Monday, March 20

Yemeni student plans to produce film on her war-torn country


Liza (second right) and others hold their respective awards. — Bernama photo

PUTRAJAYA: Twenty four-year-old Liza Al Dhobai from Yemen, who received her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Multimedia from the LimKokWing University of Creative Technology yesterday plans to produce a short film about the war in her country.

Al Ddhobai, when met after the convocation ceremony at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre here said due to the ongoing conflict back home, she would continue to stay in Malaysia and work at the university while continuing her Master’s degree.

“I am very sad, due to the war, my parents could not be here to celebrate my happy day. My ambition is to be a film director and make a film on the situation,” she said.

Meanwhile, Palestinian student Sara Al Asfar who received a Bachelor of Design in Professional Design (visual communication) said, she will be heading back to Palestine next month to work as a fashion designer.

“But Malaysia will always be my second home. In Palestine, I will cook the Malaysian food which I learned here, especially nasi lemak,” she added.

Both Al Dhobai and Al Asfar received the University Colours Award for Ambassadorship during the convocation ceremony.

More than 1,000 students from over 60 countries received their doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degrees today from the university’s Chancellor, the Sultanah of Pahang, Sultanah Kalsom. — Bernama