CUMaSKini 9/6/2012 – More Garden Party, and Other News

Cambridge University Malaysia Society Newsletter - CUMaSKini

9 June 2012

The end of the academic year is almost upon us! Come and celebrate in Churchill College at the CUMaS Garden Party! We are also proud to announce that we have won some funding in the Talentcorp Granted competition! (There’s a fun video involved.) Also in this issue, a few reminders: signups for the dialogue session with Dr. Mahathir is still open, as are signups for the Parenting Scheme. Also, the deadline for the Ethos Business Brain Olympics is fast approaching, so send in your entries soon!

  1. CUMaS Garden Party 2012
  2. We’ve Been Granted!
  3. Deadline for Ethos Business Brain Olympics Approaching!
  4. Dialogue Session with Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
  5. Reminder: Parenting Scheme!
  • Ongoing: Tunku Abdul Rahman Graduate Scholarship 2012, CEKU Photography Competition, CUMaS Online Jumble Sale, Ethos Business Brain Olympics 2012.

1. CUMaS Garden Party 2012

We can confirm that the Garden Party will be taking place in Churchill College! If you have yet to sign up, please do so now as the deadline is today! (9th June)

Date: 16th June 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 11.30am – 4.00pm
Venue: Churchill College
Price: £7.00 (CUMaS), £9.00 (CUMSA), £10.00 (non-members). Free for graduating CUMaS members (3rd-years / 4th-years / Masters and PhD students)
Theme: Balik Kampung!

Malaysian food will be provided for lunch. 

P.S. Show off your skills in flying a proper, traditional Wau! Bounce Bounce Bounce. 

More details about the Garden Party will be revealed on the website, and on the Facebook event page: Do keep checking to ensure you don’t miss out on any important details!

Please RSVP before 9th June 2012 (Saturday) by signing up here:

Please sign up as soon as you can so that arrangements can be made.

Payment Methods: (Please pay as you confirm)

Cheques: made payable to Cambridge University Malaysia Society. Please deliver to Charmaine Tan of Christ’s College.


Bank transfer:

Sort code: 40-16-08
Account number: 12549263
Please state your name and “Garden” in the reference field.

See you there!


2. We’ve Been Granted!

CUMaS entered the TalentCorp Granted contest near the start of Easter Term. We have recently received word that we won the Tier 2 prize, which is “$250 in our local currency”! For more information on the competition and the winners, check out

You can check out our video entry on our Youtube channel:


3. Deadline for Ethos Business Brain Olympics Approaching!

To anyone participating in the Ethos Business Brain Olympics 2012, here is a reminder that the deadline is fast approaching! If you are interested in joining, there is still time! More details at:

Dear student leader,

We hope this email finds you well and that your exams have gone well. 

First of all we would just like to say thank you to the teams who have submitted your essays – way before the deadline. From our initial review of current submissions, we have been really impressed by the quality, specificity and implementability of some of your ideas. Truly, it will be a difficult task to pick our eventual finalists!

This is also a polite reminder to those teams who have yet to submit their essays. The all important date is as below:

Essay submission deadline: 14 June 2012

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope you do not mind forwarding this email to those who have shown interest in joining this competition. We look forward to reading your high impact submissions! Thank you.

Best regards,
Aimran Amir
Organising Team
Ethos Business Brain Olympics 2012


4. Dialogue Session with Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

Oxford University Malaysia Club invites all CUMaS members to attend this session at the start of the summer holidays in Malaysia.

Dear friends,

The Oxford University Malaysia Club is honoured to invite members to a dialogue session with YABhg. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in June 2012, as the first event of our Summer Speaker Series. The meeting will provide an insightful opportunity for us to hear Tun’s views on a range of national and international issues, as well as his vast personal experience in having helmed our nation for 22 years as Prime Minister. We also look forward to sharing our own views and opinions with Tun.

Details are as follows:

Date: 27th June 2012 (Wed)
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
V enue: Perdana Leadership Foundation, Putrajaya

If you would like to take part, please e-mail Jiann Meng (publicity [at] with your full name and contact details. Kindly be informed that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, please e-mail Shivanand Sivamohan (shivanand.sivamohan [at] if you need more information.

Thank you.


5. Reminder: Parenting Scheme!

It is the time of the year when we officially welcome another batch of freshers into our CUMaS family! We will be trying something very different this year that is CUMaS members will have the option to choose their respective “wives” or “husbands”.The fun part is that you may choose to propose to your prospective husband/wife however you wish. Alternatively, you may choose to have us allocate you a partner. Please note that:

  1. Members should try to pair up with members from other colleges and/or subject, so that it will be easier for the Welfare Officer to allocate kids.
  2. Choosing parents outside of your respective cliques (if any) are encouraged.
  3. Marriages should not be based on pre-existing relationships.
  4. We will do our best to accommodate your marriage proposals, but we may have to reallocate spouses to ensure all freshers have suitable parents.

Please note that those who sign up for the parenting scheme are responsible for the welfare of their respective families, especially that of their kids – which includes welcoming and always checking up on their kids, meeting up with their families and being a friend/help where needed.

So, if you are interested in becoming parents for the incoming freshers, start spouse-hunting now and please sign up by 15th of July 2012 using this form:

(Only one person from each “marriage” is required to fill in the form)

If there are any enquiries, feel free to email our Welfare Officer, Stephanie, at welfare [at]


A. Tunku Abdul Rahman Graduate Scholarship 2012 –

B. CEKU Photography Competition –

C. CUMaS Online Jumble Sale –

D. Ethos Business Brain Olympics 2012 –

CUMaS is proud to be sponsored by: PLATINUM SPONSORS - Kurnia, Gamuda; GOLD SPONSOR - Celcom; SILVER SPONSOR - MABECS; BRONZE SPONSORS - Ethos & Company, Wong & Partners, Analysys Mason; GENERAL SPONSOR - Oxford & Cambridge Society Malaysia

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