January2016STA Review

STA Review is a monthly publication to update Members on Government policies, regulations and guidelines while giving market reports and statistics on production and export.

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January2016STA dan Rakan2

STA dan Rakan2 is a monthly publication to disseminate information on technical and training matters to STA Members and associates in Government agencies.

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P1010021Exhibition Centre

STA Exhibition Centre showcases products and work done by its members. It serves as an education and focal point for information related to forest and timber industry in Sarawak.

The Centre is open to the public free of charge. More info

Others

  1. STAM contributes to unaided schools in Sarawak annually.
  1. STAM also contributed to:
    • Sarawak Higher Education Fund Charitable Trust,
    • Sarawak Heart Foundation,
    • The Laila Taib Cancer Charitable Trust,
    • Yayasan LaSallian Kuching,
    • Penan students of SMK Marudi, Miri,
    • The Salvation Army Kuching,
    • Sarawak Society for Parents of Children with Special Needs (Pertubuhan Ibubapa Kanak-Kanak Keperluan Istimewa-PIBAKAT),
    • Sarawak Society For The Blind, Kuching,
    • Social Welfare Council of Sarawak,
    • Malaysian Red Crescent, Stampin Chapter, and
    • Various other charitable organisations in Sarawak

 

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YBhg Datuk Leo Chai, the then Chairman of STA presenting a
cheque to 
YAB Pehin Sri Haji 
AbdulTaib Mahmud, the then 
Chief Minister of Sarawak representing the Sarawak Higher 
Education Charitable Trust

       Financial Contribution to the Sarawak Heart Foundation

 

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 Datuk Christopher Sim, advisor of Yayasan LaSallian 
Kuching receiving the Financial Contribution for 
Education from the Pemanca Datuk Wong Kie Yik,    
Chairman of STA  
 Financial Contribution to Persatuan Kebangsaan Kenyah Sarawak

 

          

     

STA Prizes

STAM has been awarding the STA Prizes to final year students pursuing degree courses in the Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) since 2005 as a reward of excellent performance in their academic achievement. The selection of the students for these awards are done by staff from the faculty of the respectives Universities.

The two categories offerred are the: STA Prize for Best Graduating Student and STA Prize for Best Final Year Project Paper. The Best Graduating Student receives a cheque of RM1,000,  an acrylic plaque and a certificate while the STA Best Final Year Project Paper receives a cheque of RM500.00, an acrylic plaque and a certificate. As at June 2016, a total of fourty-one (41) students had been awarded with the STA Prizes.

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STA Prizes, Best Final Year Project, 2012, 
Mr Mugunthan A/L Perumal and Best 
Graduating Student  2012,  Ms Ho Soo Ying,
both from Universiti Malaysia
 Sarawak.
 STA Prizes, Best Graduating 2013, Mr Mohamad Norfaez from 
Universiti Putra Malaysia

         

 

Daiken Scholarship

STAM is also assisting Daiken Corporation to administer the Daiken Scholarship Fund  since year 2007. This fund provides scholarships to deserving students from Sarawak pursuing studies related to forest and timber industry at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak and Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Campus. As of June 2016 the fund had successfully sponsored 19 students.

Interested students can get the application form here.

STA Scholarship

STAM has been providing scholarships to local students pursuing degree courses related to forestry and timber trade industry initially to students from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) since 2005 but later extended to students from Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus (SUTS) and Curtin University of Technology Sarawak (CURTIN) to pursue their Bachelor in Engineering courses. As at June 2016, eighteen (18) STA Scholarship recipients had graduated from UNIMAS, UPM and SUTS. 

Currently, STA Scholarships are offered to students in UNIMAS, UPM, CURTIN and SUTS for the following:-

  1. Bachelor of Science with Honours (Plant Resources Science & Management) at UNIMAS
  2. Bachelor of Forestry Science at UPM
  3. Bachelor of Wood Science and Technology at UPM
  4. Bachelor of Parks and Recreation Science at UPM
  5. Bachelor in Engineering at CURTIN
  6. Bachelor in Engineering at SUTS


Terms and Conditions for applying STA Scholarships to study in the respective universities

i) Students studying in UNIMAS

  • Must be a Sarawakian or of Sarawakian parentage (either parent must be a Sarawakian)
  • Must be a full-time student enrolled in Bachelor of Science with Honours (Plant Resources Science & Management) course
  • Only students currently studying in Semester 2, Year 1 will be considered
  • Minimum of CGPA of 2.75 and once awarded, to maintain this grade
  • Monthly household income of RM7,000.00 and below for two-parent income and RM4,000.00 for a single-parent income
  • Tenable for a maximum of 3 years (or until the candidate completes the degree, if candidate completes the degree earlier).
  • Value of scholarship is RM8,000.00 (Ringgit Malaysia Eight Thousand) per academic year
  • Bonded with member companies of STA for 3 years upon completing the course


ii) Students studying in UPM

  • Must be a Sarawakian or of Sarawakian parentage (either parent must be a Sarawakian)
  • Must be a full-time student enrolled in Bachelor of Forestry Science, Bachelor of Wood Science and Technology OR Bachelor of Parks and Recreational Science course
  • Only students currently studying in Semester 2, Year 1 will be considered
  • Minimum of CGPA of 2.75 and once awarded, to maintain this grade
  • Monthly household income of RM7,000.00 and below for two-parent income and RM4,000.00 for a single-parent income
  • Tenable for a maximum of 4 years (or until the candidate completes the degree, if candidate completes the degree earlier).
  • Value of scholarship is RM10,000.00 (Ringgit Malaysia Ten Thousand) per academic year
  • Bonded with member companies of STA for 3 years upon completing the course


iii) Students studying in CURTIN & SUTS

  • Must be a Sarawakian or of Sarawakian parentage (either parent must be a Sarawakian)
  • Must be a full-time student enrolled in any Engineering DEGREE Programme
  • Only students currently studying in Semester 2, Year 1 will be considered
  • Minimum of CGPA of 3.20 and once awarded, to maintain this grade
  • Monthly household income of RM7,000.00 and below for two-parent income and RM4,000.00 for a single-parent income
  • Tenable for a maximum of 4 years (or until the candidate completes the degree, if candidate completes the degree earlier).
  • Value of the scholarship given will be the actual Semester Tuition Fee of the respective universities
  • Bonded with member companies of STA for 2 years upon completing the course


Advertisements inviting applications for the STA Scholarships will be done in the month of March in UNIMAS & UPM, and in the month of August in CURTIN and SUTS every year. STA Scholarships is targeting the first year students who are currently in their Semester Two. Interested students can get the application form from the faculty or download here.

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Mr Wong How Chu was awarded the STA Scholarship in year 2008.He graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Plant Resource Science and Management from UNIMAS in year 2011.

      Mr Ogary Kinshen anak Migas, was awarded the STA Scholarship in year 2009. He graduated with Bachelor of Science with Honours (Plant Resource Science and Management) in year 2012 and Master of Science majoring in Botany in UNIMAS in year 2013. 
         
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Ms Dayang Nur Ainnayana Binti Abang Bohari was awarded with STA Bonded Scholarship in year 2013. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Plant Resource Science and Management from UNIMAS in year 2015.

       

      

 

Schools

STAM has provided financial assistance for projects to improve the welfare of communities in Sarawak, irrespective of race, religion or creed, as well as financial contributions for education to private and/or independent Chinese Secondary Schools in Sarawak and through the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC), to rural National schools in Sarawak.

In the past few years, STAM has been in partnership with STIDC to identify schools deserving of financial assistance especially for their students activities, in particular, those located in rural areas. STIDC, enlisted help from the Education Department Sarawak at the District level to identify eligible primary and secondary schools in these districts. For phase one of the project, 98 primary and 11 secondary schools in the Mukah, Dalat, Matu and Dato areas received financial assistance in 26 April 2013.

In phase two a total of 59 primary and 11 secondary schools were identified in the Bintulu, Tatau, Sebauh and Belaga areas. This number comprised 13 primary and 2 secondary schools in the Belaga area, 20 primary and 7 secondary schools in the Bintulu area, 13 primary and 1 secondary school each in the Tatau and Sebauh area. These schools received the financial assistance in 26 August 2014.

In phase three, 139 identified primary and 28 secondary schools located in the Miri, Subis and Baram areas received the financial assistance on 23 February 2016 and for phase four 61 primary and 9 secondary schools in Lawas and Limbang Districts on 25 April 2016.

In phase five, 99 identified primary and 25 secondary schools located in the Sibu, Kanowit and Selangau areas received the financial assistance on 23 September 2016.

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Financial Contribution to 14 Private Chinese Schools
and its Management Board on 1 July 2014.
      Datu Haji Sarudu bin Haji Hoklai, the General Manager of STIDC presented the cheques to the representatives from selected schools on 26 April 2013 at Three Rivers Government Secondary School, Mukah.
(Photo courtesy of STIDC)
         
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Representatives from each of the Department Sarawak receiving the financial contribution on behalf of the selected schools from Tuan Hj. Hashim Bin Hj. Bojet, the Deputy General Manager of STIDC at Parkcity Everly Hotel, Bintulu. (Photo courtesy of STIDC)      

District Education Officers receiving mock cheques on behalf of the identified primary and secondary schools in the Miri, Subis and Baram areas.

 

 

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