampus membawa bekas makanan sendiri adalah lebih baik dan menjimatkan," katanya selepas melancarkan program penggunaan Eko-Pack dan Sistem Lupus Sendiri di UIAM, baru-baru ini.

Mengulas mengenai Sistem Lupus Sendiri pula, Hamidon berkata, ia diperkenalkan bagi melatih warga kampus lebih bertanggungjawab terhadap kebersihan kafeteria dan medan selera.

UIAM adalah universiti ketiga selepas Universiti Sains Malaysia dan Universiti Utara Malaysia mengambil langkah memperkenalkan bekas makanan mesra alam itu di kampus masing-masing.

Sementara itu, ketua Jabatan Kemudahan, Pemakanan dan Perkhidmatan Bahagian Hal Ehwal Pelajar, Noriah Ismail, berkata bekas Eco-pack yang diperbuat daripada fiber tandan kelapa sawit itu lebih selamat kerana polisterina putih yang digunakan selama ini mengandungi banyak bahan kimia berbahaya yang boleh menyebabkan kanser.

“Bekas polisterina ini juga memberi kesan kepada alam sekitar kerana memerlukan sekurang-kurangnya 500 tahun untuk reput, manakala jumlah tenaga yang tinggi untuk memusnahkannya.

"Sebaliknya, Eco-Pack boleh dikitar semula dan selepas tiga bulan jika tertanam, ia akan bertukar menjadi baja," katanya.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A victim or a villain

Two accusation of sodomy in 10 years for DSAI? Who would have done that?

Speaking of the man, is he really an alleged victim of sodomy or the alleged villain of stealth? His family with teary eyed had faith in him, an honest good kid. Even his loyal fiancĂ©e, “I believed him”. Was he actually a victim? Or someone has forced him to lodge the police report against the accused? Actually, I don’t want to reveal other people’s weaknesses but everyone has the right to know about the truth about him, which I don’t want to mention his name, even though everyone has already knew about him, don’t we?

From some Uniten students, he was one of the MPP of Uniten. He was the Vice President (but please read: President) as he went for a KPT program oversea that should be attended by the President. Before he contested in the MPP election, his CGPA was 1.8, and then after becoming an MPP, his academic reputation becomes worst. How come this is happening? Why a student with such CGPA would is allowed to contest in the MPP election? Surely every university had different range of CGPA allowed to contest in the election, maybe about above 2.0 or 3.0 (for IIUM) but NEVER 1.8. Is this some kind of fraud or illegal application allowed by the Election Commissioner of Uniten?

It is true that a leader need not to be intelligent in his studies but even though he possess good leadership skill with good akhlaq, he should be also good in his grades in order to be a good example for his fellow students. If you fail to manage yourself to do well in your grades, then you will also fail in managing other people especially a whole campus in specific, don’t you?
Although I’m not a very excellent student in my field, but I think that a leader should never take for granted his responsibilities as an excuse for him/ her to fail his exams. They should learn to divide their time as a students as well as a student leader at the same time. They should know which should be the top most priority at a certain time.

Also, I don’t think that allowing these students with low grades to be in the election for students’ leaders, MPP in specific is a REALLY WISE decision. Election Commissioner should look further into this matter, taking all cause and effects into account, while thinking about the quality of leaders they will produce in the future.

Monday, July 7, 2008


Assalamualaikum to all students of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)..This is my official blog of Students Representatives Council 07/08..

Actually, I had been writing personal blog since 2004 but I stopped in 2007 for some unevitable reasons. Blogger had been user friendly but still I couldn't change my blog skin..Maybe some more attractive skins, features etc..

This official blog will reflect my idea as an Engineering student, a students' representative, a daughter, a friend, a Malaysian citizen, and also a Muslimah as my life is devoted to Allah.