UUM ONLINE: 16 August - UUM Museum of Management should become the reference centre for education and documentation of historical materials related to UUM as well as the local community," said the Chairman of the University Board of Directors, Tan Sri Siti Sa’diah Sheikh Bakir at the launching ceremony of the UUM Museum of Management this morning.
Tan Sri Siti Sa’diah remarked that, the establishment of the museum was a preservation effort to archive exhibits and also to inscribe the narrative of past events and attract visitors especially the younger generations so that they will be aware of and appreciate the history of UUM and the surrounding areas.
She added that, the university is located in a secluded area which was once a communist camp, but now this area has become a valley of knowledge.
"Alhamdulillah, at long last, UUM has carved out a niche in the world education map.
Thus, the establishment of this museum will indirectly serve as the center of reference for all parties to discover the history of the university, as well as the history of our nation," said Tan Sri Siti Sa’diah.
Moreover, three historical artifacts, i.e. the Admiral Cheng Ho's sword, Muaz Bin Jabal's sword and Khulafa Ar-Rasyidin's special warfare headgear were flown all the way from Brunei and these items were the main attractions in the museum and will be displayed only on the launching day.
At the event, Tan Sri Siti Sa’diah also launched the UUM National Month and a book entitled the 'Landscape of Sintok' which documented and highlighted the beauty of nature in UUM campus as well as the surrounding areas.
Meanwhile, UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak said, the UUM Museum of Management was the first in this country and perhaps the only one in Asia that documented the treasures of knowledge and history for future generations.
Unique artifacts are also exhibited at the museum including the Japanese military rifle, the fragment of the HMS Repulse engine, Old Kedah artifacts featuring the history of Sungai Batu, the collection of renowned Malaysian artist - Tan Sri Jins Samsudin and national leaders including Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.
The museum is opened to the public and the admission fee for adult is MYR3 and MYR1.50 for children. The opening hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday to Wednesday and 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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