TYT Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Melaka Tun Datuk Seri Utama Mohd. Khalil Yaakob officiated the event alongside with the Chief Minister of Melaka, YAB Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Hj. Idris Hj. Haron; Chancellor MMU, Tun Dato’ Seri Zaki Tun Azmi; Chairman of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) & MMU; Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Sulaiman Mahbob and President of MMU, Professor Datuk Dr. Ahmad Rafi Mohamed Eshaq. The Silat Performance which constitute students of MMU Melaka Campus welcomed our well respected guests upon the arrival of Tuan Yang Terutama Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Melaka Tun Datuk Seri Utama Mohd. Khalil Yaakob. Entry to the ceremony was restricted to invited guests, reporters and the Students’ Representative Council.
Event started with prayer recital followed by a video presentation on MMU’s history, awards and achievements which was played alongside with the live Silat Performance.
A definite speech was then given by the Chief Minister of Melaka. In his speech, he praised MMU for all the awards and achievements that has been received and urged MMU to continue to strive hard to be recognised as a renowned education hub not only in Malaysia but in a worldwide platform. The Chairman of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) & MMU was next to deliver his speech and after the Singing and Cultural Dance Performances was presented to light up the atmosphere.
In conjunction with the MMU 20th Anniversary, ‘ART for Charity by Suzlee Ibrahim’ was organised to help the needy in student community to assist their tuition fees and living allowances in their tertiary education journey. Suzlee, the Dean of Faculty of Visual Communication & Design, Akademi Seni Budaya & Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA), sold his masterpieces that worth nearly RM 800 000. The money will be donated to Yayasan University Multimedia (YUM) and will be used to help 8 students of low income families to major in Engineering and Management Courses.
Faculties Showcase was executed on the same very day. The showcase started at 10 am. Their sections were neatly arranged under a massive tent located in front of the Finance Division of MMU Melaka Campus. Faculties ranging from Engineering, Law, Management, Cinematic Art, Communication, Creative Multimedia, Business, and Information Technology to Bioinformatics were given the opportunity to exhibit their course scope and also to present their work done to the public.
Tuan Yang Terutama Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Melaka signed on the LED to wish MMU Happy 20th Anniversary alongside with the Chairman of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) & MMU. The event ended at 2.40 pm with the departure of Tuan Yang Terutama Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Melaka.
Overall, the ceremony was short and brief but meaningful. MMU that was once unknown had fought through hardships and storms to be known to this very day. By Godspeed, MMU will continue to stand tall and firm terunggul di mata dunia.
Happy 20th Birthday MMU. To many more years to come. Cheers!