You are on page 1of 20

April 2010

Volume 14
Jamadilakhir 1431

Mind your anger!


EDITORIAL MESSAGE
E-bulletin serves as a bridge between
Those who have something significant to
say and those who have a desire to be in-

DEANS MESSAGE
we would always welcome innovative,
viable and income generating ideas from
the staff

Tips
on improving your English

ENGLISH WEEK

E-bulletin
EDITORIAL MESSAGE

Contents :

Dear Readers,
First of all, let me thank the editorial board for this opportunity to communicate with you through this issue of the e-bulletin.
I presume it is time to ponder as to why we need to have an in-house ebulletin?
Is it just to demonstrate our ability to use technology to disseminate information to our target audience?
That could be partly true but it cant be the whole truth.
The true objective, as I understand it, is to open up a forum where ideas can
be shared; issues can be clarified and information can be transmitted in a
more efficient and effective manner in short to open up a channel of communication. It serves as a bridge between those who have something significant to say and those who have a desire to be informed.
This, incidentally, brings us to the question of how many people actually read
our e-bulletin. It is probably time we conducted a simple survey to find out the
actual situation. Using computer technology, we can do this quite easily. The
results would indicate to us the extent to which we have succeeded in reaching out to our target audience.
If it falls short of our minimum expectations, then we need to do something to
ensure that the message reaches our audience. We probably need to look at
the format and content and try to make it more palatable to our readers.
The need or the urge to know and to be informed is a universal human desire. Everyone wants to be in the know of things happening around them
unless one wants to be completely oblivious to ones surroundings like the
proverbial frog under the coconut shell.
The e-bulletin is a genuine effort on the part of the management to reach out
and provide a channel of communication for staff as well as students. It is a
commendable effort which needs your support.
Effective communication within an organization is essential to ensure better
performance among its staff. Interaction between staff and students would
also help to avoid or resolve a lot of potential pitfalls in our journey towards
excellence in our endeavours.
Lack of communication creates an unhealthy working environment which
breeds suspicion and mistrust.
Page 2

Editorial

Deans message

Mind your anger

English week

Tips in improving English

Jokes interview

11

Birthday

12

Debate tournament

13

memo

16

News & updates

17

EDITORIAL BOARD
ADVISOR
Professor Dr. Hashami Bohari
HEAD OF EDITORIAL BOARD
Dr. Mohammad Abd Rahman
EDITOR
Professor Dr. Awang IPR
Dr. V. Gopalakrishnan
Pn. Siti Noraihan Sheikh Ahmad
Mr. Pakirisamy s/o Saminathan
COORDINATOR
Pn. Zahaimi Abdullah Sani
DESIGN / LAYOUT
En. Azrul Nazir Bin Zahir
PHOTOGRAPHER
En. Mohd Rizal Mohd Zainal

E-bulletin
Conversely, employees who are well informed are capable of projecting a better image of the institution and would more likely be its most
natural publicity and marketing agents.
We are aware of the fact that information is power and it is imperative
that we equip ourselves with the necessary information to perform our
duties to the best of our abilities and the expectations of our superiors.
So, lets strive to make the e-bulletin as informative, creative and interesting as possible. Let it be a forum where innovative ideas and
suggestions can be put forward for the benefit of the staff and students specifically and the institution in general.
This, of course, will depend on you, the members of the staff, who
need to play an active role by contributing your thoughts through your
writings.
Lets take the responsibility for the continuous improvement of our
institution in its pursuit for greater heights. With closer cooperation
and greater commitment all around, we can move this institution towards a more glorious future.
Lets live up to our motto, Where Knowledge is Applied
You can have brilliant ideas, but if you cant get them across, you
ideas wont get you anywhere Lee Iacocca, Former CEO of Ford
Thank you.

Mr. Pakirisamy Saminathan


Page 3

E-bulletin
DEANS MESSAGE

I thank the Almighty for all the blessings and good health to continue our work at Royal College of Medicine Perak.
As usual, I would like to convey a few important messages for the benefit of the staff.
Key Performance Indicators
First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to remind ourselves that we are already in the month of April 2010.
Therefore, it is time for all the staff to prepare their KPI which will be evaluated by their respective superiors by Jun
2010. For those of you who are still unsure what the KPI is all about and the mechanism of formulating it, it is high
time you discussed it with your supervisors. The KPI emphasizes on the capability and success of an employee in
completing the given tasks and the benchmark to evaluate the staff based on their overall performance.
Budget for 2011
Another important issue that needs to be given priority is the budget for 2011. This year, we plan to submit our
budget proposals earlier than usual. Therefore, I urge all heads of departments and units to send in their proposals in
advance so that they could be scrutinized at our level before the management could table the overall budget at the
BOD meeting by September 2010.
Staff Promotions
This year we would like to focus our attention on providing better promotion opportunities for our staff. This is in
recognition of the remarkable performance shown by our staff throughout 2009, and as such we feel that they deserve to be given better promotion opportunities. I am impressed by the fact that our staff has responded very well
in meeting the UniKL RCMP mission and so those eligible would stand an excellent chance of being promoted in
the near future. I believe such incentives will further motivate the staff to perform even better and contribute to the
growth of the college.
Thinking Out of the Box
Research shows that in order to think out of the box, one should use the right brain. The right brain focuses on innovative solutions to problems whereas the left brain follows a set pattern and does not accept changes. No matter how
excellent the changes may be, some people are quick to reject them. When I say thinking out of the box, I am not
only referring to creative ideas but also ideas that can generate income for the college. The management has recently
received some innovative proposals from certain sections and would appreciate more of such proposals. Let me emphasize here that we would always welcome innovative, viable and income generating ideas from the staff.
Thank you and Wassalam
Warm regards
PROF. DR. HAJI HASHAMI BIN BOHARI
HEAD OF CAMPUS/ THE DEAN
Page 4

HEALTH

Mind your anger


ened, by what we perceive to
be `human animals.

It is traffic rush hour in Kuala


Lumpur. A car nudges the
bumper of the car in front.
The drivers get out and within
seconds are beating up each
other, narrowly missing
speeding vehicles at the expense of their limbs and lives!
After several minutes, badly
bruised and bleeding, they
walk back shamefaced to their
cars and drive off.
This got me thinking about
anger, and how reckless actions may have dire consequences. Definitely, acting in
haste gives you ample opportunity to regret at leisure.

Anger is a response to pain, be


it physical or psychological.
Since we are energized when
we are angry, evidenced by our
heart rate, blood pressure and
body temperature rising, this
energy is often wasted and put
into its most unproductive use,
like the drivers mentioned
above.
In the throes of anger, our
brains downshift to a lower
evolutionary level, an almost
automatic stimulus-response
mode, with little use of our
higher reasoning mental faculties. It is similar to an animals
reactive instinct state of frightening away a threat. How often
after an event, we have regretted our actions after hurting
those close to us at home or
work, and wish we could take
it all back?

Let us start by appreciating


some facts about anger.
Anger is an evolutionary
mechanism developed by nature that energizes us to prepare for action, be it fight or
flight, so that we may stay
alive. Where our ancestors
were threatened by wild animals, we now live in a world
where we often feel threat-

Anger that is prolonged or repressed is unhealthy. It is not a


coincidence that shorttempered individuals have a
Page 5

high incidence of heart attacks, strokes, fatigue, restlessness and general unhappiness.
Anger is a gauge of ones
emotional quotient i.e. a
measure of emotional intelligence. Individuals who use
anger, as a lame excuse for
bad behaviour or scathing
remarks that offend, are usually emotionally underdeveloped or challenged.
Anger is a secondary emotion. This is the most important thing to remember
about anger, i.e. it is a secondary emotion. If we consider it, we always feel
something first before we
`get angry. This primary
emotion maybe a feeling of
being devalued, disrespected, forced, trapped or
pressured. These primary
feelings may encroach on
our values, needs, beliefs or
heighten our insecurities. As
these feelings build up, we
then equate them as anger
and the resultant response
may be detrimental to relationships or ambitions.
Thus, it is helpful to know
what that specific primary
trigger feeling is. Knowing
that, raises our selfawareness, tells us how we

HEALTH

Mind your anger


feel about ourselves and others, and leads to better communication and channeling of
the `anger energy.
Thus, when provoked, instead
of attacking, abusing or resorting to name calling, a better response would be to ask
oneself:
What are my primary feelings?
What specifically am I
feeling?
Why does it bother me so
much?
What need of mine is not
being met?
What principles of mine have
been violated?
This at once highlights the
fact that we have multiple options at hand, and we can decide to pick the best one that
diminishes the anger. Realising we have choices, gets us
out of the automatic stimulusresponse mode and `upshifts
the brain to a high evolutionary level whence rational solutions are sought. Thus, we
think more coolly of our options and their consequences,
take the right actions and start
to feel in control and less
threatened of the provocation.
Viktor Frankl, the noted Austrian neurologist and psychia-

trist, says it aptly in his best


selling book `Mans Search for
Meaning, that Between
stimulus and response, there
is a space. In that space lies
our freedom and power to
choose our response. In our
response lies our growth and
freedom.
Thus, in regards to anger, we
must try to widen this space
between the instigating emotion and the actual response.
This in turn, reflects an individuals wisdom and maturity;
and by just remembering that
we have a choice, gives us the
upper hand. This at once,
makes us feel better because it
develops a sense of control and
a balance between the upper
and lower brain.
So when in an anger provoking
situation, before you respond,
think of the following:
Sometimes, the best action
is no action and it disarms the
provocateur.
Attempt to understand your
feelings, especially those that
precede the anger.
Be aware of what you are
trying to control, and more importantly, what you have the
ability to control.
Consider your options and
choose the one that will bring
you the best result.
Page 6

Remember, anger is an intense energized emotion. So,


perhaps, instead of saying I
feel angry, learn to say I
feel energized and then operate from that state of
mind.
*Readers may wish
source
http://eqi.org/anger.htm

Dr FS Malhi
Senior Lecturer
Obstetrics & Gynaecology

to

EDUCATION
ENGLISH WEEK
REPORT ON THE ENGLISH WEEK DEBATE AND DEBAT
English week was an opportunity for students to show everyone their appreciation of and ability at English. It was an opportunity for students to make
new friends either with fellow students and/or the judges AKA the lecturers.
The debates were the signature event of English Week and were held over
March 22nd -25th. Eight teams competed in the English debate while four
teams competed in the Bahasa debat. The teams were from Medical, Pharmacy, and Radiography. The final two teams for English debate and Bahasa
debat faced off on Thursday the 25th in the Multi-Purpose hall. The final
was presided over by Deputy Dean Prof. Dr. Mohammad.
Everyone was amazed at the language of the debaters. They were awesome. The winning team for the debate competition was from MBBS phase
1A and for the debat competition, the winning team was from MBBS phase
1B. The topic for the English final was WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE SHOULD BE SPELLED THE WAY THEY SOUND. The debat
final topic was KEWAJARAN PERDIDIKAN SEKS DI SEKOLAH.
The winning team for the English debate competition was composed of Yogendran, Nadiah Kamal, and Nur Shahira. Thes best speaker however was
Inderpreet Kaur from the runner-up team (also from MBBS 1A). The winning team for the Bahasa debat competition was composed of Mohd Shafiq
Bin Wahab, Nur Fatin Bt Sairuni, and Muhamad Naqib Bin Shariff. The
best speaker for the debat was Nur Fatin Bt.Sairuni.
The English week crew was a blast to work with as everyone co-operated
with each other which made the work easier. The closing ceremony was
beautifully decorated as each committee helped the closing ceremony committee even when they had their own work to do. It was a fun activity and
good way to learn responsibility and meet new people. It fosters student togetherness. The deputy dean was so impressed with the debate competition
that he thought of making a special club for the debate under the name
Speakers Corner.
by Amin Arsyad Bin Hassan, Pharmacy- Semester Three

Page 7

Page 8

Tips on improving your English


The one question that is most often asked by students during my English classes is, How do I
improve my English? It is a rather difficult question to answer in simple terms. Well, obviously
there is no easy way out if you want to learn a language other than your mother tongue. It is definitely not something that can be accomplished in a very short time. It needs investment in terms
of time and effort as well as a keen interest to learn the language. Anyone who has these attributes, can learn any language and be proficient in it, given the time and the exposure, at whatever
age, not withstanding the well researched assertion that it becomes increasingly difficult to learn a
new language the older one gets.
The English saying Practice makes perfect is very appropriate in the context of language learning, be it the first or second language. Practice will definitely perfect your language skills. Basically, practice in listening at the initial stage followed by practice in speaking is what makes most
of us fluent speakers of our mother tongue. Of course, in the case of the mother tongue, it happens without us realizing it, basically because we are immersed in the language environment and
so we pick it up rather subconsciously. In other words, we do not have to go to school or have
formal instruction in order to pick up our mother tongue.
However, the same conditions do not apply in the case of the second or foreign language that you
want to learn. Now, you are attempting to learn the language at a more conscious level; that is
what makes it all the more difficult to acquire the new language. But do not despair: where there
is a will, there is a way.
Everyone has a natural mental capacity to learn a language and the eminent linguist Noam Chomsky calls it the Language Acquisition Device or LAD, which is naturally wired into our brains.
What it means is that every individual has the ability to acquire a language given sufficient input
in terms of the language data and a reasonably good environment to use the language, provided,
of course, the person is not mentally or physically challenged.
So, there you go, you have no real reason to say that you cant actually master any language in
the world, provided you are up to the challenge. All it takes is concerted effort, continuous practice and an undying enthusiasm to master the target language which in our case is English.
English is not all that difficult to learn for Malaysians because it is a language that is very much
in our environment. It is not like French or German which we seldom hear or see being used in
our immediate surroundings.
There is an English saying which goes You can lead a horse to water, but you cant make him
drink. In other words, the desire to learn has to come from within. No amount of drilling or insistence by the teachers or parents is going to help if the student himself is not keen. This is very
much true of adult learners. The urge to learn must be within you. This, obviously applies to anything that we want to do in our lives.
Page 9

Continued
So what is my advice for the adult learner of English who is keen to improve his ability to communicate in English but has no time or access to formal instruction. Lets assume that you already have
acquired some working knowledge of English and you want to polish your language so that you can
use it without making very basic and silly errors.
My advice to this category of people is to get hooked on READING.
In the language learning context, at the beginning, students learn to read (at the kindergarten or
lower primary levels) and once they know how to read, they then read to learn. So, now is the time
to read in order to improve your language skills.
When I say reading, it has to be consistent and constant reading practice - consciously trying to pick
up new words as well as new usage for known words as they are used in authentic writing such as in
newspapers, magazines, novels etc.
So, if you want to really improve your English
Start the reading habit TODAY.
Get the English newspaper, the Readers Digest or any other reading material that you are
interested in reading.
Interest is the key word here.
Dont force yourself to read something you dont like because you will soon drop the habit
and will be back to square one.
Keep some reading material by the bedside.
Make it a point to read a few pages everyday before you go to sleep if that is the only spare
time you can find. By the way it is also a good way to make you fall asleep for those of you
having difficulty sleeping at night.
If you are diligent enough, start a notebook/journal where you could record new words and
their usage as well as interesting expressions and sentences. This can become your personal
dictionary of English.
The important thing is to develop and sustain the reading habit and you will soon find your
English improving in leaps and bounds.
Happy reading!!

Please look forward to further tips on how to improve your English, in the coming issues of the ebulletin.
Pakirisamy Saminathan, General Studies Unit
Page 10

JOKES: ATTENDING INTERVIEW


Officer : What Is Your Name ?
Candidate : M P. Sir
Officer : Tell Me Properly
Candidate : Mohan Pal Sir
Officer : Your Father's Name ?
Candidate : M P. Sir
Officer : What Does That Mean ?
Candidate : Manmohan Pal Sir
Officer : Your Native Place
Candidate : M P. Sir
Officer : Is It Madhya Pradesh ?
Candidate : No, Munnur Pal Sir
Officer : What Is Your Qualification?
Candidate : M P. Sir
Officer : (Angrily) What Is It ?
Candidate : Matric Pass
Officer : Why Do You Need A Job ?
Candidate : M P. Sir
Officer : And What Does That Mean ?
Candidate : Money Problem Sir
Officer : Describe Your Personality
Candidate : M P. Sir
Officer : Explain Yourself Clearly
Candidate : Magnanimous Personality Sir
Officer : This Discussion Is Nowhere, You May Go Now
Candidate : M P. Sir
Officer : What Is It Now
Candidate : My Performance. ...?
Officer : Mp !!!
Candidate : What Is That Sir..?
Officer : Mentally Punctured... .....!!!!

Page 11

HUMAN CAPITAL DEPARTMENT


BIRTHDAY ANNOUNCEMENT
A BIRTHDAY IS JUST THE 1ST DAY OF ANOTHER 365 DAYS OFJOURNEY
AROUND THE SUN, SO ENJOY THE TRIP

NO
1
2
3
4
5

NAME
ASSOC. PROF.DR. ABDUL
KARIM RUSS BIN HASSAN
PROF.DR.AWANG ISKANDERDZULKARNEIN
PN. NURUL KHAIRANA BINTI
AZUDDIN
DR.CHUNG SIN FAH @
CHANG SIM HWA
DATO DR. SUBRAMANIAM
A/L MUNIANDY

D.O.B
2-Apr
4-Apr
4-Apr
5-Apr
6-Apr

DEPARTMENT

JAWATAN

DEGREE IN MEDICAL PROGRAM


DEGREE IN MEDICAL PROGRAM

Associate professor

ACADEMIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Officer

DEGREE IN MEDICAL PROGRAM


DEGREE IN MEDICAL PROGRAM
NURSING PROGRAMME DEPARTMENT

Senior Lecturer

Professor

Senior Lecturer
Head of Program

PN.FADZIAH BINTI ISMAIL

6-Apr

DR. MAIZUN BINTI ISHAK

9-Apr

DEGREE IN MEDICAL PROGRAM

Lecturer

PN. PATMANI A/P RAMAIAH

13-Apr

NURSING PROGRAMME DEPARTMENT

Lecturer/coordinator

CIK.FARAH AYUNI BINTI RAMLAN

17-Apr

GENERAL STUDIES

10

PN.ZURAIDA BINTI RAMLI

18-Apr

DIPLOMA IN RADIOGRAPHY
PROGRAM

11

CIK. NURUL SYAMSINA BT


ABDUL HAMID

19-Apr

HUMAN CAPITAL DEPARTMENT

12

PN. FATHIYAH BINTI HJ


MOHD NOOR

21-Apr

NURSING PROGRAMME DEPARTMENT

13

CIK.NOR FAUZIANA BINTI


ABD RAHAMAN

24-Apr

LIBRARY UNIT

14

EN.NAZRI BIN SARIF

25-Apr

15

PN.NOORALIA BINTI MOHD


KHALID

27-Apr

16

EN.MOHD RIZAL BIN MOHD


ZAINAL

30-Apr

Assistant lecturer
Asssistant Lecturer
General Assistant/Receptionist
Instructor
Officer

DIPLOMA IN RADIOGRAPHY
PROGRAM
NURSING PROGRAMME DEPARTMENT

Instructor

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Technician (Audio
Visual)

Page 12

Admin Assistant

FIRST NATIONAL LEVEL NURSING


STUDENTS DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2010
UniKL RCMP participated in the above debate competition from 2nd April to 4th April 2010 at
UiTM, Puncak Alam, Selangor.
UniKL, RCMP was represented by Noor Safina Bt Abd Rahman, Vanithaamani d/o Sigamani,
Norazlina Bt Hassan and Adam Hiroki Bin Abd Maulud. They were accompanied by their nursing
lecturers, Madam Patmani and Cik Pareha.
When we arrived at the venue, we were welcomed by the committee members for registration.
We received goody bags and the keys to our rooms. The briefing was given by Miss Nurul Asyikin who was the head of the program who explained to us the schedule for the event. Mr. Iqbal
Hafiedz who is the C.E.O of Malaysian Institute for Debate and Public Speaking explained to us
the nature of a debate since there were some novice debaters from a few colleges. Then, some
professional debaters performed a mock debate for the benefit of the participating teams. The
adjudicators also had their briefing about the scoring system for the debate.
We ended the tiring day with dinner at the cafeteria.

Registration
Getting ready for the crunch

Page 13

FIRST NATIONAL LEVEL NURSING


STUDENTS DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2010
3rd APRIL 2010
In the preliminary round of the competition, we met the diploma students from KPJ Nilai on
the topic Genetically Engineered Food Should Be Banned Until Its Proven Safe. We won the
first round as the government side where Vanithaa took the role of the Prime Minister, Azlina as
the Deputy Prime Minister and Safina as the whip. Then we proceeded to the second round with
the topic Parents Should Be Punished for Their Clinically Obese Children.
We won as the opposition side for the second round of competition against the Bachelor degree
students from UiTM Puncak Alam Team 2. The exhausting day continued on to the final round for
the day which was to decide the group which would make it to the semi final the next day. We lost
the round on the topic Needle Exchange Program Should Be Implemented Immediately to the
bachelor degree students of UITM Puncak Alam Team 1. Luck was not on our side.
There was only one way we could make it to the semi finals the next day. After tea time, we decided not to go for dinner because we wanted to have some rest after the tiring day and some
practice while waiting and wondering if we could make it to the next round.

Quarantine room
3rd round of competition

Page 14

FIRST NATIONAL LEVEL NURSING


STUDENTS DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2010
4th A PRIL 2010
We were very excited when Mr. Iqbal Hafiedz announced that UniKL, UiTM Team1, KPJ
Nilai and KPJ JB had made it to the semi-finals. We were to meet KPJ JB, while UiTM Team1
was to meet KPJ Nilai. The topic was Sex Education in Schools Should be Taught by Nurses.
We won the semi-final and made it to the final.
We were then told that the UiTM Team1 had won the other semi final which meant that we had
to meet them again in the final on the topic Public Hospitals Should Only Employ Nurses with
Minimum Qualification of Bachelors Degree.
A dream come true- we beat all odds to emerge as the CHAMPIONS of the 1st National Nursing
Students Debate Championship 2010. It was a wonderful feeling.

UniKL Can do it - The morning before


the semifinal and the final
The victorious UNIKL RCMP team with the
CEO of the Malaysian Institute for Debate
and Public Speaking.

Report prepared by,


Vanithaamani a/p Sigamani
UNIKL RCMP Debater

The final show down


Page 15

MEMO

Page 16

NEWS AND UPDATES

Page 17

NEWS & UPDATES


Dear All,
Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak takes this opportunity to
congratulate Dr. Jefri Irwan Harris for winning the 4th prize in the report writing
competition held by Astral-Zeneca. He was given the opportunity to present his paper on Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome in Disguise at the MPA and Neuroscience
Symposium at Le Meridian Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 17th April 2010.
Lets pray for the success of Dr. Jefri Irwan Harris and may he continue to write
and become a successful researcher in the near future.
Prof Dr Hashami Bohari

Dear all staff,


Kindly be informed that affective from 1st April 2010 Puan Fadziah binti Ismail is a
head of Nursing Programme.
Thank you.

Page 18

UniKL-RCMP
8 April 2010
To :
MBBS Academic Programme
Nursing Programme
Diploma in Pharmacy Programme
Diploma in Radiography Programme
Diploma in Physiotherapy Programme
Academic Services Department
Student Affair's Department
Laboratory Unit
Administration Unit
Corporate Communication Unit

Dear Sir/Madam,
LETTER OF APPRECIATION
With reference to the recent Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College of
Medicine Peraks Counselor Seminar programme held on 6 March 2010, I
would like to thank everyone for your involvement and contribution as a
committee member of the event. Cooperation from the various parties has
ensured a smooth organisation and execution of the whole event.
It is hope that in the future you will continue to contribute your effort to
Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak not only in
similar events but in other avenues as well.
Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
DR. AHMAT ZAMRI BIN ABDULLAH
Registrar

Page 19

PAMERAN
TEKNOLOGI MAKLUMAT
27 ARRIL 29 APRIL 2010

PERPUSTAKAAN UniKL RCMP

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION


27 ARRIL - 29 APRIL 2010

UniKL RCMP LIBRARY


Page 20