ANUGERAH AKADEMIK NEGARA 2017 HONOURS THREE UM SCHOLARS
On 3 November 2017, three academicians from University of Malaya (UM) received recognition at the Anugerah Akademik Negara (AAN) 2017.
Tan Sri Dato' Emeritus Professor Dr. Khoo Kay Kim from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was honoured as the recipient of the “Anugerah Tokoh Akademik Negara ke-10”. Meanwhile, Dr. Mohamad Saleeh Rahamad @ Ahamad received the “Anugerah Penerbitan Buku” and Professor Dr. Sim Si Mui was awarded with the “Anugerah Pengajaran (Kelompok Sains Kesihatan)”.
AAN is the highest recognition given by the Government to honour Malaysian academicians whose achievements have put Malaysia in high regard in various fields. The selection of AAN recipients is based on their contribution in improving the quality of national education and putting Malaysia on the global stage, thus gaining recognition by the international committee.
The prestigious awards were presented by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia, Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh and witnessed by the Deputy Minister, Datuk Dr, Mary Yap Kain Ching in Putrajaya.