Sunday, 11 November 2012

Prof Aishah bt Abdul Latiff

Prof Aishah bt Abdul Latiff
(from Tripod Sept 1998)

- her name was mentioned to me by 2 people, my father and my uncle (both deceased)
- she maybe connected to the early Arabs who arrived in Penang (I can't quite remember the details)
- noted as an intelligent Malay female
- married

Achievements and Contributions to Society
  1. Malaysia's first female pharmacy lecturer
  2. Established Doping Control Centre at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang which became a reference and doping testing & control centre for the Commonwealth Games.
From left: Prof Aishah Abdul Latiff, Prof Dzulkifli Abdul Razak and Prof Asma Ismail
at USM Doping Control Centre, Penang. (USM photo 2010). Prof Aishah is the Director of Doping Control Centre in USM, Penang. Tan Sri Prof Dzulkifli Razak was Vice-Chancellor USM. He left to join Albukhary University in Alor Setar, Kedah. Prof Asma Ismail is Deputy Vice Chancellor R&D. She is related to the first Malay doctor, Dr Abdul Latiff bin Abdul Razak. Prof Asma's father, Ismail bin Abu Sittee, had worked with Tan Sri Dr Raja Ahmad Noordin bin Raja Shahbuddin in Jitra, Kedah. Ismail bin Abu Sittee then worked in Penang, alongside Dr Che Lah bin Md Joonos. Both Dr Che Lah and Tan Sri Dr Raja Ahmad Noordin were early Malay doctors. Tan Sri Prof Dzulkifli's father, Cikgu Razak was a Malay schoolteacher who survived WWII. He was a sponsored student at the time and miraculously survived the Hiroshima atomic bomb in Japan. He was at the epicentre. He lived to tell his story.

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Prof Abdul Rashid bin Abdul Rahman

Prof Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman

- born in Singapore
- migrated to Malaysia
- medical lecturer in Pharmacology
- initially led the usrah group for USM medical school lecturers in Kelantan
- moved to head the USM Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (IPPT) in Bertam, Penang
- later moved to head the Cyberjaya Medical College

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