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Datuk Norliza Abdul Rahim

Datuk Norliza Abdul Rahim was appointed Chairman of UDA Holdings Berhad on 8th November 2021.

Datuk Norliza Abdul Rahim has over 30 years of experience and involvement in property development, construction, management of stratified property, and public housing policy.  Her involvement in public housing policy started in 1991 when she joined the Housing Division of the State Government of Penang.  During her stint with the Housing Division, she oversaw the implementation of more than 10000 units of public housing and commercial units under various public housing and privatization programs. She was the General Manager of the division when she left the post in 1996 to pursue a new challenge in private housing development. 

She was instrumental in setting up of her joint venture property development company, Prime View Sdn. Bhd. and served as General Manager since 1996.  The company has built more than 15000 units of mixed housing and commercial projects besides managing stratified housing projects. Her experience in housing projects did not go unnoticed when she was appointed to JKP Sdn. Bhd., a government linked company under Majlis Pembangunan Bumiputera Pulau Pinang to help implement affordable housing for bumiputera in Penang.

Datuk Norliza was appointed as Member of the Senate in 2011 and served for two terms until 2017.  As a Senator, she represented Malaysia in various international conferences in particular on sustainable economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region through digital economy and Islamic finance.

Datuk Norliza is currently the Chairman of the Royale Chulan Hotels. She has steered the hotel group to a new business development and direction in face of the pandemic.  She is determined to create a strong brand for the hotel.

Datuk Norliza has vast experience and exposure in the corporate world as well.  She is currently serving as a board member of KUB Bhd, Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Bhd and Boustead Hotels & Resorts Sdn Bhd.  She has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mutiara.Com Sdn. Bhd., and as board member of the Rapid Bus Sdn. Bhd., JKP Sdn. Bhd. and USM Board of Governors.

She has been a member of the Board of Directors of Koperasi Melayu Bukit Gelugor since 2009.  Koperasi Melayu Bukit Gelugor is ranked one of the top 10 best cooperatives in Malaysia.

Datuk Norliza holds a Master of Business Administration (Accountancy), Bachelor of Advanced Financial Planning and Bachelor of Commerce and Management (Accountancy).

Datin Rashidah Mohd Sies

Datin Rashidah Mohd Sies is currently attached to the Ministry of Finance as Under-Secretary of the Government Investment Companies Division, a position she has held since 1 April 2018. She was appointed to the Board of Directors of UDA Holdings on 15 October 2018. She brings on board a wealth of knowledge and experience, being at the forefront of issues pertaining to investment, finance, economic policies, federal budgeting, and financial legislation and regulation, among others.

Datin Rashidah has served the Ministry of Finance for more than 29 years, with her first appointment as Assistant Secretary, Finance Division (Investment) in August 1989. She then moved to the Finance Division (Privatisation) in 1998. Rising through the ranks, she was promoted to the post of Principal Assistant Secretary of Investment, MoF (Inc.) and Privatisation Division in 2003. She later became the Head of Commercial Unit, Government Investment Companies Division in 2009, and assumed the post of Deputy Under-Secretary of the same division in 2016.  

She obtained a Master of Business Administration from US International University California, following a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Idaho State University, USA. She also holds a Diploma in Public Management from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN).

Datin Rashidah also has broad experience as Director in a variety of companies, namely, Piramid Pertama Sdn Bhd, MKD Signature Sdn Bhd, MKD Sejahtera Sdn Bhd, Bandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Aset Tanah Nasional Berhad, Johor Port Berhad, Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (PNS) and Global Maritime Ventures Berhad. 

Dato' Sr. Dr. Azimuddin Bahari

Dato’ Sr. Dr. Azimuddin Bahari was appointed UDA Holdings Board Director on 16 April 2021. He is the Chief Executive Officer of AB Property Management Solution, a real estate consultancy and property management company, and of AB Hartatanah Solution a land matter and property inheritance consultancy company. He is also the Programme Coordinator and Chief Trainer for the Strata Professional Certificate Course  in Kolej Profesional Baitulmal KL, as well as in the Council of Advisors, Land Professional Association Malaysia (PERTAMA) and President, Strata Ownership Association Malaysia (SOAM).

He has an illustrious track record of leadership in a career spanning four decades. An expert in the field of land administration and property management as well as estate planning and consultancy, his expertise also includes international affairs negotiations and was the lead negotiator for environment in the Malaysia-Chile, Malaysia-New Zealand, Malaysia-Australia, Malaysia-European Union , Malaysia-US  Free Trade Agreements and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).  He was also the Chief Negotiator for Climate Change under the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  His expertise also spans into bio-diversity; wildlife and national parks management; marine parks management; environmental management and climate change; and mineral and geo-science. In addition, he was involved in drafting land, strata and biodiversity legislations for tabling in Parliament; and the formulation of policies on minerals, geo-science, land, bio-diversity, environment and forestry, among others.

Dato’ Sr. Dr. Azimuddin Bahari was a British Council Scholar when he obtained his Ph.D (1997), and the M.Sc in Information Systems Management (1994) from Stirling University, Scotland. His first degree was the B.Sc in General Practice Surveying (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) obtained in 1983.  He also graduated with a law degree, the Bachelor Of Jurisprudence  (University Malaya) in 2005.

His career started after obtaining his Diploma in Estate Management (ITM)  in 1980 when he became an Assistant Valuer in Malik & Lee Property Consultants Sdn Bhd. Later on after obtaining his degree in 1983 he joined the Seberang Prai Municipal Council as a Valuation Officer. Within the same decade in 1988 he joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Service (Perkhidmatan Tadbir dan Diplomatik - PTD) and was first posted to the Ministry of Works becoming an Assistant Secretary at the Administrative and Human Resource Division.  In 1993 he went for further studies in the United Kingdom and on his return in 1993 he was again appointed Assistant Secretary in the Service Division, Ministry of Lands and Cooperative Development. He moved on to be the Special Officer to the Secretary-General MInistry of Land and Cooperative Development in 1998, and subsequently Head of Land Management Program, National Land and Survey Institute (INSTUN) in the year 2000.

From 2000 to 2018, he was appointed to a number of leadership positions at various departments. He was Director of Strata Titles Division and Land Information System Division at the Department of the Director-General of Lands and Mines from 2000 – 2008. He served as Undersecretary for the Mineral & Geoscience Division at the Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (MNRE) from 2008 – 2013.  He was seconded to one of the Selangor Menteri Besar Incorporated GLCs as the  Chief Executive Officer of Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd from 2013 – 2015. From the years 2015 – 2018, he was Deputy Director-General at Lands and Mines and then promoted to the position of Deputy Secretary-General for Environment at JUSA A Grade in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Dato’ Sr. Dr. Azimuddin Bahari is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM); a Registered Property Manager with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers and Member of the Malaysian Institute of Professional Facilities Managers (MIPFM). He is actively involved in reasearch and was part of the research team at RISM - Department of Valuation and Property Services (JPPH). He was also a part-time lecturer at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UITM), Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Dato’ Sr Dr Azimuddin Bahari has written numerous articles and books on strata development and management, property management; and land administration and management matters. He was the Chief Editor Land Journal, Department of Director General Lands & Mines (JKPTG) and Editor, Pictorial Guide to the Flora of Tasik Chini. Currently he is the Editor-In-Chief of the Land Professionals Association of Malaysia Bulletin - Gema PERTAMA.  Previously, he had been a Board Member of many prestigious institutions in Malaysia among others the Penang Bukit Bendera Development Board, Iskandar Development Board and Forest Research Institute of Malaysia Board.  In the international arena he was the Board Member of the Green Climate Fund UNFCCC and The Deputy Chairman Mining Task Force, APEC.   He has also served as Chairman of many main committees and technical committees associated with environmental conservation, wildlife protection, forest management, Heart of Borneo Initiatives and the Central Forest Spine Program.

For the excellent service rendered throughout his career, Dato’ Sr. Dr. Azimuddin had been granted a number of awards firstly by the Melaka government - Darjah Johan Negeri (D.J.N) in 2013, followed by the Penang Government Awards the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (D.S.P.N.) in 2015 and the Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negeri (D.M.P.N) in 2017. He also received the Public Service Excellence Award three times, in 1998, 2003 and 2005.

Dato' Suriani Dato' Ahmad

Dato’ Suriani Dato’ Ahmad is the current Secretary-General of the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC), a position she assumed in November 2020. She was appointed to the Board of Directors of UDA Holdings Berhad on 2 January 2021. Dato’ Suriani has a solid track record of leadership, having held many prominent positions at various ministries and honing her expertise in diverse areas of governance, international trade, policy-making, negotiation and administration, among others. 

Testament to her calibre and competence, Dato’ Suriani also held Secretary-General positions at the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia from 2019 – 2020 and the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development in 2017. She was also the Deputy Secretary-General (Policy & Control) at the Ministry of Home Affairs in 2015 and Deputy Secretary General (Policy) at the Ministry of Defence in 2014.

Giving clarity and direction to organisations she helms would be one of her many strong points. This is evident in the role she undertook as Director of the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) in 2018, and also as Director of the Policy & Multilateral Consultation Division and the Policy Coordination Division & Negotiation of Free Trade Agreements at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in 2008. Dato’ Suriani’s more than 10 years stint at MITI (1996 – 2008) in various senior positions has allowed her to build up a wide repertoire of related skills and experience.

Professional versatility is another laudable quality Dato’ Suriani possesses, as seen in some of the sectors she had ventured into earlier in her career. From 1993 – 1994, she was Editorial Executive at BERNAMA PR, and from 2009 to 2010, she was Manager of the Corporate Planning Division, Proton Holdings (under the Public Sector & Private Sector Cross Fertilisation Programme).

Besides that, she represented Malaysia at the 25th ASEAN Telecommunications Regulators' Council (ATRC) Related Meetings and the 2nd ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology Senior Officials Meeting - ASEAN Telecommunications Regulators' Council (ASEAN TELSOM - ATRC) Leaders' Retreat, Bangkok, in 2019. She was also Malaysia’s spokesperson at the Marche International Des Films Et Des Programmes Pour La Tv, La Video, Le Cable Et Le Satellit (MIPCOM) in Cannes 2019.  On top of that, she had been Malaysia’s representative (Working Group on Domestic Regulation as well as on Services) at the World Trade Organisation, and at the Convention on Elimination of Discrimination against Women, United Nations, Geneva.

Dato’ Suriani obtained her Bachelor of Communication from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 1993, and a Master’s degree in Arts, Strategy and Diplomacy from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 2006. In addition to that, she holds a Diploma in Public Management (DPA) from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), which she received in 1996. Recently, Dato’ Suriani was awarded ‘Profesor Adjung SMMTC - Pusat Pengajian Teknologi Multimedia dan Komunikasi’ from UUM.

With such an illustrious career defining her, Dato’ Suriani’s aptitude and ability in making sound policy decisions, international trade, strategising, consultation, financial and corporate growth management, etc., will be a clear advantage in her role as UDA Holdings Berhad Board Director.

Encik Mohd Fadhil Muhamad Yusof

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Dr. Nordin Mohd Zain

Dr. Nordin was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of UDA on 16 April 2019 and serves as the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.

He has 34 years of experience in a wide range of industries; as a Partner in Deloitte for 8 years, as the CEO of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) for 10 years, as a lecturer of Accounting and a corporate banker.

A chartered accountant, Dr. Nordin is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), a Fellow and a Board member of the Institute of Public Accountants Australia (IPA) and used to serve as a Board member of an Accounting Standards setter in Bahrain (AAOIFI), a Public Accounts Oversight board in Brunei and a Council member of MIA and CPA Australia.

He obtained his doctorate degree in Strategic Management from Strathclyde University, UK in 1995 and Masters and Bachelors degrees in Accounting from the USA in the 1980s.

Dr. Nordin currently sits on the board of Zurich General Takaful Berhad, Ambank Islamic Berhad, AIA Pension Assets Management Sdn. Bhd. and the Institute of Public Accountants Australia in Melbourne.

Encik Rosli Dahlan

Rosli Dahlan has been appointed as a Board of UDA Holdings on 1st March 2019.

Rosli Dahlan is the founding partner of Rosli Dahlan Savana Partnership, a full service law firm serving Malaysia's premier industry leaders.

Rosli has extensive experience in complex land disputes and compulsory land acquisitions. Rosli has been prominent in public, administrative and constitutional law matters winning landmark cases in land acquisition, human rights, illegal deportations, fundamental liberties and prosecutorial misfeasance. He is sought after in conflict of laws issues.

Rosli’s accomplishments have earned him numerous awards, accolades and recognitions from reputed international legal publications. He won the prestigious Interlawyer of the Year 2015 which citation read “The award from Interlaw is given to an individual with outstanding qualities as a lawyer who has contributed to the organisation and his community”. He also won the International Law Office Clients Choice Awards for four consecutive years (2011 – 2014). Currently, he is on the Expert Panel 2018 of The Law Reviews and Asialaw 2019 has regarded him as the Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution.

Rosli is also a prolific writer with authorships and publications in the Malaysian chapter for The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review, Malaysian chapter for Kluwer Quick Reference Guide to Global Anti-Corruption (Michael Burton, ed), The Malaysian Civil Procedure 2013 (Sweet & Maxwell Asia), “Who is the Malay?” (2015) in Breaking the Silence: Voices of Moderation G25 Malaysia (Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Private Limited, 2016), “The Syariah Court: Its Position under the Malaysian Legal System” in 2015 1 SHR cci, Malaysian chapter for AILA’s Global Immigration Guide: A Country by Country Survey by American Immigration Lawyers Association (2005) and Malaysian chapter for International Product Liability Law — A Worldwide Desk Reference (Aspatore Books, 2003).

Rosli Dahlan is the pioneer batch of LLB (Hons) International Islamic University, called to the Malaysian Bar in 1988 as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He is also a Peguam Syarie of the Syariah Court of the Federal Territories. 

Encik Sr. Mohd Asri Abdul Ghani

Sr Mohd Asri Bin Abdul Ghani was appointed to UDA Holdings Berhad Board of Directors on 2 January, 2021. A quantity surveyor by profession, Sr Mohd Asri is the current Director of Asri QS Consult and registered with the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia. In a career spanning more than 20 years, he has contributed his knowledge and expertise to countless property development projects as quantity surveyor, adviser and consultant.

His career took off in 1999 when he was appointed as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor at HAH Associates, where he was involved in various property development projects across the country. He left in 2002. Then, he joined Perunding Kos Putra in 2004, leaving to become Associate Director at IM Jurukur Bahan in 2005 where he stayed until 2014. During this time, he was involved in countless development projects proposals – such as the construction and completion of Package 1 (Farm Establishment, Buildings and Infrastructure Works) for the Herbal and Biotechnology Product Cluster in Chegar Perah, Pahang; the construction of a private hospital in Kuala Terengganu; the design, construction and completion of 490 units of government apartments in Putrajaya; the construction and completion of 1 apartment building block of 80 housing units and amenities in Kuala Lumpur as well as build and completion of IPD  Muar. As Director of Asri QS Consult, he has been involved in multi-million Ringgit project proposals for the development of serviced apartments and student hostels for Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Polytechnic in Shah Alam, Selangor, and others.

Sr Mohd Asri’s expertise is also sought by many; he had been the professional adviser for, among others, Messrs. Exim Bank Berhad, Messrs. Bank Pembangunan Berhad, Perak Corporation Berhad, on Valuation of Work done and Contract Price Study for Upgrading and Interior Design of Don Chan Palace Hotel and Convention in Laos, Valuation of Work done for Property in Beranang, Selangor and Estimate of Main Infrastructure Cost for Bandar Meru Raya, Ipoh, respectively. He also contributed his professional expertise in court cases involving disputes over investment, contract administration, overpayment, etc., pertaining to property development.

Sr Mohd Asri holds a Bachelor of QS from University Technology Malaysia (UTM). Over the years, he has gone from strength to strength. Highly regarded in the quantity surveying profession, Sr Mohd Asri’s extensive experience in construction and its contractual and financial aspects, costing and budget adjustments, valuation of work, project management, consultancy, etc., will stand him in good stead in the corporate sector. With his skill set, he is good fit to lead UDA Holdings Berhad to strive for excellence.

 

 

Dato' Ir. Mohd Johari Awang

Dato’ Ir. Mohd Johari Awang was appointed to the Board of Directors of UDA Holdings Berhad (UDA) on 2 June 2020. He is currently the Managing Director of Jannacks Consultants Sdn Bhd and a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers (P. Eng) as well as a corporate member of Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (MIEM) that brings him on board specific and invaluable expertise and skills.

Dato’ Ir. Mohd Johari Awang obtained a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Miami, Florida, USA in 1984. He also has a Diploma in Civil Engineering (1981) from MARA Institute of Technology, Selangor, Malaysia.

The number of leading positions he has held throughout his career are testament to his competence and capability. His career began in the Public Works Department when he was appointed Technical Assistant in 1983. Two years later, he joined Raja Lope & Tan Co., a G7 Grade construction company, as Civil Engineer. Subsequently, he joined Bradny Consultants Sdn Bhd (Consulting Engineers) as Senior Civil Engineer (Director), a position he held from 1993 - 1994. He was also the Manager of M.J. Enterprise, a sole proprietor G4 Grade construction company, from 1993 - 1998. In 1999, he moved to Jannacks (M) Sdn Bhd (G7 Grade construction company) where he was Managing Director, and stayed 20 years until 2019. At the same time, he also became Managing Director at Jannacks Consultants Sdn Bhd (Consulting Engineers) from 1997 until the present, his longest stint to date. 

With solid credentials behind an illustrious career, and more than 35 years in a profession that adheres strictly to professional ethics, quality and best practices, Dato’ Ir. Mohd Johari Awang is well-equipped with the knowledge, experience and leadership skills that will serve him well as Board Director.

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Datuk Norliza Abdul Rahim

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Datin Rashidah Mohd Sies

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Dato' Sr. Dr. Azimuddin Bahari

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Dato' Suriani Dato' Ahmad

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Encik Mohd Fadhil Muhamad Yusof

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Dr. Nordin Mohd Zain

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Encik Rosli Dahlan

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Encik Sr. Mohd Asri Abdul Ghani

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Dato' Ir. Mohd Johari Awang

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Sr MOHD. SALEM KAILANY

Chief Executive Officer

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ZAHRIN ZAKARIA

Group Chief Finance Officer

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NOOR AZMI SALLEH

Group Chief Operating Officer Property Development

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DATUK NORDIN MURAT

Group Chief Operating Officer
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AZRUDYN RASHID

Group Chief Operating Officer
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Sr MOHD. SALEM KAILANY

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ZAHRIN ZAKARIA

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NOOR AZMI SALLEH

Group Chief Operating Officer Property Development

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DATUK NORDIN MURAT

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AZRUDYN RASHID

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ZAIWATI OTHMAN

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FARIZAL ZAINUDIN

Chief Financial Officer
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HADHRI IBRAHIM

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YAZID MOHAMMAD

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ZAINUDIN DENI

Chief Operating Officer
UDA Land North Sdn Bhd

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HASNIZI PAUZI

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NORRIZAH NORDIN

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MOHD NAZRI JAMIRAN

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SHAH AZAM KHAN NOOR MOHAMMAD

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NOOR SA'ADAH ISMAIL

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AB RAZAK KAMIS

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UDA Land East Sdn Bhd

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ZAIWATI OTHMAN

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FARIZAL ZAINUDIN

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HADHRI IBRAHIM

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YAZID MOHAMMAD

Senior Vice President
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ZAINUDIN DENI

Chief Operating Officer
UDA Land North Sdn Bhd

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HASNIZI PAUZI

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NORRIZAH NORDIN

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MOHD NAZRI JAMIRAN

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SHAH AZAM KHAN NOOR MOHAMMAD

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NOOR SA'ADAH ISMAIL

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AB RAZAK KAMIS

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