AAET President presents Foreign Fellow certificate

The President of UTAR and ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET), Ir Prof Dato’ Dr Ewe Hong Tat, presented the AAET Foreign Fellow certificate to Engr Mustafa Balarabe Shehu, the president-elect of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), at UTAR Sungai Long Campus on 31 July 2023.

Mr Mustafa was elected as an AAET Foreign Fellow during the tenure of Ir Academician Emeritus Prof Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik, AAET immediate past president, in the year 2021. It was delivered now by the current president, Prof Dato’ Ewe. Accompanying Prof Dato’ Ewe at the ceremony was AAET Secretary General Ir Ts Choo Kok Beng.

Moreover, AAET Fellow Ir Yam Teong Sian, AAET Fellow Dr Teo Fang Yenn, Malaysia Capacity Development Network for Water Management (MyCDNet) Committee Member Dr Kalithasan representing AAET Fellow Datuk Lim Chow Hock, and IEM Secretariats Mr Adam Sofri and Ms Valli Saminathan were also present at the event.

From left: Ir Ts Choo, Prof Dato’ Ewe and Mr Mustafa

The event also saw UTAR Vice President for Internationalisation and Academic Development and AAET Fellow Ir Prof Dr Goi Bok Min, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) and AAET Fellow Ir Prof Dr Khoo Hooi Ling @ Lai Hooi Ling, LKC FES academic and AAET Fellow Ir Ts Wong Chee Fui, Faculty of Accountancy and Management academic and AAET Executive Secretary Dr Fok Kuk Fai, LKC FES Dean and AAET Associate Fellow Assoc Prof Ts Dr Yap Wun She, Division of Community and International Networking Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, and Centre for Extension Education Director Assoc Prof Ir Dr Lim Jee Hock in attendance.

Prof Dato’ Ewe (left) and Mr Mustafa having a discussion

The ceremony also witnessed a discussion session between UTAR and AAET members which started with the presentation of the UTAR corporate video. Prof Dato’ Ewe extended a warm welcome to Mr Mustafa and appreciated his effort in visiting UTAR. During the discussion, Prof Dato’ Ewe suggested a future direction involving different universities and continents working together so that future engineers will be able to have experiences from different continents, besides gaining problem-solving experiences. Meanwhile, Mr Mustafa expressed his gratitude for giving him the opportunity to be a Foreign Fellow of the AAET. He mentioned that it was a good learning opportunity.

Ir Ts Choo introducing AAET

Later, Ir Ts Choo did some sharing about AAET, including how it started, its objective, as well as its past activities such as the Virtual Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair 2021 (e-KLESF), Joint webinars on Chinese Medicine and Covid-19 with the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and AAET Green Award 2021, to name a few. Dr Lim also took the opportunity to do a short but detailed presentation on UTAR’s MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).  Prof Dato’ Ewe suggested introducing the MOOC to Nigeria with the help of UTAR. The event ended with a group photo.

Dr Lim during his presentation

From left: Dr Lim, Ms Valli, Prof Khoo, Dr Kalithasan, Dr Teo, Ir Ts Wong, Prof Goi, Prof Dato’ Ewe, Mr Mustafa, Ir Ts Choo, Ir Yam, Dr Yap, Dr Lai and Dr Fok

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