Malaysian school seeks tie-up with Bruneian counterpart

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A MALAYSIAN school plans to establish links with an international school in Brunei for exchange of knowledge.

Hj Ahmad Azam Shah Abd Majid, the head of the Malaysian scout contingent attending the 4th Brunei Darussalam Cuboree, disclosed this yesterday during the event.

Jamboree camps like the cuboree are one of the ways to strengthen relations between Brunei and Malaysia and their schools, said Hj Ahmad Azam, who is also the chief scout commissioner for Perak.

He said in further strengthening these relations, he brought along representatives of a high performance school in Perak as part of a proposal to form a friendship with Seri Mulia Sarjana International School in Kg Mata-Mata which would focus on exchanges of information, including how each side achieved success in education.

High performance schools in Malaysia are defined as those that have ethos, character and a unique identity in all aspects of education.

On the event itself, Hj Ahmad Azam said the Malaysian cub scouts had enjoyed their stay in Brunei and were happy to take part in the educational tour.

He said that during visits to four key areas, including military bases, their scouts were able to see the differences and similarities between Brunei and Malaysia.

“As the head of the contingent, I’m proud to be in Brunei to attend the jamboree. Scouting activities are one of the ways to strengthen relations between Brunei and Malaysia, and we hope that Malaysia will continue to receive more visits from Brunei when Malaysia organises its jamboree programme.”

He said there is no difference between Brunei and Malaysia’s scouts in terms of the philosophy they practice, which places importance on building self-esteem and inner strength.

“We hope to hold programmes in the future, not only just for cub scouts, but also for adult scouts such as exchanges through workshops and seminars,” he said.

The Malaysian contingent, which consists of 168 scout members from seven states in Malaysia, were in Brunei to attend the cuboree, which was held in conjunction with celebrations of 100 years of cub scouts in scouting at the National Scout and Activity Training Centre in Gadong.

They are scheduled to leave Brunei today.

The Brunei Times