UUM ONLINE: Bangi – The 33rd episode of the talk show, Bicara Persada, which delved into the topic - China’s Investment in Malaysia: Between Economic Growth and the Integrity of Sovereignty - featured the Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Professor Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, as a member of the panel entrusted with the task of examining the direction set by China’s investment aspirations in this country.
This talk show, jointly organised by the Chancellery and the Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), was held yesterday morning at Persada Canselori, UKM. The three other members of the panel were the Chief Executive of the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Datuk Ismail Ibrahim; the Deputy Chief Executive Officer II of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority, Dato' Wan Hashim Wan Jusoh, and Professor Dr. Jamal Othman of the Faculty of Economics and Management, UKM. The session was moderated by Mr. Shuhaimi Mohamed of RTM.
In the discussion, the panelists explored issues related to China's investment in Malaysia, which indirectly impinged on investment and national security.
The Vice-Chancellor explained that, at UUM, specifically at the College of Business (UUM COB), students enrolled for nine credit hours of Mandarin, which could prove immensely beneficial to them if they mastered the language since China had invested quite substantially in the construction and manufacturing sectors.
He said that, every year, UUM produced approximately 2,000 students who were conversant in Mandarin, and that, he hoped, there would be no cause for concern with regard to their chances of employment after graduation.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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