On January 11, 2023, Dr. Amiya Bhaumik, the President of Lincoln University College, Malaysia, met HE Sok Prasidh, Secretary of State and Chairman, Scholarship Commission of the Ministry of Information, to discuss about the cooperation in the fields of education and human resource development.
Dr. Bhaumik had some important talks with HE Sok Prasidh about the relationship between Cambodia and Malaysia in the domains of economy, society, and culture. His Excellency told the guests that the Ministry of Information, which is part of the Royal Government of Cambodia and is in charge of spreading information, has worked hard to do its job in line with the laws and policies of the Royal Government, which has helped build the motherland.
The Ministry of Information has established a committee in charge of scholarships to facilitate the receipt of scholarships from universities and institutions, both domestic and foreign, for civil servants in the Ministry. At the same time, the Ministry of Information Scholarship Committee also has a vision to provide scholarships to civil servants in other ministries.
The Ministry of Information, under the leadership of HE Khieu Kanharith, always pays attention to cooperate with partners to promote and develop the information and media sectors in Cambodia through the promotion of human resources, technology, materials, and the exchange of experiences.
HE Sok Prasidh, jointly with Dr. Amiya Bhaumik, assessed that this meeting will be a good chance for the Ministry of Information and the University to work together on developing human resources, especially by giving scholarships to civil servants so they can keep learning new skills.
Dr. Amiya Bhaumik remarked that Lincoln University College, Malaysia plans to contribute to the promotion of education in Cambodia by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish cooperation to provide scholarships to the Ministry of Information.
During the discussion, the two sides shared their experiences on human resource development in information, media, and other fields, as well as on cooperation between the two countries as ASEAN members.
Dr. Bhaumik also enumerated that the project could establish a university or collaborate with other universities in Cambodia. Through the collaborative curriculum, the aspirants will be able to continue to study abroad as a partner of Lincoln University College, Malaysia.