UUM ONLINE: Alor Setar, 20 February – The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak was granted an audience with His Majesty Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, the Sultan of Kedah cum UUM Chancellor at Anak Bukit Palace this morning.
The aim of the royal audience was to apprise His Majesty Tuanku Sultan on the investiture of Her Majesty Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultanah Maliha Binti Tengku Ariff, the Sultanah of Kedah as the Royal Patron of OYAGSB in line with the British tradition of appointing the Royal Patron for certain institutions, especially charity bodies.
The investiture of the Royal Patron was also seen as assisting OYAGSB in achieving its goal of becoming a major and eminent centre of study both locally and abroad in line with the re-branding and relocation of the School to Kuala Lumpur.
In addition, the Vice-Chancellor also apprised His Majesty Tuanku Sultan on the university's plans for the year which among them included the establishment of the Wakaf Management Centre, the launch of the Management Museum and the EDC Hotels and Resorts Kuala Lumpur, as well as invitations to the UUM Breaking of Fast Reception and the 31st UUM Convocation Ceremony.
His Majesty Tuanku Sultan was also apprised on the recent developments and achievements of UUM namely the new CIMB-UUM Chair Professor and new students enrollment in the second semester of 2017/2018 academic session including the statistics of existing students in the university.
Also present were Chairman of the University Board of Directors, Tan Sri Siti Sa'diah Sheikh Bakir and senior officials of the University.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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