By: Noor Eszereen Juferi
Photography by: Norazreen Awang
PUTRAJAYA, August 26 – Eleven cadet officers of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Reserved Officers Training Unit (PALAPES) were conferred with top awards by UPM Royal Chancellor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, at its 2016 Regimental Banquet Dinner.
The Overall Best Cadet Officer award (Army category) went to Second Lieutenant Abdussalam Ahmad while Second Lieutenant Muhammad Syafiq Ardzemi won the Top Senior Cadet Officer (Navy category) award.
Also present at the function were UPM Pro Chancellors, Tan Sri Dr. Nayan Ariffin and Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek, and UPM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris.
Under the Army category, the Best Male Cadet Officer award went to Second Lieutenant Ahmad Syahir Hidrat; Second Lieutenant Khalida Fazzira Latiff (Best Female Cadet Officer); Second Lieutenant Khairul Najmuddin Abd Karim (Best Military Academic Cadet Officer); Second Lieutenant Muhammad Haziq Farhan Abd Ghani (Best Marching Cadet Officer); Second Lieutenant Khairul Najmuddin Abd Karim (Best Military Academic Cadet Officer) and the Best Academic Cadet Officer went to Second Lieutenant Nordahiyah Sahruddin.
For the Navy category, the Best Senior Male Cadet Officer award was presented to Second Lieutenant Mohamad Irwan Md Yusof; Second Lieutenant Intan Nur Nadhirah Noor Esam (Best Female Senior Cadet Officer); Second Lieutenant Mohamad Alias Selamat (Best Senior Military Academic Officer) and Second Lieutenant Mohammad Omar Shaiffudin Hishamudin (Best Academic Cadet Officer).
The Regimental Night is an annual affair held in conjunction with the 35th intake of UPM PALAPES officers (Army) and 10th intake of Navy cadet officers who have successfully completed military training. – UPM.