Kamil Ebrahim Saifuddin
International Students Officer
My name is Kamil Ebrahim Saifuddin. I am from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I am now in my 4th year pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business. I have held several posts during my years studying in Otago such as the President of Hayward College Student Association and also the President of the Otago Malaysian Students’ Association.
I have a passion in art, fashion and architecture and intend to showcase this through the delivery of my work. Having a vast experience and involvement with the international student community, it gives me the privilege of understanding different cultures and customs as well as meeting people from different countries.
One of the things that I aim to achieve this year is greater involvement and commitment from the International community as well local New Zealanders in supporting our activities and causes. Involvement or commitment alone is not good as the difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'. I believe in the notion that no matter what you look like or where you come from, you can make it if you try.
All great things have been built up through years of preparation and hard work. What is now the great city of Dunedin was in the long past a marshy tract of land. Hence, the saying “Dunedin was not built in a day”. Through dedication, hard work and perseverance plus the support and encouragement from all of you, we can ensure 2013 will be a year of success for all of us.
International Officer, Employment Rights, International Events and Activities.