KUCHING: Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sarawak and BS Abdur Rahman University in Chennai, India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last Sunday to promote cooperation and mutual understanding on culture, academic and personnel exchange.
UiTM Sarawak rector Prof Datuk Dr Jamil Hamali and BS Abdur Rahman University vice-chancellor Dr P Kaniappan were the signatories.
“Under the MoU, both parties agreed to work together on friendship, cooperation and promotion of mutual understanding, academic, cultural and scientific thought and personnel exchange,” said a statement recently.
Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and BS Abdur Rahman University pro chancellor Abdul Qadir A Rahman Buhari witnessed the signing.
Also present were Assistant Minister of Environment Datu Len Talif Salleh, BS Abdur Rahman University founder president and CEO Ahmed A Rahman Buhari, Second Minister of Resource Planning and Environment Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, State Secretary Datuk Amar Mohd Morshidi Abdul Ghani and Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Islamic Affairs) Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman.
Taib and his entourage were accompanied by Malaysian consul-general in Chennai Anuar Kasman.
The delegation from Sarawak were in Trivandrum, Madurai and Chennai in India from Dec 7-12.
The group visited various colleges and universities providing engineering and technical courses.
They also met entrepreneurs interested in the state’s Halal Hub and the development of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).