I had a busy week at Tiara Beach Resort Port Dickson from the 28 - 31 January 2008. My unit had a Coordination Meeting with the Officers and Clerks from the State Education Office all over the country.
The meeting was related to one of the exam boards that the Ministry of Education Malaysia administer, ie. the ABRSM. We were honoured to have the ABRSM Regional Consultant for South East Asia, Mr Bill Thomson, to attend the meeting.
Bill was also delighted as he got to meet his old acquaintances like Sukhaimi, Johnny, Latifei, and Mdm Chen, just to name a few. We had Thai dinner on Wednesday night. And on Thursday morning we had a formal meeting - Bill spoke to all of the participants about his function in Malaysia. All the participants introduced themselves to Bill - I was glad to discover that all our officers and clerks could speak good English. It is just a matter of getting used to it, especially at formal meetings like this one! (smile everyone!!!)
At the end of the day, I have to admit that all of us, especially me and my unit mates were very tired. To my Head of Unit - we understand that the challenges that you had to undertake from this meeting were indeed not easy. It is your duty to remind officers/clerks if they go off course.
Personally, my wish is that those who attend our meetings will benefit professionally, else we will be answerable for our actions.