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UPM Students collaborate with JPA to empower the Malay language

By: Shamsudin Ismail

DESARU, July 13– Shamsudin Ismail, a student majoring in Human Resource Development from the Faculty of Educational Studies (FPP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) took part in the Public Service Theatre 2018 and received the Putera Cendana Award (male category) at the Sang Wara Seni Lajang Peraja Award Event held here.

The award was presented by the Deputy Director of Public Service (Operation), Dato' Haji Suhaime Mahbar.

The selection was made based on evaluation by the Public Service Department (PSD), Director of Public Service Antara Seni (ASPA) and the teaching faculty. Shamsudin was one of the three students directly involved in the theatre.

The student involvement started from a collaboration between the Head of Professional Development and Continuing Education, FPP, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roziah Mohd Rasdi with PSD. The objectives of the collaboration were to provide students with working experience in public organisations and to give them an opportunity to showcase professional quality in career development.

A total of 121 Bachelor Science students (Human Resource Development), FPP, UPM, worked together to assist JPA to empower the Malay language at the national level through theatrical performances.

Collaboration with PSD on Public Service Theatre has been going on for three consecutive years.

Dr. Rodziah said the university and PSD collaboration programmes were very useful in providing exposure to the work culture of civil servants, building good working network and enhancing the creativity of students not bound to classroom learning only.

The Public Service Theatre was founded by Senior Research Fellow, National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), PSD, Dr. Ahmad Zairy Mohd Soieb, who is also the director of the Public Service cultural and arts movement (ASPA) and the script writer of the Public Service Theatre.

The theatre was performed by civil servants from PSD; Selangor Theatre Council; Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service Association; Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development; Ministry of Health Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Education Department; Office of the Chief Registrar Federal Court of Malaysia; Ministry of Communication and Multimedia Malaysia; Prime Minister’s Department; Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit; Royal Malaysian Customs Department (Johor); Seberang Perai Municipal Council; Community Development Department (KEMAS); Perak FM; Forestry Department; Public Works Department; Ministry of Education; National Anti-Drugs Agency; Accountant General’s Department; Ministry of Rural Development; Ministry of Finance; and Department of Statistics. – UPM

Date of Input: 02/08/2019 | Updated: 08/08/2019 | hairul_nizam

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