MIDA Chairman visits TARRC

On Wednesday 4th April 2012 the Chairman of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob, visited TARRC and was warmly welcomed by TARRC's CEO, Dr Kamarudin Ab-Malek, and the Director of Research, Dr Stuart Cook. After a briefing on TARRC's activities he was shown round the laboratories where he was able to see TARRC's extensive facilities.

Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob is also the Chairman of Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB), a company formed by the Malaysian Ministry of Finance to oversee the design and construction of the second Penang bridge which TARRC has been involved. TARRC, along with colleagues at the MRB, were responsible in the design of the seismic rubber bearings for the second Penang bridge project in Malaysia which resulted in a large contract for a Malaysian company to manufacture over 2000 bearings for the bridge.

Being the Chairman of JKSB Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob was very interested in this aspect of TARRC’s work relating to the science and technology of seismic rubber bearings especially in the design and longevity of the bearings.


1. Dr Kamarudin Ab-Malek, TARRC's CEO, briefing the MIDA visitors, Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob, MIDA Chairman,
   
Pn Sri Dr Norlaili Abd Aziz, the Chairman’s wife, Mr. Shahzul Jayawirawan, Deputy Director, MIDA London upon their arrival.
2.
Dr Kamarudin Ab-Malek explains the importance of anti-vibration isolators to Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob on the lab tour.
3.
Dr Stuart Cook, TARRC's Director of Research in discussion with Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob.
4.
The MIDA visitors in TARRC's biotechnology laboratory.

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