KOTA KINABALU: Universiti Malaysia Sabah professor received commendation from Japan Embassy for his contribution in promoting education and research between Japan and Malaysia.
On November 23, the Embassy held an award ceremony at the Consular Office of Japan in Kota Kinabalu to present the Foreign Minister‘s Commendation for FY 2021 to Dr. Charles S. Vairappan, Professor of Natural Products Chemistry at the Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
Dr. Vairappan, who obtained his PhD from the Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science at Hokkaido University in 2001, has continously paved the way in the bilateral promotion of education and research between Japan and Malaysia throughout his academic career.
“He has also been involved in joint research activities with Japanese research institutions through Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) project, and JICA Third Country Training Program (TCTP) on biodiversity conservation in Sabah.
“Through his great achievements, Dr. Vairappan represents an excellent example of the successful implementation of the “Look East Policy”, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year.”
The Embassy of Japan expects his continuous contribution to cement our good bilateral relationship.
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