Friday, 27 January 2012 18:02 Dr M conferred honarary doctorate in Thailand
BANGKOK — Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was conferred the honorary doctorate in Political Science from Naresuan University, here, today.
Chairman of the Naresuan University Council Prof Dr Krasae Chanawongse in his citation said the award was in recognition of Dr Mahathir’s life-long commitment to the people of Malaysia to create a sense of national identity and pride in Malaysia.
It was also in recognition of his statue as an extraordinary leader in Southeast Asia, he said.
The university’s President Prof Dr Suhjin Jinahyon conferred the honorary doctorate on Dr Mahathir in a ceremony at a hotel, here, the first time the university with its main campus in Phitsanulok, conferred the award to a Malaysian.
The university is named after King Naresuan and started as the College of Education in 1967 and later became the Phitsanulok Campus of Srinakharinwirot University in 1974 before officially granted u university status on July 29, 1990.
Dr Mahathir in his acceptance speech expressed sincere appreciation to the university for conferring the award.
In commending the university’s vision and mission to transform the university as the beacon of knowledge, he said the culture of lifelong learning need to be nurtured in the minds and hearts of graduates as the world moved towards a knowledge-based economy.
“In today’s world, lifelong learning is essential because continuous research leads to new knowledge and discoveries,” he said.
He said with new knowledge comes innovation, agility and increased productivity that would eventually contribute directly to the nation building process.
“We have to learn from the examples set by Ibnu Sinna and Al-Khawarizmi in the fields of medicine and mathematics respectively and in more recent years, we should emulate the creativity and innovation displayed by Mark Zuckerberg and the late Steve Jobs,” he said.
It was clear that education should be used as a vehicle for change, empowerment and emancipation, said the Malaysian fourth prime minister who took office from 1981 until his retirement in 2003.
Thomas Elva Edison, he said, who created light bulb was often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory in the 19th century.
He experimented more than a thousand times before he could eventually perfect his creation.
“But in his own assessment, he did not fail in his experiments for he learnt a thousand wrong ways to create light bulbs. That is truly the spirit that is much needed in this modern time which will without doubt benefit mankind as a whole,” he said.
Dr Mahathir’s wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali and Malaysian Ambassador to Thailand Datuk Nazirah Hussain also attended the ceremony.
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Saturday, 28 January 2012 00:38 posted by @Worthless title
What national identity? Up till today we are still identified and treated differently based on race and religion. What national pride? What ever little pride thats left of the nation has been tattered and torn apart by lies and fabricated charges of sexual misconduct of his deputy. Malaysia is now a laughing stock due to absurd tales of sex and lies, spreading cancerous corruptions at the highest levels, which seem never ending.
Saturday, 28 January 2012 00:16 posted by @Azizi
In fact this was arranged by fatty ros. will post the original letter later on so that this will become a laughing stock. Mamak is so proud but compare to LKY …..HE WAS AWARDED WITH A LINCOLN DOCTORATE FROM US. So mamak apanama lupa lagi.
@Ignorant professor Friday, 27 January 2012 23:59
Chairman of the Naresuan University Council Prof Dr Krasae Chanawongse must be a cock-eyed person and short on hearing to have seen and recognised Mahathir’s evil shadow in good light! Someone in Thailand should take over the professor’s chairmanship of the U soon to avoid continued embarrassments in future over making very poor award judgements!
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Am worried about Chairman of the Naresuan University Council Prof Dr Krasae Chanawongse and Thailand by extension due to this action. Maybe it’s just a faction rather than the country? No respectable person much less an academic can associate with dr.Evil due to the massive amount of unconstitutional (try the Vehicular AP) and often illegal and opaque laws (ISA, OSA, University, Printing Presses act), bills and self enriching, nation harming actions (massive alienations of land, giving away of citizenships – http://www.jstor.org/pss/3693626) that occurred during dr.Evil’s multiple term (2 or 3 terms flat would be ok, but this is just Oligarchy) 20+ year (dictatorship) tenure, Ops Lallang being the worst most Gestapo-like event that dr.Evil approved.
Anwar backs Palestinian genocide, says Dr M’s peace group
January 31, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 — The Perdana Global Peace Foundation today accused Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of supporting directly Israel’s racial killings against Palestinians.
The global movement founded by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was responding to the opposition leader’s reported remarks on the Middle East state in the Wall Street Journal last week.
“To the PGPF, anyone who wants to ‘support all efforts to protect the security of Israel’ is abetting, if not outrightly supporting, Israel’s continued genocide of Palestinians and undermining all the efforts of Malaysians to support the Palestinians struggle for sovereignty,” it said in a statement.
Anwar, who has been under heavy fire from various groups including Umno and its media following the report, has clarified he agreed to a two-state solution for the troubled Middle East region that Malaysia’s foreign affairs had raised in the UN General Assembly in September last year.
Muslim-majority Malaysia is a staunch supporter of Palestine and has no diplomatic ties with Israel.
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PGPF does not need to like or support Anwar, to understand the difference between Jews, Israelis and Zionists (much like the difference to ‘mind own business LGBTs’ and ‘destroy all religions or non-LGBT people LGBTs’ and vice versa. Dr M’s peace group is a subversive Zionist funded (guess why Malaysian citizens are allowed to travel anywhere on their passport except Israel?) group on BN’s last fund wasting support.