“Hand Print of Unity”: A Malaysia Day Collaborative Project by Ascot Academy and Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu

Blogged by @Joehairie 
For Ascot Academy and Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu

(Featured image: Hand Print of Unity – Ascot Academy’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Abdul Razak Egoh ( back 5thfront left), General Manager of LMKK Ms Rachael Harman (6th from right) with the management of Ascot Academy and Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu at the hand printing celebration in conjunction with the 55th Malaysia Day celebration at Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu)

To commemorate the 55th Malaysia Day celebration this year, the Student Council of Ascot Academy organized a joint celebration together with one of the Academy’s esteemed industry partners, Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu, at one of the hotel’s venue – Latitude 05, this morning.

The objective of the “Hand Print of Unity” event was to educate and create awareness of the significance of Malaysia Day not only to the students of Ascot Academy, but to the associates and hotel guests of Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu.

In his speech, the Ascot Academy’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Abdul Razak Egoh said the theme of the event was proposed by the Student Council Committee, led by the Assistant Head of Hospitality and Culinary School, Mr Johan Ramliee and Ms Suriya Dullah.

The event is to symbolize the harmony that we Malaysian celebrates while appreciating our country’s rich multicultural diversity. “Hand prints are the same, no matter what ethnic groups you belong to and what unite us together, is us as Malaysians” he added.


The General Manager of Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu Ms Rachael Harman also commended Ascot Academy’s initiative to observe this meaningful event to celebrate the diversity of Malaysia.

The highlight of the morning was the hand printing led by Mr Abdul Razak Egoh and Ms Rachael Harman, followed by the students, associates and guests of the hotel. Students of Ascot Academy also distributed information cards on Malaysia Day and invited the guests to enjoy the Malaysia Day exhibition prepared by the Academy. Other activities include patriotic choir presentation by Ascot’s Student Choir as well as Open Malaysia Day quiz.

The Malaysia Day “Hand Print of Unity” event is one of the many collaborative effort by Ascot Academy with their industry partners. The Academy prided itself with its cast network of both tourism and hospitality players not only in Sabah but in Peninsular Malaysia as well.

It’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Abdul Razak Egoh explained that these collaborations with the industry players are crucial to make the Academy’s training programmes more relevant as well as to positively manage the expectation of both students and potential employers by providing ideal employment matchmaking upon completion of the students’ course programme at Ascot Academy.


Ascot Academy have been working hand in hand with Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu since the opening of the Academy in 2010. Other activities include study visit to the hotel, Career Talk by the Management of the hotel, internship as well as manpower opportunity in the hotel. Currently there are 7 students who are undergoing their internship and five graduates working in the hotel under the Kitchen and Front Office departments.

Located in 1 Borneo Hypermall, Ascot Academy specializes in Certificate, Diploma and Advance Diploma courses for Hospitality and Culinary. For more information on the Academy, please contact +6088 487 200 or log on to http://www.ascotacademy.com.my



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