The end of the Chinese New Year saw an auspicious gathering between the JLP Heads of District with the founder of Malaysiasatu (M1), Paul Hata, at the residence of Shirley, a partner of M1.
The gathering was the first of its kind, and the first of many more to come. This was where all the JLP members could get together and get to know one another in a more intimate setting, and also to discuss the progress of the M1 and the programs which are to be run by JLP.
Among the important matters discussed were:
1) M1 is applying for the status of University College instead of just a normal college. This would be a great leap forward in the types of programs that M1 would be able to offer. The only setback of this, however, is that there will be a delay in the beginning of the programs that JLP will be able to teach. In short, we will have to wait a few more months before we are able to teach.
2) The Coordinator of JLP, Mr Abdullah Mohd Nawi, will be away on PhD study leave. For this duration, Mr Khairul Hisham (Head of District - Pontian) will be taking the over the post of Interim Coordinator as well as HOD of Pontian.
3) JLP Executive Committee
Coordinator - Abdullah Mohd Nawi (away on study leave)
Interim Coordinator - Khairul Hisham Ali
HOD Johor Bahru - Nor Fadzleen Sa'don
HOD Skudai - Ady Mukhtarrudin Mustaffa Ng
HOD Kulai - Julia Abdul Muttalip
HOD Pontian - Khairul Hisham Ali
It is hoped that under the leadership of the JLP Executive Committee, language practitioners all over Johor will be able fulfil their potential, and most of all, gain satisfaction through their skills and their hard work.
"Stand and Be Recognised"
Abdullah Mohd Nawi
Johor Language Professionals