Graduations | Malaysia
Around 40 of Malaysia's brightest young minds gathered at the Hotel Nikko on Saturday, March 12 to take part in the University of Adelaide's annual offshore graduation ceremony.
This prestigious event was made even more notable with the attendance of Royal Selangor managing director Datuk Yong Poh Kon, who gave the graduation address.
Datuk Yong himself is a graduate of the University of Adelaide, completing a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 1968.
University of Adelaide Vice-Chancellor and President Professor James McWha said the graduation ceremony highlighted the achievements and potential of the university's Malaysian students.
"We always look forward to coming to Malaysia for this graduation ceremony, as we have a strong relationship with this country dating back more than 50 years," Professor McWha said.
"We are extremely privileged and honoured to have someone of Datuk Yong Poh Kon's standing give our graduation address this year.
"At the University of Adelaide we strive to produce graduates who, like Datuk Yong, can go out and make an impact in their country and around the world and we hope there are many students graduating on Saturday who can follow in his footsteps."
Story by Ben Osborne