Presidents Message

Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali

President, Persatuan Alumni Universiti Malaya (PAUM)

First of all, on behalf of the Executive Committee (Exco) of PAUM, PAUM members and all UM Alumni, I am proud and pleased to congratulate PAUM Patron, YAB Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim 1971 UM Alumnus) on his recent appointment as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia. I completed the first term of my two-year term of office (2021/2023) as President till the 30th Annual General Meeting held on 30 June 2022 and am now on the second term of the two-year term of office as President of PAUM (2022/2023). The year 2022 saw PAUM active with several events being held:-

1. The Seminars, Forums & Talks Sub-Committee with Vice President, Mr. Ambihabathy Ratnam as Chairman has been active with several PAUM Public Talk Series being held at PAUM Clubhouse:-
1.1. On Saturday, 21.5.2022 a Public Talk with yours truly as Speaker was jointly organized with University of Malaya Engineering Alumni Association (UMEAA).
1.2. On Tuesday, 2 August 2022 a Public Talk with Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Sabirin Arshad (alumnus ME 1990), President & CEO of SIRIM as Speaker.
1.3. On Saturday, 29 October 2022, Public Talk # 2 jointly organized with UMEAA with Dato’ Ir. Khor Chap Jen (Engineering alumnus 1983), ex-President & CEO of SP Setia Berhad as Speaker.

2. Two Golf Quarterly Medal Series by the Golf Sub-Committee with Datuk Mohamed Zaini Amran as Chairman:-
2.1. Q1 Golf Medal on Tuesday, 1 March 2022 at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club with 35 participants
2.2. Q2 Golf Medal on Thursday, 23 June 2022 (Thursday) @ Sungai Long Golf & Country Club with 32 participants.

3. The PAUM Qigong Cancer Support Unit (CSU) played its part with 2 events in 2022 in addition to the weekly free qigong classes for all cancer survivors and their carers duly carried out by a group of dedicated PAUM volunteers led by Ms. Joni Chan Sim Ai.

4. PAUM Exco Members were invited to attend the following events:-
4.1. University of Malaya Law Faculty’s Golden Jubilee on 17.6.2022 at Dewan Tunku Canselor, UM.
4.2. Courtesy Visit to Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM) by Exco members on 20.7.2022

PAUM was honoured by a visit to PAUM Clubhouse on 17.6.2022 for lunch by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, YB Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (alumnus 1984) whilst on transit to the University of Malaya Law Faculty’s Golden Jubilee event in UM.

I am pleased to welcome PAUM Co-Honorary Legal Advisors, Mr. Riyadh Dahalan (Law alumnus 2001) and Mr. Lau Zhong Yan (Law alumnus 2013), who will both be giving pro-bono services to PAUM with effect from 28 October 2022, for which they have the grateful thanks and appreciation of the Exco of PAUM.

I was honoured to be invited to attend the 61st UM Convocation Ceremony on 8 December 2022 as President of PAUM.

The year 2023 kick-started with 5 events in the first quarter of 2023:-

Two PAUM Public Lectures jointly organized with Persatuan Siswazah Wanita Malaysia (PSWM) were held on Tuesday, 3 January 2023 at the Banquet Hall with Dato’ Dr. Afifi Al-Akiti, Fellow of University of Oxford as the Guest Speaker and Saturday, 25 February 2023 at the Seminar Hall with Mr. Yusuf Hashim as the Guest Speaker.
The Exco of PAUM hosted the Kunjungan Kehormat by Exco Persatuan Alumni Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (PAUTM) to PAUM Clubhouse on Wednesday, 4 January 2023.
The Lion Dance performance by the children of Ti-Ratana Welfare Society on 29 January 2023.
The Q1 Golf Medal event was held on 28 February 2023 at Kelab Golf Seri Selanor.

As part of PAUM’s efforts to link up with sister UM alumni societies. PAUM supported PARFUM (Pertubuhan Alumni Rumpun Fakulti Undang-Undang Universiti Malaya at its 13.11.2022 Fund Raising event held at Majestic Hotel as well as UMEAA (University Malaya Engineering Alumni Association) at its 7.1.2023 Annual Dinner event and collaborations on Public Talks Lecture Series.

PAUM will be 30 years old on 18.8.2023. The Executive Committee plans to organize several events in 2023 to commemorate the milestone.

  • Iftar Bersama Perdana Menteri
  • 30th Pearl Anniversary Dinner
  • Carnival @ PAUM Clubhouse
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Membership Drive Campaigns