Issue 130, January 2014
New alumni chapter in Malaysia
NTU Alumni Association (Malaysia) will provide an avenue for alumni in the country to stay connected with the University

Established about a year ago, the NTU Alumni Association (AA) (Malaysia) was officially launched on 18 January at a ceremony at Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, attended by about 120 alumni and guests. The AA, headed by Founding President Mr Chris Choy, alumnus from NTU’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Class of 1986, will serve as a platform for NTU’s 2,900 alumni in Malaysia to stay in touch with their alma mater.

Some of the distinguished guests who were present at the launch ceremony included Professor Bertil Andersson, NTU President; Mr Adrian Chan, Counsellor for Admin and Consular, Singapore High Commission in Malaysia; Professor Lee Sing Kong, Director of National Institute of Education (NIE); Professor Ng Wun Jern, Acting Dean of NTU’s College of Engineering; and Mr Soon Min Yam, Director of Alumni Affairs, NTU.

Twelve months of hard work brought together alumni from various cities in Malaysia, gathering in the capital city Kuala Lumpur for the milestone event. They were pleased to meet fellow NTU alumni and wasted no time in chatting with friends and taking photographs to remember the special occasion.

In his speech, Mr Choy shared his vision for NTUAA (Malaysia). He said: “The association will connect each of us like connecting the dots. Such connection would somehow connect into our future.”

Professor Andersson was delighted to be invited to the launch dinner and shared NTU’s latest progress and developments with the audience. “NTU is going through very exciting times. I urge our alumni to continue to be engaged with the University and to play an active role in NTU’s progress and development. With the support of our alumni, I am confident that NTU will continue to soar to even greater heights,” added Prof Andersson.

Following the speeches, the launch of NTUAA (Malaysia) was officially signified by the sounding of the gong jointly by Prof Andersson and Mr Choy, and the presentation of the NTU flag to Mr Choy by Prof Andersson.

Throughout dinner, alumni and guests were treated to photo montages and entertaining performances. In one segment, Prof Andersson and Mr Choy sang a song, ‘What a wonderful U’, with lyrics specially written by Mr Choy. That special performance received thunderous applause from the guests.

© NTU Alumni Association (Malaysia)