KOTA KINABALU: Efforts made by the Malaysia Japan International Cooperation Agency Alumni Society (MyJICA) to raise environmental awareness among the public was a form of maintaining Malaysia’s friendship with Japan.
Its president Norazizul Abd Aziz said with a membership of about 4,000 Malaysians who underwent various JICA-sponsored technical training programmes in the country of the rising sun, MyJICA felt obliged to share the knowledge obtained in Japan with the people in Malaysia.
“MyJICA was established and registered with the Registrar of Societies since 1988 and since then, we have organised awareness programmes such as seminars on the importance of understanding biodiversity, ecosystem and environment sustainability.
“These efforts were made possible due to the close cooperation of the alumni with JICA offices abroad and the Japan Embassy in Malaysia,” he said in a statement here Sunday.
Norazizul also said the MyJICA Sabah Chapter jointly organised a seminar with University Malaysia Sabah involving more than 130 teachers and students of SMK Tebobon, Inanam and SMK Pengalat, Papar here on Saturday.
He said the seminar was also graced by Senior Representative of JICA Malaysia Shinsaku Fukazawa and MyJICA members.
“The seminar was one of MyJICA Sabah Chapter’s annual programmes since its establishment in 2015 aimed at encouraging more participation and involvement of members and the public in the state,” he said.