KUALA LUMPUR (April 6): The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah are very delighted six Malaysian students have been accepted to further their studies at Harvard University for the class of 2026.
In a statement posted on the Istana Negara Facebook page today, Their Majesties congratulated the students who made all Malaysians proud.
“Their Majesties also wished the six students the best of luck and prayed that they would always be blessed with continuous excellent successes,” said the statement.
The six students are Chooi Je Qin of Johor; Herman Leong Xin Yang and Ishant Shah of Penang; Carisma Michaela Wong of Sabah; Lee Ee Jenn of Kuala Lumpur; and Alyssa Yap Xin Yi of Sarawak.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and among the most prestigious in the world.
The students plan to pursue their studies in the fields of Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Economics, Environmental Science and Public Policy, Politics, Sociology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics.
According to a statement by the Harvard College Alumni, the Malaysian students received offers of admission after shinning out in the competition among 61,220 applicants from all over the world.