Friday, October 30, 2009

ITM: SECOND TOUR (1994-1996)

(Jul 1994 - June 1996)

The Hurdles To Get Into The Course

When I was in Training Directorate in 1992 (Kapten), I interested on a newly introduced course in ITM, 2 year Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management or ADBS (HRM). I tried to apply, success and called for the interview. I attended the interview at ITM Shah Alam. It was the 3rd Batch of that course (meant none of the student for this course had graduated).

I successed in my interview received the offer letter dated 16 Nov 1992, called for registeration on 08 January 1993. The paper presented to APTU Tadbir (then Brig Jen Dato' Hj Salleh bin Hodari) for approval but it was rejected. Frustrated and I didn't do anything, just accepted.

In 1994 (I was working in SISMAT), I did my second attempt, applied and once again, attended the interview (Batch No.6) on 10 May 1994 and I was successful. Again, the paper (proposal) was brought up into the 'Lembaga Udara'. Unfortunately, again the decision was not on my side. The Air Board turned down the proposal with the reason, all the financial allocation for that year were allocated to Diploma in Engineering courses. Other than Engineering courses, the RMAF only allowed officers for courses less than 2 years. My second attempt was also end with frustration.

One evening, I had a chit-chat with my neighbour (in OMQ 4501), Mej Azzudin Othman Fuad (RMR officer) about my frustration . He advised me to write an appeal letter to Chief (RMAF). At least you try. If not approved, it won't change the decision, nothing lost. But, how if the Chief change his mind and give way to you? Yesss, why not?

So, that night I spent my time in front of my PC, inspiring for ideas for the letter. And, the next day with ZERO confident, I sent the letter to Chief's office (the letter dated 24 June 1994- I am still keeping the copy). A week later, I met the then Director of Training, Kol Abdullah Ahmad (in the lift) and he told me that the Chief approved my appeal! Thanks to Allah!

Participants Development Programme (PDP)

PDP is some sort like Orientation or Induction Programme. It was a special programme and as part and parcel of ADBS(HRM) course. PDP is designed to develop group spirit and friendship. It aims to prepare the students for the highly interactive course. Our PDP was conducted at Kompleks Camar Laut, LKIM at Bagan Lalang, Sepang from 10 to 13 July 1994. Fourteen (supposed to be 15) were turn up. Hasan did not turn up because he got something to be settle-down in his unit. I guessed he was on the way parachuting down.


  1. Ainal Khairi bt Abd Ghani (E)- from Cameron Highland.

  2. Farazeta bt Md Lani (Fara)- from Sg Ara, Damansara, graduated Diploma in Executive Secretary, ITM.

  3. Mejar Hasan bin Ali - from Melaka (an Army Commando), graduated Diploma in Public Admin ITM - he missed this PDP and got to attend with the next batch (Batch 7).

  4. Kapt Kamzaini bt Kamal (Kay)- from Tampin, graduated Diploma in Accountancy ITM (Army officer - General Service Corps- Pay)

  5. Razlita bt Rezali (Ita)- from Pulau Sebang, Melaka

  6. Fadli bin Sanusi (Pat) - from Sijangkang, Klang, graduated Diploma in Tourism ITM.

  7. Mohd Fadzly bin Mohd Yusof (Black)- from Johor Bahru, graduated DBS ITM.

  8. M.Radzy bin Hassan (Jang)- from Rembau, NS, graduated Diploma in Microbiology, ITM.

  9. Mohd Fahmi bin Hashim (Ben)- from Segamat, Johore, graduated DBS ITM.

  10. Mohd Ghazali bin Ibrahim (Ghaz)- from Batu Gajah Perak, graduated in DPA ITM Perak.

  11. Roshiza bt Aminuddin (Shiza) - from Kulim, Kedah, graduated DBS ITM.

  12. Rosnani bt Kasalar (Nani) -from Tg Karang, graduated in Tourism, ITM Shah Alam.

  13. Mejar Toharudin bin Abd Rasid (Wak)- from Batu Pahat, Johor, grad DBS ITM from Shah Alam (RMAF officer)

  14. Mohd Sukhairi bin Shamsuddin - from KL, graduated Dip in Tourism.

  15. Rosmini bt Simin- from Sabah

  16. Mohd Azda bin Abu Bakar - from Shah Alam. grad Dip Tourism.

This was the smallest intake (batch) of HRM. The intake before and after my batch were normally between 25 to 40 students. After the PDP the number of classmates added up another 3 from the second batch students- became 19;

  1. Norhisam bt Mohd Yasin (Aboi)- from Alor Gajah, Melaka, graduated DPA, ITM Melaka.

  2. Norashidah bt Abd Rashid (Cda)- from Klang, graduated DBS from ITM Arau.

  3. Dayang Sofia bt Abang Bohan - from Kuching, Sarawak, graduated Dip in Business Admin UNITAR.

However, two months after the class commenced, we lost 4 members due to some reasons. There were:

  1. Mohd Azda Abu Bakar- he got the offer for overseas course.

  2. Mohd Sukhairi Shamsuddin- he also pursued for overseas course.

  3. Rosmini bt Simun - her application for Sabah scholarship/loan was turned-down so, due to financial problem, she decided to quit from the course.

  4. Dayang Sofia - the UiTM found out that her 2 year Diploma in Business Admin from UNITAR was not fulfilling the prerequisites for ADBS(HRM), so, she was sent to ITM Melaka to complete her 3rd year. She was later joined Batch No. 8 .

Finally, only 15 left in the course, out of that, only 14 were graduated on time (2 year). The late Ghazali got to wait another semester to complete his carry-forward some subjects. He graduated with Batch No 7.

me and 'Arwah Ghaz' in our 3rd Sem- photo was taken during our course project for subject: Seminar in Current Issues in HRM- our class organised 'Developing Personalities in Job Interviews'.

After our graduation, we had several reunions. We had one at Roshiza's house in Shah Alam, Ben also once organized open house sometime in 2002 (at Bangi) then we had one in de Palma Hotel Shah Alam, where I met Ghaz for the last one. Ghaz would never fail to turn up any gathering we organised.

One day in 2005 or 2006, I knew that Ghaz was working as Manager in General Post Office, Shah Alam. So, I called his office. I was shocked when the person who answered the call told me the sad news that Ghaz already passed away more than 2 months ago- due to heart attack. I start calling our ex-classmates one by one, and most of them did not know about his leaving.

Ghazali- I have my own tale about his life before joining this course. He was a 'happy go lucky type of person'. Like to talk and smile. He was my room mate during the PDP in Bagan Lalang. Listening about his history of his 'struggling and sweating' young life was really saddening. He came from the poor family, he only managed to complete his primary school (Darjah 6). He worked as a postman in Ipoh, then he took his SRP and SPM as a private candidate. Driven by his high determination and spirit, he took part time class for Diploma in Public Admin,and end up succeeded for his diploma. He love his job very much. He maintained working as postman. He was generous, amicable and honest person, everybody in his area of his operation liked him.

He took 2 year leave for his ADBS(HRM). The funny thing about him was he was a computer illeteracy. He would do everything, you as for favour but not doing anything related to computer. With the help of the classmates, he managed to get through the course and passed his computer application practical. Eventhough he got to wait another semester to finish up his paper, he finally achieved his ambition, and proudly walk on the stage to take his degree scroll.

After his graduation, he went back to Ipoh and continued his old job as a postman. My goodness. However, later we knew that he was promoted to a managerial post. He married after his graduation (late marriage- above 40). Some of us (I was not) attended his wedding in Ipoh. Iheard) had 2 children. Tetapi, Allah telah mengambil nyawanya sebelum sempat membesarkan anak-anaknya. Ghaz, aku merasai kehilanganmu. Semoga Allah mencucuri rahmat ke atas rohnya.



  1. Computer Application in Business (CSC270) - 3.33 (En Badri bin Abd Shukur).

  2. Intro to HRM (HRM530) - 3.67 (Cik Rabiah Abd Wahab)

  3. Business Communication (Writing Skill) (MGT525) - 3.33 (Pn Flor Bahrin). The famous thing about her class was 'REDO' culture. Almost all assignments 'kitorang kena' redo. Redo assignment, redo test, 4 students got to redo this subject...

  4. Business Communication (Public Speaking) (MGT526) - 3.33 (Pn Norminsham Abd Karim). Any word 'la' came out from your mouth during the class, you will clanged 20 cent.

  5. Organizational Behavior (MGT531) - 3.33 (Dr Mohamed Hashim bin Mohd Kamil).

  6. Quantitative Business Analysis (QMT365) - 3.33 (Tuan Hj Abdullah Ghazali).

GPA: 3.39 CGPA: 3.39


  1. HR Economics (ECO540) - 4.00 (Puan Jamaliah bt Taib). Typical school teacher, she would write everything on the greenboard using chalks.

  2. Financial Management (FIN540) - 3.67 (Mr Prabir Dass) - very simple personality and funny character- wearing RM3.00 sandal in the classroom. simpleway of teaching, no text book- class submitted a complaint letter to the Dean- disagreed on his way of teaching.

  3. Interviewing Skills (HRM535) - 3.00 (Puan Flor T S Bahrin)- another redo session, and end up my group (Blender) presentation also got to redo. I remember, she belanja my group makan at Restoran Chili Padi in Section 18.

  4. HR Utilisation (HRM540) - 3.33 (Puan Fauziah bt Noordin). Very strong character lady, and don not ever underette women's rolesand achievement. However, Puan Pau was a very nice and friendly lecturer.

  5. HR Development (HRM545) - 3.33 (Puan Noormala bt Amir Ishak). Her voice was loud and clear...but still some of us wereable to sleep in the class.

  6. Social Issues in Business (HRM550) - 4.00 (Tuan Hj Abdullah Ghazali)- very fatherly lecturer. I treat him (and his wife, Hajjah Rahimah Rahim) like a father. Everytime our class wanted to have a gathering, or whatever he will sincerely offering his house at Sect 8 as a venue. As a reciprocal, our class volunteered to serve as a penanggah during his daughter's wedding (1996).

GPA: 3.56 (Dean's List) CGPA: 3.47

One of the group project in 'Social Issues in Business' - we did the Anti-Drug Abuse campaign. One of the program was a visit to Pusat SERENTI, Tampin. Our lecturer was Tuan Hj Abdullah Ghazali (standing 3rd from the right)

also one of the course group project - in HRD Subject: Cooking Class- How to bake a Curry-Puff Pusing led by Shiza. Our lecturer was Puan Noormala Amir.

Puan Noormala Amir Ishak (now Prof Madya Dr)- she was the Head of HRM Dept (94-96) pursued for her doctorate in USM, Penang) and later became the Dean of Business & Management School between 2006-2009.

This is my 'contribution' to 'BERITA ADBS (HRM) Volume 5' issued in May 1995. The title was 'Rhyme and Riddle with HRM Part 2.

HRM 02 the owner of the story, The aim is to make you all happy, People say HRM make you always busy, The trick is take everything easy.

We are the smallest HRM batch, Course No 6 from the first hatch, 20 students we started the sketch, Now sixteen left running for the match.

Various states we came from all over, Today we are brother and sister, Many people many characters, Happy and sad we always together.

From Cameron Highland Aianl 'E' Khairi, She likes to fight whenever she feels uneasy, Coming to tests- owwwh how she worries, When the result out she always victory.

The only Sarawakian with straight long hair, ITTAR campus Dayang Sofia from there, Chinese blood that's why she is fair, Still free (single) cango if you dare.

Soft and sexy, just 'Pat' you call me, In full he is Fadli Sanusi, Always late come to class you see, With no reason because he stays in Jati.

Farazeta 'Secretary, expert in shorthand, Come to class everyday her daddy sends, Letter writing no one can challenge, You copy hers the marks you won't gain.

Fadzly 'Black' boys from Johor Bahru, This guy is another funny crew, Someone says he might dropped one of his screws, Very straight forward doesn't know how to use clue.

Hasan Ali commando skydiver, A Malacca born he is an Army Major, Every weekend he goes back to Malacca, No wonder he just got married a school teacher.

Next is the charming Army lady, Class Treasurer her name is Capt Kamzaini, Hello 'Kay' enough for you to address me, Close ok, touch no way coz I'm a mum of three.

People arguing he likes to listen, That's Mohd Anuar, a quiet person, Look innocent and no emotion, One thing sure, he got never tensioned.

Our Big 'Ben' his name is Mohd Fahmi, Uniphone staff before joining our party, In school he likes to play rugby, Easy to recognise, look for the most healthy.

Tummy 'Ghaz' previously was a postal sender, If you walk with him, people will say he is your father, Mohd Ghazali is our 'Penghulu' for 1st semester, Ipoh 'mali', still bachelor, open for tender.

From Microbilology he joins HRM, M.Radzy Hassan 'Jang' is his nickname, Nogori, his state he claims, Relax and cool until day of exam.

Soft, taciturn and also very careful, From far she looks pretty cool, Norashidah from Klang her face look peaceful, Public Speaking she presents very beautiful.

Norhisam 'Aboy' is another Malaccan, Her beautiful complexion attracts everyone, But to tackle her you have to carefully plan, I tell you, she is belong to someone.

Razlita Rezali is another sister, A quiet girl also from Malacca, Easy to work as a group member, Keep it up 'Ita' you will have a good future.

'Nanie' to her you dont have to feel shy, You tease her, she will never cry, Anyone interested just forget to try, To the single title she had said bye-bye.

Mother of three, Roshiza is her name, She likes to say 'no pain no gain', Hardwork till sometime her children join the game, She will be ok if you know how to entertain.

Toharudin is our Air Force Major, Father of four, but still want glamour, Many characters, 'Wak' is an allrounder, If you not sure please ask Course tutor.


  1. Management of Change (HRM555) - 4.00 (Puan Fauziah bt Noordin)

  2. Employee Appraisal and Compensation - 3.67 (Dr Nooraini bt Mohamed Ismail).

  3. Industrial Relations (HRM570) - 3.00 (Prof Maimunah Aminuddin).

  4. Seminar in Current Issues in HRM - 4.00 (Dr Mohamed Hashim).

  5. Strategic Management (HRM580) - 3.33 (Puan Zaini)

GPA: 3.60 (Dean's List) CGPA: 3.51


  1. Practicum (HRM600) - 4.00 (Prof Maimunah Aminuddin- Advisor)- I did my practical training at HR Division, Indah Water Consortium Sdn Bhd, Empire Tower, Jalan tun Razak, KL. In IWK, I met Rashidah Hussein, my ex-classmate in DBS ITM (1986-1989). She was the Training Exec in IWK.

GPA: 4.00 CGPA: 3.60


BEST STUDENT for Batch No 6....received RM500 gift cheque from Green Network Sdn Bhd.

My course created its own history. We entered ITM in July 1994 as a student of 'Advanced Diploma in Business Admin (HRM) but graduated in May 1996 with Bachelor in Business Admin (Honours) (HRM). The declaration of ITM to a university status and the change of the name of the degree was approved hardly a week before the convocation day.

All my former LECTURERS and TUTORS, always in my sweet memories.



Black, me, Jang, Pat, Ben, Anuar & Hasan

me, Jang, Hasan & Ben

Anuar, me and Jang


HRM course started with PDP and end with Hasta la Vista. This program recalled all our 2 year memories in the course.

this time, the gentlemen assigned to prepare the menu for the lunch

with Anuar

with Black

breakfast at the restaurant


P/Madya Dr Siti Halijah Shariff
(she is expert in Operations Management, once was a Head of HRM course,
got his doctorate from USM)

Prof Dr Fauziah Noordin (our former Head of HRM Course,
she pursued her PhD in Australia after our graduation)

Prof Maimunah Aminuddin

(she was a New Zealander, expert in IR, wrote many books about IR)

P/Madya Dr Noormala Dato' Amir Ishak


preparing for presention

Group Project
(Shida, Farazeta, Shiza, Ita and Pat)

Bengkel Temuduga Kerjaya-Pt III Course Project
(Speakers: Pat, Kay, me, Nani & Ben)


Part IV: Practicum- Indah Water Consortium, Empire Tower
x, Asfia, aku, Dzalman, Azaruddin, Zubaidah, Haslina, Rashidah & Mior

Group Project


Malam Sembang dan Kenang ADBS (HRM) Batch No 6 - Holiday Villa SJ
"Me, Ghaz, Hasan, Ita, Ben, Shida, Jang, Cza, Fara, Anuar, Pat & Kay"
(Ghaz (graduated with intake 06 - he died 2005 due to heart attack)


Reunion at Rest Wangsa Maju (2008)- organized by Kay


This is the list of the 'FIRST BATCH' or Pioneer of ADBS(HRM) Course which was introduced in December 1992.
  1. Abdul Halim bin Zakaria
  2. Abang Yusof bin Abang Sepawi
  3. Aina Fazillah bt Ariffin
  4. Edna bt Buyong
  5. Hariza bt Mohamad Fadzil
  6. Hassaniyah bt Ismail
  7. Khairan bin Untoh
  8. Mohamad Jewa bin Sapuan (married to Hassaniyah)
  9. Mohd Khairi bin Hashim
  10. Mohammad Hashim bin Abd Malik
  11. Shuhaimi bin Mokhtar