On the 18th to 20th of September, B-XO (short for “Be extraordinary”) Camp took place at Nur Laman Bestari, Selangor. The camp is organized by STAD especially for presidents of every club and society in Multimedia University, Melaka. The purpose of the camp is to foster a close relationship among the leaders of clubs and societies as well as to train the participants in managing and leading their respective clubs and societies. The theme song for the camp this year is “Roar” by Katy Perry.
On Friday, the participants gathered at President Square at 5 pm for registration. They were grouped in 2 separate buses by a few members of the SRC who were the facilitators for the camp. The buses departed at 6 pm. Shortly after, they stopped by the Seremban R&R for refreshments. The buses managed to arrive at the campsite by 10.30pm. The facilitators immediately lead the participants to dinner at the cafeteria. Next, the participants gathered at the hall for an ice-breaking session and were separated into 6 groups. The groups had to come up with a group name which consists of a superhero and a football club. To name a few, there were X-men United, Spiderman City, Iron Harimau, Thor Pool and so on. The session ended around midnight and the participants were brought to their dorms. Supper was also served in the cafeteria.
On Saturday, the participants gathered outside their dorms at 7 am. They were then brought to a field for fitness activities which include circuit training and dodgeball. After breakfast, sessions with STAD officers were conducted at the hall. Mr. Fadzli conducted a slot called Leaders in Action which required the groups to present on the best leadership qualities. Kak Nita’s session was more focused on problem-solving and decision-making. She gave the participants a task to come up with a plan for an international youth symposium to be presented on Sunday.
After lunch, a treasure hunt took place around the campsite. The participants had to get dirty in the Mud Spa, build structures made of stone, rafting and more. These activities were conducted to train the participants on teamwork and problem solving. Later that night, a performance night was held in the hall. Every group performed a sketch with the theme “Football Mania”. It was a long day, but the night ended with plenty of laughter.
On Sunday, after the fitness activities, a team presented on the international youth symposium to Kak Nita. The theme they came up with was “Global Peace”. Kak Nita seemed satisfied with the presentation. After a short tea break, a session with the Senior Director of STAD, Tuan Haji Zamzuri was conducted. He gave a talk about being a leader and seizing the opportunity. The camp ended with a photo session. The participants left the campsite by buses at 1 pm.
It has not even been three weeks since they've won the football champion title for MMU Super Cup, Honduras has now made their name and fame bigger by winning the Kabaddi Tournament 2015 hosted by ICS MMU Melaka. For those who are unaware of this sport, Kabaddi is a 4000-year-old Indian traditional game and it is well known for its rough game plays.
The committee consisting of approximately 40 volunteers set up the stage well alongside with their excellent technical division. However, the first aid facilities for the players were insufficient. “Yes, we were facing first aid facilities problems during this event. So we will try to improve on that part,” the director quoted in this issue. Nevertheless, the committee had made this event a massive success.
The event started off at 9.30 am with 9 teams consisting 7 players per team. One game was held for 10 minutes, 5 minutes for each 1st and the 2nd half. The teams were No Hard Feelings, Silver Cross K.T, Honduras, Thunder’z, Mudinja Pureh K.T, Come On Tigers, Cemetrians, Simpang 302 and MRC. After 7 rounds on the group stage, the top four teams managed to reserve their places for the semi-finals. They were none other than Thunder’z, Honduras, MRC and also the Cemeterians.
With all 4 teams consisting of solid performers, the semi-finals were heated up with more aggressive moves. Starting with the battle between the Thunder’z and the Cemeterians on the first semi-final round, in which Cemeterians made their move to the finals. On the other side of the fixture, the Honduras beat MRC and reserved their place on the finals. Finally, on the battle between the Thunder’z and MRC, Thunder’z won the third place of the tournament. As for the well-known defending power of Honduras, they finally managed to win the title of Champions for the ICS Kabaddi Tournament 2015 while pushing the Cemeterians to the second place.
Not to forget that the organizers also awarded three players with the best raider, best defender and the best player award. The best player was Anand Kumar from Cemeterians, Danes Nair Sritharan from Honduras won the best defender award and Pavissnu Subramaniam won the best raider. It is also notable that Pavissnu is the Director of this tournament.
From the point of the audiences and supporters, most of them felt satisfied with the event as no unwanted mishaps were recorded and the committees paid a good hospitality to the audiences. The event officially ended around 6 pm.
By Hema. S
The 10th CDP Star Awards was held at main hall on the 15th of September 2015. The purpose of the event is to acknowledge students’ talent, accomplishment and recognition through award-giving. Only students from the Centre of Diploma Programme were involved.
The event commenced at 8 am with Final Year Project presentation by selected students. There were also performances such as martial arts, traditional dance, modern dance as well as singing. The awards were presented by the director of CDP, Mr. Suhaimi Sarip.
The event concluded at 5pm.
By Vila & Anusha
The second day was as ecstatic as the first. Those graduating on the second day were just as excited. The ceremony was not just a formality, but a rite of passage onto greener pastures. The next step to a higher form of existence awaits them. They are students no more, but full-fledged adults.
The convocation signifies the coming of age of an individual. All the work they poured into getting to where they are is not a minor achievement. Moments such as these ought to be cherished and immortalized. So take all the pictures you want when your time comes……and it will.
LIFE, as we all know and live by is the very thing that construes our existence in this arguably empty survival. Primitive man lived solely of instinct and based their decisions on what was needed to be done for their survival. Lust instead of love, starvation instead of hunger. Education was as abstract as it got during this era.
Today, 05.09.2015, the convocation proved that education plays not only an important but crucial role in the lives of every human being. Since the break of dawn till the dying embers of the event, the smile never left the faces of both the graduates and their parents. The atmosphere presented by the entire campus was incredibly festive and that which was to be expected from the campus officials to bid farewell to their loyal and bright scholars. From the guidance of the security to the hospitality of the officials in the Cyber campus, it was incredibly welcoming.
Right after the graduation ceremony, as the graduates exited the hall, the bright and splendid smiles of those who were awaiting them was a sight to truly behold. Hands shook, hugs given and if you were to look carefully, there were those who gave into their innermost emotions and shed tears of joy. To be amongst them, these brave and enduring individuals that strived to prove and to set a sturdy example for those who are still climbing and those who have yet to climb the ladder of success, 'twas a privilege, nay, an honour to say the least.
The MILE Costume Party 2015 themed ‘Tim Burton’ was held on the 2nd of September at MUMR 1005. The event began at 8 pm where people were seen registering themselves at the counter outside the venue. The hallway leading up to the venue was decorated to suit the theme of the event. The venue itself was decorated with glow sticks and papier-mâché shaped in the heads of some of the characters of movies directed by Tim Burton, such as the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland and Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
About half the people who turned up were dressed up in costumes which complement the creepy fantasy theme. Some of the characters spotted were Harley Quinn, the Corpse Bride, the White Rabbit, Alice and the Mad Hatter, Sweeney Todd, Joker, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and even Tim Burton himself to name a few.
The night commenced with a band performance from HelloScarlet followed by an ice-breaking game conducted by the emcee, Abba. The crowd was then divided into groups to brainstorm and perform a 5-minute skit with a given theme.
Next, the crowd was released for refreshments. A variety of food was prepared such as the chocolate banana crepe, cocktail sausages, fries, dips, caramel pudding and more. After refreshments, the event carried on with a performance by LiveWires featuring HY as the vocalist. The crowd was seen dancing and singing along to the upbeat set.
The same ice-breaking game was conducted again. It was then followed by a “couple’s catwalk”.
Finally, the awards for the best couple and best dressed were announced. The best couple award went to the couple dressed as Emily and Victor from the Corpse Bride, the runner-ups were Harley Quinn and Tim Burton. The best-dressed award went to the individual dressed as Alice from Alice in Wonderland. The event concluded with a short thank you speech from the director of the Costume Party, Steven.
As if Honduras’s amazing gameplay was not enough to prove their worth throughout this semester, their staggering 3-0 goal against the Gunners had left the whole crowd ecstatic. The combination of hazy dark blue sky and windy weather was the optimum mood setter for an intense match that followed.
The match started off at 5:40 pm with Honduras having strong possession of the ball throughout the first half. After several attempts of direct shots from both teams, Honduras showed promise when Prem Kumar Soundarajan scored a goal against the Gunners.
Gunners realizing that fast gameplay is not a good strategy against Honduras kept a cool gameplay, hence improving their possession of the ball at the beginning of second half. But all of that changed with repeated barrages of attempts from Honduras leading to one scored by Haresh Pannirselavan, the captain of Honduras and another goal scored by Asokkumarnaidu from a penalty strike.
Intense moments ensued when Gan Wei Jie of the Gunners locked his feet against Thinakaran Veerappan’s foot hence the referee issued him a yellow card. But what got the crowd furious was the fact that the referee failed to spot Thinakaran kick Gan Wei Jie out of anger. A small fit of anger followed between the players of Gunners and the management of Honduras, but no physical contact occurred. Alas, all’s well that ends well!!!
But the game was not all tense and aggressive since moments occurred when the crowd burst out in laughter, like the moment when the referee got too close to Haresh Pannirselavan of Honduras, making his reflexes dodge the referee to get out of the way amused and impressed the crowd. But nothing beat the moment when Asokkumarnaidu of Honduras got a yellow card for taking off his t-shirt after getting steamed up for scoring a goal. Not being bothered, Asok continued to celebrate his goal by waving his number 17 jersey to the crowd. That got the crowd roaring with laughter.
The game ended with the crowd cheering for Honduras’s 3-0 win against the Gunners. The man of the match was none other than the captain of Honduras, Haresh Pannirselavan. All in all, the match ended fairly thanks to the referees provided by the Melaka Referee Board.
By Mohammed Islam
We interviewed him via an e-form submission with a list of questions. Questions from us and our Facebook respondents. Below was his response.
1. How did it feel to win the presidential elections?
I don't know what to say. It's a big responsibility.
2. What are your plans for Melaka campus?
Our plan is to create a good image for SRC.
3. What do you hope to do differently than the previous council for the students?
This council will be more transparent.
4. What do you think of Elyn's election standing disqualification?
No comments for this.
5. What are your plans for the other campuses?
For Cyberjaya, our plan is to create a good image for SRC and create more awareness among students there is SRC (the presence of SRC).
6. Considering Melaka having the largest number of students, how do you intend to win Melaka's support with your initiatives?
Through our hard work.
7. In your opinion, under your supervision, could the Melaka SRC team manage the council well in rendering their duties?
In my opinion, Melaka SRC team can manage the council well because I know they are willing to serve as SRC members.
8. What do you have to say regarding your recent 'shisha' smoking allegations?
No comments for this.
9. Do you think STAD could have averted the recent election issues effectively? If yes, how?
No comments for this.
10. There are rumors saying that a few of the Melaka SRC council members have resigned. Is there any truth to this? If true, what do you have to comment on this?
Based on the information I have, some of the members have resigned. This is their preference.
11. Do you think we (MMU Editorial Squad) have covered the recent elections in a truthful and professional manner?
12. The below question is sourced from our Facebook page. The question is being directed to you.
SRC’s basic duties are to represent students' voice on their welfare.
13. The below question is sourced from our Facebook page. The question is being directed to you.
Forever, there are constantly insufficient parking spaces everywhere not only in MMU. (There will always be insufficient parking spaces.)
It’s a little late, but MMU Editorial Squad would like to congratulate Saif for becoming the President of the Students’ Representative Council term 2015/2016!
The following interview was submitted to him on Wednesday, the 26th of August. It was submitted back to us 2 days later. Very little of the interview has been edited. The edits done were to make the interview presentable - grammar, sentence structure, etc.
Sentences in bold are the answers provided by Saif. Words in italic are the grammatical corrections.
*Update: We heard that Saif did respond to his 'shisha' smoking allegations. Here's the link to the Facebook post.
*Also, the picture we placed right above received an interesting comment on Facebook!