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Datuk Dr. Mazlan Othman

Dr. Mazlan Othman obtained a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Otago , New Zealand, and became a lecturer at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1981. She was seconded to the Prime Minister's Department in 1990 to set up and head the Planetarium Division, which subsequently became the Space Science Studies Division in 1993. In 1994, she was appointed by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia as a professor of astrophysics. In 1999, she became the director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA) in Vienna, Austria. Afterwards, Dr. Othman returned to Malaysia to become the founding director-general of the National Space Agency (ANGKASA) beginning in July 2002. Dr. Othman also attended the Advanced Manager Programme at Harvard Business School in 2005. Upon retirement from Malaysian Civil Service in December 2007, she resumed her post as director of OOSA. In June 2009, Dr. Othman was appointed deputy director-general of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV). Dr. Othman retired from the United Nations in December 2013 and was appointed project director of Mega Science 3.0 at Academy of Sciences Malaysia in August 2014.

The podcast episodes are excerpted from her conversation with the Foundation for Perdana Magazine.

SCHOOL DAYS
SCHOOL DAYS

Dr Mazlan speaks about her schooling experience where she was initially very interested in the arts but...

ANGKASAWAN
ANGKASAWAN

Dr Mazlan talks about the famed Ankasawan programme that she oversaw. She recalls how Dr. Mahathir wanted...

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  • 2018 Malaysia's National Day Message by YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
    2018 Malaysia's National Day Message by YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
    Wednesday, 26 September 2018

    Assalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera to all Malaysians.
    1. It is for the umpteenth time that we are celebrating the National Day. Officially, it is our 61st National Day, calculated from the announcement of independence on Aug 31, 1957, by Tunku Abdul Rahman at the Merdeka Stadium.

  • Tun Dr Mahathir: Look East Policy
    Tun Dr Mahathir: Look East Policy
    Tuesday, 12 June 2018

    The Seminar On 20th Anniversary Of The Look East
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    "Look East Policy - The Challenges for Japan in a Globalised World"

    I would like to thank the organisers for inviting me to speak at this 20th Anniversary of the Look East Policy. I have chosen to speak on "Look East Policy- The Challenges for Japan in a Globalised World."

  • A Dialogue with Tun Dr Mahathir: Nature of Leadership in Digital Future
    A Dialogue with Tun Dr Mahathir: Nature of Leadership in Digital Future
    Thursday, 27 September 2018

    The Perdana Leadership Foundation in collaboration with the Kuala Lumpur Society for International Affairs (KL Society) held a dialogue session with the Foundation’s Honorary President and Malaysia’s 4th Prime Minister, YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The dialogue was held here at the Perdana Leadership Foundation on the 9th November 2017.

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