The Alumni Look East Policy Society or ALEPS is very proud to play a significant role towards achieving these successes. In 1988, after the return of the first batch of graduates from Japan , ALEPS was established under the initiative of the Public Service Department of Malaysia. The society comprises of former graduates of Japanese universities and technical colleges and is under the patron of YABhg. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad and Royal Professor Ungku Abdul Aziz. ALEPS assists newly selected Malaysian students by organizing orientation programmes and forums.
Every year, ALEPS will organize motivational forums to help students prepare for the MONBUKAGAKUSHO examinations. ALEPS also help the students to adapt to the Japanese culture by sharing their experiences and knowledge.
ALEPS would like to ensure that all Malaysian students in Japan not only excel academically, but also able to learn the various aspects of the Japanese way of life. The students will have to be open minded and built their networking with the Japanese as they are the bridge that connects the two countries. ALEPS is aware of the fact that students in Japan are not just students but young ambassadors who have to uphold the national’s pride.
The aspiration of ALEPS is to produce more highly skill engineers, corporate leaders and successful entrepreneurs. ALEPS faces a bigger challenge today in the face of changes of time, technologies, environment and the country’s need. ALEPS is also ready to meet the challenges of the new millennium and promises success and excellence for our beloved country in our effort to achieve the VISION 2020.
To support the Look East Policy implementation by the government and to pursue the policy’s objectives
To realize technology transfer from Japan
To assist government agencies in enhancing mutual relationships with Japan
To organize training and leadership programmes for members in enhancing their career development
Towards the end of 2016, a resolution was taken that ALEPS should strive to play a more active role to be a central reference point for 3 core areas: the continued significance of Look East Policy; the welfare and development of its members and as a cultural bridge between Malaysia and Japan. 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and Japan. ALEPS was given the honour of having an audience with Crown Prince Naruhito during his visit to Malaysia on the 13th of April to commemorate the anniversary. Such recognition of humbles us as members of ALEPS, but should also remind us of the significance and contribution of the Look East Policy towards the strong relationship of our two countries. Next year will mark another significant milestone for ALEPS. in 2018, we shall turn 30 years old. We shall mark this occasion with further recognizing the development, progress and contribution that the members, stakeholders and all parties involved with the Look East Policy over the years. As such, on behalf of the association,I am asking for ideas and suggestions that we can build together to mark the 30th anniversary of ALEPS in 2018.
ZULFIQAR ZAINUDDIN President of ALEPS
BOARD OF PATRONS
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad
Malaysia 4th and 7th Prime Minister
Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad is a Malaysian politician, statesman, author and doctor who served as the 4th and 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia from July 1981 to October 2003 and again from May 2018 to March 2020
Ungku Abdul Aziz bin Ungku Abdul Hamid
Malaysian economist and lecturer
Ungku Abdul Aziz bin Ungku Abdul Hamid (28 January 1922 – 15 December 2020) was a Malaysian economist and lecturer. He was the 3rd Vice-Chancellor of the University of Malaya from 1968 to 1988 and the 1st General Director of the Council on Language and Literature of Malaysia from 1956 until 1957. He was awarded the title of Royal Professor (Profesor Diraja) in 1978.