Saturday, January 23, 2010

Welcoming Address

Assalamualaikum wbkth and Salam Sejahtera.

First and foremost, thanks to God for giving us such a precious opportunity to be in 2010 that will promise us an exciting year with a lot of new challenges. Praise to Him too that 2009 had left us with a lot of challenging and thrilling experience which will be the most valuable shinning pearl for each of us in the future.

I guess it is still not too late for me to wish all of you a Happy New Year. Let us bring delightful changes to the world in this year. A New Year should be followed by a new spirit. Shouldn’t it? What are our aims for this year? Have we achieved our target in 2009 or are we going to bring the previous goal to this New Year? Those are the things to ponder. According to Umar Al Khattab, one of the Muslim scholars, if today is better than yesterday, we are fortunate enough but if today is just the same with yesterday, we lose and if today is worst than yesterday we are even very unfortunate. So where are we?

We are lucky as we are studying here in this prestigious university provided with a lot of advance facilities. Even though we are facing with many problems such as the internet problem and consequence management but we should be grateful as our friends in other universities have to face even more serious problems. Everybody should play our roles in order to solve the problems. We have to work hand to hand to achieve what we are fighting for. In a book “360° Leadership” written by John C Maxwell one of myths that is wrong in leadership is, leader is only for those who are in the high position. However, the most effective leader is the one who can influence people around him or her in wherever position they are.

I am very glad that MPPUTP 09/10 has a very good kick-start in this New Year. We had several engagements with the related party to discuss on various issues such as the clinic service, extended yellow line near v3 café, internet service, theft and others.

The achievement that opens up MPPUTPs’ 2010 diary is the change in Consequence Managements’ Policies. We should thanks to the previous MPPUTP 2007/08 and 2008/2009 for their effort to improve the policies. Lots of students keep asking about the status of CM right now. Well, there are several things that you need to know which are:

1. This time around, the monthly allowance for students affected by first (1) and second (2) CM will not being hold.
2. CM is still for those who get 2.5 and below.
3. Those who got the third CM, sponsorship will be terminated by PETRONAS.

Let us begin the new semester with a strong courage to change and to move forward. I hope this year will bring a lot of significant changes to each of us and let us leave behind what is bad for the sake of our happiness.
I believe we will be confronting with more challenges in this year. There is a quote said
“If you sail through life, do not avoid the wind and rough waters, just let it pass and keep moving because calm waters never make skillful sailors.”

Let us help each other. MPPUTP will always be with you because we are one. As always said by Tuan Haji Mohamed Noor Rosli Bin Baharom; 1 Destiny, 1 University, 1 UTP.

Thank you.
Pursuing Togetherness
Muhammad Haniff Bin Humam
Student Representative Council
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS 2009/10
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