Tuesday, October 7, 2014


ISDEV members at a dinner celebrating the retirement of 3 ISDEV members.

In conjunction with the retirement of three ISDEV members, ISDEV Director,  Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh, Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Fatah Che Hamat and ISDEV Statistician Encik Abdul Aziz Tahar, a simple dinner reception was held on 3 September 2014 at the Pan Mutiara Restaurant, Batu Maung, Pulau Pinang.
(Right to left) Dr Zari, Encik Abdul Aziz and Assoc. Prof. Abdul Fatah after eating their meal.

The purpose of the event was to celebrate Prof Syukri and Dr. Abdul Fatah retirement which was on 31st July 2014 and 31st March, 2014 respectively. However, both of them have been re-appointed on a contract basis. Prof. Syukri Salleh has been appointed for  a duration of three more years beginning 1 August 2014 till 31 July 2017. He has also been reappointed as ISDEV Director beginning 1 May 2014 till 31 December 2015.
Commemorating the occasion, ISDEV Deputy Director, Dr Zakaria (left) present the calligraphy of Surah Al-Fatehah to ISDEV Director, Prof Syukri Salleh (right)

Also invited for that night were ISDEV lecturers, ISDEV supporting staff, ISDEV ASTS and two special guests from Bandung, Indonesia, Dr. Atih Rohaeti Dariah (one of ISDEV Co-Researchers of the Research University Team (RUT)) and Ade Yunita Mafruhat (MISDEV’14).
Having a light moment together after dinner.

ISDEV Statistician, Encik Abdul Aziz Tahar who is retiring on February 2015 was also included in the celebrations that night. All of them were invited to deliver a simple speech and to give an advice from the heart to all those present.

A token of appreciation for their services to ISDEV were also given to them presented by ISDEV Deputy Director, Dr. Zakaria Bahari.
A gift from the heart received by all three retired ISDEV members.

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