Curtin Malaysia hosts friendly bowling match to strengthen ties with government bodies

Miri – 22 October 2019 – 48 bowlers from Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) and three government agencies recently took part in a Friendly Bowling Match hosted by the university at Megalanes East Bintang Megamall.

The bowling match, which is held annually, was a collaboration between the Student Services Department and student-run Curtin Bowling Club of the university.

The Miri Immigration Office, the Miri branches of Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP) and National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) and Curtin Malaysia formed a total of 12 teams comprising four members each for the match aimed at strengthening cordial relations between the university and the agencies, as well as promoting bowling as a healthy activity.

The event was opened by Curtin Malaysia’s Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Beena Giridharan. Also present were Head of Miri Immigration Office Mohammad Osman and Curtin Malaysia Student Services Department manager Audrey Palance.

In her opening speech, Professor Giridharan remarked that the annual match has proven highly fruitful in maintaining rapport with the government agencies the university works the closest with in providing student support and services.

She said it was also a good way of getting to know each other’s staff and their roles in their respective organisations, as well as an opportunity for the university to show its gratitude to the agencies for their continued support. Professor Giridharan also commented that this year’s event was a rather special one, being held in conjunction with Curtin Malaysia’s 20th anniversary celebrations this year.

The top three teams were awarded medals, trophies and hampers. Coming up tops was ‘EPF1’ from KWSP Miri comprising Sufian Sharif, Awang Muhammad Hariz Awang Halmi, Mohammad Hassan Jara’ee and Mohammad Arshad Marani.

‘JIM2’ from the Miri Immigration Office comprising Andika Tukiran, Heri Ibrahim, Mohammad Osman and Abdul Sophian Mohamad came in second, while ‘JIM1’, also from the Miri Immigration Office comprising Danny Leon Wan Laing, Nurul Fitri Affendi, Catherine Umbai and Norahimah Muhammad, placed third.

Heri was adjudged the Best Male Bowler while Norahimah clinched the Best Female Bowler title.

Group photo of the participants with Audrey Palance, Professor Giridharan and Mohammad Osman (8th – 10th left, 2nd row) at the start of the friendly match.

Audrey Palance (2nd left) with champion team EPF1 from KWSP.

Audrey with second-placed team JIM 2 from Miri Immigration Office.

Audrey presenting hamper to third-placed team JIM1 from Miri Immigration Office.

Best Male Bowler Heri Ibrahim receiving his trophy from Audrey.

Best Female Bowler Norahimah Muhammad receiving her trophy from Audrey.

The winners and other participants at the close of the friendly match.

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