NST editor awarded Chevening scholarship
KUALA LUMPUR: New Straits Times news editor Faridul Anwar Farinordin has been granted the Chevening Award Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in Migration and Global Development.
He will pursue the degree at University of Sussex in Brighton, England, from Sept 21.
“Alhamdulillah ,I am honoured by this opportunity to be part of the Chevening Award recipients, which allows me to pursue an area of study in migration and trans-boundary issues that affect global communities.
“I would also like to express my gratitude to NST for this once-ina-lifetime opportunity.”
Faridul won the Malaysian Press Institute Awards in 2002, 2004 and 2007.
He was also a recipient of the NST Scholarship award during his undergraduate studies at International Islamic University Malaysia from 1991 to 1995. A pre-departure briefing and reception for Chevening Scholars will be held at the British high commissioners’ residence on Aug 24.
At the briefing, there will also be a certificate presentation ceremony as well as the opportunity to get to know each other and connect with Chevening Alumni of Malaysia members. British High Commissioner Vicki Treadell is expected to attend.
The British government has been providing Chevening scholarships as an international award scheme aimed to develop leaders since 1983.
Faridul Anwar Farinordin