NILAI, April, 22, 2018 – USIM hosted a Royal Dinner with the industry on Saturday night to celebrate its industrial partners and corporate affiliates which had made a significant contribution and cooperated in programmes conducted by the University.

The Royale Dinner was hosted at Hotel Le Meridien, Putrajaya and was graced by DYMM Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir and DYMM Tunku Ampuan Besar Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Aishah Rohani binti Almarhum Tengku Besar Mahmud, the Canselor of USIM. USIM’s Pro-Canselor, Tunku Besar Seri Menanti, Tunku Ali Redhauddin ibni Tuanku Muhriz also graced the ceremony.

The first official Royal Dinner with the industry with USIM was specifically aimed to appreciate and recognise industries for their continuous support and contribution to the university. The objective was to provide a platform for industry players and relevant stakeholders from the industry to network and interact and create a rapport aligned with the objective of The Ministry of Higher Education to increase the collaboration between local universities and relevant industries.

In his speech, Professor Dato Dr. Zulkiple Abdul Ghani, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International) USIM said that the event managed to collect a sum of donation for the Wakaf Programme and financial help for USIM undergraduates who are in need.

“The donation will be put in good use for sustainable environment on campus activities and with the community. With the cooperation and support from all, USIM will be able to achieve its mission to become the centre of reference for advanced knowledge globally in the integration of naqli and aqli,” he said.

In attendance were industrial partners from Qatar Foundation, Yayasan Negeri Sembilan, Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Islam Sembilan, Maybank, RHB Islamic Bank Berhad, QSR Brands (M) Holding Sdn Bhd, Etika Takaful, Bank Rakyat, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, BSN Prudential Takaful and Perumahan Kinrara. USIM valued each industrial partner by awarding a token of appreciation during the event.

The Royal Dinner was overwhelmed by the RM100, 000.00 zakat donation handed in by Etika Takaful for students who are in need. The donation was given by Professor Dr Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman, Etika Takaful Shariah Advisor Committee.

USIM also received RM 50,000.00 from Dato Zamani Abdul Ghani, the Chairman of Bank Islam. Bank Islam acted as the main sponsor for the USIM’s Royal Dinner with the industry 2018.

It was an eventful occasion for the attendees, amongst them were Professor Dato Dr. Hassan Basri Awang Mat Dahan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students Affairs and Alumni) USIM, Professor Dato Dr. Roshada Hashim, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) USIM: representatives from industries, faculties and alumni of USIM.

Guests at the event were also entertained for the evening by Dato Nash, a legendary Malaysian rock singer.

Prepared by:
Mohd Zaini Othman
Pusat Komunikasi Strategik (StraComm)
Aras 1, Canselori Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan
Tel : 06-798 8026/8027/6284 Faks : 06-798 8204