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MARA Scholarship Student Becomes First Orang Asli To Obtain First-Class Honours In London

Susherrie Suki made Malaysians proud by graduating with first-class honours at University College London, United Kingdom.

Cover image via Persatuan Mahasiswa Orang Asli Malaysia-PMOA (Facebook)

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The Malaysian Orang Asli Graduates Association (PMOA) recently announced that one of their members, Susherrie Suki, graduated with first-class honours at the University College London (UCL), United Kingdom

The organisation made the proud announcement on Tuesday, 13 September, saying that Susherrie is the first Orang Asli individual to have obtained a first-class honours degree.

The Semai tribe native did her Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Real Estate at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL.

With her excellent results, PMOA was proud to announce that Susherrie has also been offered a chance to further her studies and take her Master's degree at the same university.

Susherrie has consistently proven herself to be an excellent academic, continually producing stellar results in exams

According to PMOA, she had obtained 10 A's in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM). This led her to receive a scholarship from Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) under the Young Talent Development Programme (YTP) to further her studies in London.

Susherrie is well-rounded individual. She is fluent in four languages which are Bahasa Semai, Bahasa Malaysia, English, and Mandarin.

She was also reported to have been involved in many extra-curricular activities during her university days. She is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, the head of publicity in the Bartlett Urban Planning Society, and head of communications and corporate at the UCL Malaysian Society.

The first-class graduate hails from the state of Perak and both her father and mother are from the Semai tribe.

The Semai tribe mostly resides in areas of Perak such as Chinggung Orang Asli Village, Behrang Ulu, Tanjung Malim, and Ulu Geruntum Orang Asli Village.

Susherrie with her family in front of the UCL campus.

Image via Persatuan Mahasiswa Orang Asli Malaysia-PMOA (Facebook)

Many Malaysians took to the comments section to congratulate Susherrie on her achievement and expressed how proud she made them feel

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Congratulations, Susherrie! Continue reaching for the stars!

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