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Wednesday, June 15, 2011


As informed through our AGM Notice and email notification, the Penang Regional Centre, Malaysian National Computer Confederation (PERC-MNCC) 22nd AGM will be held on 18 June 2011 @ 4.30 pm at Kompleks Masyarakat Penyayang (next to TYT Governor’s residence), Jalan Utama, 10450 Pulau Pinang. Hope you will find some time to attend the AGM to lend us your support and share your ideas with us. Thet AGM Notice dated 15 May 2011 was sent out by ordinary post to members and also through email on 17 May 2011. Kindly indicate your attendance by e-mail to


PERC’s professional visit to Meteorology Department & DCA Airport Tower at the Penang International Airport was successfully held on 2nd June 2011 from 9.30 am to 12.45 pm. A similar visit was arranged in August 2000. There was a turnout of about 40 participants from various organisations as follows: INTI International College (12 participants); RECSAM (15 participants); MNIs (2 participants); USM (2 participants); UUM (1 participant); PERC (5 participants) and Others (3 participants).

Bayan Lepas Regional Meteorological Forecast Office established in February 1978 has a network of 6 meteorological surface stations, 1 upper air station, 1 radar station and 1 weather satellite receiving ground station for continuous weather monitoring and providing necessary meteorological data for weather forecast in the northern area of Peninsular Malaysia. Advance warnings are given on occurrences of adverse weather phenomena such as drought, fog or haze, torrential or strong monsoon rain and thunderstorm.

The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) is an agency under the Ministry of Transport (MOT) Malaysia to provide safe, efficient and orderly flow of air transportation, and to regulate aviation activities in Malaysia. Airport Control Towers are responsible for the provision of air traffic service for the safe and efficient conduct of flight within Malaysian airspace pursuant to the Chicago Convention 1947. Air Traffic Service is a generic term which encompasses air traffic control, advisory, flight information and alerting service.

Participants were taken to the Airport Tower where participants had a first hand experience of the operations of traffic controllers. At the Meteorological Station a briefing of the forecast operations was conducted with demonstrations. Participants found the visit very interesting, educational and useful. PERC is appreciative of the hospitality accorded.

National Information Technology Council (NITC)

MNCC President, Dato’ Dr Raja Malik has been appointed as a member of the above Council with effect from 1st October 2010. The Council is the highest policy making body in ICT in the country and is chaired by the Prime Minister. It is hoped that with this appointment MNCC can flourish and become a more effective body to bring about changes in line with the objectives.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


PERC-MNCC organised a professional visit to Universi Sains Malaysia’s National Poison Centre and Data and Server Centres on 27th January 2011 from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm. There was a huge response but participation had to be limited to 30 at the request of USM. The 30 participants were from various organisations as follows: INTI International College (10 participants); Disted College (7 participants); Penang Medical College (2 participants); RECSAM (4 participants); MNIs (2 participants); UUM (4 participants); PERC (3 participants) and Others (1 participant). Participants had a first hand look of the physical set up of the Centres. The briefing on USM's info structure included:
(i) Brief about Server Room : Room Space; Power; Air Conditioning;
(ii) Brief about USMNet: WAN; MAN; LAN
(iii) Brief about Telecommunication: Telephone facility; Video Conference
(iv) Brief about ICT Security: Policy; Active Directory (AAA Solution);
(v) Daily operation regarding Security
- Endpoint Management
- Digital Certificate
- Unified Threat Management (Fortigate)
(vi) Common issues

Participants found the visit very interesting, educational and useful. PERC is very appreciative of the warm hospitality accorded including snacks at the Cafetaria. PERC extends a special word of thanks to the management of USM, in particular Dr Bahari Belaton for making it possible for PERC to organise this visit.

Friday, December 31, 2010

State Relations - Penang Human Resource Development Council

As in the past, the PERC Chairman has been appointed as a member of the Penang Human Resources Development Council effective up to 31st December 2009 by the State Government of Penang. Letter Ref. MMK/PP/TKW/SM/1(72) dated 15th February 2005.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

2010/2011 PERC-MNCC Committee

The following members were appointed to the 2010/2011 PERC Committee at the 21st AGM held on 19th June 2010:

Position NameMem. No.
ChairmanMr Krishnan a/l SomasundramM 0240
Vice Chairman Ms Surya Dharamdass M 2055
Honorary Secretary Mr Lee Poh Chai A 2015
Honorary Treasurer Mr Adrian Yeoh Phee Leong A 2581
Committee Member Mr Khoo Kay Teong M 1155
Committee Member Mr Lee Choon HongM 1730
Committee Member Mr Lim Chin Tian P 2536
Committee Member Mr Nasir Sobri M 2599

Thursday, June 17, 2010

URGENT - Change of Venue for PERC-MNCC AGM #21 on 19 June 2010 @ 4.30pm

Dear Colleagues,


I refer to my earlier notifications dated 15th May 2010 and 5th June 2010 regarding the PERC-MNCC AGM scheduled for 19th June 2010 @ 4.30pm at Bangunan MAKSAK (formerly Kelab Ilham), 225 Jalan Macalister, Pulau Pinang.

This is to inform you that, for reasons beyond the control of PERC-MNCC, the venue has now been changed to Sri Inten, Level 2, Bayview Georgetown Hotel with the concurrence of our HQ. The dateand time remains the same i.e. 19 June 2010 at 4.30pm. Please see details below. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

The programme for the AGM is as follows:
4.15pm Registration of AGM Participants
4.30pm Commencement of 21st PERC-MNCC AGM
5.15pm Tea Break with snacks
[Note: Times may vary depending on achievement of quorum and AGM proceedings]

We take this opportunity to appeal to membersto attend the AGM to lend support and share your ideas with us. The 21st AGM Notice has been sent by post and email on 15May 2010. Kindly indicate your attendance by e-mail to

Thank you for your cooperation.

With best wishes and kind regards.

Chairman, on behalf of:
PERC-MNCC Committee 2009/2010

The 21st Penang Regional Centre of the Malaysian National Computer Confederation (PERC-MNCC) Annual General Meeting is scheduled as follows:

Venue : Sri Inten, Level 2, Bayview Georgetown Hotel,
25A, Leboh Farquhar, 10200 Penang

Date : SATURDAY, 19 JUNE 2010
Time : 1630hrs (4.30 pm)


1.0 To Receive and, if approved, adopt the MNCC(PERC) Annual Report comprising:
1.1 The Minutes of PERC-MNCC AGM No. 20 held on Saturday, 20th June 2009.
1.2 The Report of Activities 2009/2010.
1.3 The Honorary Treasurer's Report 2009/2010

2.0 To elect the 2010/2011 PERC Regional Committee comprising:
2.1 Chairman
2.2 Vice-Chairman
2.3 Honorary Secretary
2.4 Honorary Treasurer
2.5 Four Committee Members

3.0 To transact any other business of which not less than 14 days notice has been given to the Honorary Secretary.

4.0 Other Business.