TALISMAN MALAYSIASCHOLARSHIP AWARD PRESENTATION CEREMONYSPEECH BY JIM TARLTONVP, OPERATIONS AND ENGINEERING ANDACTING COUNTRY MANAGER, MALAYSIA
Yang Berbahagia Datuk Haji Omar bin Abd. Rahman, Deputy Secretary General(Management), Ministry of Higher Education,Prof Dr. Azman Abdul Ghani, Head of the Geology Department, University of Malaya,Prof. Dr. Lim Hwee San, Senior Lecturer and Researcher, USM Penang,Prof. Dr. Ariffin Samsuri, Dean of the Petroleum and Renewable Energy EngineeringFaculty, UTM Skudai,Distinguished guests,Members of the media,Ladies and gentlemen,It gives me great pleasure to welcome all of you today to the Talisman MalaysiaScholarship Award Presentation Ceremony and would like to thank you for sharing thissignificant milestone with us.On behalf of Talisman Malaysia Limited, I would also like to thank Yang BerbahagiaDatuk Omar, Deputy Secretary General of Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, for taking time out of your busy schedule to grace this afternoon’s ceremony with your presence. Yang Berbahagia, your presence here means a lot to us and we doappreciate the support rendered towards Talisman by you and your ministry.Ladies and gentlemen,Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. By nurturing these young talents, we are infact, investing in both our future and the future of our country. Indeed, Malaysia is richlyblessed with a diverse group of young minds with the world theirs for the taking. We donot have to look very far, just look around this room today at the sixteen recipients of theTalisman Malaysia Scholarship 2010, as well as our past scholarship recipients.At Talisman it is our belief that, as an organization in Malaysia, we have a responsibilityand can play a part towards the growth of this nation and the shaping of Malaysia’sfuture.