22 December 2011

Achieving dreams with Sunway’s CIMP

191 graduates were gleaming with pride as they stood tall during the Graduation Ceremony held recently. The proud graduates who enthusiastically sang the Malaysian National Anthem and Canadian National Anthem were ready for the next step in their lives. This is the 41st Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) graduation ceremony since it started at Sunway College in 1991.

Charis Wong, awarded with the Governor General’s Medal for Academic Achievement (2011-2012), highest achiever in Financial Accounting Principles, English, University Preparation and Chemistry and recipient of Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (Dr) Jeffrey Cheah Entrance Scholarship.

A brighter future for FIA graduates

Sunway College recently celebrated the accomplishment of the class of January 2011 marking the 7th Graduation Ceremony for the home-grown pre-university programme, Sunway Foundation in Arts (FIA). The graduation ceremony was witnessed by Elizabeth Lee; Executive Director of Sunway Education Group, Professor Robert Bignall; Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University, Dr. Khatijah Khalid; Chief Executive of Sunway College, Mrs Ruma Lopes, Director of Programme, Sunway College; lecturers, parents and students.

Tan Li Jean receiving her graduation certificate from Elizabeth Lee.

19 December 2011

Sunway Cricket Team to play Malaysian National Cricket Team

The dynamic talent of the Sunway Cricket team was proven when they were recently handpicked by the management of the Malaysian Cricket Association (MCA) to play in a series of matches against the Malaysian National Cricket team. Sunway’s Cricket team who participated in various tournaments organised by numerous State Cricket Associations had advanced into the finals of each tournament. The Chairman of the MCA was impressed by Sunway’s track record for Year 2011 and thus offered them an opportunity to partake in a five match series with the national team in preparation for their upcoming 2012 ICC World Cricket League Division Five tournament that will take place in Singapore in February.

The players in concentration during the match.

25 November 2011

Clean sweep for Sunway’s shining star

19 year-old Katrina Ann Abdul Hadi is the proud owner of five glittering gold medals having swept all the synchronised swimming events at the 26th SEA Games in Palembang, Indonesia this year. Katrina and her team mates, having already delivered golds in the free duet, technical duet, free team and technical team events, were once again at their dazzling best, when they produced a consistent and energetic performance to overwhelm the spectators and judges in the fifth and final event, the free team combination. Performing to the song ‘Rio de Janeiro’, the team scored 75.363 points to easily win another gold medal.

Katrina (left) with her duet partner, Shareen Png

21 November 2011

CIMP students raise RM2, 500 for charity home

Synergy combined with energy produced a fruitful result as Sunway College’s Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) students charitable fundraiser managed to accumulate RM2,500 for the Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Taman Megah (Taman Megah Disabled Children’s Home). The entrepreneurial and management skills of the 70 students from the Business Leadership Management Fundamentals (BLMF) class were put to test as they developed unique products such as handmade accessories, piggy banks, badges, cultural goods, fresh fruits and delicious baked goods during the 2-day charity sale in Sunway College.

Mr. John Futa, V. Baskar, Tham Thin Yin, Lecturers Liz Erskine and Dave Leonard from the Business Leadership course.

Angelina Saw Mei Yi, a BLMF student shared, “We started preparations for the charity sale 2 months in advance by conducting surveys and analysing the response towards our potential products in order to meet quality standards and customer needs. Everything had to be done with precision to ensure a smooth flow of business. We created handmade products in line with the findings from our reports in order to link the practical part of our work with what we’ve learnt in class with the theory of management functions, crucial for a business to operate.

The student selling piggy banks during the charity sale.

01 October 2011

Financial Review BOSS 2011 MBA Rankings

The 2011 Financial Review BOSS MBA survey ranked Australia’s top MBA programs based on a survey of alumni plus data from a questionnaire sent to participating business schools. The full results of the survey, plus our Business Education special, are published in the September issue of Financial Review BOSS.

The table below lists the 19 schools that we ranked. For more information on how we conducted the survey, and further details about programs, see MBA and EMBA schools.

Information downloaded from web link http://www.afrboss.com/mbaschool/ - the Australian Financial Review BOSS survey of Australia's top MBAs.

28 September 2011

Harvard Prize Book and RM 2,000 for 3 Sunway College Students

Chong Lip Yi, Pauline Ann Loh and Daniel Fong Zhen Yong were thrilled when they were announced the Harvard Prize Book Winners recently. The three students, an Australian Matriculation Programme, Canadian International Matriculation Programme and A-levels students respectively are from the Pre-University Programmes of Sunway College. They each received RM 2,000 cash prize, a copy of the Harvard Prize Book, an opportunity for internship in the Harvard Club of Malaysia throughout the duration of study at Sunway College and a certificate endorsed by the Harvard Club of Malaysia.

From left to right: Ng Hon Soon, Chong Lip Yi, Pauline Ann Loh, Tan Sri Lin See Yan, Elizabeth Lee, Executive Director Sunway Education Group; Nicholas Khaw, Daniel Fong Zhen Yong and Nadiah Wan

14 September 2011

From Japan with Love

Sunway College recently played host to 10 Japanese students who visited Malaysia for a 3- week stay in conjunction with a youth training project named ‘Look Malaysia Programme’ launched by Tourism Malaysia Tokyo.

The Japanese and Malaysian students communicating with one another during the ice breaker session.

06 September 2011

Sunway College students accomplishing the Canadian Dream

3 Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) students each received a Maple Leaf Bursary worth C$1,000.00 during the Canada Day celebrations from the Canadian High Commissioner to Malaysia, H.E Randolph Mank at Canada House, Kuala Lumpur, recently.

Houman Nejad Bagher Lahiji, Alireza Fataei Bolourchi and Joy Chrystal Ng Seet Wan were CIMP students in Sunway College are preparing to pursue their studies in Canada. Besides producing excellent grades, these students were also in need of financial assistance.

Alireza Fataei Bolourchi receiving his bursary from Canadian High Commissioner Randolph Mank

29 August 2011

Sunway’s A-Level students in pursuit of dreams

12 of Sunway College’s A-Level students who recently graduated will be heading to pursue their dreams in their preferred universities in United Kingdom (UK) and Hong Kong. The students who persevered and overcame the challenges of this premier pre-university programme will be embarking on a new journey to acquire the needed knowledge to fulfil their ambitions in their favoured field of study.

Among them are Tan Juan and Gan Fang Wen who will both be heading to Cambridge to read Medicine. Gan Fang Wen have previously garnered the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) awards where she emerged Top in the World for Mathematics AS-Level, bagged the 2nd placing in Malaysia for Best across Four Cambridge International AS-Levels and secured 3rd place in Malaysia for Best across Three Cambridge International A-Levels.

(First row from left to right) Tan Yaw Bia, Leong Yean Long, Yeow Kin Yoong, How Wei Jun, Gan Fang Wen, Chen Wen Yin, Sonia Lee Yi Jie, Chan Pik Ee, Foong Kuan Ngee, Tan Juan, Aaron tan Wai Kit and Poon Shi Sum with (Second row) A-Level lecturers, Elizabeth Lee (6th from right) and Cheng Mien Wee, Director of Pre-University studies (extreme right).

26 August 2011


Featuring the International Ensemble of the Perak Society of Performing Arts

Bandar Sunway, 26 August 2011 – Around 800 people packed Sunway University’s Multi Purpose Hall on Friday, 19 August to attend a charity recital entitled “A Celebration of Music: Butterfly Lovers and Love Songs” hosted by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF). In conjunction with the recital, MasterClass Workshops were held on Saturday, 20 August for members of the public where 79 people attended the workshops.
The recital was organised to share the beauty and discipline of music with a wider audience beyond the confines of the university community.

In his wecome message, Founding Trustee, Tan Sir Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah said, “This recital is very much aligned to the spirit of the Foundation as music and arts are inextricably linked to education, enriching and nurturing lives towards the total development of individuals”.

27 July 2011

Sunway’s A-Level Class 2010 race to the finish line

“Go confidently now in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined,” said Henry David Thoreau, a famous American Essayist, Poet and Philosopher. Sunway College’s A-Level 2010 students who recently completed the final hurdles will be headed towards the direction of their dreams as they emerged achievers at the A-Level Achievement and Awards Ceremony (Triple A Night) held recently.

The 257 January, March and July 2010 Intake students persevered and overcame the challenges of this premier pre- university programme as proud parents and teachers witnessed their graduation during the Triple A Awards Night.

21 July 2011

Launch of Deloitte Tax Challenge 2011

The fourth edition of the Deloitte Tax Challenge was launched in Sunway University recently. Jointly officiated by Mr Teo Ee Sing, Executive Director of Sunway TES, the financial courses arm of Sunway and Mr. Yee Wing Peng, the Managing Director of Deloitte KassimChan Tax Services Sdn. Bhd, the Deloitte Tax Challenge is the only event of its kind in Malaysia which promotes the Tax profession as a career to undergraduates of all universities here.

Mr Teo Ee Sing, Mr Yee Wee Peng (centre) and Nizar Najib pressing the green button to mark the launch of the Deloitte Tax Challenge 2011.

Sunway’s 6th FIA batch of budding success ready to venture the world

Sunway College’s home-grown pre-university programme, the Foundation in Arts (FIA) recently produced their 6th batch of graduates with 98 graduating students. The students who had demonstrated dedication, determination and enthusiasm throughout their course of studying the FIA programme saw their proud parents and teachers witness them making a momentous step in their graduation ceremony. Also present were Mr Lee Weng Keng, CEO Education and Health Care, Sunway Group; Professor David Ngo Chek Ling, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Sunway University; Elizabeth Lee, Executive Director, Sunway Education Group and Dr Katijah Khalid, Chief Executive, Sunway College.

53 students were awarded the Tan Sri Dato Seri (Dr) Jeffrey Cheah Continuing Scholarship to pursue their undergraduate studies in Sunway University.

The students did not only receive a certificate of completion but 53 students were awarded the Tan Sri Dato Seri (Dr) Jeffrey Cheah Continuing Scholarship. Ho Su Ann was the highest scorer with a total accumulation of 92.05% followed by Ku Gim Chai at 90.00% and Ng Wan Ru with 88.90%. The three students who were among the other scholarship recipients will continue to pursue their undergraduate studies in the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance in the School of Business, Sunway University.

12 July 2011

See Ju Vin wins 2nd place in BIC Campus Speed Writing Competition

See Ju Vin, who represented Sunway College in the BIC Campus Speed Writing Competition won 2nd place and took away RM 300 cash prize, product hamper worth RM 50 and a certificate of participation. See, a Sunway-TES student who is currently completing her 4th semester in ACCA completed the challenge in 2:11 minutes.

(From left) See, BIC-GBA Sdn Bhd marketing Benny Chia, Sooi, Linda and Thew during the prize giving ceremony.

Oxford & Cambridge Essay Writing Competition's winning essays- Champion

Ian Tan Wei Chuen (SMK USJ12)

“Push! Push!” the doctor clad in immaculate white attire urges as the woman giving birth lets out blood-curdling screams throughout the room. She suffers while the doctor toils for hours on end in a seemingly endless battle. Then, a miracle happens. A head peeks out and a baby emerges. A new person, a new life and a new soul is born. Tears of joy stream down the cheeks of the people in the room as they rejoice in their victory of a lengthy battle for a new human life. Fast-forward by twenty years when the child is now undergoing further education. A rite of passage into the adult world, you might say. As the thorns of adolescence remain in his or her character, he or she retains some form of innocence. However as wars rage around the world, as economic crises ravage the livelihood of a half of the human population and as the youth panders over a greater purpose in life besides power and money, the youth is left to think, “What am I living for ?” Material gains may bring all the thrill and luxuries in the world, but to what effect? Have you ever thought of what you would buy if you have everything? You do get to impress people, of course but will they love you? Power may grant you control, but it does not always garner appreciation. As the string of mistakes made by us in our lives lengthens and we come to closer terms with the issue of death, sometimes we have to realise that all that we have is our soul.

We have always heard of people and their perspectives on life and some of us are left to wonder, “How do these people think like that?” I have been on the receiving end of that thought at times and there is one thing which all optimistic and happy people in the world possess. They realise that money and power are not always everything in this pessimistic, demanding world. You are. We only have ourselves in at least some senses of the phrase and our happiness and success really depends on us, ourselves, our souls. Our soul may often be associated with spirituality but let us look from a more practical angle and associate it with intentions instead. Thus, the soul can be defined as a person’s life force and intentions. If our intentions are pure and uncontaminated, we will undoubtedly be happy and there is proof of it. Have you ever felt what it is like to give to society? It feels good, does it not? It gives you a rush of euphoria unlike taking, which oftentimes leaves you guilty and what not. Just to give you a clearer picture, let us delve further into his intriguing concept.

Take warren Buffett as an example. While he may be a taker of society in some ways, he is a giver in many other ways, obviously, he is known as possibly the greatest investor of all time but he does it through skill and foresight unlike speculators who merely try their luck at the stock exchanges. He has all the money in the world, yet almost all of it is stuck in the stock markets. He still lives in the same humble townhouse in Omaha, Nebraska as he did forty years ago, he drivers his own cheap, generic Lincoln Town Car around on his own as everybody else does and the most expensive thing he has is probably his house and suit, physically speaking. He does not utilise that money for his own material gains, but for something bigger, investing. He has always gone against the advice of economists and come out victorious. He has pledged half of his forty billion dollar fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a philanthropic organisation and has restructured Berkshire Hathaway, his company to ease the task for his successors. So, he is really fiving rather than taking. He wants to ensure the bright future of his peers, his people and organisations the lives of the poor and he will have a clean slate of life. He is one with a pure soul and he has only relied on himself and his soul to succeed. To this day, he still relies on himself and remains in his humble lifestyle, still holding on to that which he is passionate about.

Besides that, the soul can be related to happiness and how the soul perceives it. One famous use of that perception is to do what you love. There is no use doing something you do not love yet gain from it. Life will probably become very depressing indeed. Take for example, Lance Armstrong. He is now the best cyclist in the world by far, surpassing all others by inconceivably large margins. How? He does not have any augmented abilities he has the will and passion to succeed in the sport he loves the most. The most surprising fact is that he was struck down by cancer in the past. When everything around him collapsed and life went into a downward spiral, he was subjected to more threatening ordeals such as chemotherapy and sometimes, depression. Despite that, he retained his love for cycling and soul was burning with desire to touch those handlebars and pedals again. He did and after a year, he had being cured of cancer, he won and he has never stopped since. He is now an ambassador for cancer victims and he urges them to fight for their lives and what they love in hopes that they will he as lucky as him. Lance Armstrong achieved victory against cancer and against modern perceptions of death as well as cycling records previously thought as impossible by himself. All this was done through his fiery soul, a very strong, self-sufficient one indeed, He had achieved unimaginable success with it.

But what of us? Shall we not be successful as well? That really depends on our perspectives in life and the soul. If the soul works toward that constant improvement of our humane being and for the better of others, then yes, I would consider that successful, do you not? For instance, educators who choose to raise the capabilities of their students for a bright future ahead, academia who research fields of knowledge so that we know all that is around us and ourselves better and happiness of each other. So, as you can see , all we have and all we need are souls because while we may be down in the dumps or doubtful about life, we sometimes do not realise that the soul exists for a larger, more noble purpose. We just have to notice it and embrace our souls to truly achieve success in every sense of the word.

So do go back and look into your soul today. You may find something valuable in there which may just be your key to your own personal success.

Oxford & Cambridge Essay Writing Competition's winning essays- 1st runner up

Sharannya a/p Suresh (SMK Puteri Seremban)

If you live in the city, chances are high that you see thousands of people everyday in passing. Men and women from all sorts of backgrounds, behaviour and not to mention dressing habits. Some are so inconspicuous that you forget about them a second after you glimpse them, but a rare number stay in our minds for quite a time. The biggest factor as arguably their looks and a big part of them are clothes. In big cities, women tend to be more open and are up-front about their overall lives. They dress outrageously sometimes, and might behave even more so. So, the question is, should the law require women to dress modestly, especially in public?

Some parties campaign this concept ferociously, while others protest at this blatant opposition of women’s rights. Even in Malaysia, a few years back, women in states life Kelantan were not allowed to wear ‘tight’ clothes like jeans! In Abu Dhabi, you get weird looks if you walk down the street in sleeveless blouses. But that is just their culture. Asian countries are still famous for their mild-mannered behaviour, although those who do practice it are becoming less everyday. Countries in the west are more accepting of crazily-dressed women. In fact, it might even become a fashion trend! But they do have to draw the line at full nudity. Meanwhile, here, you might get the ‘evil eye’ if you prance down streets in revealing clothes.

Like all other matters, this issue has two sides, too. Modestly dressed women tend to be shielded from catcalls and wolf-whistles most of the time. They will still get this sexist treatment, but they get it in marginally diluted doses compared to women who are dressed sexily. That is a pure fact. Sometimes, modest dressing can save you from bad situations too. Convicted rapists admit that they only committed the crime because they couldn’t control themselves after seeing sexy women. It may see, a lame excuse for their wrong doing, but we cannot deny that women don’t exactly dress conservatively are just asking for trouble, especially if they happen to be in ‘strategic’ places like, say, dark streets.

Modest dressing doesn’t always mean frumpy, or ‘badly dressed’. Most of the young women nowadays dress according to ever-changing fashion trends. The trick is always to find a look that is suitable for you. Like Oscar Wilde once said ‘Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerant that we have to keep changing it. Latest trends on the runway don’t always look at home on the streets. Evergreen looks always make a good impression, even with people we have just met. You will look modern, elegant and still have leftover space for style. Self-help books and even newspaper articles, say that people who are dressed modestly, especially women, are more likely to be except maybe the fashion and designing industries. If you want to work there, wear ‘Loud’ coloured clothes all you want!

Of course, activists who campaign for women’s rights are vehemently against any ideas of this sort. This is, the twenty-first century, after all. Women shouldn’t have to dress in a certain way just to escape the unwanted attentions of caveman-like louts. It’s a free country, or a free-world, in this case. Outlawing outrageous clothes are actually curbing the rights of women to dress how they want, whenever they want. And after all, men with nasty behaviours will go after any girl or woman, safe is to have street-smarts, and maybe even a pepper spray handy. If laws are implemented to force women to dress conservatively (without their choice, too), mankind will be taking a giant step backward.

There is no denying the fact that it is the norm in Asian Countries, especially, to be obedient and just walk in our ancestors footsteps. The old generation find it very hard to accept their grandchildren’s newfound ‘style’. Clothes that are too tight are considered a taboo. Forget midriff-baring shirts. Parents are more understanding, but they, too have limits. Teenage girls, who sometimes follow fashion trends to fit in with their friends, end up getting frustrated. However, they will eventually understand their families’ mindsets as they grow up and mature. The key is compromise. Everyone has to give and take in the end for all parties to be satisfied. Even members of the unbending old generation might budge just a little. Life is just not long enough for us get worked up about simple things, really.

Clearly, controversial headlines in the newspapers might lead us to think that all females should be required to dress modestly for their own sakes. But we must ask ourselves, is this what ALL the women want, or need? Does a simple law protect and shield a certain thing from harm? Like they say, rules are made to be broken. Besides, even corporate industries are becoming more relaxed about be maintained to keep up a respectable front. But clothes and dressing-habits are subjective. Women should be sensitive and smart enough to know what to wear at times, based on the nature of the occasions. You can’t wear dresses suitable for nightclubs to a temple the next day!. In the end, it is up to the millions of women by whim! Women should have their own fates and futures in their own hands. To be or not to be (modestly dressed!) ?

Oxford & Cambridge Essay Writing Competition's winning essays- 2nd runner up

Nur Amalina Binti Khairul Anuar (SMK (P) Methodist Klang)

The ‘One child per family’ policy has been making waves worldwide ever since it
was first implemented in china years ago. Heated debates were held in all four corners of the world, discussing the pros and cons of the aforementioned policy. Some agreed, some disagreed and some just agreed to disagree. This particular topic is still relevant even though a substantial period of time has passed. So, the big question is: Should parents have only one child?

There is no doubt that it is in man’s nature to want to reproduce and gain offspring. It is simply in our genetic makeup, a trait that has not been altered even countless years of evolution. Ergo, this all comes down to a simple matter of preference. Some parents might only want to remain childless. Others may want busloads of children while others parents might only want one child. A majority of the nations on the earth place emphasis on the freedom of rights of its citizens. Whether it be freedom of speech or the liberty to practise any religion of choice, the rights of a country’s people is one of the most pivotal, if not the most crucial, building block of a nation. Do these rights, these liberties, not encompass the choice of the number of offspring that one wants? To go against these rules would be hypocritical for a nation as these rights are written in black and white in the very constitutions that are akin to the core of a nation’s framework.

If there was to be a golden rule about one child to every set of parents, it would certainly have a detrimental effect for the married couple. However, what of the effects to the child itself? The bonds of siblings are some of the strongest ties in existence. An only child might very well have a lack of companionship. Some might argue that peers can offer the same camaraderie. After all, the ubiquitous sayings of ‘my sister from another mister’ or even, ‘my brother from another mother’ would probably not have originated, no? However, it should be noted that even if something is similar to another object, it is still not necessarily the exact one and the same. As the adage goes, blood is thicker than water. Just by being related by blood, a relationship can hold a much deeper meaning.

When discussing this particular delicate (and controversial) subject, there is no doubt that the matter of twins and the like has to be brought up. If perchance a law about parents only having only one child were to be legislated and passes in every country on the face of the earth, what will become of twins, triplets, quadruplets, etcetera, etcetera? Does this mean that the other children will have an intake of air? Does this rule translate to the killings of children that have not even had an opportunity to pry their eyes open and take a glimpse of this world? Furthermore, if this were the case, how would the process of choosing which getting rid of the others. Besides which, who is to say that the parents (or policy makers) can play god and have the final word on the birth of children?

On a national scale, the nation of having a single child to every set of parents ratio will affect countries. The population will decrease, leaving nations with insufficient manpower. This in turn will cause economies to fail, leaving numerous nations in an even worse recession than there is now and leaves the world’s population poverty-stricken. Loss of productivity will be a constant variable, affecting he strength and dominance as well as the competitiveness of a country on the global stage. The utter lack of sufficient manpower will leave a country at it’s knees, a sitting duck to possible threats on both a domestic and international scale. Wars might very well rage and the homicides of people might be rampant if certain Machiavellian people were to take advantage of opportune moments.

Should parents have only one child? I for one, disagree. Such measures will certainly affect individuals, families, communities, nations and even the world in more ways than one. Future generations will very well face more problems if such rules were to be abided. For every action there is an equal reaction, or in other words, doing so will certainly cause a butterfly effect. Therefore, it is pivotal that today’s people make suitable decisions to ensure the wellbeing of humanity.

13 June 2011

Sunway wins 2nd place in MOHE’s Web Portal Competition

Sunway University was recently awarded 2nd place in the 2010 Web Portal Competition organized by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). With an increase from 62% (3 stars) in 2009 to 72% (4 Stars) in 2010, Sunway University beat 36 other institutions under the IPTS (University College and Private Universities) category. The competition was held from the 22 to 26 June 2010 in Bayview Hotel, Melaka.

More students come forward with lost items

(From left to right) Abdul Rani, a Security Personnel, Vincent Wong, Mr Gopal Kandasamy and Rashan Sameee.

Rashan Samee, a student from Bangladesh who is currently studying the Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) in Sunway College got up after sitting for a test in a classroom (SE-3-14), handed over his test paper and walked out of the classroom. He had completely forgotten that he had placed his black “Dell” laptop in a desk at the back of the classroom. The laptop was estimated to be worth approximately RM2, 000. He went home to his apartment still oblivious to the fact until after 3 and ½ hours later. He returned to the classroom and could not find his laptop there.

03 June 2011

Sunway celebrates I “Heart” Earth Month

Sunway University in conjunction with the World Environment Day celebrated worldwide on 5 June 2011 has dedicated an entire month to show its support to Mother Nature. The campaign, an initiative by the Sunway Education Group is a concerted effort to create awareness and encourage lifestyle changes that support the preservation of our Earth by reducing, reusing and recycling as well as reducing carbon emissions to slow the effects of global warming and climate change.

During the opening speech, Ms Elizabeth Lee, Executive Director of Sunway Education Group said, “The progress of climate change abatement must go hand in hand with the strong involvement of communities and organizations to spur lifestyle changes and create awareness of the consequences of our actions on our environment”.

Elizabeth Lee and Sunway University Student Council committee members during the tree planting ceremony.

Student grateful phone was returned to him

Eldiiar Kemelbekov’s family were anxious and worried about him when they could not get hold of him recently. Having lost his phone, he had no way of contacting them or any relatives as he could not recall their numbers off hand. He had stored them all in his mobile phone which he had lost and did not know how to get in touch with them. Eldiiar, a 10th Grade Sunway International School (SIS) student from Kyrgyzstan lost his phone on 24 May 2011.After realizing that he had misplaced his phone, he went back to the classroom in which he last recalled seeing it to relocate it. After failing to find it, he proceeded to the Security Department to make a report of his lost Nokia N96 mobile phone at 5:30pm.

At 5:40, Erfan Shakid, a student from Iran currently studying the Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) at Sunway College, found the phone in the North Building, West Wing Level 1 on the table. He then reported it to the Security Department.

Eldiiar delighted to receive his phone from Erfan, witnessed by Mr Gopal Kandasamy.

MoU Signing between Sunway-TES and A.B. Maximus

Sunway-TES has yet again reached another milestone as they recently joined forces with A.B. Maximus, a leading Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) course provider of CFA in Singapore to launch the structured CFA preparatory classes in Malaysia through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The four signatories were Mr Lee Weng Keng, Chief Executive Officer, Education and Healthcare Division Sunway Group; Mr Th’Ng Beng Hooi, CFA, Managing Director, AB Maximus & Co. Pte. Ltd, Singapore; Mr Benjamin Wong, Director of Business Operations, Asia Pacific, Becker Professional Education; Mr Teo Ee Sing, Executive Director, Sunway-TES and Professor Robert Bignall, Vice-Chancellor, Sunway University.

Mr Benjamin Wong, Mr Th’Ng Beng Hooi, Mr Lee Weng Keng and Mr Teo Ee Sing during the signing ceremony.

Sunway-TES and Hanoi University joint effort to produce first grade Accountants

Sunway-TES and Hanoi University recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), collaborating to offer full time Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) programmes in Hanoi University, Vietnam. The signing ceremony held in Sunway University saw the presence of Mr Lee Weng Keng, Chief Executive Officer of Education and Healthcare at Sunway Group; Mr Teo Ee Sing, Executive Director, Sunway-TES; Professor Robert Bignall, Vice Chancellor, Sunway University; Professor Nguyen Dinh Luan, President of Hanoi University; Mr Nguyen Huy Quang, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department; Hanoi University, Ms Do Van Anh, Vice Dean of Faculty of Management and Tourism; Hanoi University, Ms Elaine Hong, BDO Binder E.D, Corporate Office; Ms Jennifer Lopez, Head of ACCA, Malaysia and staff of Sunway Education Group.

The MoA signing oversees the agreement for Sunway-TES and Hanoi University to offer the Foundations in Accountancy, ACCA Qualification and BSc (Hons) Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University (OBU) on full time basis as part of the university’s programme in Hanoi University, Vietnam. Hanoi University is responsible in providing all on-site education facilities and equipments such as lecture rooms and facilities, sport and recreational facilities and other general facilities required for the conduct of the programmes.

25 May 2011

Sunway Celebrates Teaching Appreciation Day

Very often, we are driven by the passion of teaching that we often forget to celebrate this very special day. Sunway University recently celebrated the “Teaching Appreciation Day” to commemorate the dedication of our lecturers who have guided many students along the way, contributing to their successful careers.

Elizabeth Lee with Jun during the Teacher's Appreciation Day. 

24 May 2011

Lost cash returned to student

The term” finders keepers” did not have any significance to Wong Yeng Hui and Yeo Suk Lyn as they immediately surrendered a stack of RM600 they found lying on the canopy walk to the Security Department. The two Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) students who were returning from the Sunway Pyramid Mall to Sunway University (Sunway) found the money lying on the canopy walk at 2:13 pm on 4 April 2011. At 2:20pm the same day, they made a report at the Security Department and surrendered the money to Mr Gopal Kandasamy, Manager of the Security Department.

As it was harder to identify who the owner of the cash was, the security department inspected the CCTV’s installed at the canopy walk to identify the moment Wong and Yeo picked up the money. They then backtracked and found Ngu Mei Siang, a Sunway BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance walking through the canopy walk with two friends not realizing her money had fallen out of her bag.

Mr Tan Kheng Loon, Mr Gopal Kandasamy, Ms Elizabeth Lee, Lim Jew Jean, Ngu Mei Siang, Wong Yeng Hui and Yeo Suk Lyn.

14 May 2011

RM5.7 Million Worth in Scholarship for Deserving Students

Sunway University (Sunway) was proud to honour over 1000 students during the recent Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Scholarship Award Presentation Ceremony in May 2011. Sunway awarded RM5.7 million in scholarships through the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation making the total amount of contributions so far RM66 million worth in scholarships since it was incepted in 1997 through the Sunway Education Trust Fund. The Sunway Education Trust Fund was converted to the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation in 2010 to further solidify our Founder and Chancellor's belief to transform the lives of many through the benefits of education. The recipients of the scholarship was awarded the Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Entrance Scholarship and The Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Continuing Scholarship.

Recipients of the Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Continuing Scholarship waiting in line to receive their award from Mr Lee Weng Keng.

Another honest student in Sunway College

A very grateful Mr Koh Mui Siang stepped into Sunway College on Tuesday, 10th May 2011 to retrieve his lost HTC phone from Tan Li Jean, a 2nd Semester Foundation in Arts (FIA) Student.

A very happy Koh Mui Siang receiving his phone from Tan Li Jean with Mr Gopal Kandasamy (centre), Manager of Security Department at Sunway.

“I am so grateful to Tan for returning my phone back to me as it is very important to me. In fact I’m very fortunate to have lost my phone in Sunway”. Koh chuckled.

Koh thought he’d never see his HTC phone again since he lost it on Monday evening during his visit to Sunway College for an enquiry. Thanks to Tan Li Jean, his phone was safely returned to him.

Mr Koh presenting a token of appreciation to Tan Li Jean.

Koh reported his missing phone to the Security department at 4pm on 9 May 2011 when he came to Sunway to enquire about courses. Tan Li Jean found the HTC phone lying on one of the tables near the ATM machines at the foyer, where she wanted to place her books. She retrieved the phone the same day slightly after 4pm and immediately surrendered it to the security office.

Mr Gopal Kandasamy, Manager of the Security Department immediately arranged for Tan Li Jean to personally hand over the phone to Koh Mui Siang. At 10:30am on Tuesday, Tan Li Jean returned the HTC phone to Mr Koh in the presence of Mr Gopal. Mr Tan Kheng Loon, Director of Operations also witnessed the return of the HTC phone to Mr Koh. Tan Li Jean was rewarded with a small token of appreciation for her honesty by Mr Koh.

The Security department received a hamper from Mr Koh on Wednesday thanking them for their safekeeping his phone.

The phone is estimated to be worth RM2,000. Koh also said, “Sunway students and the security team are doing a very good job”.

Mr Gopal said, “Students in Sunway are very responsible as anything found are given to a security personnel and we make an effort to return it back to the owner”. Mr Tan further added, “Cash and other items that have gone missing and are often times returned to a security personnel”.

The thank you note from Mr Koh to the Security department.

Tan Li Jean said, “I empathised with the owner of the lost phone when I found it. If I had lost my phone I would want someone to return it back to me”.

Sunway College would like to praise Tan Li Jean for her integrity.

28 April 2011

Twins are Champion at Sunway A-Level Maths & Logic Challenge

Champions, How Si Yu and How Si Wei receiving the mock cheque from Professor David Ngo (left), the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Sunway University.

410 participating students embraced themselves for the sixth Sunway A-Level Math and Logic Challenge. However, twins How Si Yu and How Si Wei from SMK USJ 12, Subang Jaya took the champions trophy home for the Math and Logic Competition held at Sunway University recently.

Honesty within students in Sunway College

Yong Geok San all smiles after her smart phone was returned to her by Mahmoodreza Mirzakhalili with Mr Gopal Kandasamy (center), Manager of the Security Department. 

05 April 2011

A night to celebrate Sunway’s pre-university graduates

“The most gratifying moment of our teaching profession is when we witness a group of young people completing their academic year after all the hard work and perseverance they put in”, said Ms Elizabeth Lee, Executive Director of Sunway University during the AUSMAT Awards Night. Three of Sunway’s Pre-University programmes commemorated the success and accomplishments of their graduating students from Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT), Foundation in Arts (FIA) and Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) recently.

Ng Jia Wei receiving his award from Ms Elizabeth Lee, Executive Director of Sunway University.