Abd. Malik Tussin, Director, Division of Marine Meteorology and Oceanography Malaysian Meteorological Department, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia
I've added a new Kadayan image in the "Potret Terbilang". He is Abd. Malik Tussin, Director, Division of Marine Meteorology and Oceanography, Malaysian Meteorological Department, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia. He is a Kadayan and his profile is as follows: -
Profile I have been working as a meteorologist at the Malaysian Meteorological Department since May 1982. I have worked as a forecaster for more than 15 years. I did my first degree in physics at National University of Malaysia. I did my M.Sc in meteorology at Reading University, United Kingdom. I was transferred to the Marine Division about a year ago. My area of interest is in climate change and its contributions to extreme weather events. I am also interested in the study of the relationship between the oceans and the weather. I am married with 4 children, 3 girls and a boy age between 7 to 17 years old.
Truly Kadayan/Kedayan by birth. Residing in Subang Jaya, Selangor D.E. since 1988 until now.
I was born in the Colony of North Borneo, now called Sabah (Land Below the Wind). It was still the British rule then, and we used to sing "God Save the Queen" at the school assembly in early sixties. On 16 September, 1963, the Colony of North Borneo gained its independence through the formation of Malaysia.
I spent most of my childhood days in a remote village, where basic utilities such as roads, water, electricity and telephones were not known to the village folks.
My childhood days were very challenging, simply because our living condition was just at the lowest level of Maslow Hierarchy of Needs.