Malaysia (April 26 2007) - SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd
is sponsoring 4,100 copies of the New Straits Times
for SMK Taman Hi-Tech Kulim here under the
Newspaper-in-Education (NIE) programme.
Its senior manager for corporate development and
external affairs Tahiruddin Hamdan presented copies
of the NST to the school’s senior assistant Lau
Chun Kwong yesterday.
Under the sponsorship programme, the school will
receive 20 copies of the NST daily for the next 205
Tahiruddin said SilTerra was happy to participate in
the sponsorship programme as a form of community
"I hope the students will benefit from it.
Reading the NST will help the students enhance their
proficiency in the English language," he said.
SilTerra is the first company in the Kulim Hi-Tech
Park to take part in the NIE programme.
Lau believed the students would read the NST daily
to improve their vocabulary, adding that the
newspapers would be provided to the PMR and SPM
He said the habit of reading newspapers would help
them keep abreast of happenings around them.
Teachers Azlina Abdul Rahman and Rofitah Ahmad, who
attended the NIE training programme recently, will
guide the students in the use of the newspaper.
Also present were SilTerra human resources manager
Nor Asmahan Othman, the school’s co-curriculum
senior assistant Rohaimi Ismail, NST senior
circulation executive Wan Zarifah Wan Ibrahim and
NIE sales executive R. Ganapreeta.