Issue 144, March 2015
Min-ga-la-ba from Myanmar!
​NTU’s newest overseas alumni association is launched in Myanmar, providing a networking platform for some 200 alumni in the country

The University launched its 45th overseas alumni chapter, the NTU Alumni Association (AA) (Myanmar) on 26 February, in the beautiful city of Yangon. The milestone event was attended by some 60 alumni and guests, including His Excellency Mr Robert Chua Hian Kong, Singapore Ambassador to Myanmar; NTU Board of Trustees Member Professor Haresh Shah; NTU President Professor Bertil An​dersson; NTU Vice-President for International Affairs Professor Er Meng Hwa; Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Professor Alex Kot from NTU's College of Engineering and Director of NTU Alumni Affairs Mr Soon Min Yam.​

In his speech, Prof Andersson commended the President of the AA, Dr Ni Lar Thein (EEE/2003), and the committee members for ​investing their time and effort in forming the association. He also provided an update on the University’s developments, delivering an inspirational presentation on NTU’s progress today.

Dr Ni Lar Thein encouraged the alumni in Myanmar to stay connected and actively participate in future activities to be organised by the AA. She applauded the committee’s hardwork in preparing for the launch ceremony within a short period of time of just four weeks.

Following the official launch of the AA marked by the touching of a crystal ball by distinguished guests, Prof Andersson presented the NTU flag to Dr Ni Lar Thein. The distinguished guests and committee members then went on stage to offer a toast to the success of NTU.

Throughout dinner, four Myanmar traditional dance performances by professionals entertained the guests and alumni, providing an introduction of the Myanmar culture to those present.

The celebratory launch ended on a high note with a beautiful song sung ​by Prof Andersson and Prof Er, followed by a Myanmar traditional song and dance performance by the alumni.

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