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You can shine in any varsity

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

UNIVERSITY rankings create interest every year. Favourable positions allow top universities and their alumni to have bragging rights over other institutions.

Personal ambition, ambitious parents, and the demands of society and industries have turned going to Oxford University and Cambridge University (Oxbridge), the Ivy League and the Russell Group (which represents 24 leading universities in the UK) as a must route for those who want to be given top priority by prestigious corporations in their recruitment drive.

Universities in these groups jostle for top positions in the league tables drawn by several agencies like QS, Times Higher Education, The Guardian and the US News and World Report.

They spell out the methodologies to justify their ranking of universities. With a tradition that has produced numerous Nobel Laureates, top scientists, world leaders, academics and top corporate figures; these universities without doubt have a lot to celebrate.

Their graduates would feel great because they were occupants of prestigious seats of learning envied by others.

Their alma mater would ensure that their degrees would be the keys to unlock the doors that refused to open to other graduates.

Their alumni annual dinners would be attended and patronised by the who’s who in society.

However, those from Oxbridge, Yale and Harvard are not the sole keepers of success. To those who failed to gain entry to the Ivy League or Oxbridge, do remember your universities are equally good in turning you into useful persons that society yearns for.

Don’t regret being where you are or were. Failure to gain entry into any of the top varsities, does not mean you are a failure. Your experiences at whichever university you went to, must have taught you a great deal.

My experience at the University of Greenwich in mid 1970s taught me several lessons. The 1970s were when many students and trades unions were controlled by those leaning towards socialism.

The idealism of socialism was at its height and capitalism was an offensive word at the varsity!

Students and workers then were protesting about anything and everything. They marched on the streets for whatever reason they could think of. Occasionally universities were occupied by students.

Margaret Thatcher s eventually became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and shook her fist to put an end to the strong powers of the students and the trade unions.

Greenwich was small and friendly, but had very high standards and great diversity not just in terms of its students’ backgrounds but in terms of experience.

I made friends who came from different towns in the UK and from different countries almost immediately upon enrolment.

The parochialism in me disappeared slowly and my outlook towards society began to change.

Greenwich made me confident and adventurous and turned me into a liberal minded individual.

I spent my days doing all sorts of amazing things on my own and through membership of different societies. It was a true educational experience outside academic work.

I’d spent whatever free time I could have with trips to other cities in the UK and would stay with those I had befriended.

It was an experience I would never forget. Of course I took the opportunity to travel to Europe.

The course I pursued demanded that I read about great writers or thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Montesquieu, Descartes, Rousseau, Dickens,Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Rabindranath Tagore and Orwell.

I would attend any talk that would be of interest and related to my studies.

Prominent speakers from the Conser-vative, the Labour and the Liberal parties would come to defend their ideal thinking despite being intimidated by the audience.

I found many at Greenwich to be very egalitarian. I acquired the ability to think independently, access and interpret information, rebut but respect other people’s points of view – all characteristics that I have carried with me throughout my life later as an academic.

I was in its hockey team. It was was an honour playing for my university. A formal picture of my team mates and I used to hang proudly at my workplace to show my colleagues and students that varsity life was not all about studying.

Involvement in sporting activities really was effective in my preparation for life after college.

by  DR. ARZMI YAACOB
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iCGPA in full force by 2019

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh during the Integrated Cumulative Grade Point Average International Conference. (Photo by SHIRAZ YASMINE ALI)

ALL public universities will be implementing the integrated cumulative grade point average (iCGPA) assessment in all faculties, alongside the existing academic-driven CGPA system, in 2019.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said that it is important that this is done as it is imperative today to groom students to become holistic graduates in accordance with the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

“iCGPA is important as the way to evaluate students needs to change. It is already being implemented at the Ministry of Education through the change of curriculum to include critical thinking skills and also at the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) under Shift 1 of the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education). Our professors have acknowledged this issue as far as eight years back, with assessment methodology development taking place since 2011,” he said.

Idris said the aim of iCGPA is to produce graduates who not only excel in their fields of study (academically), but are also equipped with the necessary soft skills (such as English proficiency), knowledge (of the world at large, the sciences and arts), values (ethics, patriotism, and spirituality), leadership abilities (including the love of volunteerism), and the ability to think critically (accepting diverse views, innovation and problem solving).

MOHE started to pilot iCGPA at five faculties in five public universities — Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) and Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) — in September 2015.

“Today the implementation has progressed to 334 programmes at 153 faculties in 20 public universities; 35 programmes at six polytechnics, and seven programmes in 15 community colleges,” he said.

“Now even private universities are approaching MOHE to learn about iCGPA and ways to implement it,” he added.

Idris said the good thing about iCGPA is that it does not touch the CGPA system but instead adds value to what exists.

“Normal student assessment is done after they have finished the teaching-learning process. But the integrated assessment is done before, during and after the process to check on students’ soft skills. This way benchmarking and corrective measures can be carried out during the whole process of learning,” he said.

Earlier, Idris delivered a keynote address titled “A journey towards holistic assessment, in pursuit of holistic graduates”, at the iCGPA International Conference 2017.

In his speech, he touched on the benefits that can be gained from iCGPA assessment by different parties.

“For students, they can have a better understanding of their personal strengths and weaknesses as well as have continuous improvement of themselves from that knowledge. For prospective employers, the iCGPA can enable them to identify future employees based on skills and more holistic measurements and understand the continuous professional development needs of new graduates. As for higher education institutions and lecturers, they would have a better appreciation of student needs and can provide continuous intervention and support,” he said.

He listed down challenges ahead for iCGPA implementation among which are adoption by academics and industry recognition.

“Academics need to review the curriculum to come up with one that would shape students into holistic graduates. Are they conducting effective activities to facilitate this? Is the curriculum adapted to industry needs? And universities would also need to assess the assessor,” he commented.

Idris later officiated the opening of the two-day conference.

Themed “Nurturing Holistic, Entrepreneurial and Balanced Graduates”, the iCGPA International Conference 2017 served as a platform for educators, industrial leaders, professionals and students to discuss on professional development and sharing of best practices and opportunities on outcomes-based education.

By ROZANA SANI.

Read more @ https://www.nst.com.my/education/2017/07/258710/icgpa-full-force-2019

Four Malaysian Research Varsities Under 50 Years Within Group Of 23 Top World Varsities – Idris

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

SERDANG, July 13 (Bernama) — Four public varsities with the status of national research universities below 50 years old are now listed within the 23 top universities in the world.

Based on the world rankings for the year 2017/2018 published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) today, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) rose to 15th position from the 38th spot in 2016.

In addition, the ranking for Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) also moved from 32nd to the 16th spot, followed by Unversiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), moving to the 21st and 23rd spots respectively from the 30th and 26th previously.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said that for universities below 50 years old, the latest achievements or positions of the institutions proved that the efforts of the ministry and the universities in stimulating the research culture had begun to show positive results.

“For UPM, the rise of 23 steps is certainly very encouraging for the university as well as the ministry,” he told a media conference after launching the Sports Leadership Transformation Program organised by the UPM Sports Academy and Sports Warrior Global (SWG) at the UPM Sports Centre’s Multipurpose Hall, here today.

QS is the world’s first university ratings agency recognised by the International Ranking Expert Group and has become the reference for interested parties worldwide.

Also present at the event were UPM Vice-Chancellor Prof Datin Dr Aini Ideris, national squash queen Datuk Nicol David and Sports Warrior Global director Sharon Wee who was also a former national squash player.

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Good ratings for seven Malaysian varsities

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

PETALING JAYA: Seven Malaysian universities are in Times Higher Education’s (THE) inaugural Asia-Pacific University Rankings.

Of these, five are in the top 200 with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Univer­siti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) joint top for Malaysia.

Both UPM and UTM are in the joint 121-130 band.

The other institutions listed in the rankings are Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Mara and Universiti Utara Malaysia (see table).

THE rankings editor Phil Baty (pic) said Malaysian universities generally performed well in their international outlook, but achieved low scores for research impact (citations).

“While the country is building its research capacity, it will need to improve the quality of research if it wants to improve its standing in this ranking in future years,” he said in a press statement.

The National University of Singapore claims the top spot followed by Peking Univer­sity, the University of Melbourne, Tsinghua University and Nanyang Technological Univer­sity in second, third, fourth and fifth places respectively.

“The Asia-Pacific is considered one of the most important higher education and research regions in the world and this ranking proves what a diverse and dynamic part of the world it is,” said Baty.

He said Indonesia and Malaysia are two emerging players that are shown to have great potential, if they can improve the quantity and quality of research in the same vein as some of their neighbours.

“Overall, the ranking provides a picture of the countries and universities that are set to become world-leading higher education players over the coming years.

“There is no doubt that several of these will be within the Asia-Pacific,” he added.

The Asia-Pacific University Rankings use the same 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments as the THE World University Rankings.

BY REBECCA RAJAENDRAM
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Kamarudin appointed UMS vice-chancellor

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

KOTA KINABALU: Prof Dr D. Kamarudin D. Mudin will take over as the vice-chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) from June 18.

Kamaruddin, the university’s deputy vice-chancellor (Academic and International) will become its fifth vice-chancellor, succeeding Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Harun Abdullah whose term expires on June 17.

The appointment will make Dr Kamarudin, 49, the third Sabahan to hold the post after Prof Datuk Dr Kamaruzaman Ampon and Mohd Harun.

Dr Kamarudin is Professor Special Grade C (Medical) with expertise in the field of anaesthesiology. He served as dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences before being appointed as deputy vice-chancellor in April 2015.

by RUBEN SARIO.

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Benchmarking universities

Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh (second from right) sharing a light moment with (from left) Professor Datuk Dr Asma Ismail, Professor Datuk Dr Wahid Omar, Professor Datuk Seri Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali, Professor Datin Paduka Dr Aini Ideris and Professor Dr Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud. Looking on are Higher Education Deputy Minister Datuk Dr Mary Yap Kain Ching and Higher Education Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur. PIC BY MOHD FADLI HAMZAH
By ROZANA SANI - June 14, 2017 @ 2:23pm

STRENGTHENING fundamentals in teaching and learning as well as a keen focus on being more visible in the academic and industry circles are the key enabling factors for Malaysia’s five research universities to be placed in the top one per cent of the recently announced Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2017/2018.

The strategy clearly paid off for University of Malaya (UM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) which are all in the top 300 band of the global ranking system involving 26,000 universities across the globe — with UM leading the pack at 114th position.

According to Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, the achievement of the five universities is proof that the decision of establishing research universities 10 years ago to improve higher education through research, publication, citation and innovation has paid off.

“These continuous improvements in the rankings among the research universities is spurring and mentoring the whole higher education ecosystem into a more dynamic one. We will continue to encourage more collaborations and sharing of facilities and research as well as improve the students and lecturers’ mobility. Emphasis on translational research at universities is also benefiting the community at large and the nation,” he said at a press briefing in Putrajaya last week.

UM which have steadily risen year on year in its ranking from 167 in 2013 is now so close to being in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings.

The university is ranked top in the nation for four indicators of the world rankings which are academic reputation, employer reputation, student to faculty ratio and citations per faculty.

Professor Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud, UM’s acting vice-chancellor, attributed the university’s current position to the success in the execution of UM’s strategic plan. The plan with the purpose of driving the university forward delivered positive impacts.

“We have been making certain changes to our strategic plan, one of which is tweaking our internationalisation efforts to be more focused and evidence driven so that we can best spend our resources,” he shared.

An example of this is making use of a network set up in UM last year focused on Disability and Public Policy under the auspices of the Asean University Network (AUN). AUN is a small network of 30 universities — top universities within the 10 countries in theAsean region.

“We can invite universities outside the AUN to join too because it is a thematic network. It is being funded by the Nippon Foundation for the first three years with support of US$600,000 per year. They have promised to further their support if we do well,” he said.

A few years ago, UM also offered to be the secretariat for the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health instantly making it the hub for 100 other universities. “Through efforts like this people then will get to know you and you gain visibility,” said Awang Bulgiba.

He said UM has 600 memoranda of understanding signed with universities around the world. “In truth, with the MOUs we collaborate with universities four times that number. Many are bottom up, not top down, with research proposals and activities from our researchers. This is a more sustainable model for the university and good for the long run,” he said.

The number of citations have also improved considerably for UM because of the collaborations. “International collaborations bring about greater citations,” said Awang Bulgiba. “In terms of publication, two years ago we were above the world average in terms of quality in about 14 categories as listed by Scorpus — the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. This year we went up to 18. We hope to cover all categories in the list by 2020.”

UPM which climbed 182 places from 411 in 2013/2014 to the current 229 in the QS World University Rankings 2017/2018 is delighted that it is inching closer and might even reach its target of being in the top 200 earlier than 2020.

“We have surpassed our targets so far. If we jump 30 steps next year, we will be within our target earlier by two years,” said UPM vice-chancellor Professor Datin Paduka Dr Aini Ideris.

She said UPM will again analyse the achievements and weaknesses it has made and see what it can do better and work harder especially in the area of citations.

“We strove as hard as we can on making fundamentals like teaching and learning solid. Our entire community ensures together this happens. Our visibility was not so clear before. So last year we concentrated on visibility through networking and participation in academic events and there is a rise in that area.

We have improved in the faculty and student ratio, academic and employer reputation. We have worked closely with the industry to bring them into campus, arrange attachments for students in selected good companies and we get good feedback from employers on our students,” she said.

UKM which saw the best improvement in rankings — moving up 72 places from 302 to 230 — with effort being placed on visibility and recognition.

“Our focus is clear — we are a university built on the aspiration of Malaysians at large. Our goal is to be a university that is referred to, relevant and respected. Ranking comes along the way. We don’t chase ranking as we want our academia to do the right thing academically. We want to impact society with our scholarly achievement. Our work touches all our stakeholders and we have UKM presence in terms of initiatives and projects in every State throughout the country,” said its vice-chancellor, Professor Datuk Seri Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali.

by ROZANA SANI.

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Work, Matters! : Remember that you are “selling” yourself, daily

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Work, Matters! : Remember that you are “selling” yourself, daily — Shankar R. Santhiram (File pix)

This past week, I have spent my working days at a leading private university in Malaysia.

This institution was established in 1969 by a team of educators to offer the Victorian High School Certificate (VHSC), the first Pre-University programme to secondary school leavers in Malaysia.

And over the past forty eight years, it has grown to become a premier private tertiary education centre. In 2010, it was awarded university status.

Out of one hundred and forty three colleges and universities in the world that participated in the iGraduate Survey in 2013, on student learning experience, this university emerged as the top institution in Malaysia. iGraduate tracks and benchmarks student, and stakeholder opinions, across the entire student journey, from prospective students to alumni.

Being as well established as it is, I was deeply honoured when I was asked to conduct a series of training programmes for their marketing and sales team on enhancing the customers’ experience.

I left university nearly twenty five years ago. And although I was the chief executive of an institution, it has been fifteen years since I moved to corporate consultancy, training and coaching. Being in that rambunctious environment, surrounded by young people who exhibit a palpable vibrancy, made me feel really young, again. It was a thoroughly enjoyable work week.

My focus with this team was to help them understand how they can increase their efficacy as marketers. My sessions aimed at equipping them with the necessary tools towards this end. But to start with, I directed my discussions with them on understanding how they need to market themselves first, effectively, before even promoting their educational services and products.

I explained to them that to live effectively in this competitive global village; to make your goals a reality; and to be real agents of change, you need to interact successfully with others. Marketing yourself is quite simply about learning to communicate why it is in the other person’s interest to interact with you.

It is about your effectiveness in honestly presenting your positive features, the ones that will enhance your relationships in a way that attracts the other person.

And just like selling anything else, when you market yourself, the “hard-sell” has very limited value. Your communication strategy has to be focused on what the listener will find interesting, and by engaging them through what they might be looking for.

Every successful entrepreneur will tell you that the way you speak, the way your walk, your appearance, and the way you carry yourself, all become part of your message. Both the tailored suit or the robust jeans and t-shirt combination, tell a story. Just be sure to decide from the onset, the story you want to tell.

On a daily basis, you need to “sell” the notion that you are a capable and trustworthy person, who will improve your company. You need to show without doubt that you can resolve problems for your employer, and elevate the status of your company.

Here are two most important ideas that I communicated to my trainees this week about how they can “sell” themselves.

Start by asking; what is the fundamental question that every employer wants answers to, at any interview?

“What can this person do for me”? This is the million-dollar question, is it not?

And what do you do at the interview? You will definitely craft the most impressive answer for that question, and you would have practiced the answer hundreds of times, before the interview.

At the interview, when asked, you would have promptly delivered a well-rehearsed narrative.

But to effectively position yourself at work, you need to answer this question daily. And, you are required to respond now, by your actions. You will need to exhibit your skills and abilities. The very same skills you highlighted in your resume, and at the interview. These are the abilities you claimed that you learnt through your work experiences, and education. They need to be apparent to your employer.

by SHANKAR R. SANTHIRAM.

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More cross-border collaborations among top Malaysian universities on the cards

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
There will be more cross-border collaborations among Malaysia’s top varsities to ensure that they remain among the world’s top 300 universities, said Higher Education Minister, Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh. (Pix by MOHD FADLI HAMZAH)

PUTRAJAYA: There will be more cross-border collaborations among Malaysia’s top varsities to ensure that they remain among the world’s top 300 universities, said Higher Education Minister, Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

“We will continue to improve our universities’ world ranking by having more cross-border collaborations. We will have sharing of facilities and research. We will also improve the students and lecturers’ mobility. It goes beyond the campus,” Idris told reporters during a press briefing on the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings at the ministry today.

The improved world ranking for top five local research universities have placed them in the Top one per cent research universities in the world, he announced, adding that Malaysian award-winning academic researchers are among the most sought after in the world.

Based on a global ranking system involving 26,000 research universities in the world, conducted by QS, topping the list as the best Malaysian research university is University of Malaya (UM) – currently ranked 114 in the world.

“UM is getting close to becoming the top 100 research universities in the world. This is good news to us since we introduced the research university initiatives in Malaysia 10 years ago,” he said.

Joining UM in the world rankings are Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

“Between 2007 to 2016, local research universities have generated RM6.18 billion income for the country,” Idris added.

by NOORSILA ABD MAJID.

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Malaysian Varsities Among Top One Per Cent Of Research Universities In The World

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

PUTRAJAYA, June 8 (Bernama) — All five public research universities in Malaysia have been listed in the top one per cent of such universities in the world.

The five universities are University of Malaya (UM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), which showed an improvement in the world ranking list for the year 2017/2018 issued by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh told reporters here today that the achievement was good news for the country’s higher education landscape, especially in celebrating 10 years of initiative to stimulate and encourage growth in research, publishing and innovation.

“Of the 26,000 universities worldwide, the Malaysian research universities are now among the top 260,” he said adding that UM was ranked the highest among Malaysian Universities at 114, and on the verge of breaking into the top 100 universities in the world.

He said the greatest improvement was by UPM which jumped 182 places from 411 in 2013/2014 to 229 in the current world ranking.

UKM went up 72 places to 230 compared with 302 in 2016/2017 while USM improved by 66 places, from 330 in 2016/2017 to 264 in 2017/2018 and UTM went up 101 places from 355 in 2013/2014 to 253 this year, he said.

“The Ministry of Higher Education is confident that the strategic plans outlined in the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 will allow our universities to be among the world’s best 100 universities earlier than expected,” he said.

Idris said between 2007 and 2016, university researches had generated more than RM6.18 billion in revenue for the country and this was a 55.3 per cent return on the initial research investment from the government totalling RM3.98 billion.

QS is the world’s first university rating agency recognised by the International Ranking Expert Group, and is considered an important reference for stakeholders worldwide.

QS’ rankings are based on six key performance indicators including academic reputation and ration of students to lecturers.

BERNAMA.

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Five Malaysian public research varsities listed in top 1% universities worldwide.

Friday, June 9th, 2017

PUTRAJAYA: All five public research universities in Malaysia have been listed in the top 1% universities worldwide.

The five universities are Universiti  Malaya (UM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

The universities showed an improvement in the world ranking list for the year 2017/2018 issued by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh (pix) told reporters here Thursday that the achievement was good news for the country’s higher education landscape, especially in celebrating 10 years of initiative to stimulate and encourage growth in research, publishing and innovation.

“Of the 26,000 universities worldwide, the Malaysian research universities are now among the top 260,” he said, adding that UM was ranked the highest among Malaysian universities at 114, and on the verge of breaking into the top 100 universities in the world.

He said the greatest improvement was by UPM, which jumped 182 places from 411 in 2013/2014 to 229 in the current world ranking.

UKM went up 72 places to 230 compared with 302 in 2016/2017, while USM improved by 66, from 330 in 2016/2017 to 264 in 2017/2018, and UTM went up 101 places from 355 in 2013/2014 to 253 this year, he said.

“The Ministry of Higher Education is confident that the strategic plans outlined in the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 will allow our universities to be among the world’s best 100 universities earlier than expected,” he said.

Idris said between 2007 and 2016, university research had generated more than RM6.18bil in revenue for the country and this was a 55.3% return on the initial research investment from the government totalling RM3.98bil.

BERNAMA.
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