Friday, April 3, 2009

36 off to Japan on scholarship

KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-six students will leave for Japan today to further their studies under the Japanese Government Scholarship programme.
Some 1,400 students have so far benefited from the scholarship.Japan ambassador to Malaysia Masahiko Horie said since the scholarship was established, the Japanese government received thousands of applications every year but only the best applicants were selected.One of those selected, 25-year-old Intan Nadrah Zulkamar, said "As the competition was stiff, I did not expect to get the scholarship. "I am happy to be part of the group as it has always been my dream to study in Japan."
She will be pursuing her postgraduate studies in environmental health in the University of Tokyo.Coming from an average family, Tey Kuan Shuang, 25, has made his parents Foo Nyot Chan and Tey King Tong proud by being the first in the family to study overseas. "I feel delighted and honoured to be one of the recipients. "I chose Japan with the hope of doing my research in mechanical engineering technology," said Kuan Shuang.Like Kuan Shuang, Suhaila Badrolhisham, 31, who hails from Klang, not only made her parents happy but also followed the line of her siblings' outstanding academic performance. Suhaila would be pursuing her postgraduate studies in electrical engineering."It is no surprise for her to receive the scholarship as she has been an excellent student since school. "In fact, she did her undergraduate study abroad as well," said Suhaila's proud father, Badrolhisham Abdul Rahman, 61.Five of these students will be doing their undergraduate studies and 31 will pursue postgraduate courses.

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