NST edi­tor awarded Chevening schol­ar­ship

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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

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