Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Trip to Zoo Negara with Pondok Penyayang Raudah

Trip to Zoo Negara with Pondok Penyayang Raudah

Here are some photos taken during the outing...Enjoy!
More photos to be uploaded soon!

2-Day Course "Understanding Construction Contracts

2-Day Course "Understanding Construction Contracts
[Organised by IEM G&S-YES]

30th - 31st May 2008 (Friday - Saturday)

8.30am - 5.00pm

Seminar & Conference Centre, 15th Floor, Menara PKNS, Jln Yong Shook Lin, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Engr. Oon Chee Kheng - BE (Civil), LLB (Hons), MBA, CLP, F.I.E.M., P.Eng (M), Advocate & Solicitor

{BEM approved CPD / PDP hours: 16 (Ref: IEM08 / HQ / 080 / C)}


Engr. Oon Chee Kheng graduated with a civil engineering degree from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and proceeded to gain an LLB (Hons) (University of London) and an MBA (Edinburgh Business School). He was registered as a Professional Engineer (Civil) with Board of Engineers Malaysia in 1989 and was called to the Bar (High Court in Malaya) as an advocate and solicitor in 1995. He is currently the Honorary Secretary of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM). He is also the past-Chairman of IEM Sub-Committee on Dispute Resolution Practice, IEM Sub-Committee on Engineering Contracts and also IEM Legal Advisory Panel. Engr. Oon has also served in different capacities in Master Builders Association Malaysia, Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and others. He also chairs the committee to produce CIDB Standard Form of Contract for Civil Engineering Construction. Engr. Oon is currently a practising lawyer acting for employers and contractors both in litigations and arbitrations. He is a CIDB accredited mediator and an arbitrator on the panel of Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and has been appointed as arbitrator for various disputes. He is also a member of Bar Council’s ADR and Arbitration Committee and also acted as an Adjudicator.


IEM G&S-YES Member : RM200.00
IEM Corporate Member : RM250.00
Non - Member : RM350.00
(fees inclusive of seminar materials, morning tea and lunch)

The seats for the course are limited and registration will be on a first come first served basis. Those interested to attend the course are requested to return the reply slip to IEM Secretariat by 19th May 2008 (Monday) together with the payment made payable to "G/S Section, IEM". All payments must be fully paid before commencement of the course.

Enclosed is the flyer of this course for details and further action.
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  • Professional Interview Workshop

    Professional Interview Workshop
    (Organised by IEM Professional Interview Sub-Committee)

    17th May 2008 (Saturday)

    9.30am - 12.00pm
    IEM Conference Hall, 2nd Floor, Bangunan Ingenieur, Lots 60 & 62, Jalan 52/4, 46200 Petaling Jaya

    Engr. Ishak Abdul Rahman (Civil)
    Engr. Dr. Muhamad Fuad Abdullah (Electrical / Electronic)
    Engr. S. Kukanesan (Mechanical)
    Engr. Dr. Ramlee Karim (Chemical & Others)

    {BEM approved PDP hours: 3 (Ref: IEM08 / PDP / 001 / W)}


    The workshop will cover the following:
    · Purpose of Professional Interview
    · Guidelines for Professional Interview
    · Presentation at the Interview
    - Submission of Reports
    - Oral Interview
    - Essay writing
    · Code of Ethics


    IEM Member : RM10.00
    Non - Member : RM50.00

    The workshop is to serve as a clarification session for “would-be” Corporate Members. All graduate members with more than 3 years experience are encouraged to attend the workshop and to apply for the Professional Interview thereafter. Those interested to participate are requested to return the reply slip to the IEM Secretariat by 10th May 2008 (Saturday) together with the commitment fee payable to "The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia". Please note that the commitment fee must be settled prior to the workshop.

    Enclosed is the flyer of this workshop for details and further action.
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  • Saturday, April 19, 2008

    Wedding bells ringing...

    Blogged by Mei Ping

    Wedding bells ringing...

    Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
    -Antoine de Saint-Exupery-

    Congratulations to both Chee Fui and Sherine on their wedding dinner which takes place on 30th March 2008 at Imbi Palace Restaurant. The wedding dinner that night could not have been much better and the program flow was just perfect.

    Guests were ushered into the restaurant and seated onto their respective tables. Around 8.00pm, after the guests arrival, the lights were dimmed in preparation for the wedding march by the couple. They marched through the red carpet walkway and with that, the official wedding dinner started off.

    A wedding is a glorious and a comfortable experience adding to an emotion expression of love and hope of happy marriage afterwards. The wedding day is the most important day for both the bride and the groom. Who would have forget the wonderful moment in one's life. Marriage, it is just a perfect translation of love.

    On behalf of the IEM G&S YES, once again, we would like to congratulate both Ir. Wong Chee Fui and Sherine on your wedding. Thank you for inviting us to your wedding and let us capture your beautiful event.

    Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.

    Wednesday, April 16, 2008

    RANHILL WOLEY PARSON - IEM Membership Drive Talk

    RANHILL WOLEY PARSON - IEM Membership Drive Talk

    Company: Ranhill Worley Parson

    Date: 3rd Apr 2008

    Time: 5.30-7.30pm

    Organizer: Ranhill Worley Parson GDO (Graduate Development Organization)

    Speakers: 1) Ir Noor Hisham
    2) Engr Alex Tan Yew Aik
    3) Engr Mahendran Subramaniam

    There're around 30 graduate engineers of Ranhill Worley Parson (KL Office) from different departments. Ranhill Worley Parson's GDO President, Mr Raymond Ooi has given some brief introduction about GDO and their programme called GDP (Graduate Development Programme), it's basically a mirror organization like IEM G&S-YES, but it's internally for graduate engineers of Ranhill Worley Parson. Then, Ir Noor Hisham was giving some brief introduction about IEM, and also a very clear presentation on the Route to MIEM / PE, followed by a presentation by Engr Mahendran on IEM G&S-YES. The session ended with a Q&A session.

    Tuesday, April 15, 2008

    Trip to Zoo Negara with Pondok Penyayang Raudah

    Trip to Zoo Negara with Pondok Penyayang Raudah

    RRoooaaarrr !!!

    Flashback ourselves at early age of 10 years old or below, first time visiting the Zoo Negara, had been an exciting moment in your life.
    With someone, probably our parents or our siblings explaining the animals name and their characters create your new experience with knowledge.
    But this not will happen to them.
    The orphan’s children without an opportunity to had explanation from someone care about them.

    As part of our social responsibility to get connected to the social community and to play a vital role in helping those in needs,
    ... we Graduate & Student Section - The Young Engineers Section of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM G&S-YES) is organising a community service project at Outing to Zoo with Pondok Penyayang Raudah - Orphanage Home.
    It will be outing to accompany them for and experience and enjoy the miracle of the creatures.

    Just some intro,... Pondok Penyayang Raudah is a social concern and a non-profit charitable home that administers shelter, care and training to orphans, children & teens who are underprivileged, who has formerly suffered abuse, neglect, children who are delinquent & poor.
    To date, they have more than 50 children & teens from all over Malaysia.

    Kindly find the details of this Zoo Outing Gathering for a good cause as follow:

    *** Outing to Zoo Negara with Pondok Penyayang Raudah ***
    (Organised by IEM G&S-YES)

    DATE : 20th April 2008 (Sunday)
    TIME : 9.30pm - 2.30pm
    VENUE : Zoo Negara

    9.30am – Pick up children at Pondok Penyayang Raudah, Gombak
    10.00am – Gather at Zoo Negara entrance front gate.
    10.15am – Zoo Negara Tour
    1.00pm – Lunch
    1.30pm – Activities with children
    2.00pm – send children to Pondok Penyayang Raudah
    2.30pm – End

    How to Join?

    - Register yourself with the IEM YES Committees:
    Engr. Shuhairy (012-3273420 / napangku@yahoo.com)
    Engr. Ngeow Yen Wan (012-3852525 / ngeowyw@yahoo.com)
    Engr. Alex Tan (012-2017663 / twrapz@yahoo.com)

    - Registration Fees: RM15 for Zoo Entrance, Lunch on own expenses
    - For those interested to pick the children from their homes, do inform the contact person and we will make the arrangements accordingly

    Till next time , have a nice day!

    Sunday, April 06, 2008

    Speechcraft Program 2008

    2-Day Course on Effective Communication Skills

    "Speechcraft Program 2008"
    (Co-Organised by IEM G&S-YES & IEM Toastmasters Club)

    DATE : 22nd & 23rd March 2008 (Saturday & Sunday)

    TIME : Full-day program

    VENUE : Conference Hall, 2nd Floor, Bangunan Ingenieur (IEM building), Lot 60 & 62, Jalan 52/4, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

    SPEAKERS : 7 renowned speakers by TTDI Toastmasters Club

    Engineers are usually synonymous with technical skills. But in the current environment, engineers are also expected to have better social skills. One of the most important aspects of the social skills is ‘Public Speaking’, where one has to speak to the audience effectively.

    In light of this, a 2-days course on “Effective Communication Skills – Speechcraft Program 2008” was held on 22d & 23rd of March 2008 at IEM’s premises to enhance public speaking ability among the engineers. It was co-organized and conducted by the IEM G&S-YES Section and IEM–TTDI Toastmasters Club. There were 20 participants from various engineering fields who joined the program.

    The program began on Day-1 with the Table Topics session, where all the participants were given a topic to be presented impromptu around 2 to 3 minutes. Participants were then taught on how to organize their speech, introducing the speaker, usage of vocal variety, and preparation of Speech 1. Participants were divided into two equal groups in order to facilitate everyone within the time allocated. Each participant was given the opportunity to present his/her prepared Speech 1 around 3 to 5 minutes, followed by an evaluation.

    On Day-2, participants were mentored on how to use body language – especially the hand gestures and eye contact, working with words and methods of evaluation. Two speeches were presented by the participants on Day-2 around 5 to 7 minutes each. At the end of the session, tremendous changes could be seen on the way participants presented Speech 3 compared to Speech 1 and 2. Participants were more confident and fluent.

    Last but not least, a prize giving session was held to honour the best table topic speaker and two most improved participants from each group. All the participants had a very beneficial and interesting time, thanks to the organizers.

    Saturday, April 05, 2008

    IEM G&S-YES Futsal Tournament 2008

    IEM G&S-YES Futsal Tournament 2008
    Venue: The Challenger Sports Center, Cheras
    Date: 20th March 2008
    Time: 3pm-5.30pm

    Participated Teams:
    1) ALSTOM Power
    2) Star Kriss
    3) Li-Zainal
    4) UPM
    5) UNITEN 1
    6) UNITEN 2
    7) Ex-Monash
    8) IEM YES

    Champions: UNITEN Team 2
    1st Runner-Up: UNITEN Team 1
    Semi Finalists: ALSTOM Power and UPM

    Organizer briefing on rules & regulations before the tournament starts

    Warm up before the match starts

    Match between ALSTOM Power & UPM

    Champion of 1st IEM G&S-YES Futsal Tournament
    UNITEN Team 2

    Group Photo