Thursday, December 4, 2008

UiTM Lecturer, Student Killed In Accident In New Zealand

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) -- A lecturer and a female student of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) were killed and four others injured in a road accident in New Zealand on Wednesday.

Assistant Vice-Chancellor at UiTM's Corporate and Communications Department, Assoc Prof Dr Ahmad Redzuan Abd Rahman, when contacted by Bernama, said the victims were on a 10-day study trip to several universities in New Zealand and also to complete a photography project there.

Those killed were Shafiee Ahmad, 51, the Deputy Dean of Student Affairs at the Communications and Media Studies Faculty, who was from Taiping, Perak but was residing in Shah Alam, and Mariyam Sakinah Ahmad, 21, a second year broadcasting student who hailed from Kampung Pinang Jawa, Kuching, Sarawak.

Ahmad Redzuan said the group, comprising four lecturers and five mass communication students, left on the study tour to New Zealand last Wednesday and were expected back on Friday.

"I was informed that their bodies are at a hospital in Auckland," he added.


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