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SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Conveys Heartiest Congratulations to recent SPM & STPM Achievers.

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Dr. Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman, SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah) on behalf of SIDMA Board of Directors and SIDMA Board of Management as well lecturers and staff congratulated the high achievers of the recent 2016 STPM, STAM, SPM and SPVM. In the same breath he also reminded the students to thank their loved ones; teachers, relatives and friends as all of them played a major part in their success.

Aside from that Dr Morni took the time to urge students who fell short compared to their friends, to not let their result hold them back. Examination is meant for them to set a high benchmark for themselves and as a stepping stone towards another phase of life.

To those who are looking forward to move to their next phase in life, Dr Morni advised them to consult with their parents, school counsellor, and even their trusted friends to determine paths that suit their future goals.

Furthermore, he also would like to cordially invite eligible students who are still undecided on where to go, or even what to pursue, to enrol themselves at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, Jalan Bundusan, Kota Kinabalu. They would also be able to consult with Ms Melissa Markus Molijol; SIDMA College Student Counsellor to discuss about their studies and courses offered by the college.

SIDMA College has been appointed as UNITAR International Regional Centre for Sabah since 2002, and has since been working very closely with UNITAR Main Campus in Kelana Jaya Selangor Darul Ehsan to complement the local human capital needs in the this digital society, by creating and providing ideal environment for students to apply 21st century based learning; thus equipping them with much needed basic employability skills relating to problem solving skills, communication skills, high flexibility and adaptability, and more. The college offers accredited and marketable programmes for high school leavers.

UNITAR International University possess strong and significant network of academic collaborations, with both the academic and corporate sectors as well as industrial partners throughout the world; thus enabling the University to offer competitive study programmes which are professionally aligned with major industries players both at national and international levels. Such programmes are approved by the Malaysian Education Ministry and meet the high standards requirement by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). This in return ensure SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah to continuously produce marketable and successful graduates to meet the current demands.

UNITAR Sabah also prides itself as being the first private institution of higher learning in Sabah to introduce a blended learning model; offering a hybrid teaching model that combines the conventional face-to-face interactions with lecturers, tutors and students; and internet-based support systems which provide continuous interaction between students, lecturers, tutors and their friends globally. The rising use of this blended learning model has enable the college to provide quality education to different students in increasingly different contexts.

List of Academic Programmes offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah for 2017 New Intake:

  1. Foundation Courses:
    1. Foundation in Management.
  1. Diploma Courses:
    1. Diploma in Early Childhood Studies.
    2. Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (CUCMS
    3. Diploma in Paramedic Science (CUCMS)
    4. Diploma in Management
    5. Diploma in Retail Management.
  1. Bachelor Degree Courses:
    1. Bachelor of Education (Hons)
    2. Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies (Hons)
    3. Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
    4. Bachelor of Business Management (Hons)
    5. Bachelor of Communication (Hons).
  1. Masters Courses:
    1. Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
    2. Masters of Education (Education Leadership and Management – ELM).
  1. Professional Qualification:
    1. Associated of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Various financial assistance are available. Students interested in pursuing their tertiary study in Foundation Programme, Diploma or Degree Level are encouraged to apply online by visiting SIDMA Website or to call the hotline number, 088-732 000 or 088-732 020 or through fax @ 088-732 015 or 088-732 019. Potential students can also visit our Facebook Page or drop by our SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Regional Centre at Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu.

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SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah students urged to perform “Hijrah” Migration for the Cause of Allah S.W.T.

Monday, March 6th, 2017

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Muslims students have been reminded to perform “Hijrah” for the cause of Allah S.W.T. This was one of the most important point conveyed by Mr Mohd Azry Hairie Bin Abd Razak (Exco Masyarakat & Kebajikan Persatuan Siswazah Sabah) during the monthly religious sharing session held at SIDMA College Atrium on 2 March 2017. The topic selected for this gathering is “Should We Do Hijrah?” The promising event was organised by Gabungan Mahasiswa / Siswa Kolej SIDMA (GAMSIS).

During the special sharing session, Mr Mohd Azry discussed in depth on the concept of “Hijrah” the Arabic word for migration, which was adopted during Prophet Muhammad’s time. The Hijrah refers to the Prophet’s migration from Mecca to Madinah which took place in twelfth years of His mission (622 CE), which lead to the beginning of the Muslim Calendar.

Hijrah is emigration, an emigration of the body and the spirit; a physical movement from one place to another and a spiritual migration to Allah S.W.T. and His Messenger (peace be upon Him). It is this migration which constitutes the real migration, as the body simply follow the soul. So, the meaning of moving from one thing to another is that the heart moves from the love of something other than Allah S.W.T. to love of Allah S.W.T.; from servitude of something or other to the service and worship of Allah S.W.T.; from fear of something or other to hope in and reliance upon Allah S.W.T. It is Allah S.W.T. Who is the object of one’s hope and fear; prayers are addressed to Him only; and He is the One before Whom one feels humility and awe. (So flee to Allah).

Thus Muslim college students have been urged to leave a bad way of life for a good or more righteous way – such as practicing the way of life as stated in the Holy Quran and the Sunnah. Hijrah is a matter of intention. The Prophet (peace be upon Him) was quoted, as narrated by Umar Ibn Al-Khattab; “Indeed actions are but by intention, and each will be rewarded according to his intent. So whose goal is to migrate for Allah S.W.T. and His Messenger, his migration is for Allah S.W.T. and His Messenger, and whose aim is to migrate to some worldly gain or to take the hand of a woman in marriage, his migration is to that which he has sought. Mr Mohd Azry too stressed that as a student, “hijrah” can be used as daily practices to develop oneself to achieve success.

The gathering which began at 5.30 pm, started off with a series of communal prayer (Solat Maghrib, Bacaan Surah Yassin dan Solat Isya’). Buffet dinner was prepared for all the participant of the session thereafter.

Mr Azwie Bin Ahamat (GAMSIS President) on behalf of Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah), took the opportunity to thank Mr Mohd Azry Hairie for his valuable time spent with the college students, and for the very thoughtful and pragmatic talk that he has conveyed. He hoped that all who attended the session to benefit from it, and hoped that more GAMSIS members to participate in this GAMSIS valuable monthly activities.

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SIDMA College & Waseda University of Tokyo Borneo Project Counterpart Club Third Meeting.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah and Waseda University of Tokyo collaborated for the Borneo Project Counterpart Club, and was co-launched by Puan Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah) and Mr Ren Matsuki (Leader, 21st Borneo Project Waseda University, Japan) on 22 February 2016 at SIDMA College Atrium, Kota Kinabalu. The initiative marked the bonding of the two higher learning institutions between the two countries in the field of education and research for the underprivileged children.

Together with volunteers from two other higher learning institutions in Sabah, namely University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and Sabah Institute of Art (SIA), these Borneo Project Counterpart Club volunteers managed to cooperate, collaborate and conduct various voluntary activities as well as get connected with the local communities and managed to discuss related educational issues of the underprivileged children, particularly in areas that they visited such as Ranau, Tambunan and others.

Their third visit to SIDMA College on 24 February 2017 was warmly received by Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah), Managers, Heads of Departments, lecturers and staff of SIDMA College. SIDMA Dance Club, Prima Dansa, also put up a special dance performance to welcome SIDMA’s special guests from Waseda University of Tokyo.

Dr Morni in his welcoming address to the volunteers from Waseda University of Tokyo for their discussion as well as launching the 2017 segment of the Borneo Project Counterpart Club at SIDMA Atrium on 24 February 2017; expressed his highest appreciation to all staff and students of Waseda University for their willingness to collaborate and cooperate  with SIDMA College in the field of education and research through the exchange of students (volunteers) and academic staff, collaborating and exchange of academic information as well as professional development cooperation and community programmes. He added that their first educational and research project was at SK Libang, Ranau in 2015; and that SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah is proud of this initiative, building collaboration, cooperation and connections, and he hoped that these initiatives will be a platform for further future collaboration. It’s through such valuable interactive opportunities, and exchange of ideas with other people from another country, that activate socialization and pull out the real potential of our students communication skills, he added.

Mr Gakuto Miyachi, (Representative from Japan Borneo Project Team) thanked Dr Morni and SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah for their willingness to collaborate and support Waseda University, Japan to fulfil it role of advancing social contributions, as well as to support the studying and actions of their students. Such activities provide opportunities for students to cooperate with a variety of partners which indirectly will develop individual strength as well as developing the aptitude for performing in society.

Also present during the occasion were Mr Delvin J. Saupin (Coordinator, Borneo Project Sabah), and Ms Kameniska Aggullana (President of SIDMA College Borneo Project Counterpart Club) as well as SIDMA College Student Representative Counsel members and students.

The team of volunteers later proceeded for their round table discussion on their action plan for 2017. The volunteers spent their weekend at Kudat, where they were brought to a Rungus Longhouse and being entertained by the local Rungus tribes with traditional food and cultural dances. The team was also being brought to visit the “Tip of Borneo”, a bee farm as well a Gong factory at Kudat.

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SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Launched English Enhancement Programme.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

On 14 February 2017, Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah) launched the SIDMA College English Enhancement Programme (EEP), a tailor-made programme to improve student’s ability in the four main areas: in speaking, listening, writing and reading in English.

Held at SIDMA College, the ceremony was also attended by  the college management team, Mr. Louis Jais (Academic Manager), Ms Melissa Marcus Molijol (Student Counsellor), Ms Valerie Charles (representative from Office of the Registrar) and Madam Jenifah Abdullah as the English Language Facilitator

During the launching of the first stage of EEP; which is also known as “Express English” involving the first cohort of 35 students, Madam Azizah announced that the programme is part of SIDMA College Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to provide free coaching in English to the targeted students, and hoped that students can enjoy learning the language as well as can benefit from it.

The main objectives of the programme among others, are aimed to improve the standard of English as well as to boost the student’s confidence in using the language, which would indirectly encourage their usage of the language as a second language in Malaysia. Other programmes in the pipeline to be implemented soon, are Grooming and Induction Courses for students upon completion of their studies in the college.

Madam Azizah also introduced Madam Jenifah Abdullah, whom the college has handpicked to facilitate the implementation of the programme. Madam Jenifah, a former Senior Education Officer as well as member of the Malaysian Teacher Support Team, has undergone as well as conducted various intensive English Language Teaching and learning courses during her 38 years of service with Sabah Education Department. She would be developing related teaching and learning modules, as well as creating conducive learning environment to suit and enhance students mastery of the language through active involvement and interactions.

“Express English” is a four (4) hours weekly programme implemented throughout the 14 week semester (with a total 56 credit hours). Students who successfully complete the programme will be presented with a certificate of participation from the management of the college.

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SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Chinese New Year Gathering 2017.

Monday, February 13th, 2017

There was a Chinese New Year festive air at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah as the U-SIDMA Chinese Language Society (UCLS) collaborated with the management of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah and organised a Chinese New Year Celebration at SIDMA College Atrium on 9th – 10th February 2017, just two days ahead of the Chap Goh Mei, the last day of the Chinese New Year celebration. Mr Yee Chee Hwa, President UCLS) and members of the society were ever ready to welcome SIDMA staff and students coming for the event during the two festive days.

The event kicked off on 9th February with an UCLS Mini Bazaar promoting and sharing popular traditional Chinese New Year delicacies, such as  tangyuan or tang yuan; a traditional Chinese food made from glutinous rice flour mixed with small amount of water to form balls (both filled or unfilled), before cooked and served in boiling water.

Yee Chee Hwa, during his welcoming address, announced that the objectives of the celebration was to bring together SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah and SIDMA subsidiaries particularly SIDMA Didi Childcare, Fiona Tour and Tours, and Bentleytel staff, as well as students, to celebrate the festival together as one big family as well as to materialize the spirt of 1Malaysia among all the college citizens.

He added that UCLS was formed during the middle of last year, and among some its planned programme is the introduction of both conversational Chinese as well as Chinese writing to those interested (staff and students) at a minimum cost.

Dr Morni Hi Kambrie, Founder and Chairman SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, who started of his officiating speech in Chinese-Hokien dialect, expressed joy that the college community could feel the atmosphere of the Chinese New Year 2017 celebration. Dr Morni who is a strong believer of progressive education, as well as having a great heart for people of all races and cultural backgrounds, emphasised that SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah is a miniature multicultural society whereby staff for students from numerous cultural and religious background meet, live, study and interact together; and he encouraged each to learn and benefit the good and positive values that are being practiced by the others.

To add colours to the celebration, a special two-hour “Lion and Dragon with Rooster Dance” performance from Wan San Long Yi Dragon and Lion Dance Association, Bundusan Square, Kota Kinabalu was held at the campus to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Fiery Rooster, amidst cheers and applauses from the students and staff of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah.

A troupe of five lively and adorable Lions and a fiery Rooster danced, marched and  graced the college compound, as well as all the main administrative department, amidst the beating of drums, cymbals and gongs; ushering and spreading good luck for the rest of the year; The Lions, which symbolise power, wisdom, and good fortune, together with the Rooster also ushered everlasting cheers, happiness, liveliness, courage, peace, prosperity, good luck, longevity and friendship among the SIDMA College community, stakeholders, families, relatives and friends throughout the year of Rooster.

SIDMA staff and students watched in awe as the Lion leaped cross stilts, from one to another, performing their acrobatic manoeuvres, and gasped as it feigned falling over, thus capturing the attention of the much amazed kids from SIDMA Didi Childcare as well from the audience of staff and students.

Oher than a crouching Lion presenting lucky word created using mandarin oranges and pomelo to celebrate the occasion, the leaping lion performed the “split out the green” as a symbolic gesture of its blessing – delivering of prosperity and abundance of everything to SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, specifically to Dr. Morni (Chairman) and the management team, staff, students, families, relatives and friends.

Finally, while still crouching and balancing on pillars, the Lion presented a Prosperity Scroll to Dr Morni, Chairman of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah,

To make things even more unique the Wan San Long Yi Dragon dance team took their turn manipulated and performed a long figure of a Dragon Dance using poles positioned at regular intervals along the length of the dragon amidst the delightfulness of the exciting audience. The Dragons are believe to possess qualities such as great power, dignity, fertility, wisdom and auspiciousness, and , like the Lion Dance, the Dragon Dance is also believed to bring good luck to SIDMA college UNITAR Sabah  community. It is believed the longer the dragon in the dance, the more good luck it will bring to the citizens it visited.

The gathering was made even merrier with all guests had the opportunity to have a go at a lucky draw that offered various Chinese New Year hampers.

Dr Morni, Puan Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Relations and Business Development), Puan Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), Managers and Heads of Departments wish A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR to all lecturers, staff, students, relatives and friends.

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SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah “Into the Horizon”

Monday, February 13th, 2017

SIDMA College Sabah held its fourth edition of brainstorming session, with the theme “Into the Horizon”, on Friday 8th February 2017 at Shang-ri La Resort and Spa, Tanjung Aru. The session saw 125 staff attending, including Dr. Hj. Morni Kambrie, (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College),  Puan Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Relations and Business Development),  Puan Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO, SIDMA College Sabah), SIDMA Board of Management, SIDMA subsidiaries, lecturers and staff.  Aside from that, Chairman of SIDMA Sarawak, Tuan Haji Marzuki @ Morjuki Haji Umi, Puan Dayang Hajah Sofia Abang Haji Bohan (CEO, SIDMA College Sarawak) and Puan Hanizah Mohidin (Finance Director, SIDMA College) were also present.

The session started off with a welcoming speech from Puan Azizah Khalid Merican, to all staff, about the aims and purposes of this session which were to generate ideas for further enhancement of SIDMA programmes for the next 5 to 10 years and producing more marketable graduates equipped with 21st Century skills as inspired by the vision and mission of the college.

The meeting discussed on offering diploma programmes in new fields such as business, art and design and human resources. Presenters also touched on offering programmes such as Duke of Edinburgh (DofE), Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) and twinning programmes to recruit more applicants from diverse backgrounds, including international students.   Moreover, the session also detailed on the responsibilities and values of lecturers as leaders and role models for the students. Different strategies which included adopting varied teaching methods and upgrading the classroom facilities were also highlighted for better learning environment.

Furthermore, improvement of image and branding of the college were also focused on, where they stressed on the importance of each staff in understanding the roles of every department and being well-informed as well as committed in delivering the best service to the students. Attendees also suggested in creating a new learning environment, which incorporated resort campus, going green concepts as well as having ergonomics workspaces for staff and students. In addition, they also recommended promoting the college by reaching a wider audience, through social applications and collaboration with brands, for example well-known sports brands.

The session also put forward the need in having better IT facilities and infrastructures in campus, to cater to the needs of the 21st century. For example, improvement of the college’s website towards learning content management system (e-filing, online feedback, staff and students respective portals, virtual chat, and more) as well as using virtual campus tour.   Having these facilities would definitely enhance communication among faculty, staff and student, as well as creating a better supportive environment for working and learning.

As a closing remark, Dr Morni expressed his appreciation and praised fellow presenters for bringing out innovative ideas as well as to all gathered staff for a successful brainstorming session. He also relayed his thanks to the board of management of SIDMA Sarawak, Tuan Haji Marzuki, Puan Dayang Hajah Sofia, and Puan Hanizah Mohidin for joining the meeting.  “Beating the competition harder!”,  as emphasized by Prof. Dr. Hj. Morni Kambrie, was one of the drives for this brainstorming session and he added that these ideas would be the essential tools for growth and development of SIDMA College especially in the relocation of the college to Lembah Impian, Putatan in the near future.

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UNITAR-SIDMA Fitness Carnival 2017 – Promoting Healthier Lifestyles

Monday, February 13th, 2017

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UNITAR-SIDMA 10 KM Charity Fun Run 2017, the highlight of UNITAR-SIDMA Fitness Carnival 2017 was flagged off by Tuan Hj Ag Damit Hj Awang Anak, (Permanent Secretary of Sabah Minister of Youth and Sports) on behalf of Honourable Datuk Haji Tawfiq Bin Datuk Haji Abu Bakar Titingan (Sabah Minister of Youth and Sports) at 6.30 am on Sunday February 5th, 2017 at Likas Sports Complex Kota Kinabalu.

Tuan Hj Ag Damit was welcomed and accompanied by Prof Arfah Salleh (Vice Chancellor UNITAR International University), Mr Nik Mohamed Sharifidin NM Din (CEO UNITAR Capital), Dr Mornie Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman SIDMA College), Puan Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO SIDMA Sabah), Puan Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Relations and Marketing Development), Mr. Penyuki Matta (General Manager, Sabah Sports Board), Puan Rohayu Rosnani (Head of Finance, UNITAR Capital), Managers as well as Heads of Departments and staff SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah and Sarawak, amidst cheers and applauses from more than 1,000 enthusiastic runners.

The two days carnival (4-5th February 2017) at the complex acted as a platform for the fitness community to experience, share, compete and enjoy themselves in numerous sports, and also for various local exhibitors to showcase their products or services in the hope to create public awareness towards a healthy lifestyle by keeping active and fit; which is very much in line with UNITAR-SIDMA College’s believes in promoting a balanced academic programme and sports life.

Through this fitness carnival it was hoped to create greater awareness on the need for more Malaysian to care about fitness to overcome all the lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, as well as other heart-related illness. Furthermore, this would assist in promoting as well as nurturing a stronger and healthier community; apart from building up a sporting society in order to acquire and cultivate much more sports talents for our country, particularly among the current youths.

Other than the 10KM Fun Run, a host of various sporting activities and competition with attractive prizes were held beginning 4th February 2017; such as Consumerace, SIDMA K1 Kickboxing Amateur (Fight Fist) Competition, Functional Athletics, Double Dart Competition, and Fitness Dance; to determine the finalists for the final competition held on 5 February 2017. It was then followed by the Battle of the Band which was held on second day of the event.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman SIDMA College) on behalf of UNITAR International University and SIDMA College Sabah, took the opportunity to convey his sincere “Thank you” and appreciation to Hon. Datuk Taufiq Bn Datuk Haji Abu Bakar Titingan and the Sabah Youth and Sports Ministry for their collaboration to the launching of the UNITAR-SIDMA Fitness Carnival 2017. He too thanked Hon. Datuk Yeo Boon Hai and Kota Kinabalu City Hall for his valuable time spent during the two-day event. Aside from that, he also thanked Kota Kinabalu City Hall and Sabah Sports Board for their full support, collaboration and corporation to assist the implementation of the 10KM Run, as well as the Fitness Carnival, and look forward to further working together again in the very near future.

He too, extended his special appreciation to Mr Mohammad Syahrizal @ Rico Bin Izhar of KK Event House Sdn Bhd (Official Main Sponsor and organiser) for constructing and building canopies for all the booths as well as for the supply of other basic facilities such as sound system and power generator to supply electrical power throughout the two days event. Dr Morni also thanked all the other sponsors, and co-organisers such as Fight Fest (SIDMA K1 Kickboxing), Mr Charlie Beatly (Double Dart Cpmpetition), Ms Barbie Jackie Whitey (Fitness Dance), Online FM (Battle of the Band), Dr Roddy Teo (Functional Fitness), 100 Plus, Kupikupi FM, KS Sports & Gifts, Suria Shopping Hall, and many more co-sponsors, as well as related individuals for their commitments and collaborative efforts to make the event successful.

Dr. Morni, overwhelmed by the huge turnouts and participation from the public during the two days carnival, expressed his thanks and acknowledgement to all the participants overwhelming supports and for making the event a great success. He too congratulated all the winners and encouraged them to cultivate their talents to greater heights.

During the closing ceremony, Hon. Datuk Yeo Boon Hai (Mayor, Kota Kinabalu City Hall) was given the honour to present all prizes to the winners.

Click here for the full result of the UNITAR-SIDMA Fitness Carnival 2017

Dr Morni also relayed his deepest gratitude to the PDRM (Traffic), RELA Services, Jabatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia (JPAM), volunteers and to each and every one who had contributed to the success of the event. He said this is a wonderful collaboration of people, corporate and social sector, and thanked all of those who had been involved for their willingness to come together and make this a great community event.

He also thanked all SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah and CUCMS staff and students as well as staff from SIDMA subsidiaries such as Fiona Travel & Tours, Bentleytel Malaysia and SIDMA Didi Childcare Centre staff for their dedications and sacrifices to make the event a truly successful one

He added that by supporting this event, participants had played a huge role in contributing to the community, and thus enabling this UNITAR-SIDMA Fitness Carnival 2017 Organising Committee to successfully raise a substantial fund to assist the Al-Mughni Orphanage.

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Chinese New Year Atmosphere at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah.

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the most important traditional holiday for the Chinese. It is the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar. The date is different each year on the Gregorian calendar, but is always between January 21st and February 20th each year. Chinese New Year 2017 in Malaysia falls on Saturday, January 28th 2017.

According to Kenny Hoo; a feng shui master he foretell 2017 is the year of the “fire Rooster” and in the Chinese zodiac is dubbed as the “Year of New Opportunities”. To usher in the new year of the Rooster, Unified SIDMA Chinese Language Society (USCLS) with the assistance and collaboration from all different departments of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah created a Chinese New Year festive atmosphere at the campus with lanterns, red and gold paper decorations, good luck scrolls and beautiful red banners as symbol to welcome the year of the Rooster.

On January 24th, 2017 SIDMA staffs celebrating the auspicious New Year were invited to receive Chinese New Year goodies in the form of Mandarin oranges and hamper containing Chinese New Year delicacies from Puan Azizah Khalid Merican, CEO SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah. The distribution of the goodies was coordinated by SIDMA Staff Welfare Association (PKKKSS).

The distribution of giveaways to staff during special Malaysian Annual Festival such as Chinese New Year, Hari Raya AidilfitriHari Raya AidiladhaTadau Kaamatan and Christmas celebrations has become an important component of SIDMA College Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); to share the joyful moments during such celebrations. It is also meant to recognise the good services rendered by all throughout the year; and also to encourage the spirit of collegiality between the staff and the college management team.

Meanwhile Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah), Puan Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Relations and Business Development), Puan Azizah Khalid Merican, Mr Zain Azrai Bin Mohd Noor (Chairman, PKKKSS), Managers and Heads of Departments took the opportunity to wish “Happy and Prosperous New Year” to all lecturers, staff, students relatives and friends.


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UNITAR-SIDMA Fitness Carnival 2017 – Preview.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

UNITAR-SIDMA Fitness Carnival 2017 will be held on 4th and 5th February 2017 at Likas Sports Complex, Kota Kinabalu. Honourable Datuk Haji Tawfiq Bin Datuk Haji Abu Bakar Titingan, Sabah Minister of Youth and Sports, who indeed was very pleased with the idea of the Fitness Carnival, has agreed to flag-off the UNITAR-SIDMA Charity Fun Run on 5th February 2017 beginning 6.30 am at Likas Sports Complex.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, Founder and Chairman SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, during a preview session held at Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Kota Kinabalu on 8th January 2017, thanked the general public for their participation and contribution during a similar but smaller event held last year; the UNITAR-SIDMA Charity Fun Run 2016. During that event more than 1,500 runners (including runners from Sarawak, Peninsular Malaysia, as well as from other countries participated in the event,

Dr Morni emphasized that this year, the UNITAR-SIDMA as core organiser has collaborated with various others agencies such as Sabah State Sports Board, KK Event House, Online-FM, Fight Fest and many more to conduct a more comprehensive and inclusive health awareness carnival: UNITAR-SIDMA Fitness Carnival 2017.

Through this brand new Fitness Carnival 2017, Dr Morni is expecting that more than 2.000 health conscious individuals and their family members will participate in this coming event. Other than the 10km Charity Fun Run, there is the Fitness Explorace, SIDMA K1 Kickboxing, Double Dart Competition, Fitness Dance, Functional Fitness, Battle of the Band, as well as varieties of booth and exhibition.

The event is very family-friendly and the general public is welcome to bring their family members along to visit the 2017 Fitness Carnival on 4th and 5th February 2017 at Likas Sports Complex, Kota Kinabalu.

This is a great opportunity for runners as well the general public to have fun as well as an opportunity to raise money for an important cause – to raise funds for the Al-Mughni Orphanage, Jalan Bundusan, Penampang.

The details for the UNITAR-SIDMA Fitness Carnival 2016 is as follows:

Date Events Collaboration With Fee
4 & 5 Feb. 2017 SIDMA Fitness Explorace (Couple) SIDMA College RM100
SIDMA K1 Kickboxing
Amateur Competition
Fight Fest RM60
Double Dart Competition Mr Charlie B. RM100
Functional Fitness Dr Roddy Teo RM40
Fitness Dance Ms Barbie Jackie RM25
Battle of the Band (Only on 5th Feb 2017) OnlineFM RM150
Booth / Exhibition SIDMA College RM150
Date Events
5 February 2016
Collaboration with Fee
5 Feb. 2017 10 KM Charity Fun Run on 5 February 2017 UNITAR International University and SIDMA College Sabah, Kota Kinabalu Early Bird: RM 60

(ends 31 December 2016)

i. Men (Open) Normal: RM70
ii. Women (Open) Normal: RM70
iii. School Student RM45
iv. Grouping (Min 10 person) RM60.00
v. Virtual Run RM80 (plus postage)

Other than attractive Cash Prizes provided for the two categories (men open and women open) of up to RM1,000 (First Prize) to RM100 (consolation prizes), all registered 10KM runners will receive the following from the event organiser.

  1. Finisher’s medal
  2. Running T shirt
  3. Finisher’s Certificate
  4. Goodie Bag.

Dr Morni conveyed his sincere appreciation to all the respective agencies, sponsors, co-sponsors of the events for their commitment and collaborative effort to make the event successful; particularly, KK Event House, Sabah State Sports Board, Fight Fest, Mr Charlie Beatty, Ms Barbie Jackie Whitey, 100 Plus, KS Sports & Gifts, and many more.

Among those present during the preview session were Puan Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO),  UNITAR-SIDMA Fitness Carnival 2017 Central and Working Committee, Mr Johan Julian Lee Abdullah (Fight Fest and representing Kick Boxing), Mr Mustazza Othman Khan @ Bro Langau (Online FM and coordinator for Battle of the Band).

For more information on registration and details, please click on UNITAR SIDMA Fitness Carnival 2017 Facebook Page or through its official website at

Interested parties can also contact the following person:

  1. Mr Arif (General Enquiries)             : 016-804 4106
  2. Ms Atiqah (General Enquiries)         : 013-388 8610
  3. Ms Lynda (General Enquiries)          : 013-551 0014
  4. Mr Budysham (Sponsorship)            : 016-541 5190
  5. Ms. Olivia (Explorace)                      : 012-828 4734
  6. Mr Razak (Amateur Kickboxing)      : 017- 864 7601
  7. Mr Dean Oat ( Battle of the Band)     : 014-200 5749
  8. Mr Terence (Dart Couple)                  : 016-828 8868
  9. Mdm. Felicity (Fitness Dance)           : 013-803 9110
  10. Ms Vanessanur  (Booth)                      : 016-815 5757
  11. Mr Zain (Booth)                                  : 014-673 7035

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2016 Christmas Goodies Distribution at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah.

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Once again it’s the Christmas season of the year, and Dr MorniHjKambrie (Founder and Chairman SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah) who has been very well known for his generosity, seized the opportunities inherent in the Christmas season to delight all SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah staff celebrating Christmas by distributing Christmas goodies.

The special event which was held at SIDMA Atrium on 20 December 2016 with the collaboration and cooperation of SIDMA Staff Welfare Association (PKKKSS) headed by Mr Zain Azrai Bin Mohd Noor.

Dr Morni and PuanAzizah Khalid Merican (CEO) who took their time-off to distribute the goodies;mainly a variety of frozen chicken, rice and soft drinks; accompanied the gift with their personal note of thanks and best wishes to the staff and families.

According to Dr Morni, the distribution of giveaways to staff during special Malaysian Annual Festival such as Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Hari Raya Aidiladha, Chinese New year and Christmas has become a tradition of the college, as well as enabling all SIDMA staff to celebrate all festivals together as one big family, This is a good practice, and he will continue doing so during all major festivals as SIDMA College has always placed great importance on celebrating the plurality of its staff. It is also meant to recognise the good services rendered by all the staff throughout the year; and to continue the strong spirit of collegiality between the staff and college management team.

Mr Zain Azrai, on behalf of PKKKSS members, all SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah staff, as well as staff from its subsidiary companies such as Bentleytel Malaysia SdnBhd, Didi Childcare Centre, and Fiona Travels and Tours Sdn Bhd. conveyed sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr Morni and family, PuanAzizah Khalid Merican and family, SIDMA Board of Directors, and SIDMA Board of Management for making 2016 Christmas Celebration meaningful among the SIDMA College community.

Meanwhile Dr Morni, PuanAzlinaNgatimin (Director, Corporate Relations and Business Development) and PuanAzizah Khalid Merican took the opportunity to wish in advance Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017 to all lecturers, staff, students, relatives and friends.


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