Unitar Sabah welcomes Abdullah's statement

Kota Kinabalu: Regional Chairman of Unitar Sabah, Prof. Dr Mornie Kambrie, described as "a welcoming news" a recent statement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi that the university would be backed by Umno.

The Prime Minister, in his closing address at the Umno general assembly, said there would be no Umno university and that Unitar would be strengthened as Umno-backed university.

Unitar (Universiti Tun Abdul Razak) deserved to be strengthened by Umno, in view of the fact that it is owned by KUB Malaysia Bhd, an Umno linked company, he said.

He was also confident that Unitar would serve Umno's interest very well and be supported in line with the party's objectives.

Dr Kambrie said Unitar has a strong presence in the education industry in Sabah, with more than 1,200 students registered at the moment.

It is also on target to becoming the biggest private institution of higher learning which provides degree and diploma courses among the 36 or so licensed IPTS all over Sabah, he added.

He pointed out that the Kota Kinabalu Regional Centre is now the biggest Unitar centre outside the main campus in Kelana Jaya, Selangor.

According to him, Unitar Sabah had already received about 500 new students, with another 250 students expected for the August intake. - Others