Sunday, December 02, 2007

Malaysia to step up cooperation with Axis of Evil

From one of Malaysia's mouthpieces of the ruling party, the Star:

Iran and Malaysia to work on seven areas in varsity research

TEHERAN: Seven areas of collaboration have been identified for research purposes between Iranian and Malaysian universities.

They are information technology, biotechnology, natural hazards, petro-chemistry, medicine, academic ethics and culture, and plasma physics and laser technology.

A joint working group will be set up soon to facilitate this collaboration.

The decision to form this group was made by representatives of the Higher Education Ministry and the Iranian Science, Research and Technology Ministry during a meeting on Thursday.

This follows the earlier meeting between Higher Education Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed and Iranian Science, Research and Technology Minister Prof Dr Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi the day before.

According to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) deputy vice-chancellor (research and international affairs) Prof Datuk Dr Ibrahim Komo, the group committee will be headed by alternate chairmen – one from the Iranian ministry, and the other from the Higher Education Ministry.

Prof Ibrahim, who headed the Malaysian team during the discussion, added that the committee members would consist of the deputy vice-chancellors (research and innovation) from the four Malaysian research universities – UKM, Universiti Malaya, Universiti Putra Malaysia and Universiti Sains Malaysia – and four Iranian representatives.

“The committee will act more as a policy-setting body and promoter,” he said.

“Each of the areas of collaboration will have a task force headed by two leaders – one from Malaysia and one from Iran.”

He added that the group should be formed and ready to begin its activities by February when Prof Mohammad visits Malaysia.


Anonymous said...

Livni calls on Asian nations to reject Iranian overtures

the east is great said...

Slowly, but surely, Malaysia is on its way towards an Islamic state. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha. Show me one Islamic state that is technically advanced!!

Anonymous said...

at last,the dream come true..:)