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My Press Statement in BERNAMA: Malaysia To Woo Indonesian Tourists

Posted by ||Aku Pemikir|| | Posted in , | Posted on 6/29/2011 06:28:00 p.m.

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Saya menyokong hasrat kerajaan yang mahu lebih banyak pelancong Indonesia ke Malaysia. Ini adalah strategi serampang dua mata yang mana bukan sahaja boleh membantu meningkatkan lagi sektor perlancongan negara malah dapat mengubah persepsi rakyat Indonesia tentang negara kita setelah mereka melancong ke Malaysia

Berikut merupakan berita selengkapnya:

The effort to promote Malaysia as a tourist destination among Indonesians will be enhanced with the establishment of a Malaysia Tourism Club.

Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said Sunday the club would gather about 6,000 Malaysian students in the republic to disseminate information on Malaysian tourism products to Indonesians.
“The Malaysian students are our ambassadors in Indonesia and they can influence their friends and the community around them,” she told reporters after meeting West Java tourism agencies here.


She said the ministry would set up the club in Bandung as a pioneer project which was expected to start operating in two months.


“There will be an allocation for the club to carry out its activities. The ministry will also conduct seminars to brief the students on the Malaysian tourism industry,” she said.


There are now about 1,000 Malaysian students in Bandung.
Ng said that the participation of students in the club was voluntary, and the ministry would make sure that it did not affect their studies.


She said the club would promote Malaysia as a tourist destination by opening counters during carnivals or festive celebrations at the universities and also work with the Indonesian tourism agencies.


The National Association of Malaysian Students in Indonesia expressed support for the club.


Association president Khairul Hafidz Al-Khair Khairul Amin, who was present at a meeting with Ng earlier, said the club could help change the negative perceptions of Malaysia which certain quarters had inculcated among some Indonesians.


About 2.5 million Indonesian tourists visited Malaysia last year.

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"Call To Send More Students To Indonesia" (Disiarkan Di News Straits Time)

Posted by ||Aku Pemikir|| | Posted in , | Posted on 6/07/2011 07:34:00 a.m.

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Call to send more students to Indonesia


JAKARTA: The rise in the number of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2010 high achievers should push the government to offer more scholarships to students to further their studies abroad, including Indonesia.
The president of the Malaysian Students Association in Indonesia, Khairul Hafidz Alkhair Khairul Amin, said the government must continue sponsoring students to Indonesia because it will produce a generation of credible individuals and future leaders.

The government's move to send fewer students to Indonesia, especially for medical courses in the past two years, should be reviewed, considering its long-term effects on the country, he said in a statement here.

"There are several reasons why the government should consider Indonesia. Firstly, it is much cheaper to send medical students to Indonesia compared to the United Kingdom and Ireland," he said.
Khairul Hafidz said sending a student to the UK or Ireland would cost about RM1 million, while sending them to Indonesia only required between RM300,000 and RM400,000 per person.

He said the government could save one-third of the cost and fund three times more students to take up medicine, adding that the tropical and infectious diseases found in Indonesia were similar to those in Malaysia.

Khairul Hafidz urged Malaysians, especially parents, to stop having a negative perception of the neighbouring country following several demonstrations during strained relations between both countries in the past, as those involved did not represent the whole of Indonesia.

He also asked the government to evaluate students on their co-curricular activities in awarding scholarships.
-- Bernama --

(Dari akhbar News Straits Time 5/6/2011)

Artikel Saya Yang Disiarkan Di BERNAMA, Utusan Online Dan Berita Harian "Kerajaan Disaran Hantar Pelajar Perubatan Ke Indonesia"

Posted by ||Aku Pemikir|| | Posted in , | Posted on 6/05/2011 08:30:00 p.m.

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JAKARTA 4 Jun — Kerajaan disaran supaya menghantar lebih ramai pelajar untuk mengikuti bidang perubatan di Indonesia yang kosnya lebih murah.


Persatuan Kebangsaan Pelajar Malaysia di Indonesia (PKPMI) Pusat berkata langkah kerajaan mengurangkan penghantaran pelajar biasiswa ke Indonesia terutamanya untuk kursus bidang perubatan sejak dua tahun yang lalu, harus dipertimbangkan kembali dengan mengambil kira faedah jangka panjang kepada negara.


"Ada beberapa alasan mengapa pihak kerajaan boleh menimbangkan penghantaran pelajar ke Indonesia, pertama, menghantar pelajar dalam bidang perubatan ke Indonesia masih jauh lebih murah jika dibandingkan dengan penghantaran pelajar ke negara seperti United Kingdom (UK) dan Ireland,” kata Yang Dipertua PKPMI Khairul Hafidz Alkhair Khairul Amin.


Dalam satu kenyataan, beliau berkata belanja untuk menghantar pelajar ke UK dan Ireland misalnya ialah kira-kira RM1 juta paling kurang, manakala belanja menghantar pelajar ke Indonesia hanya memerlukan kos sebanyak RM300,000 hingga RM400,000 seorang.


"Oleh itu, kerajaan boleh mengurangkan satu per tiga kos penghantaran pelajar ke luar negara atau boleh memberikan tiga kali lebih banyak peluang kepada pelajar Malaysia yang mahu melanjutkan pelajaran dalam bidang perubatan,” katanya. 


Selain itu, katanya penyakit yang ada di Indonesia hampir sama dengan yang ada di Malaysia iaitu kebanyakannya adalah penyakit tropikal dan jangkitan menular. 


Khairul Hafidz berkata pelajar perubatan juga akan lebih berpengalaman dalam latihan klinikal kerana kebanyakan pesakit di Indonesia memberikan kerjasama sangat baik untuk mereka memeriksa dan membuat diagnosis.


"Begitu juga dalam bidang lain seperti kedoktoran gigi, kedoktoran haiwan, farmasi, jurusan agama, pertanian dan perikanan. Mereka diajar oleh pensyarah-pensyarah terbaik dalam bidang masing-masing dan tidak akan kalah dengan pelajar universiti lain di mana-mana negara pun,” katanya. - Bernama