DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER ATTENDS IIUM’S SHAWWAL GATHERING
Date : 20 September 2012
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IIUM President Tan Sri Mohd. Sidek Hj. Hassan and IIUM Rector Prof. Dato' Sri Dr. Zaleha Kamaruddin welcoming Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to IIUM Shawwal Gathering at Cultural Activities Centre, IIUM Gombak.
Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin attended Shawwal Gathering at the Cultural Activities Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), on 13th September 2012. At the same event, the Deputy Prime Minister lauded the International Islamic University, Malaysia's (IIUM) eco-friendly campus initiative saying it can serve as a role model for countries in the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
The deputy prime minister also launched IIUM's Eco-Friendly Community programme, 1Malaysia Student Discount Card and presented donations worth RM111,949.70 to Syrian students studying at IIUM. Some 24,911 1Malaysia Student Discount Cards were issued to Malaysian students at IIUM on that day.
The Eco-friendly Community Programme, aims to develop and inspire eco-friendly ideals into operations within the campus, including giving away bicycles for staff and students to use for travelling within the campus.
Muhyiddin said this would become a reality if both IIUM's staff and students do their part in helping the university to achieve the noble objective of making IIUM an eco-friendly campus. He said the initiative to promote eco-friendly practices in campus was in line with the government's policies and plans to preserve the environment, such as the Clean Air Action Plan, the Blueprint for Cleaner Production and the National Policy on Climate Change.
More than 2,500 staff and students attended the function. Also present were IIUM President Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hj Hassan and IIUM Rector Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Zaleha Kamaruddin.
IIUM President Tan Sri Mohd. Sidek Hj. Hassan welcoming Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the IIUM Shawwal Gathering.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin meeting the students during the Shawwal Gathering at IIUM.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin presenting a mock check for 1Malaysia Student Discount Card to one of the IIUM students.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin presenting a mock check as donations to representative of the Syrian students in IIUM.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin launching IIUM’s Eco-Friendly Community Programme.