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HOT March 2012

HOT March 2012

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Board of Editors
Patron:
Tuan Haji Mohamed Noor Rosli bin Baharom
Advisors:
Talhah bin Hassan
 
Juli Murshidah bin Ahmad Munassor
 
Azelin bin Mohamed Noor
 
Kan Wai Choong, PE Yr. 3 Sem. 2Aidil Aznan Azwan bin Abd Azid,PE Yr. 3 Sem. 2
HOT Board:
 
Editor
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in
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Chief 
:Ting Nguong Seng, EE Yr. 1 Sem. 3
 
Chief Reporter:
 
Teresa Claire Ratnam, PE Foundaon Sem. 3
 
Designer:
 
Medtech
 
Photographers:
Limam Cheikhna Mah, PE Foundaon Sem. 3
 
Chan Sin Wei, CE Foundaon Sem. 3
 
Muhammad Firdaus Bin Adyney,PE Yr. 2 Sem. 1
 
Muhammad Firdaus Bin Mohd Yusuf,
 
CV Foundaon Sem. 3
 
For any feedback, reach us via:
 
heartoronoh@gmail.com
 
Also, nd the HOT Facebook page:
 
www.facebook.com/heartoronoh
 
Inside Stories
Feature pg. 2
 
TO COOK OR NOT TO COOK
 
MANAGEMENT VERSUS STUDENTS
 
Sizzle and Scoop pg. 3
Handball Fever
 
Ponggal Compeon
 
Week
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I
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Media
 
MINGGU MESRA KAMPUS (MMK) 2012
 
Blast from the Past pg. 4
Gajjdi Jawani takes rst prize for their rstme!
 
Naonal Gamelan Compeon 2011
 
Youth Social Responsibilies
 
Editor’s Foreword
 
2012 has been predicted to be a year of calamity,a year of disaster and even the year when theworld would end. Nevertheless, all of these areonly rumours whose trustworthiness aredoubted.
 
Heat of Tronoh (HOT), on the other hand, wishesto bring to you the news at UTP which are validand true.
 
For your informaon, HOT will produce a newcopy once in two months. This is the change thathas taken place and we would like all of you toknow.
 
Apart from that, we hope that you, our dearreaders, can keep on supporng HOT.
 
By Lai Yen Hua, PE, Yr. 3 Sem. 2 andChoo Yeong Seang, PG, Yr. 3 Sem. 2Tronoh, 1 March: As the older generation retires, new leaders rise.With the completion of the previousterm, an election was conducted tochoose the new board of leadership inthe Students Representatives CouncilUTP (SRCUTP). This annual eventcaught the attention of seven UTPstudents which then led to their nomination as election candidates andultimately, they contested for viable positions.The seven appointed representativesunderwent the standard election process. The leaders were nominatedafter submitting the election form.During the manifesto night, eachcandidate tried hard to bring out their strong capabilities to convince votersto choose them as their leader.Everyone had his personal manifestoto convince the students to have trustin him.The candidates campaigned throughdistribution of posters all over thecampus. Students who missed themanifesto night can obtain the basicinformation through the posters.This year, the election committeeintroduced a new voting system. Theelectronic, e
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voting system wasavailable to ease the students and toenhance the voting process altogether.Students stood a chance to win an„iPad‟ when they cast their votes thiselection. There are 3,311undergraduate students and 1,576foundation students in the January2012 Semester. However, only35.19% of the student populationshowed up.
 
Out of the seven candidates, sixoutstanding selected candidates were Naily Akmal Binti Mohd Zambri,Muhammad Nabil Bin MohamedYusoff, Muhammad Qaeyyum HiffnieBin Mahadzir, Nurizzati Binti Ramli,Wan Ibrahim Bin Wan Mamat, andSyed Muhammad Abdul Haq Bin SyedMat Daud. The successful candidatesnow form the new SRCUTPorganisational structure. Ensuing this,the other positions of the board will bediscussed and decided thoroughlyamong the current board members.Then, the new line
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up of SRCUTP will be released.
 
NEW LINE
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UP OF SRCUTP 2012/2013
 
Electronic e
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vong system
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTION 2012
By Lai Yen Hua, PE, Yr. 3 Sem. 2 and Choo Yeong Seang,PG, Yr. 3 Sem. 2Tronoh, 1 March: The International Student Council of UTP(ISC UTP) recently held its annual election for the term2012/2013. This election of the High Committee was open toall UTP undergraduates regardless of nationality. There werefive nominated candidates in this election. DjengomemgotoGerard excelled in this election and garnered the most votes.He had now been elected the President of ISC UTP for thenew board and was appointed as the Vice President of theStudent Representative Council (SRCUTP).Contribute to us by sending articles related UTPevents or issues to heartoftronoh@gmail.com ,with the subject “article”, and your attached filenamed as your article naming. Include your name, year and programme in email.
 
 
Contribute to us by sending photos related toevents as well as the captions of the photos toheartoftronoh@gmail.com , with the subject“sizzle”, and your attached file named as your caption naming. Include your name, year and programme in email.
 
 
 
Feature
TO COOK OR NOT TO COOK
 
Have you heard of cooking ban? Cooking ban means that the cooking is prohibited or simply not allowed.Recently, a cooking ban was introduced on our campus. You and I areno longer permitted to cook in UTP. In addition, cooking utensils arenot allowed in hostels . If any cooking appliances are found, owners will be fined possibly up to RM 50 per item and the items will be confiscated by the security authorities.Heart of Tronoh (HOT) has conducted an extensive research into thisissue to truly understand the reasons this new rule was implemented aswell as the possible outcomes that will follow to understand this matter more.
 
UTP Management’s Thoughts
 
Until today, the Management has explained, elaborated and stressed on theconsequences of those who fail to adhere to this rule; yet, it seems to havefallen on deaf ears. The Management ensures students that by 1 April2012, the four current vacant cafés will open; yet the Management stillreceives complaints from students.What exactly is the problem? Why are students not getting the point that itis more advisable to eat in the cafés than cooking in their hostels?
Students’ Thoughts
 
Based on the survey conducted by HOT, the results haverevealed 4 significant reasons why students opt to cook intheir hostels instead of to whet their appetites at the villagecafes.The prime reasons include
minimising food expenditure
,
health concerns and lack of variety of food
at the cafés.About 65% of students choose to go economical and cook on their own because of its cost saving advantage as cheap-er ingredients are used and they get to store their cookedfood to keep for several meals. A major fraction (60%) ostudents cook due to hygiene concerns. It is of utmostconvenience and pleasure that food is easily accessible incampus but when taking into account its quality whichconsist mostly of oily, artificially
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flavored food withadditives and preservatives, presence of flies and stray cats,the notion of eating out at cafés can make their stomachflinch. On the other hand, cooking by students ensureconfidence that their safety and health measures are lookedinto.The survey also indicated that 49% of students say the typeof food sold at cafes are not to their liking. This, we presume, can represent a number of international studentswho understandably would miss and crave for their localfood and therefore would not be satisfied with the foodoffered in the cafés here. In total, 46% of students think thatcooking on their own is more convenient. This is due to thetime and effort saved without the need to go to cafes andwait in long queues for their meals. They would also havethe freedom to cook and eat at odd hours. Some simplylove to cook!
 
 Pro
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cooking ban:
 
Misuse of electrical appliances, past fire incidents caused by students who left boiling water unattended and the worst of all, a pantry in V5 that caught fire are some of the reasons themanagement had concluded that cooking is dangerous for students, especially at residentialvillages. The safety of students should always be the priority. Nevertheless, for those who insist oncooking, a formal application can be sent to the management and the application will be taken intoconsideration.
Suggestion: A knack for safety is something to be cultivated. It will be beneficial if themanagement can organise talks, conduct campaigns or safety drives to serve as reminders tostudents to cook safely.
According to the Security Services Department, the offset of the alarm system involves a long ringof procedures whereby the first person who hears of an alarm is expected to report to the HSEDepartment, and then a maintenance officer is sent over to check on the situation. In reality, thesituations are hardly as ideal as described in the scenario and there are a lot of in
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 betweenconfusions that happen. Thus, the domino effect of in
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house cooking would bring inconvenienceand unnecessary trouble to our already heavily burdened authorities.
Suggestion: Consider tutoring the residential wardens or even cleaners on how to turn off thealarm if it is triggered when no serious fire case is observed.
 
Here is the strongest point. The so
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called „kitchens‟ in residential villages are in fact pantries,which means they are not designed for cooking. Albeit some light cooking such as boiling water and making coffee are considered acceptable, heavy cooking would defeat the purpose of a pantry.Heavy cooking is especially bad for the drainage system (and also causes inconvenience to thecleaners!) as wastes from cooking clogs the sinks and drains, and this eventually leads to highmaintenance cost.
 
Suggestion 1: Disciplinary actions may be imposed and fines can be charged to the entire houseoccupants so that they would hold each other responsible towards the proper use of the pantry atall times.
Suggestion 2: Spot checks can be conducted by the authorities from time to time to monitor therightful use of pantries. Hence, students would always be on their toes to ensure their cookingendeavours do not interfere with the drainage system.
 Anti 
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cooking ban:
 
Quite plainly, to allow one or two incidents of cooking mishaps to represent the cooking habits of thegeneral population of UTP students is rather an error of partialism. It will be akin to banning cars onroads just because of the rising level of car accidents! With that being said, university students areconsidered young adults and they should, by now, be independent and mature enough to know thesafety measures required when cooking.
For the occasional cooking mishaps that happened, 26% of the students in a survey conducted agreethat penalty should be imposed depending on the severity of the case or extent of misuse. But a loudnumber of 69% are against a complete ban of cooking and confiscation of cooking utensils.
Suggestion: Instead of punishing the entire population, why not take serious actions only on the 1 % blacklisted as irresponsible cooks?
 
The survey revealed that 39% of the students do not see the validity of banning cooking on the basis of the fire alarm system.
Suggestions 1: The management might want to consider tweaking the sensitivity of the fire alarm sothat it only rings in a real fire situation instead of it being triggered just by smoke from cooking.
Suggestion 2: Students employ some common sense and take into account the ventilation of the pantry.Keep windows open or use a ventilation fan to allow the smoke and smell to dispel during or after cooking.
With a majority vote of 61%, most students agree that heavy cooking is bad for the drainage system aswastes from cooking clogs the sinks and drains, and this eventually leads to high maintenance cost,hence, considering it as a rather valid reason for the cooking ban.
Suggestion 1: Students, grow up! With great power comes great responsibility, and this applies tocooking as much as to Spiderman. Make sure to filter solid waste from your cooking waste and throwthem in the bin before draining them down the sink.
Suggestion 2: Come up with a duty roster with your housemates to keep the pantry clean.By Low Zhen Teng, CV Yr. 1 Sem. 3
 
By Joyce Shamini A/P Rajendran, CV Foundation Sem. 3 & Yee Yun Huan, EE Yr. 3 Sem. 2
 
MANAGEMENT VERSUS STUDENTS
 
As shown in the anti
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cooking ban argument, thereare many alternatives to deal with the problems brought about by cooking in residential villages.With much negotiation and understanding on bothsides, a win
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win situation should be reached between the students, management and authoritiesso that the common good of everyone can beserved and that our university continues to shinenot just as a leading university but also as one thatis conscientious to its students‟ welfare.
 
 
 
Sizzle and Scoop
Mahmoud Elshamy Playing for the FaceBook
 
Handball team. Theteam achieved third place in Putrajaya Open President Cup 2011.
 
UTP Handball team managed to achieve third posion inUPSI Open Handball tournament 2011.
 
Mahmoud Elshamy, fourth from the le of the second row, rst yearUTP student playing for Malacca handball team.
 
The team won theGold Medal for the Malaysian States Tournament 2012 in Malacca.
 
Ponggal Competition 
 Da te
 
: 25  Fe bruar y 2012  Da y
 
: Sa turda y
 
 Venue
 
:  Ma in  Ha l l 
Participants decorated their
 
 ponggal 
 
pots usingwater paint and marker pens.
Parcipants boiled the milk unl it overowedfrom the pot which signies the advent of prosperity.
 
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Real Chilli for HOT
 
Have a nice shot with chilli and HOT
 
A model promong HOT
MINGGU MESRA KAMPUS (MMK) 2012
 
By Saddam Ahip, PG, Yr. 3 Sem.2Tronoh, 17 February: An eventcalled MINGGU MESRAKAMPUS (MMK) 2012 was heldfrom 14
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16 February at thePocket D foyer. This event startedfrom 8.00 am
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5.00 pmthroughout the three days. Theevent was organised by MPPUTPin order to attract students toinvolve themselves actively withorganisations, societies, clubs, andcommittees as well as to increasethe awareness of the studentsabout campus issues. Besides that,the event was held to cater for thewelfare of students in whichwelfare booths were opened for students should they encounter any inconveniences at UTP.
 
One of the activities named car drift auto show was held at V4 parking area in which excellentcontrols and skills of the car weredisplayed by the professionaldriver. In addition, games andactivities such as angry bird maniagame and paintball were alsoincluded to add more excitementto the event. There was also a blood donation campaign held atRoom 9 to increase the awarenessof the students on the advantagesof blood donation besides storingup enough blood for the publicneeds.
 
There were also clubs andsocieties participating in the eventmainly for recruitment purpose.This included the AmericanAssociation of PetroleumGeologists (AAPG), AmericanSociety of Mechanical Engineers(ASME), Students in FreeEnterprise (SIFE), Career Summitfor Future Malaysian Leaders(CASFUMAL), The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE),Sekretariat Rukun Negara (SRN),UTP Debate Club, Friends of IRCand many more.Apart from that, an electioncampaign was also donethroughout the event by MPPUTPfor the coming election in order tochoose the new lineup for MPPUTP. Furthermore, therewere KFC, Mingo2, Celcom, and Nestle joining the events to promote and sell their productsand goods to students.
 
Club members waited for students to visit their booth
 
Food stalls seemed to be ooded with students
 
Handball Fever
 

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