The 2017 Kejohanan Sukan MASISWA Zon Utara saw Universiti Teknologi Petronas emerge as the champion of the cup when they bagged four gold, two silver and two bronze, defeating six other universities.

The sport tournament was held at Kolej Poly-Tech Mara (KPTM) Ipoh from November 17 till 19, and among the sports competed were chess, table tennis, badminton and netball. The annual tournament is run by the Majlis Sukan IPTS Malaysia (MASISWA) where winners will represent the northern region in the Champion of Champions (CoC).

According to the deputy president of Masiswa, Associate Professor Dr Nor Hisham, the tournament’s aim is to encourage students from local private universities (IPTS) to participate in co-curricular activities and to inculcate the spirit of togetherness and sportsmanship.

“Aside from looking for representatives for CoC, this tournament will also help the Ministry of Higher Education’s mission to have at least 20 per cent athletes from IPTS,” said Nor Hisham.

Among universities that took part were Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) winning second place with two gold and two silver; second runner up was Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Spanish Institute (UNIKL MSI) with one gold, two silver and two bronze; Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC); Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah (UISAS); KPTM Alor Setar and host; KPTM Ipoh, with a total of three bronze placing them as sixth in the tournament.

Attending the event together with Nor Hisham in the closing ceremony was CEO of KPTM Sdn Bhd, Abdul Rahman Mat Rawi.

Luqman Hakim

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