Maintain good relationship with locals, Malaysian students in Indonesia told

JAKARTA: Malaysian students in Indonesia should strive to maintain good relations with the locals, said Malaysia”s Ambassador to Indonesia Datuk Syed Munshe Afdzaruddin Syen Hassan.

"Malaysia and Indonesia are two very close neighbours and have a long history of good ties.

"Aprpeciate this and do not do anything that can hurt the feelings of the people here,” he said when addressing Malaysian students who attended the Kami Anak Malaysia dinner organised bt the Jakarta Umno Club, here last night.

He said recently, Malaysia”s Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak had stated that the two countries should work hand-in-hand in bringing progress for each other”s peoples and that this was something the students should emulate.

At the function, Siti Nurhidayah Padzil, 24, who completed MBBS degree at  Universiti Indonesia (UI), was chosen as the inaugural winner of the No. 1 Anak Malaysia Award, for her excellent academic and co-curricular achievements.

The Kedah-born who did the course on a Public Service Department scholarship aspires to continue her studies in cardiology before returning home to serve the country. - Bernama, June 7, 2010

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