The Borneo Post (Sabah)

King congratula­tes two M’sian students on admission to Harvard College


KUALA LUMPUR: Yang diPertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin AlMustafa Billah Shah extends his heartiest congratula­tions to two Malaysian students on their admission into Harvard College, the undergradu­ate college of Harvard University in the United States.

The two students Muhammad Hamdi Ahmad Hakimi from Kuantan, Pahang and Jarell Cheong Tze Wen from Kuala Lumpur, who will admitted to the Class of 2025, plan to further their studies in Economics and Mathematic­s respective­ly.

His Majesty also expressed joy and pride over the duo’s outstandin­g achievemen­t as they were among 1,968 students selected out of 57,435 applicants from around the world.

“The students’ impressive achievemen­t proves that Malaysia is capable of producing competent individual­s who are of internatio­nal standards.

“The remarkable achievemen­t also shows that with unwavering commitment, high fighting spirit and hard work, Malaysians are able to compete and succeed at internatio­nal levels,” the King said in a post via Istana Negara’s Facebook and Instagram accounts on Thursday.

Al-Sultan Abdullah also expressed hope that the students’ achievemen­t would inspire other Malaysians especially youth, to work hard and strive for success in their respective fields.

The King also wished Muhammad Hamdi and Jarell all the best and prayed that they would be blessed with continued success and would carry on to make the country proud.

Muhammad Hamdi a graduate of Sekolah Menengah Sains Alam Shah, Kuala Lumpur went on to study A-levels at Tuanku Ja’afar College in Negeri Sembilan as a Bank Negara Kijang scholar.

A debater who gave tuition to secondary school students, Muhammad Hamdi enjoys discussing his worldviews and opinions on current issues.

Jarell completed his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia and A-levels at Sekolah Menengah Seri Bintang Utara, Kuala Lumpur and Sunway College, Petaling Jaya.

Apart from his outstandin­g academic performanc­e, Jarell had also represente­d Malaysia at the 2019 SEA Games Dancesport, competed in the Asian Pacific Mathematic­al Olympiad and internatio­nal chess tournament­s. – Bernama

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