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Dialogue between Universiti Brunei Darussalam & Universiti Malaysia Terengganu


Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Dr Rais bin Yatim speaking at the joint dialogue

In March 2015, as part of the continuous efforts in promoting regional collaborative research on the Malay Language, as well as to stimulate its usage as Bahasa Melayu Tinggi in higher learning institutions, Universiti Brunei Darussalam through its Malay Language, Literature and Arts Programme, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in collaboration with Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) held a dialogue entitled Dialog Bahasa Melayu Nusantara: Integrasi Teknologi dan Bahasa at the university’s Senate Room in the Chancellor’s Hall.

Officiated by the Minister of Home Affairs, Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awg Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awg Othman, this dialogue showcased renowned scholars of the region such as the prolific Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Dr Rais bin Yatim, Advisor of the Malaysian Government for Social and Cultural Affairs, who is also currently the Patron for Pusat Majlis Bahasa Melayu IPT Nusantara as the plenary speaker; Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr Ibrahim Komoo (Vice Chancellor of UMT), and Dr Yabit Alas (Director for Continuing Education Centre UBD) as co-speakers.

The Vice Chancellor of UBD with FASS staff members and invited speakers

Attended by some 200 participants from local and regional institutions, including students and language enthusiasts, this dialogue highlighted the dynamism of both language and technology, their integration and impacts on various aspects of teaching and learning, cutting-edge research, as well as networking strategies, among others.