INTI Expands Reach with New Partnership with Malaysia-Myanmar Business Chamber

May 20, 2024

To strengthen educational and professional development, INTI International University & Colleges (INTI) has entered into a unique partnership agreement with the Malaysia-Myanmar Business Chamber (MMBC). This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aims to leverage the strengths of both institutions, promoting mutual growth and development in various strategic areas.

The signing ceremony took place on 30 April at the Embassy of Malaysia in Yangon, Myanmar. Naomi Yang, Assistant Vice President of Career Services at INTI, and Siva Prakash Shanmugam, President of MBCC, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations. Johan Ariff Abdul Razak, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Malaysia in Myanmar, witnessed the event.

(From left) Soe Myint, Vice President of Malaysia Myanmar Business Chamber; Siva Prakash Shanmugam, President of Malaysia Myanmar Business Chamber; Naomi Yang, Assistant Vice President of Career Services at INTI International University and Colleges; and Johan Ariff Abdul Razak, Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Malaysia in Myanmar at the MoU ceremony.

The MoU opens the door for cooperation, particularly in providing educational opportunities for MMBC members and their families through INTI’s Working Professionals Programme (WPP) with fee subsidies. These programmes help working adults enhance their skills and advance their careers without compromising their professional commitments.

Naomi expressed her enthusiasm for the new partnership. “This collaboration expands our reach and impact. We are making education more accessible and affordable, fostering a generation of learners who will continue to drive our communities forward,” she said. She emphasised that this partnership is about education and empowering individuals to contribute meaningfully to their societies.

Siva Prakash highlighted the importance of such partnerships in today’s globalised world. “This agreement addresses some pertinent issues companies face, such as employee retention and upskilling. INTI’s efforts here in Myanmar will be invaluable, as MMBC aims to help local corporates and companies through beneficial partnerships,” he noted. Shanmugam also pointed out that the collaboration will involve workshops, seminars, and exchange programmes designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of professionals in Myanmar.

Meanwhile, Johan Ariff added that INTI’s arrival is timely, believing that this collaboration will unlock more potential for youth education development in Myanmar. “INTI has arrived at the right time, providing opportunities for our youth to gain the education and skills needed to thrive in a competitive global market,” he said.

Mohammed Zahin Mohd Yusof (far left), Assistant Manager of Career Services; Naomi Yang (third from left), AVP of Career Services; Johan Ariff Abdul Razak (fourth from left), Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Malaysia in Myanmar; and Siva Prakash Shanmugan (third from right) in a group photo with guests at a Hari Raya celebration hosted by the Embassy of Malaysia in Myanmar.

As industries and economies evolve, partnerships like INTI and MMBC are vital for fostering international cooperation and enhancing employability. This memorandum of understanding (MoU) signifies their shared vision of creating a better future through education and collaboration. INTI and MMBC aim to work together to establish a strong framework for educational excellence and professional growth, benefiting both Malaysia and Myanmar.

Naomi summarised the event by stating, “This partnership is a step towards a future where education transcends borders, and we are excited to embark on this journey with MMBC.”