KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian student has made it to the 2017 International Model United Nations conference in the United States, a first for any student in the country.
Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, via his Facebook account today, announced that Prevena Ramakrishnan, a student from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sultan Badlishah, attended the conference as a delegate from Malaysia last Friday.
“Prevena conducted a presentation to 96 delegations from around the world. Not only that, she was awarded the Best Speaker and Best Position Paper awards,” he said.
Mahdzir said the ministry and the country was proud of her and her achievements.
Hundred of netizens responded to the post by echoing Mahdzir’s words of encouragement and pride for Prevena, with many saying she had done Malaysia proud.
Facebook user Khamelia Esa said “Congratulations Prevena..may you be an example to other students.”
Sivarajah Ganasamoorthy said “Congratulations and keep up the good work. Make Malaysia proud!”
Another user, Sharmila Sivasangaran also congratulated Prevena, saying that she had made the nation proud of her success.
The conference was held by the International Model United Nations Association United States not-for-profit organization and partner of the United Nations.
They are dedicated to promoting global issues on education through simulation and hosts premier education-based conferences in numerous cities throughout the world.