KKDN No.: PP16195/12/2010
Celebrating Hari Raya
From School to osses
Innovation at MMU
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y sisters and I live in different cities. I’ve called Kuala Lumpur home for the last 10 years, Elaine
is making Liverpool home, while Daphne and Serene live down south, in Singapore.
Jointly organized by KBU International College & Y! Magazine
Sure, we grew up together, and then I went off to college. But by the time we were all at
The one marathon that
university, we were already miles apart. And now that we’re young working adults, it seems
that we call our respective cities home.
you need not run to win!
We’d meet up several times during the year, especially the ones in Singapore and I. And during Chinese New
Year and Christmas, we’d all gather back at home with our parents. Distance and cost doesn’t always make it
feasible for Elaine to come home as often as she’d like, but thank god for technology bridging the miles.
Sometimes I wake up on Sunday morning thinking, “how nice if I can ring up my sisters and we’d all go 3 Happenin’
Coming to you this December 2010!
somewhere cosy for coffee and brunch”, or after a long day’s work, “how nice if I gather them all for dinner and
I do miss them you know… But oh well, I guess such are the choices we make.
6 Cover Story
Be recognized as the TOP IQ TALENT in the country and win a September sees Muslims all over the world celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri. And we know that there are those who
will be celebrating Raya away from home, away from their families. In our special Raya feature Hari Raya Away 10 Edu Zone
FULL SCHOLARSHIP* for a UK DEGREE PROGRAMME and other attractive prizes! From Home (pg 24) we speak to Nur Afiqah in Scotland and Dayana who lives in the United States of America.
16 College Oomph
18 Edu Aid
In this issue, we feature local teenage actress, Erin Malek (pg 6) who has been making waves for herself in the
local entertainment industry. This petite and demure 16 year-old is down-to-earth, bubbly and talkative, and
we love her so! Read on as Erin shares with us about her family, school, acting career as well as her plans for the
upcoming Hari Raya.
20 Youth Asia
Edu Zone is once again filled with information on courses and career pathways; the affordable way towards an
American degree via Nilai UC (pg 11), how the Business School at KBU is forging ahead (pg 12), and what it 24 Hari Raya Special
means to be innovative at MMU (pg 14).
26 Music Review
Beginning this issue, we celebrate our partnership with YouthSays.com, a Rewards Platform for Youths. Do
check out their piece as they pose questions to Malaysian youths (pg 20). 27 Website Review
The months of September and October present a movie galore! If you don’t want to miss any of the upcoming
blockbusters, be sure to check out our blog to win exclusive movie passes and merchandise! 28 Food Review
Till the next issue, have a great school holiday, Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin from all of us Y! Magazine! 30 Movie Reviews
The inaugural IQ Marathon: The Battle for Scholarship held in December
2009 was a raving success for organizers, sponsors and participants. Providing Cheers,
a good platform for students to test their wits in a challenging and fun envi- Doreen
ronment that would stimulate their creative and critical thinking skills, the
Marathon enabled all SPM students to participate in a rewarding and fun ac-
tivity after the examinations.
342 students from 132 schools nationwide participated in the event, and stu-
dents came from institutions that included fully residential schools, interna-
tional schools, MARA Junior Colleges, etc. The competition secretariat had
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To be held for the second year running, IQ Marathon 2010 will be back
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Cover Story Cover Story
H a ppy- G
u ck y
Tell us a little bit about yourself – your
birthplace, where you grew up, where you’re
attending school right now.
I’m your typical teenager, but the only difference
is I’m also pursuing my career as an actress. I do
all the normal stuff teenagers do – go to school,
hang out with friends. I was born and bred in
Kuala Lumpur, and I’m currently studying at SMK
Pandan Mewah, which is close by to where my
family and I live.
What sort of a student are you in school?
and because of this and the fact that all of us
are in the entertainment industry; I watch what I
say and do in public. I am always reminded that
whatever I do, it comes back to my family and I
and manage your schedule and workload?
As I’m still a secondary school student,
Alhamdulillah, up till now, there have been no
problems with school. The teachers understand
my work schedule as well, and they only make it
a point that if the exams are on, I am not allowed
to miss school. My friends are also supportive
and help me out a lot. If I have to miss school
on certain days, they will update me with what’s
happening at school, and the homework to be
done. And if I don’t go to school for a number
of days, I end up missing all my classmates.
I am quite a happy-go –lucky student amongst My mom also understands that because I’m in
my friends and teachers. Although there are school, that there will be offers which I cannot
some of my school mates that don’t like the fact take up.
that I’m an actress. But instead of letting them
get me down, I just ignore all these negative never want them to be ashamed of me, but be
vibes. proud that I am a good sister to my siblings and
a good daughter to my parents.
You’re currently in Form 4. What are your
plans after you finish your SPM? Do your younger siblings get to see much
After I finish my SPM next year, I may either of their elder sister because of your busy
In between her school hours continue and further my studies, or take some schedule?
and hectic filming schedule, time off and fully concentrate on my acting I see my younger sister everyday but my second
career before going back to university. However, sister stays with my grandmother because we
actress Erin Malek told I have not planned so far ahead yet. Work and both have busy schedules that my parents have
Doreen Loo & Sharmini H. school is keeping me busy enough, and I plan to to work around. But she comes back home every
stories about her school, give my all for the SPM examinations, and maybe weekend then all three of us spend our whole
even cut down on work. weekends hanging out and doing girly things.
family and her career as a TV
actress. Bubbly, talkative and If you’re planning on going to college/ When and how did you get started in the
university, what course do you plan to study entertainment industry?
down-to-earth, Erin Malek and why? Back then, my dad didn’t want me to be an
is what we would call a cili Acting is my main passion. So when I do go to actress. But my mother knew that I was really
university, I will definitely take up a course within keen and was willing to work hard, and so she
padi! this same field or along the lines of performing took me to my first audition. Although I was
arts or film production. excited, but the moment I got to the set, I was
nervous because there were more experienced What is a typical day in the life of Erin Malek?
Tell us about your family. actresses vying for the same role! The next 2 Usually it’s school, and after school, I sometimes
At home, there’s my mom and dad, and I have weeks were the longest because I was waiting have to rush off to set for filming works. If I’m
2 sisters. Both my sisters are also actresses, but for the call back, and eventually the producers not working and not in school, then I’m home
they are not so into it like I am. Maybe they have did, and I was offered the role. Seeing my with my family. During the weekends, my sisters
other plans when they grow up. At home, we enthusiasm, my dad gave me his blessings and and I love shopping, karaoke and sometimes we
all make a lot of noise, and being sisters, yes – the rest is now history. just stay home and just hang out and update
we do fight! My parents are very supportive of each other about everything that happened
my career and they understand that this is what It must be difficult juggling school and your throughout the week in our own lives.
I love doing. We are a very close-knitted family career as an actress. How do you prioritize
How do your friends and teachers treat you
at school seeing that you’re a popular local
Even though a lot of people now recognize me
as Erin Malek, the actress, I am still the same
Erin. Mom and dad taught us to never let fame
get into our heads. At school, I am just a regular
student. I go for classes, do my homework, take
examinations. My teachers and friends don’t
treat me any different at school either. But yes,
there’s bound to be some who do not like me
that much, but I guess I’m happy with my life
and as long as I have friends and family who love
me, I can ignore all those negative vibes. I’m still
young, and I still have a long way to go and will
need the support and love from my friends and Either living or dead, who is your favourite
family. local actor/actress? Why?
My favourite actress is Erra Fazira because I’ve
seen all her movies, and she is amazing! And
she’s also a wife and mother, and yet still so
successful in what she does. I adore Erra also
because she looks great, and whenever you see
her, she’s always charming and elegant. I have
never acted with her before, although I’ve met
her once. I hope to work alongside
her in future.
everything and anything I see during Raya. My M
favourite foods are kuah kacang with nasi impit.
What do you love most about Hari Raya? CM
When I was younger, the best thing about Hari
Raya was the duit raya. But of course, as you MY
grow older, you get lesser, haha! The best part CY
What accomplishment are you most proud of about Raya is getting together with the family.
in your life so far? I get to meet all my cousins from everywhere – CMY
I would have to say my acting career. Despite Mantin, Shah Alam, Kinrara… and when we all
get together, we talk, laugh, eat and have a great
being only sixteen, I am very passionate and
believe in what I do. I love challenging myself time. On the first day of Hari Raya, we will all be at
because when it comes to acting, we have to grandma’s place until late into the night.
become other people and it’s not always easy.
We have to project a lot of emotions and assume
various roles. Sometimes I have to project anger, What do you like to do for fun?
and sometimes I have to cry. I’ve even played My family is number one in my life, and then my
roles where I was possessed by spirits! For me, if friends. So fun is spending time and doing things
I can accomplish and play those roles well, that with them. When I’m stressed or tired with school
means I’ve given my best. or work, I prefer to be alone and have music keep
What is the best part about being a TV and
movie actress? Who or what inspires you the most?
I would have to say the challenge of the industry. Maybe I’m still young, but at the moment I do not
I am always learning something new every time have one single thing or person which inspires
I’m on the set and that keeps me excited. Also, I me. Can I say I inspire myself? I love acting
get to meet the other actors and actresses and so much, and cannot imagine myself doing
even veterans in the industry. They are all like anything else. So it is my passion that makes me Any words of advice for students wanting to
mentors and advise and share their experiences push myself to excel. And I’m lucky because my pursue careers in the entertainment industry
with me. family is behind me every step of the way. like yourself?
Being an actress, we are always in the public eye
And the worst? Where and how will you be celebrating Hari and therefore have to keep a good reputation
It’s not all glamorous and easy on the set. When Raya this year? and name for ourselves. To be a successful actress,
we do outdoor shoots, we have to endure the Every year without fail, my family and I celebrate one must always stay grounded despite the
weather – it can be pouring cats and dogs, and Hari Raya at my grandmother’s house, in the fame and never forget our roots. It’s important
it can be extremely hot! And on set, the lights Kampung Pandan area. So this year is going to be to have your family supporting you as well. The
make the whole place so hot, and I don’t really no different. We all gather there, with my family, entertainment industry is not easy at all – so you
like using a lot of make-up, but in front of the uncles, aunts, cousins, and we all love eating. Hari have to be prepared to work really hard and not
camera, it has to be done. Raya is not a time for anyone to go on a diet. I eat complain only.
Edu Zone Nilai Edu Zone
Flexible and Affordable
An overseas education is an
expensive undertaking but
American Degree via
Nilai UC’s American Degree
Transfer Programme aims
to reduce cost but not the
Nilai UC quality and the merits of a
Ask any parent serious about their children’s years. At Nilai UC, a student only has to fork
education and they will tell you that an overseas out RM400 per credit and all the credits earned
education is the preferred choice. Quality of the can be transferred to an American or Canadian
Nilai UC American Degree
institutions aside, one cannot deny that many university of their choice. Transfer Programme is ideal for
employers still prefer overseas graduates. This students who are undecided
is simply because a child gets to expand their “Although a student misses out on two years on their field of study.via Nilai
horizons and to experience life beyond these abroad, their savings are substantial. Besides, I UC’s ADP.
borders. It is perceived that the experience will feel that it is better to send children over later
instill in the graduate, a wider worldview and a rather than sooner as they will be that much
tougher and more independent character after more mature having been in a tertiary education Nilai UC American Degree
Transfer Programme allows
having survived in a foreign environment for a institution for the first two years. They will
students to become
number of years. However, the prohibitive cost have acclimatised themselves to the workload comfortable with an English
Edu Zone of an overseas education is a stumbling block for
and crucially, adapted to an English medium
curriculum,” emphasised Shariffah.
medium curriculum before
16 Nilai University College (Nilai UC) offers a solution
with its American Degree Transfer Programme
Quality and Prestige
The quality of the teaching and learning
Nilai UC Dean of the School
of Humanities and Social
College Oomph (ADP). Shariffah Bahyah Syed Ahmad, Nilai UC environment in North American universities are
Sciences, Shariffah Bahyah Bte
Syed Ahmad, believes that
Dean of the School of Humanities and Social famed for producing some of the best minds overseas education can now
Sciences, explains how parents can still give their in fields as diverse as science, engineering, be an affordable option via
children the benefit of an overseas education computing and architecture to name but a few. Nilai UC’s ADP.
without the backbreaking, mortgage-like
Edu Aid expenses, and highlight the other benefits of this
“Nilai UC’s ADP is the gateway into this rarefied
academic world and students will also receive
personalized attention from Nilai UC’s dedicated If a student is talented and likes to express himself
Flexibility teaching staff who will ensure students are creatively, a career in the arts may be the best.
The ADP allows students to change their major well-prepared for future scholastic challenges,” Through ADP you can chose from animation,
without losing credits earned. This means assures Shariffah. acting, audio technology, broadcasting, fashion,
students can change the direction of their film arts, graphic design, music, painting, or
academic and career path without having to “Many of the North American universities photography.
start from scratch. were founded decades ago and in many cases
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are centuries old. This imparts great prestige Adventure
“Parents should note that this is quite a common and graduates are seen as being part of a “Studying abroad is an adventure of a lifetime
scenario as many teenagers have no clear idea of long tradition of those institutions. There’s no and the experience is something which gives
what they want to do and the initial choice may doubting it, employers are still impressed when graduates that something extra. Employers
be ill-suited. There are many instances where an interviewee is a graduate from a famous still see overseas graduates as being more
a student is unhappy and has to drop out of a university abroad,” says Shariffah. independent and having a broader perspective
programme and start all over again. This can be due to their exposure to a foreign culture and
avoided with the ADP,” says Shariffah. Choices @ Nilai UC learning environment,” says Shariffah.
Nilai UC’s ADP offer a wide choice of different
“In the ADP it doesn’t matter what stream a majors. No other institution can give you more. “With that in mind, parents and students should
student has been placed into during high For example in the field of biology students consider investing in their child’s future. After all,
school. He or she can enter any field they like and can choose bacteriology, biochemistry, with Nilai UC’s ADP programme, the prohibitive
have the freedom to choose and to change their bioengineering, biomedical science, element in terms of costs is minimized, making it
minds about what’s best for their future.” biophysics or biotechnology. If a student is a more affordable experience.”
interested in engineering Nilai UC can help
Affordability him get into aerospace, automotive, chemical, For more information on Nilai UC and
Parents are looking at a massive 70% reduction civil, construction technology, electrical, programmes, please go to www.nilai.edu.
in cost by enrolling their child in Nilai UC’s environmental, fire protection, industrial, my or call 06-8502338 / 03-79603089 / 07-
ADP as compared to studying abroad for four mechanical, mining, or oil. 3332336.
Edu Zone KBU
KBU’s Business School
Heads to a New
eneration Y and Z students (generally educational field visits, interacting with industry
classified as those born after 1978 and 1990 professionals and encouraging participation in
respectively) who are well exposed and inter-college/public competitions.
into fast results and technology, are a discerning
and demanding group. Higher education KBU also provides students who wish to experience
institutions which ignored these modern student a stint in the partner universities in UK an C
demographics and have not kept pace with their opportunity to participate in the student exchange M
ever increasing expectations have past fallen by the programmes with no additional cost at (the tuition
wayside. fees remain the same as in KBU). Y
KBU International College, recognised as a beacon Low Hong Keng, Head of the School of Business, CM
of educational excellence for teaching, learning and Hospitality & Tourism Management who is a
employability is celebrating its 20th anniversary recent addition to the elite team of heads in
this year. Its success story is a testimony to its KBU commends the School’s practice in placing CY
strong commitment, will and ability to continue importance on job placements. Backed with 35
to meet the challenges of Gen Y and Z. Amongst years of experience in various industries, he strongly CMY
the contributory success factors are its first-rate advocates experiential learning. For the educated
lecturers, teaching facilities and a conducive Generation Y and Z, he thinks that educational K
learning environment where the college is nestled institutions should be more student-centric and
in a premier and respectable residential community. shifts their paradigm from expert teacher to student
learner whereby it promotes active learning through
KBU has a range of business courses that suit involvement, participation, self-reflection, critical
individual student’s academic capacity and thinking and lifelong education. Still fresh with his
inclination. It offers 3+0 UK degree programmes corporate zeal and dynamism, he is gearing up the
of Anglia Ruskin University, namely BA (Hons) school to scale higher; plans are afoot to offer a
Marketing, BA (Hons) Business Management, BA postgraduate MBA and a BSc degree in tourism and
(Hons) Accounting and Finance and BA (Hons) hospitality management early next year, and other
Accounting of Sheffield Hallam University. For activities such as public lectures by professors from
the two accounting pathways, ACCA and CIMA partner universities.
grant exemptions and thus, accelerate graduates’
aspiration to become professional accountants. Students may also wish to find out about KBU
other programmes in engineering, computing, art
Students with varying SPM results can opt to join & design, hospitality and tourism management, at
the Foundation, Certificate or Diploma in Business certificate, foundation, diploma and degree levels.
Administration. These fully accredited qualifications Pre-university programmes such as A-Levels and
awarded by the college provide a good array of
business rudimentary and prepare them to be
the Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) are also
Low Hong Keng
industry-ready and even venture into business. Head of the School of
Graduates of Foundation and Diploma studies may For further details, please contact KBU Business, Hospitality &
choose to progress to degree pathways, in which International College, Bandar Utama, at tel:
case they are eligible for entry into year 1 and year 03-77273200 or email: email@example.com . Tourism Management,
2 respectively. Alternatively, you can visit our website at www. Low assures that KBU’s
kbu.edu.my or join us at http://facebook.com/
KBU School of Business, Hospitality & Tourism kbuinternational .
Management enjoys excellent reputation with are able to nurture
graduate employers and placement sponsors. This future business leaders.
is achieved through nurturing and developing the
students beyond the classroom, and helping them
to realize their full potential. It involves inculcating
ethical values, arranging internships, organizing
Edu Zone MMU
The 1st step to creativity:
A Take On
s described in the New Economic Model for the opportunity to own that new toy. Thus,
(NEM), if Malaysia country is to achieve the Japanese manufacturers need not worry that they
status of Developed Nation by 2020, a major will not recoup their investments, and so they work
area of focus under NEM is the development of an to satisfy their fellow countrymen.
Of course, innovation doesn’t just happen by itself.
Professor Dr. Zaharin Yusoff is the President Innovation needs a conducive ecosystem to thrive
of Multimedia University, which was recently in, and an important element of that ecosystem is
recognized as an Excellent University in the 2009 the tertiary institution. To illustrate the functions of
Setara rankings. He shares his thoughts on how to such institutions, let’s look at MMU.
develop an innovative economy in Malaysia.
Rather than just educating students, MMU supplies
To develop such an economy, a few elements must to the industries high quality human capital who
be present. First of all is innovation itself. It should will drive innovation. We view innovation as having
not happen just once a month by a company two parts: the one in which physical, tangible
with a paid-up capital of x amount, officiated by improvements occur, and the part where the
this minister or that. Innovation must occur at the intangible innovations take place.
grassroots level itself. Everyday Malaysians must
make a contribution in whatever areas they can. Physical innovations occur in the realm of
The key is to improve on whatever concept, idea, engineering and IT. Intangible innovations involve
product or method that is already in place, and try the development and refinement of content and
to make it just a little bit better. If you wash dishes ideas, and these happen in creative spheres as well
in a restaurant, and you have an idea how it could as IT.
culture imbued in Malaysian manufacturers and
consumers, together with a conducive ecosystem?
Strategic partnerships are necessary because intak
scarcity of resources in this day and age is more the y / June
norm than the exception. To create a better robot, Januar ober
for instance, you need not only robotics, but better Oc t
materials and better designs. MMU might be able
to develop robotics and designs, but materials are
not our forté. So do we wait until we have a strong
Faculty of Materials? Of course not. We partner with
organizations that are strong in that field. MMU have At Multimedia University (MMU) you’ll be guaran-
been signing Memorandum of Understandings teed the nest academic education and professional
with other institutions and companies in order to guidance to achieve outstanding success. Come and
help one another attain our respective objectives.
begin your career with us.
Marketing is, of course, self-explanatory. If you have
the world’s greatest product and no one knows
about it, it really makes no difference.
CREATIVE MULTIMEDIA • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY • COMPUTER SCIENCE
be made better, and you can somehow build the Another serious problem is the brain drain. It is a FINANCE • ACCOUNTING • BUSINESS • LAW • LIFE SCIENCES
machine, by all means go ahead and do it. MMU has got all these fields covered. The most distressing problem, yet its solutions are rather
engineering faculties have been winning Robocon simple. First, pay our talent more. Secondly, provide
ELECTRICAL • ELECTRONICS • MECHANICAL • TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Secondly, Malaysians must be supportive of for a few years running, among many other them with a suitable environment with suitable
Malaysian-made innovations. The world is in awe achievements. One poll among Malaysian students infrastructures. Finally, give them the opportunities
with the Japanese, at how they’re at the very cutting named MMU the Malaysian university of choice to improve themselves, rather than give them URL www.mmu.edu.my SMS Type MMUFORM and E firstname.lastname@example.org M Ms Wong / 013 380 8844
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phones, electronic equipments, or what have you, competitions. Mr Azlan / 013 630 6455
they seem to always have the newest and the To be a part of MMU’s innovative faculties, please Mdm Nalini / 013 613 3144
best. It is mind boggling, and we wonder how the Our Faculty of Creative Multimedia is also exceptional. visit www.mmu.edu.my or contact Madam
Japanese does it. The creators of Upin and Ipin are graduates from this Hamiza at 013-626 4493 or our general line
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