With his studies resuming at a Singapore university, Muar Member of Parliament Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, who is also leading a new political movement known as Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda), is going to have his hands full.
In his social media account, Syed Saddiq shared the news that his studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS) commenced today via online classes.
“Alhamdulillah (Thankful God)! I have secured a place and scholarship at the NUS Lee Kuan Yew’s Senior Fellowship in Public Service.
“I have been keeping this news to myself from the month of June but since classes start tomorrow (September 21) online, why not share the good news with my friends.
“As ‘orang Muda’ (young person), there is a lot more for me to learn in order to improve my services (to the people and the country),” the former youth and sports minister said.
In the same post, the former Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) youth chief said he had previously turned down offer to further his masters at Oxford University twice to focus on politics.
“Finally, I get a chance to sharpen my Public Policy skills while serving fellow Malaysians. Thank you for giving me this chance to study while service the country,” he said.
It was previously reported that Syed Saddiq turned down a conditional offer from Chevening Scholarship from the United Kingdom government to obtain a Master’s degree in Public Policy at the University of Oxford.
In the previous year, Syed Saddiq had turned down a RM400,000 scholarship to study at the same university.
Syed Saddiq was reported to have gone to the Registrar of Societies (RoS) headquarters in Putrajaya to submit the application to formally register Muda, which he co-founded. – NST