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Professor Zaini Ujang appointed to the Environment Ministry of Malaysia

As of the 23 March 2020, alumnus Professor Zaini Ujang has been appointed Secretary General to the Environment Ministry of Malaysia by Chief Secretary Mohd Zuki Ali in Kuala Lumpur.

Professor Ujang is the holder of both an MSc and PhD in Environmental Engineering from Newcastle University, alongside an honorary degree awarded in 2018. His appointment was announced alongside three other Secretary Generals – those of the Higher Education Ministry, the Housing and Local Government Ministry, and the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry.

This is not Ujang’s first role in high office, but rather an appointment that builds on a wealth of impressive experience. After achieving his PhD in 1996, Zaini Ujang went on to become Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) from 2008 and 2013, the youngest ever person to head a public university in Malaysia at the time. In 2009, he received the Merdeka Award for his achievements, and he went on to become Secretary General of the ministries of Higher Education and Energy, Green Technology and Water.

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published on: 8 April 2020